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Sean Gallagher is a highly engaging speaker who speaks with passion, energy and authenticity. Sean has the ability to inform, inspire and motivate audiences everywhere. The diversity of his experience in areas such as business, politics, agriculture, youth work, disability and sport provides him with a unique set of insights into the key areas of:

  • Leadership
  • Business Development
  • Personal Growth

From a young age, Sean adopted principles that continue to guide him in everyday life including self-belief, determination and a positive mental attitude. Today, he enjoys sharing these principles with others in order to empower them to build success in their own lives and in their organisations.

If you are looking for a speaker for your organisation or event, then Sean Gallagher is the ideal speaker to motivate and inspire your audience.  Sean is available as:

  • Chair/ MC
  • Keynote Speaker
  • After-Dinner Speaker

 

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Testimonials

 

We have engaged Sean Gallagher as a business and motivational speaker on numerous occasions. He connects with the audience from his opening sentence and holds them in the palm of his hand throughout. His motivational style is interwoven with realism from the world of business as well as from his own real life learnings, ensuring that what he says is relevant to the audience. These qualities ensure that Sean’s style is authentic, authoritative and highly effective. We cannot recommend him highly enough.

Karen Devine, Director, WhiteLight Consulting

When Sean Gallagher delivered his keynote address at this year’s Kerry Education and Training Board event, called Key to Your Future, the whole room stopped and listened. The hundreds of attendees came seeking a new path in their own lives- some were unemployed who knew that they had more to offer.  Other were senior cycle students from schools throughout Kerry who were looking for clarity and direction in their future careers. Sean’s words really lifted their spirits, inspired passion in them and gave them a renewed sense of encouragement for the future. They felt that Sean really understood them.  When Sean shared his own life’s journey and the challenges he had faced and overcome, they knew that, they too, could change their own lives for the better. Why? Because Sean had and because he shared with them how he did it and explained that they could too. From setting goals and overcoming limiting fears and self-doubt to embracing change and developing the right skill set and mindset for success, Sean shared the tools and tips that he himself had used and those that he had learned from others along the way. His message was exactly what we in the Kerry ETB wanted to get across.

Sharon Browne, Adult Education Officer, Kerry Education and Training Board

Sean was the guest speaker at our Spring Business Lunch.  Sean’s positive approach to life and to business was evident as well as contagious. Sean spoke about the important qualities needed to successfully run a business.  He was motivational, inspiring and informative. More importantly the feedback from the attendees was very positive with many of them saying they would love to hear more.  Some even requested him for the next event!

Gail McEvoy, McEvoy Accountants

Having Sean join us was just awesome, in every sense of the word! He made a room full of strangers feel like they had known him for years and chatted with each one like they were the most important person in the room. As awe inspiring as his talk was, I particularly liked how he interacted with the audience during the question and answer session; not just answering their questions but redirecting their business questions giving them ownership and responsibility of any improvements they wanted to make, rather than just providing them with a generic answer. I even enjoyed Sean putting me on the spot when I first addressed the room about how fast I spoke, and indeed it’s a lesson in public speaking I will never forget.

Sean made our day an amazing success, and I have to admit, I’m still buzzing from it.

Joan Addley, Founder, Helping Hearts
HelpingHearts.ie

 

Sean was our Chairman for this year’s Annual Sales Institute Conference which was attended by over 300 members. Sean was a real professional who managed to deliver a packed agenda full of senior and distinguished speakers while also ensuring a relaxed and positive atmosphere throughout the day.  The overwhelming feedback from attendees was how upbeat the whole event was and Sean played a huge part in achieving that.

Bob Hoffman, CEO, The Sales Institute

 

Sean Gallagher is both charismatic and pragmatic. He had attendees hypnotised from start to finish. Sean is the only key note speaker I have seen to captivate an audience in this manner and I have witnessed the best of Irish keynote talent over the years. Delegates were hugely inspired by this successful yet humble man.

Tara Wilson-Black,
Managing Director, The Select Digital Print Group
Founder of Irish Women In Business

Awesome would not be a normal part of my vocabulary. Listening to Sean Gallagher as part of Enterprise Innovation Week in Sligo IT – the word entered my vocabulary for the first time. He gave an awesome and fascinating insight into the mind set of the entrepreneur. Awesome too, because he is a skilful communicator and was able to guide the audience through the practicalities of safeguarding and growing a business in a downturn.

Gareth O’ Connor, Enterprise Innovation Week

 

Everyone commented on the wonderful speech Sean gave at the Official Launch of Next Step Network – the buzz in the room afterwards was unbelievable!

Michelle Frawley, Chairperson, The Next Step Network

A compelling hour and half or so listening to Sean Gallagher. His handling of questions was brilliant. It was fascinating to see the way that he engaged on first name terms with each questioner not only answering each question, directly and with wit, but also made each questioner feel personally touched. The guy has it.

Padraig McKeon, Sligo Enterprise Conference

 

Sean Gallagher spoke at LIA’s National Sales Day to a packed attendance of almost 500 financial advisers. His presentation was outstanding. Some of the individual comments from members speak for themselves;
“Sean Gallagher easily compares to some of the top speakers I have heard across the world”
“One of the most inspirational talks I’ve heard in years”
“What a breath of fresh air Sean Gallagher was. His message was simple and down to earth, in a word Genuine!”
“A riveting and thought provoking presentation –”
“His insights into the business world and the correct balance between it and your personal life goals resonated with everyone in the audience”

Pat O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, 
LIA


 

Sean Gallagher addressed over 100 guests at the launch of Newbridge Business Start- Up Competition in May 2012. Sean inspired and empowered the audience to let their dreams become realities. His delivery style embodied energy, humour, and passion which were underpinned by his deep self- belief, sincerity and strategic vision. It was a most memorable occasion and we were privileged to have him as our guest speaker.”

Con Mc Namara,
President Newbridge Chamber of Commerce

 

“Sean recently spoke to a large group of start-up businesses on our behalf. He is a most articulate, engaging and a truly inspiring speaker. There was a huge sense of enthusiasm and positivity in the room when he finished. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”

Patrick Sutton FCCA
Managing Partner, O’KellySutton
Chartered Accountants & Strategic Business Advisers

 

Sean Gallagher’s presentation was fantastic and really hit the nail on the head for our attendees. His presentation was the main topic of conversation during lunch. As the event organiser, it was a pleasure to deal with Sean. He took to the stage and captivated the audience from start to finish but also took the time, after his presentation, to speak to attendees in a relaxed fashion.

Patricia Byron, National Sales Conference


 

I can’t thank Sean Gallagher enough for his presentation. Many of our audience called me after the event to express their thanks for the opportunity to listen to Sean Gallagher’s words of inspiration. Many found great motivation from his direct, relevant and highly insightful words. The common reaction summed up by our attendees included the following comments:
“I feel rejuvenated and all fired up having listened to Sean”,
“I rediscovered my positive and determined attitude”

Brian Keating, Regional Development Manager,
Tipperary & Offaly
Shannon Development

Sean’s delivery was incredibly genuine and he managed to connect with everyone in the audience even though we were from a variety of backgrounds. I would highly recommend Sean to any business looking to source a motivational speaker who will not only inspire and motivate but will provide a team with practical tips that can be implemented immediately.

Emer Jameson,
Managing Director, Irish Independent Direct