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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.” 

– Sara Marion

“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.”

– Edie Benchabbat

I love what I do!  As an entertaining inspirational speaker and workshop facilitator, I blend education, engagement, enthusiasm, and humor into every program I deliver. Based in Raleigh, I will travel anywhere on earth to make a difference at career expos, colleges, companies, conferences, and youth organizations. My topics include job search/career readiness, embracing uniqueness, pursuing dreams, and remaining determined.

Through entertaining inspirational talks given to audences of up to 1,700, I have inspired students at Duke University, North Carolina State University, Wake Forest University, Wake Tech Community College, Wake County Lifelong Learning, and ECPI. My love for inspiring the planet's future leaders began while in a full-time Career Services role at the University of Central Florida (UCF). In this role, I educated students on the fundamentals of interviewing, negotiation, networking, and resume development through talks and individual coaching. While at UCF, I received a nomination as a Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award Finalist. While in a career consultant role at a global career management firm, I was chosen as the "workshop facilitator of choice" to conduct annual job search readiness workshops designed for recent college graduates. Additional value I bring youth is my experience in recruiting capacities at SeaWorld, Hilton (Disney Resort), and Universal Studios. 


My experience with adult learning began at Drake Beam and Right Management, two globally-recognized career management firms. In those roles, totaling more than 15 years, I facilitated career transition workshops designed for professionals whose jobs were impacted by downsizing. Two major highlights include a 30-month project in which I collaborated with 18 career coaches to service 3,000 job candidates and the delivery of workshops over a six-week period at a manufacturing plant comprised of 250 employees.

In addition to my experience as a project consultant with Drake Beam and Right Management, I have created and facilitated career transition workshops for Duke University's Short Courses Program, Wake County Lifelong Learning, Wake Tech Community College (HR Development), and Capital Workforce Development career expos. 

My Bachelor of Arts was earned at Western Illinois University. Through CPP, Inc., I am certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is a time-tested assessment that I thoroughly enjoy incorporating into workshops on career transition, customer service and team building.


“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”

– Joe Badera