“Sean Gallagher is an inspirational speaker with a practical message. His authenticity, compassion and sense of humor makes learning from him a real pleasure. He is a walking testimonial of exemplary leadership and success in both his personal and business endeavours. He definitely walks his talk!”


President, The Seeley Group Consulting Inc., Canada

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Sean Gallagher is a highly sought after speaker who consistently captivates audiences. From a young age, Sean adopted principles of self-belief, determination and a positive mental attitude –  principles that continue to guide him in his everyday life.

His passion for sharing these principles with others in order to empower them to build success in their own lives and in their organisations shines through every presentation as he informs, inspires and motivates.

His deep understanding of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs as well as his unique and down-to-earth delivery style, makes him the ideal speaker for any event.

Sean is widely recognised as a champion of small and medium sized businesses. He is a former investor on the popular TV series ‘Dragons’ Den’ (Shark Tank in the US) and has founded or co-founded a number of companies in sectors that include commercial real estate, home technology and consulting.

He is currently an investor, Non-Executive Director and President in a number of pharma related firms in both Ireland and the US.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Sean worked in enterprise development, where he developed a passion for coaching and mentoring and has over the past 20 years trained and mentored hundreds of emerging entrepreneurs.

Sean’s new book ‘Secrets to Success – Inspiring Stories From Leading Entrepreneurs’ is based on five years interviewing some of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs for his weekly column in the Business Section of the Sunday Independent newspaper.

Honest and insightful, it is packed full of great advice and real-life insights, shared by the entrepreneurs themselves about their experience from start-up to success.


As a motivational speaker, Sean provides insights based on his own personal experience as an entrepreneur as well as a writer, mentor and investor.

Typical presentations / talks deliver unique insights on key areas including:

    • The important role entrepreneurs play in our society
    • Characteristics of successful entrepreneurs
    • The power of mind-set, psychology and motivation
    • How to build employee engagement and company culture,
    • Overcoming adversity and reframing our attitude to failure,
    • Leadership and goal setting
    • Revisiting customer service
    • The importance of strategy, innovation, impact and perseverance in achieving success

However, as a highly experienced and adaptable speaker, Sean is happy to customize his talk / presentations to the specific theme or needs of your event.


Sean is happy to speak at events whether in the form of:

  • Key note speaker
  • After dinner speaker
  • Dragon’s Den judge
  • Panel participant
  • Event chair / MC

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Founder & CEO of 11890 & Ambassador in Europe for Female Entrepreneurship
“Sean Gallagher knows how to connect with, and inspire an audience. His energy and charisma leave people feeling empowered, uplifted and motivated.”


CEO Foróige, National Youth Development Organisation, Ireland
“Seán Gallagher is an incredibly powerful and insightful speaker. His candour and can-do attitude are truly uplifting, but perhaps his greatest skill is a rare ability to connect with an audience in a way that truly inspires positive action. We can all learn something from his common sense approach to personal development. Seán is a particularly strong role model for young people and as a former Foróige member, we are extremely proud of him.”


CBE DL FRICS MIOD, Business Leader, Northern Ireland.
“Sean Gallagher is a teacher, a motivator, a visionary. Through his own life experience he has the ability to see where others dare not to look.”

Senator Feargal Quinn

Founder of Superquinn
“Sean Gallagher’s presentations are inspirational, delivered with enthusiasm and packed with lots of practical advice.”


World renowned Master Tailor and Clothing Retailer
“Sean Gallagher is an intelligent, informed and powerful communicator and has proven, time and again, his ability to inspire those around him to achieve positive results.”


President, The Seeley Group Consulting Inc., Canada
“Sean Gallagher is an inspirational speaker with a practical message. His authenticity, compassion and sense of humor makes learning from him a real pleasure. He is a walking testimonial of exemplary leadership and success in both his personal and business endeavors. He definitely walks his talk!”


Fight My Monster®, Serial Gaming Entrepreneur.
“Sean rocks. He’s built up a collection of invaluable experiences which most will never have and I deeply value his opinions.”

Jim Power

“Sean Gallagher is an incredibly inspiring individual and speaker who can draw from a very wide range of experience to motivate any audience’. His integrity and enthusiasm are infectious.”
Sean Gallagher was guest speaker at a recent Wexford Chamber Business Lunch. Over 160 guests from across all business sectors attended. An inspirational speaker who held his audience’s attention from beginning to end,  Sean will no doubt be invited back so that we can learn even more from this maestro!

Madeleine Quirke

CEO Wexford Chamber
We have engaged Sean Gallagher as a business and motivational speaker on many occasions. Sean 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
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.
Sean made our day an amazing success, and I have to admit, I’m still buzzing from it.

Joan Addley

Founder, 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
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 .

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 wasoutstanding. 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 –”

Pat O’Sullivan

Chief Executive, LIA
Sean Gallagher addressed over 100 guests at the launch of Newbridge Business Start- Up Competition.  His delivery style embodied energy, humour, and passion . 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

Managing Partner, O’Kelly Sutton Chartered Accountants
“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.  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.

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 ,

Emer Jameson

Managing Director, Irish Independent Direct