Biography

I love what I do!

Are you seeking an uplifting speaker and entertaining storyteller who engages audiences with ease? Are you seeking a speaker and storyteller who loves playing basketball, devouring cheeseburgers, spending time with model trains, swimming laps, and walking at night?  If so, let's talk. As in, let's talk soon!

Based in Raleigh, I will travel anywhere to inspire college students, young adults, and established professionals. I offer big picture perspectives derived from determination, discovery, and a professional background that began in Human Resources at SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and the Hilton (Disney Resort).

Edie Benchabbat wrote, “Dan's high-energy and stories connect the audience to his message - and help them remember! He keeps me on the edge of my seat with anticipation.”

TOPICS - College Students & Adults

* Embracing Uniqueness
* 10 Steps to Catching Your Dreams
* Myers Briggs and Teams
* 12 Reasons You're on Earth

Elaine Greywalker wrote, “Upbeat and amusing, there was never a dull moment. Underneath that fun exterior were plenty of hard facts and lots of useful information.”

DETERMINATION

Before you read about my professional experience, I thought I'd share an assortment of challenges I've faced since coming to earth a long, long time ago.  At age six, I was the sole witness to my dad’s passing. As childhood progressed, I was bullied, nearly drowned in the ocean, sustained a severe concussion, and miraculously survived a car accident. My first semester of college was a bizarre experience as my roommate almost never slept and repeatedly tried to light me on fire. As an adult, I have learned many invaluable lessons as a job candidate, employee, and entrepreneur. As a “bonus,” I have been challenges by the many unique dynamics that come with ADHD. Despite all that I’ve been through, my ENTHUSIASM and SENSE OF HUMOR are alive and well. I thoroughly enjoy  life!

WORKSHOPS & GUEST SPEAKING

While in a career services role at the University of Central Florida, I led seminars on a variety of job search topics at classes, clubs, fraternities, and sororities. My passion for making a difference in the lives of youth led to a nomination as a Student Affairs Outstanding Employee of the Year Finalist. As a Career Consultant with a global outplacement firm, I facilitated one and two-day career transition workshops designed for professionals whose employment had been impacted by downsizing. This role allowed me to fully utilize my blended style of delivery while inspiring humans that were going through significant change.

I've been blessed to have the opportunity to inspire large and small audiences as a guest speaker at career expos, colleges, and conferences. A sampling includes the following: Capital Area Workshop Development, Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, Duke University, North Carolina State University, Parata Systems, Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Triangle Solutions Alliance, Wake County Lifelong Learning Adult Education, United Way, Wake Tech Community College, and the YMCA.

EDUCATION

My Bachelor of Arts was earned at Western Illinois University. Through CPP, Inc., I am certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

Did I mention I love what I do!?

Testimonials

Sharon Boggs wrote, “In the process of my career transition, I have found Dan’s assistance to be invaluable. His high energy is infectious – he has the rare ability to bring out the best in people around him. The humor he effortlessly integrates while instructing puts everyone at ease and quickly creates an amiable atmosphere. Through my interactions with Dan I have been inspired to discover a career for myself that brings me as much happiness as Dan’s career obviously does for him. I would recommend Dan Galloway to anyone looking for guidance during a career transition.”


Laurel Ferejohn wrote, “When I was director of a program of adult education at Duke Continuing Studies, I hired Dan regularly for several years to lead workshops in customer service, career change, and other self-development areas. He was one of the most successful presenters/trainers I worked with, always innovating, invigorating and inspiring class members, and garnering top student evaluations and, in fact, rave reviews. I recommend Dan very highly as a speaker or trainer. He can work magic!”


Joe Badera wrote, “I had the pleasure of attending Dan's presentation at a recent Triangle Networking Group meeting. Dan creatively weaved his passion for music into an energetic and engaging session around career management and transition. Dan is a dynamic speaker who not only captivates the audience, but he pulls you in as an active participant. He has this unique ability to convey complex topics in a way that truly makes sense. Plus, it's fun! Throughout the presentation, he shared his perspective and provided helpful tips on networking and managing your career. I highly recommend Dan as a motivational speaker and career coach ... you won't be disappointed”


Frances Thomas-Tennie wrote, “Dan's career workshops are as upbeat as he is. His liveliness enfolds into whatever subject he needs to express so that there is much anticipation about the message he is broadcasting!”

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