Meet the Team

Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher

Lead Facilitator and Trainer
Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher

Conflict resolution and communication professional Deirdre Gallagher helps stakeholders practice and apply tools to navigate conflict at the lowest possible level. Blending an academic foundation in dispute resolution with more than 25 years of applied conflict resolution experience, she uses her broad skill set to give diverse views a meaningful voice.

“Designing processes that reflect the unique needs of different stakeholders is what makes this work exhilarating. We meet people where they are while charting a path to prevent, manage and overcome conflict.”

Known for her patience, understanding and persistence, Deirdre guides parties to tune in to diverse viewpoints and move forward from conflict. She has written extensively on the power of dispute resolution processes to manage conflict and transform relationships. As a trainer and facilitator, she emphasizes hands-on practice and tangible takeaways for clients to put into action.


Work Vision

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


Listening more than I speak, learning, connecting, understanding

Areas of Focus

Higher education, health care, state and federal governments, domestic and international nonprofits, and private organizations

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