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Relationship building skills are critical to the success of every business professional. Not even the most technical, data-driven workforce operates in a vacuum and Patrick’s message, combined with his successful business experience and engaging speaking style, resonates with audiences across industries and geographies.

A professional presenter for 27 years, Patrick has a demonstrated record of success speaking to banks, insurance companies, credit unions, mortgage firms, real estate groups, franchise organizations, professional associations, and a variety of B2B and B2C companies. Patrick takes pride in tailoring in his keynotes, general sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and virtual presentations to fit the individual needs of each client.

Popular Presentation Topics

The Connector’s Way: A Purpose-Driven Approach to Building Your Business One Relationship at a Time

Strong connections make individuals healthier, happier, and more likely to perform at their peak to achieve greater success in business and life. Yet people don’t always know where to begin, or they convince themselves that they are not very good at relationship building. And while technology promises to connect people across time and space, isolation and loneliness are more pervasive than ever.

Fortunately, the power of purposeful relationship building is under your control. Drawing on his extensive business experience, combined with lessons from his book, The Connector’s Way, Patrick explores the transformative power of human connection in the real world and online. You will learn to grow your relationship-building mindset and skillset, helping you achieve your personal and professional goals.

The Trusted Way: Building a Life and Business of Character

Trust is an essential ingredient for personal and professional success. High-trust individuals build stronger relationships and enjoy greater opportunities for themselves and their organizations. But trust is not a given; it must be earned. And while you cannot make other people trust you, you can make it easier for them to measure your trustworthiness through your actions.

Leveraging the timeless lessons from his business parable, The Trusted Way, Patrick examines ethical behavior and what it means to do the right thing in a world that often challenges the concepts of truth and fairness. You will learn to look at situations through different lenses, and to consider not only your values but also the values of others to build meaningful connections and become a trusted advisor, coworker, and friend.

Build Better Relationships: How to Thrive in an AI-Driven World

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being integrated into daily life at a dizzying pace. Things are changing so fast that it’s hard to predict exactly where it will take us. One thing is certain, however: Authentic human connections remain the single biggest predictor of personal and professional success. So, while AI may power our digital devices and gadgets, it’s EI, or emotional intelligence, that powers our relationships.

In this presentation, Patrick will delve into the dynamic interplay between technology and human connection. Audience members will learn to navigate the evolving landscape and take control of digital tools to build credibility and trust. They will discover practical ways to leverage the values, traits and skills that make them human, and unlock the art of authentic relationship building in the digital age​.

The Power of Connection: Cultivating a Relationship-Building Coaching Culture

Extraordinary business results are never achieved alone. Rather, they are the product of a team of people working together toward a common goal. Yet high-performing companies and teams know that it is not enough to put a group of bright and talented people together and hope that their personalities and work styles align. Conditions need to be right for employees to develop genuine connections—the kind of connections that lead to greater productivity, increased engagement, and enhanced creativity.

This presentation will provide you with strategies to nurture work friendships and promote team bonding. You will learn how to create opportunities for people to develop authentic relationships and to foster a greater sense of connection among employees who may not be in the same physical space as their colleagues or clients. The result is a positive and supportive work culture that benefits everyone.

Looking for memorable ways to reinforce the ideas and lessons from Patrick Galvin’s presentations?

Special pricing can be arranged in advance to provide attendees with copies of Patrick’s books, The Connector’s Way or The Trusted Way (print or audiobook). For even greater impact, the interactive microlearning courses in The Business Relationship Building Academy incorporate the latest e-Learning standards to grow the relationship-building confidence and skill of its learners. Special membership pricing is available upon request. Learn more here.


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


Patrick never delivers the same speech twice. Customized to meet the needs of each client, his 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.


As your speaker, Patrick 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


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