Catherine McCarthy

Catherine McCarthy

Managing Principal


Drawing on over fifteen years of professional focus on leaders and teams performing under adverse conditions, Ms. McCarthy brings substantial experience in the design, delivery, and implementation of leadership programs for high potentials, senior leaders, and C-level executives.

Ms. McCarthy, a highly skilled facilitator, has worked in many blue chip companies and in a wide range of industries including technology, professional services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, entertainment, law enforcement, financial services, and skin care and fragrance. She has developed global programs designed to improve personal, team, and organizational effectiveness by adopting a holistic approach to drive results.

Most recently, Ms. McCarthy served as the chief operating officer for The Energy Project, a boutique training and development firm that helps individuals and organizations better managing their personal energy to improve sustainability, innovation, and effective leadership.

While at The Energy Project, Ms. McCarthy designed and delivered train-the-trainer programs and served as an organizational consultant, executive coach, and lead account manager.

A dynamic keynote speaker and accomplished author, Ms. McCarthy has coauthored Leading at the edge: Leadership lessons from the extraordinary saga of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition (AMACOM, 2000). She also contributed to Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work and Live (Free Press, May 2010) and Manage Energy Not Time: The Science of Stamina (Harvard Business Review, October 2007).

Ms. McCarthy earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology, completed doctoral fellowship from the Yale University Medical School, and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Princeton University.