Patrick Galvin: Speaker, Author and Galvanizer
Patrick Galvin is the cofounder and chief galvanizer of The Galvanizing Group, a speaking, coaching and consulting company in Portland, Oregon that teaches people how to build better business relationships and helps organizations grow stronger brands. Patrick is also the author of The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time, a parable about a struggling business owner who discovers simple yet effective ways to cultivate relationships in the real world and online and uses them to fuel his success.
An accomplished professional speaker and a past president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association, Patrick takes pride in delivering presentations that have a lasting impact. He has received enthusiastic testimonials for his keynote presentations, breakout sessions, workshops and webinars for organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.
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Patrick earned an MBA in international marketing from Thunderbird, one of the world’s top-ranked international business programs. After graduating, he worked for an industrial and agricultural equipment manufacturer building a profitable sales network throughout Canada and South America where none had existed. He subsequently became president of his family’s furniture stores. Under his leadership, sales rose 300% in three years.
Patrick graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. He received a Rotary International Scholarship for postgraduate studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. In addition to his native English, he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
A dog lover, Patrick co-wrote Secrets of a Working Dog: Unleash Your Potential and Create Success, which illustrates how humans can work smarter and be happier, from the perspective of his wise and witty boxer dog, Bella. Publisher’s Weekly called the book “delightful and insightful.”
Patrick is an enthusiastic member of the Rotary Club of Portland where he has served in various leadership positions, including the club’s Charitable Trust Board, Travel Fellowship and Membership Engagement Committees. Patrick was a featured speaker at the 2015 Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil.
Patrick, his wife, and their daughter live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where they enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, swimming, running, and camping.