Transformative international keynote speaker on creating a "Yes, And" culture of high-level leadership, team performance, and employee engagement


Galen Emanuele

Dynamic, international speaker Galen Emanuele works with teams and organizations around the globe including Fortune 500 companies such as Shell and Microsoft, creating a radical shift in how people interact and communicate in business. Galen's captivating keynotes and business programs teach teams how to apply the improv concept of “Yes, And” to radically improve communication, interpersonal behavior, and create an intentional team culture of high-level engagement. Founder of Shift Yes consultancy firm, Galen is an expert in human behavior with more than 18 years in sales, marketing, and business leadership. He is also a world-class improviser, having performed and taught improv for over 10 years, including touring with improv legend Ryan Stiles, and the cast from Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Keynote Presentations
Galen’s high-energy keynotes captivate and engage audiences with interactive, thought-provoking exercises. Participants learn how to apply the improv concept of “Yes, And” to sharply improve effective communication, engagement, interpersonal behavior, and team culture. Galen delivers compelling content in a unique, dynamic way that will have your people laughing and learning together in this powerful, unforgettable session. Attendees come away energized and excited to put these valuable new tools and skills to practice, changing the way they interact with everyone in their business and personal lives.

Galen is a phenomenal speaker with years of experience providing dramatic results, lasting change, and outstanding audience feedback every time, without exception. Your people will be blown away by his fun, authentic style and refreshingly unique, relatable content. Perfect for conferences, breakouts, and retreats of any size, Galen focuses on applying the improv principles of “Yes, And” to business, communication, engagement, and interpersonal behavior. Each presentation is tailored to your specific audience and objectives. Speaker topics include establishing a “Yes, And” team culture, enhancing cohesiveness and trust, change management, “Yes, And” for sales, heightening creativity and innovation, and more.

Staff and Team Workshops
Galen’s unique, inspiring workshops immediately and permanently transform the way teams interact and operate in business. Through experiential learning and relatable activities, Galen’s authentic style and compelling content will ignite your people, resulting in more connected, supportive teams focused on making each other look good. Organizations looking to elevate their leaders and teams will greatly benefit from working with Galen, providing them with tools to enhance performance, strengthen leadership, navigate conflict, adapt to change, maximize productivity, and bring out the best in each other.

Galen provides outstanding results to teams and leaders from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds, leveraging his expertise to tailor the content to your specific group. Working with leadership to gain a thorough understanding of your team dynamics, challenges and objectives is a key part of his process and allows Galen to develop curriculum that aligns with your goals. To maximize the effectiveness and success of his work with your people, Galen will continue to engage with your team following the workshop, coaching on the implementation of his concepts and tools to ensure long-lasting transformation.