We are experienced professionals who have been educators, advisors, executives, directors and consultants in leading corporate, not for profit and government organisations.

Our team bring extensive experience from careers in research, communications, marketing, organisational development and human resources. We have worked in large complex organisations from top ASX listed companies to large government departments and national NFPs, consulted to global iconic businesses and sat on multiple advisory boards. We have led teams, sat at the executive table, implemented high-impact strategic initiatives and worked internationally to ensure we bring real-life experience alongside extensive leadership development specialist expertise.

Along with our unparalleled executive network of experienced and trusted mentors and coaches, we are committed to developing others to reach their goals.

Sophie McCarthy

Executive Director

Sophie McCarthy is the owner and Executive Director of McCarthy Mentoring, a Sydney based consulting group that works globally with organisations to inspire and develop their emerging and current leaders.   Established in 1998, it offers a suite of mentoring, coaching and leadership programs for senior executives and high potential employees.  Partnering with leading companies across […]

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Arancha Alvarez

Manager, Leadership & Talent Programs

Arancha Alvarez works closely with CEO’s, Executives and HR Directors across the corporate, government and not for profit sectors to design leadership development programs for their executive teams and future leaders. Arancha is passionate about enhancing effectiveness and performance through behavioural and cultural interventions that enable a business to reach its goals. She designs and manages […]

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Tessa Sexton

Associate Director

Tessa Sexton is the Associate Director of McCarthy Mentoring, driving strategy, brand and marketing as well as delivering key client operations. She works closely with CEOs and HR Directors in large companies across the corporate, government and not for profit sectors to design leadership development programs for their executive teams and future leaders. Tessa has […]

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Ilaria Faranda

Office & Administration Manager

Ilaria oversees all office and administration for McCarthy Mentoring clients and business. She has experience in the management and delivery of large and small-scale events, workshops and training. Ilaria brings a wealth of expertise from her former management roles within the retail sector and also running her own freelance creative design business. She has key strengths […]

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