Galen Emanuele

Keynote Speaker, Team Culture & Leadership Thought Leader

Galen works with teams and organizations to create a profound shift in how teams and leaders communicate and show up in business. His unique, interactive keynotes and team workshops teach how to apply the improv concept of “Yes, And” to drive an exceptional team culture of high-level performance and engagement.

An expert in business leadership, Galen is also a world-class improviser, having taught and performed for many years including with the cast from Whose Line Is It Anyway? Experience why many Fortune 500 companies and conferences bring him back again and again.

Watch Galen's Speaker Promo Video to see him in action.

Galen’s keynote inspires, engages, and empowers others to act. The feedback from attendees about Galen was stellar. Truly amazing!
— Christina Van Wingerden, Western WA University
The leaders on my team enjoyed the experience so much, I subsequently brought Galen in again to allow my entire organization to share in Galen’s insights and energy.
— Eileen Johnston, Microsoft
Galen’s ability to get 100% of the room engaged, relaxed, and leaning into the experience makes him truly one of a kind. I’ve never left a training session where I’ve heard so much positive and immediate impact made in such a short period of time.
— Christian Gerron, Expedia

Along with his event keynotes, Galen also works directly with teams and organizations. He permanently transforms the way teams and leaders show up, communicate, and perform together in business. Creating a “Yes, And” culture of cohesive, highly-engaged awesomeness.

Our Yes, And Galen episodes are a fun behind the scenes glimpse into Galen and his work. These document Galen's travels and speaking events with clips from keynotes, and include him waxing about leadership, team culture, and anything else we deem as fun, fast, and valuable. Enjoy!

This is our latest episode, see more on our videos page.


Seriously, once you realize how valuable this content is you will ask the same thing our clients asked when we rolled it out: “Are you kidding me, why is this free?” No joke.

A new focus every month for your team to adopt and build exceptional team culture & skyrocket leadership. We provide the content, you provide the team. Boom. We launched the #shiftyestribe to add massive value to teams and organizations that Galen works with, then decided to give it away for free (because that’s how we roll). Learn more here and get your team signed up.

A sample from this month’s theme: Heavy Hitters. See more on the Shift Yes Tribe page.

Our most popular blog posts:

Should You Fire Them?
Hell Yes.

We’ve all heard stories from great people who quit their jobs due to a toxic co-worker or leader who made their job unbearable. The longer you hold onto bad employees, the more damage they silently wreak on your business.

Feedback Nightmare: What If I Say the Wrong Thing?

Galen shares a step by step guide for leaders or individuals to facilitate or personally walk through a face to face conversation to resolve conflict.

3 Easy Ways to Create a Culture of Saying Yes

Galen’s “3 Easy Ways” quickly unpacks transforming “no’s” into “yeses” and HOW to put saying yes into practice in a way that will massively impact customer and employee experience.