Dan Galloway's Biography
Who is Dan Galloway?
Dan Galloway is a professional speaker, storyteller, and workshop facilitator who uses his enthusiasm and spontaneous humor to empower others. His speaking and facilitation style is regularly described as energizing, engaging, enlightening, and entertaining. Dan loves what he does!
Dan’s Speaking Background
Dan has been a guest speaker on various career development topics at Duke University, Wake Forest University, career expos, healthcare facilities, job search support groups, United Way, two tourism bureaus (Raleigh and Chicago), and the YMCA. Dan has created and delivered classes for adult continuing education programs at Wake Technical Community College, Wake County Lifelong Learning, and Valencia Community College. For two years straight, Dan emceed youth variety shows that raised money for annual mission trips. One of Dan's most exciting experiences was delivering two keynotes on opposite coasts in a 24-hour period; the first in Huntington Beach, CA, the second in Wilmington, NC.
Where does Dan make a difference?
Dan speaks wherever others come together to LAUGH, LEARN, and BE INSPIRED. Some examples include: associations, camps, colleges, companies, community events, conferences (adult & youth), high schools, and non profits.
Since entering earth's atmosphere more than 18,000 days ago, Dan has crawled, walked, ran, hopped, skipped, jumped, and swam a thrilling journey, jam-packed with intriguing characters, shocking plot twists, and breathtaking cliffhangers. It has been jam-packed with action, adventure, comedy, drama, horror...and HOPE. Without question, Dan’s story is one for the ages!
Adversity started quite early for Dan. At age six, he came face-to-face with tragedy as the sole witness to his dad's life-ending heart attack. As childhood progressed, Dan’s self-esteem was often impacted by bullies, some of whom used left hooks while others resorted to verbal abuse. He sustained other injuries (unrelated to bullying) that landed him in emergency rooms throughout Chicago. When Dan was 10, he came within seconds of drowning before his uncle rescued him from a series of strong ocean rip currents. In high school, Dan survived an accident that rendered his car forever useless. Little did Dan realize that the things he faced early in life were mild in comparison with what he would face as an adult. Among many other things, the lessons he's learned as a job candidate and business owner have been numerous and invaluable. In his speaking engagements, he reveals many, many more experiences that taught him the importance of having a “never quit” attitude. Despite all the aforementioned challenges, Dan's CONTAGIOUS ENTHUSIASM and SENSE OF HUMOR have remained intact and his POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE is alive and well.
Prior to Entrepreneurship
Before venturing the route of entrepreneurship, Dan’s fun style and unbridled enthusiasm led to the nomination as a Student Affairs Outstanding Service Finalist while in a career coaching position with the University of Central Florida. His background also includes work in fast paced recruiting capacities with SeaWorld Orlando, Hilton at Disney World Resort, and Universal Studios. Dan’s Bachelor of Arts in Communications – Public Communication & Human Relations was earned at Western Illinois University. He is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and incorporates the assessment into workshops on career transition and team building. He also uses the MBTI in individual coaching and with couples. Dan is on earth to make a difference!
Dan Galloway - Inspiring Speaker
An Enthusiastic Human with an Entertaining Style and a Love for Making a Difference!
"Within the opening moments of a seminar Dan Galloway is facilitating, you recognize this will be a memorable event! Dan has a gift for engaging his audience and stimulating interaction among participants. Even introverted attendees are buoyed by the high level of class participation levels..."
- Sara Marion, Business Analyst, Raleigh, NC