With an 18 year history of successfully connecting executives with experienced mentors and managing mentoring programs, McCarthy Mentoring brings proven expertise to your organisation.

Based in Sydney we work globally with leading companies and member based organisations across the business, government and not for profit sectors. We also work with individual executives who engage us privately.

Our research and experience shows that the match is critical to the success of the program. Our mentors are personally selected from our unparalleled network of over 100 mentors across diverse professions or from the senior leadership team within the client organisation. Most importantly, they all share our commitment to developing, engaging and supporting others to reach their goals.

Each program is based on best practice and includes detailed interviews with participants, careful matching, personal introductions, formal evaluation as well as training and resources to help structure the process. Success is measured in terms of retention, engagement, promotions and leadership scores of participants.

Our team led by Executive Director, Sophie McCarthy; Associate Director, Tessa Sexton; and Manager, Programs & Research, Arancha Alvarez bring extensive experience from careers in research, communications, marketing, adult learning and human resources in leading organisations.

We want to do good work, have fun and ensure our clients feel engaged, happy and successful in their careers and lives.

Our story

In 1998 company director Wendy McCarthy was approached by a new CEO of a major financial services company who needed a confidential, independent sounding board to provide support and guidance in his efforts to reshape his leadership team and the culture of the organisation. Connecting this senior executive with a wiser, more experienced person was the start of McCarthy Mentoring. In 2012 her daughter, Sophie McCarthy, bought the business and has continued to grow it into the dynamic organisation it is today. Since then Wendy has continued as mentor to both clients and the business.

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