Sagar Rathie

Name:  Sagar Rathie
Leadership Charlotte (LC) Class: 43 (The GOAT)
Title/Company:  Managing Director, Crescent Communities
Hometown: Cary, NC
Favorite Weekend Activity in Charlotte, NC: Keeping our son entertained!
Current personal or leadership goals: Personal Goal: Prioritizing time to read more books.

If you could describe your Leadership Charlotte experience in three words or phrases, what would they be? Enriching, Engaging, and Energizing.

If you could relive any program day, what would it be and why? Past, Present Future Day – there’s no better crash course in Charlotte’s socioeconomic history. 

What do you remember most vividly from your Leadership Charlotte experience and why? That every single classmate had the most incredible stories, backgrounds and experiences. Our cohort was so rich with energy and excitement about wanting to make a collective difference to better our community. 

What’s a lesson that you learned through LC that has stuck with you and why? No matter the challenge in front of you, you can almost guarantee someone has gone through something similar and persevered. 

How do you use your Leadership Charlotte experience today? As a daily reminder that a small group of like-minded individuals can collectively make a dramatic impact on the people and places around them.

How did your Leadership Charlotte experience affect what you’re doing today? It opened my eyes to see how deeply connected our entire city really is today. So much of the things we do across our industry is meaningfully impacted by our actions and current events. 

What would you like to lee Leadership Charlotte alumni get involved in and why? Staying engaged! We sometimes need gentle reminders of the real action we can all contribute towards as an organization. 

What do you hope to be doing (differently) in five years? Focusing on the long term future, and not the actions of yesterday.

How has your life after Leadership Charlotte surprised you and why? Even though life comes at you fast, we can absolutely find time for others and ourselves. It just requires taking a moment and putting everything into perspective.

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