The idea of creating a social enterprise was envisioned in 2001 by Silvia Gálvez, founder of Express Connect, while she was working in the social services area as a Facilitator in Hamilton, Ontario. In 2003, Silvia was chosen among the leaders in her community, to participate in the First Facilitation Inclusion Project by the Canadian Ministry of Heritage.
Silvia found her passion providing presentations to different organizations and companies.
In 2012, Silvia founded Express Connect, a Social Enterprise, which main focus was to provide free presentations and coaching to schools. Silvia wanted to make coaching and training services available for everyone.
On August 2012, her Social Enterprise started her Free Coaching to schools through its Raise Awareness Program with topics that otherwise were not taught at schools, such as Financial, Education, Leadership, Life with purpose, Setting & Achieving Goals, Creating a Winning Mindset, Self Esteem, Depression, Addictions among others.
Many schools were interested in the coaching services.
In time, volunteers and community partners were eager to support the Social Enterprise.
Soon, more services were created to help people with their personal development such as paid coaching and training to individuals and corporations.
Silvia is member of the International Coach Federation.
At present, Express Connect provides coaching services to individuals, companies and schools.
Silvia has a passion for helping individuals overcome their fears, welcome challenge and become confident so they can achieve their goals and dreams.
Silvia has coaching and counselling studies, with training on NLP and Neuroscience. Silvia has been a counsellour for abused women for many years in Canada. She has worked in many leadership positions in Non for Profits.