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Sara Gallagher is the President of The Persimmon Group and has served on the executive leadership team since 2018. As a practicing consultant and global speaker for The Persimmon Group since 2012, Sara has helped organizations across many industries to thoughtfully select, plan, and execute high-stakes projects and business transformations. Her approach to solving business problems is interdisciplinary, focused on “leading with both sides of the brain” on the premise that even very technical efforts require innovation, strategic thinking, and emotional intelligence to execute effectively.


Sara is a Project Management Institute (PMI)-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) who has delivered over 2000 hours of project management and organizational effectiveness coaching, training and speaking across the globe, including highly-attended speaking engagements at the 2015 PMI Global Congress and PMI-DC, the largest PMI chapter in the United States. Sara holds a BA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA; she also studied at the American University in Cairo and is an alumna of Leadership Tulsa, Class 54.