Get To Know Gartner: Meet Sara Schempp

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Professional PictureName: Sara Schempp

University: Kent State University

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Office Location: Fort Myers, FL

Describe your job in 25 words or less: Delivering all of the Gartner value to my clients, one MCP at a time.

Who has been a mentor for you here at Gartner? How have they helped you? I’ve had so many mentors at Gartner.  In some aspect, everyone that I’ve interacted with at Gartner has mentored me or at least provided me valuable insight. Gartner is filled with individuals willing and excited to help you grow and develop.  More prominently, I’d say Paul Vignati, Timm Silva, and Will Bailey were my first mentors within the Gartner world.

What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? Being a part of a global organization with such a strong impact and influence on the technology industry.

What has been your proudest moment at Gartner? My proudest moment would be achieving #No. 1 CRA globally and being promoted to the BAC team.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? The opportunity. Opportunity at Gartner is quite literally endless; it’s all about how you want to take advantage of it. I am offered an opportunity to learn every day. I am constantly learning from my clients, our research and my peers. I am offered an opportunity to develop professionally and network throughout the company, making connections that will last a lifetime.

Team Picture 2What are 3 career lessons you’ve learned while at Gartner?

  1. “Do better than they ask, with integrity, and be nice to work with” – A recipe for success by Dawson Cochran.
  2. Introduce yourself to everyone and anyone. Build a strong and powerful network.
  3. Never lose sight of your bigger picture.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? My great-grandmother who moved to America from Czechoslovakia. I hardly knew any of my grandparents and would love to know more about my family’s history.

What are 3 words that best describe you? Motivated, helpful and positive.

What is one thing unique about you that people would be surprised if they knew? I’ve snorkeled between two tectonic plates in Iceland.

Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra:

I created this mantra after reading a lot about happiness, motivation, and success:
Take a huge goal, shelve it, then build a ladder.  Don’t forget about it, but instead focus on everything that’s small in order to get there.


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