Dan Galloway's Biography
Who is Dan Galloway?
Dan Galloway is an inspiring motivational speaker 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, so that others can 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.
Adversity & Perseverance
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 undriveable. Little did Dan realize that the things he faced early in life were mild in comparison with what he would face as an adult. As a job candidate and business owner, the lessons 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 aforemented challenges, Dan's CONTAGIOUS ENTHUSIASM and SENSE OF HUMOR have remained intact and his POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE is alive and well.Career Consulting
In addition to being an inspiring motivational speaker, Dan has an extensive background in career consulting. He served as a career coach and career transition workshop leader for more than 15 years with Right Management, a global career transition / outplacement firm. Dan led hundreds of classes and provided one-on-one coaching in seven states for thousands of professionals whose positions were impacted by downsizing. One of his most rewarding experiences involved the collaboration of 18 trainers in the delivery of 10 interactive career transition training modules to more than 3,000 professionals over a 30-month period. On another project, he facilitated a series of interactive two-day workshops over a six-week period for 250 assembly line workers at a manufacturing plant. Dan considers himself lucky to have been a part of so many assignments in which he had impact in the lives of those struggling with significant change.
Prior to Entrepreneurship
Before venturing the route of entrepreurship, Dan’s fun style and unparrelled 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!
"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
Making a Difference, so that Others Can Make a Difference!
Motivational Speaking by Dan Galloway