Known as The Leadership Strategist®, Galen is a certified Executive Coach who offers insight from 30 years of operating experience with Fortune 500 companies and 5 years’ experience as a brick-and-mortar retail franchise owner. He has led in industry-leading corporations like Kraft Foods, Imperial Sugar and The Coca-Cola Company. He is consistently sought to advise or serve on premiere non-profit boards where he provides oversight in governance, board development, CEO selection and organizational leadership. Galen is a two-time published leadership author and has coached or consulted with over 875 senior executives, CEOs and non-profit leaders across 7 countries.
As a Senior Manager, Strategic Selling at Coca-Cola North America, Galen was an Internal leadership coach and Company-wide SME on global selling and negotiation processes. He led the redesign of global selling process and led training sessions across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and England. As Sales Capability Director, Galen was selected as one of the original Zone Capability Directors focused on shepherding the organization’s learning culture. He trained, coached, and mentored 150+ sales, marketing, and cross-functional executives. As Director of Area Sales for Coca-Cola North America Galen managed $34MM P&L while managing customer relationships headquartered in MO, So.IL, IN, KY and PA. He was inducted into the President’s Club by leading all peer groups at 103.2% vs. unit sales plan and 105.2% vs. earned profit plan.
As National Director of Foodservice Sales for Imperial Sugar Company, Galen was hired by CEO as General Manager of $110MM foodservice division representing 13% of company revenues and 22% of company net profit. Led 5 Region Managers and 49 broker teams to grow net revenues by 60% over two-year period.
Galen is the author of “IMPACT: A Leadership Fable – your Power to Make a Lasting Difference and A Leadership Fable Companion – 200 Powerful Leadership & Personal Excellence Quotes. Galen hosts The Whiskey, Jazz & Leadership podcast.