Franchise Industry Speaker

A professional presenter for 27 years, Patrick Galvin delivers keynote presentations and business relationship building workshops for franchise owners and franchise leaders throughout the United States. Patrick is also the co-founder and chief galvanizer of The Galvanizing Group, a learning and development company in Portland, Oregon that has worked with franchise organizations across industries, such as Keller Williams, Brightway Insurance, Coldwell Banker, and Motto Mortgage. Building on the timeless business principles of The Connector’s Way and The Trusted Way, of the popular book series The Way, Patrick’s live and virtual presentations offer practical takeaways for franchisees who seek to grow a thriving business through strong, trust-based relationships.

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Video Testimonials

Terri Larson, Vice President of Operations at Motto Mortgage, describes being “hallway nabbed” by franchise owners eager to share their plans for applying the business relationship building lessons learned during Patrick Galvin’s closing keynote at the 2021 Motto MILE Summit.

Addyson Brooks, Director of Strategic Growth at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, shares her thoughts on what made Patrick Galvin’s keynote speech at the 2021 Realtor Rally stand out and why attendees left feeling energized by the practical take-aways that he provided them.

Popular Presentation Topics

The Connector’s Way: Realizing Your Potential through Purposeful Relationships

Technology has made communication across time and space easier than ever before, yet loneliness is at an all-time high. There is also growing concern about artificial intelligence taking away jobs. Fortunately, success is within our control.

Drawing on his relationship-building parable, The Connector’s Way, and business background, Patrick offers thought-provoking examples and practical strategies to nurture the transformative power of genuine connections. These are the connections that lead to personal growth and career advancement.

In this presentation, you will discover actionable ideas for building relationships. From cultivating a strong support system to fostering collaborative partnerships, these strategies will help you achieve a higher level of personal fulfillment and professional success.

Special pricing available for The Connector’s Way (print book or audiobook) and/or membership in The Business Relationship Building Academy for attendees.

The Trusted Way: Maximizing Your Personal and Professional Success through Ethical Relationships

Understanding what constitutes ethical business behavior and knowing how to do the right thing are crucial in a world that often challenges the concepts of truth and fairness. These questions are essential for achieving personal and professional excellence.

Leveraging the timeless lessons from his parable, The Trusted Way, Patrick offers ideas on earning trust and building meaningful connections. This presentation will guide you on the path to understanding the factors that determine your trustworthiness.

By developing a higher level of trust, you will find it easier to build a strong network of connections, and you will earn their recommendations and referrals. Your ethical behavior will have a positive impact on your colleagues and contribute to the growth of your organization.

Special pricing available for The Trusted Way (print book or audiobook) and/or membership in The Business Relationship Building Academy for attendees.

The Virtual Connector: Building Meaningful Relationships in a Remote World

The business landscape is evolving rapidly with technology, artificial intelligence, and remote and hybrid work becoming increasingly prevalent. Do you have the relationship-building skills you need to succeed while working apart from others?

In this presentation, Patrick draws on the timeless principles of his parables, The Connector’s Way and The Trusted Way, to provide practical ideas and tools for building trust and establishing virtual connections with clients, prospects, and colleagues. These insights are especially valuable when geographical constraints, workplace structures, or other circumstances make face-to-face meetings challenging.

By learning the lessons of building trust-based relationships remotely, you will be equipped to create a professional environment that fosters collaboration, communication, and connection. These skills will contribute to your ability to thrive in a virtual work setting.

Special pricing available for The Connector’s Way and The Trusted Way (print books or audiobooks) and/or membership in The Business Relationship Building Academy for attendees.

Beyond Networking: Connecting for Maximum Growth Opportunities

Networking plays a crucial role in building relationships with customers, prospects, and professional connections. However, many people find traditional networking to be awkward and overly self-promotional. On the other hand, connecting focuses on developing and nurturing meaningful, trust-based relationships.

In this dynamic presentation, you will learn effective strategies to make connecting with others a pleasant and productive experience, regardless of whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert. The session will guide you in setting expectations and adjusting your mindset, enabling you to cultivate genuine connections.

By implementing a relationship-building action plan, you will discover how to build a high-quality network of connections. This approach will not only help you grow client loyalty and referrals but also significantly enhance your enjoyment of networking activities.

Special pricing available for The Connector’s Way and The Trusted Way (print books or audiobooks) and/or membership in The Business Relationship Building Academy for attendees.

Franchise Industry Events & Highlights

Patrick Galvin Franchise Speaker Coldwell Banker

Franchise speaker Patrick Galvin delivered a keynote speech on relationship building which was followed by an interactive panel discussion at the 2021 Realtor Rally hosted by Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors.

Patrick Galvin Franchise Speaker Motto Mortgage

Motto Mortgage, the first national mortgage brokerage franchise brand in the U.S. , engaged Patrick Galvin to deliver the closing keynote for franchise owners attending the 2021 Motto MILE Summit. 

Patrick Galvin Franchise Speaker Brightway Insurance

Patrick Galvin delivered the keynote presentation to an audience of agency owners attending the 2020 Kickoff Event organized by nationally recognized insurance agency franchisor Brightway Insurance.

Patrick Galvin Franchise Speaker Keller Williams

Franchise speaker Patrick Galvin shared business relationship building lessons with top agents and real estate professionals at the 2020 Keller Williams Family Reunion, the industry’s largest training event.


Patrick galvanizes listeners with strategies, tools, and motivation to build better business relationships. His presentations have had a lasting impact on audiences around the country with clients reporting increased business growth, higher employee engagement, increased talent attraction and retention, and improved employee health and happiness.

Interactivity & Support

Patrick never delivers the same speech twice. Customized to meet the needs of each client, Patrick’s highly interactive presentations make it easy for audiences to retain new ideas and put them into action. Participants might find themselves engaging in a one-on-one discussion, brainstorming best practices in a small group, or creating and committing to a personal action plan. Follow-up programs can be custom designed to ensure sustained impact.

Please contact us to discuss to discuss having Patrick tailor a keynote, general session, workshop, panel discussion, or virtual presentation that will educate, inspire, and engage your attendees.


Hire Patrick as a speaker and he will:

  • Learn the priorities of your organization and your event
  • Interview a cross-section of prospective attendees to assess their needs and include their stories
  • Deliver an engaging interactive presentation that provides lasting value
  • Interact with audience members after the presentation
  • Galvanize your audience to greater levels of success