I'm Amy Galvin, a coach, business leader, and women's equality advocate.
In 2007, along with my husband, I co-founded Luxury Living Chicago Realty (LLCR) - a 6-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 for my leadership and support of women in the industry. My thought leadership on women at work has appeared in Inman, and I've been a guest speaker at numerous Chicago real estate and marketing events.
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.