I'm Amy Galvin, a Coach, Business Leader, & Women's Equality Advocate.
In 2007, along with my husband, I co-founded Luxury Living Chicago Realty (LLCR) - a six-time Inc. 5000, fastest-growing company in America. In my time leading the organization, I intentionally grew our female workforce from 40% to 72%, creating a workplace where women have a seat at the table and a culture supportive of working mothers.
I'm a mom to Mia and Lana - my two daughters.
In 2015, when my daughters were ages six and three and LLCR was starting to take off, I felt pulled in two different directions. I was a career woman and a housewife at the same time. I would put in a full day's work at the office and return home to parent my daughters and run my household. I wanted to believe I was a super mom, but in reality, I was frazzled, exhausted, and stretched way too thin.
I knew I didn't want to leave the workforce, so I learned how to survive and thrive all on my own. (I have so many crazy and inspiring stories to tell!)
Now, because of my own experience and transformation as a working mother and my own successful leadership promoting career moms in my company, I coach career moms and teach workshops at companies. Through my coaching, speaking, and workshops, I empower women to achieve equality at work by creating more equity in their homes. I have been recognized as a Who's Who in Chicago Real Estate and Bisnow Chicago Power Woman for my leadership and support of women in the industry. My thought leadership on women at work has appeared in Inman and Authority Magazine, and I've been a guest speaker at numerous events in Chicago.
In addition to the personal and business experience I bring, I am a certified professional coach and trained facilitator of The Fair Play Method. I am also a graduate of Indiana University and the Second City Improv Training Program.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, deepening my spiritual practices, spending time in nature, and making people laugh (follow my Instagram stories and you’ll see!). I love to mentor women in business and am honored to do that with the JCC’s Women inPower program and the Goldie Initiative.