Meet the Team

Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher

Lead Facilitator and Trainer
Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher

Deirdre Gallagher helps organizations tune in to diverse points of view so they can move forward from conflict. As a trainer and facilitator, she emphasizes hands-on practice and tangible takeaways that clients can put into action. She is known for her persistence and patience in bringing parties together. 

“Embrace the power of silence. People need space and quiet to listen, process and understand.” 

Combining an academic foundation in dispute resolution with more than 24 years of applied experience, Deirdre brings a broad skill set to resolving both two-party and multiparty disputes. She has written extensively on the power of dispute resolution processes to manage conflict and transform relationships, and on the need for processes that reflect the needs of stakeholders in a system.


Work Vision

To create environments where people’s voices are heard on decisions that impact them


Listening more than I speak, learning, connection, understanding

Areas of Focus

Higher education, health care, government agencies, domestic and international nonprofits and private organizations

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