Immediate career support

Our Next Level Coaching program is designed for professionals wanting short-term support and advice on immediate career decisions, workplace challenges and goal setting. Participants are carefully matched with a coach selected from our network of experienced professionals. Find out more here.

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Why goal-setting matters

John McGrath, McGrath Real Estate Founder and Executive Director on the importance of goal-setting

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Supporting food-tech start up

McCarthy Mentoring is delighted to support food-tech start up Sprout Kitchens after they won the prize of our six-month mentoring program at Rabobank’s FoodBytes! Sydney pitch event in November.

Held as part of Rabobank’s Farm2Fork Summit, the FoodBytes! event saw eight finalists pitch their business idea on the main Summit stage to more than the 1000 delegates in attendance. The competition event brought together food and agri tech entrepreneurs alongside potential investors and industry thought leaders.

Sprout Kitchen’s kitchen-sharing platform finds cafés and kitchens with underutilised space to rent out to other food businesses looking for commercial kitchens.

Co-founders James Jordan and Caroline Aguesse will be working with McCarthy Mentoring mentor and digital strategist Kylie Little, Director, The Growth Business and founder of Essential Baby.


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Good Listeners Ask Good Questions

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Arguably listening is the most important skill of a mentor. The research shows that this doesn’t just mean staying quiet, saying “mmm” and paraphrasing what the speaker said. Yes, this is all important but the best listener asks questions to gain a greater understanding and push the speaker to further articulate what they are saying.

This Harvard Business Review article discusses the qualities of the best listeners. The authors conclude by saying “we hope all will see that the highest and best form of listening comes in playing the same role for the other person that a trampoline plays for a child. It gives energy, acceleration, height and amplification.”

It plays the same role in mentoring.



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Lisa Chung speaks to Sydney leaders

Great event today hearing from Lisa Chung about her career and leadership roles at our Sydney Leaders Lunch. The room of board directors, CEOs and executive mentors and mentees all joined Lisa in a stimulating discussion on leadership and the key issues faced in their sector. The event follows the McCarthy Mentoring Newcastle and Brisbane Leaders Lunches in the past two months.






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