About Patrick Galvin
Patrick Galvin is an accomplished presenter, TEDx speaker, author, and coach. He is also the co-founder and chief galvanizer of The Galvanizing Group, a learning and development company in Portland, Oregon that helps high-performance companies and teams grow bottom line results through better internal and external relationships. Building on the timeless business principles of The Connector’s Way and The Trusted Way, of the popular book series The Way, Patrick educates and motivates while giving audiences practical strategies, ideas, and tools to create the connections that galvanize success.
A professional speaker and a past president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association, Patrick has received enthusiastic testimonials for his keynote presentations, breakout sessions, workshops and webinars for organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.
Patrick has an MBA in international marketing from Thunderbird, one of the world’s top-ranked international business programs (in addition to his native English, Patrick is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese). 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 prior. 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. Today, he is an active 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 and a TEDx speaker at TEDxMcMinnville in McMinnville, Oregon in 2020.