Kirsty McCarthy

Kirsty McCarthy

Kirsty is a business psychologist who specialises in helping individuals, teams and organisations develop their capacity to change, be resilient, lead people and boost performance and purpose. Over the last 10 years, she has led the design and delivery of countless development programmes in a wide variety of organisations. She has worked in most major industrial sectors, as well as the public sector.  She has a track record of achieving measurable results and has done this by:


  • Coaching individuals at all levels of organisation, as they deal with a variety of personal objectives, e.g. transitioning to a new role; dealing with challenging personal and/or professional circumstances; making important decisions; exploring own beliefs and barriers; exploring a new career direction.

  • Devising and delivering an array of blended leadership development programmes across the breadth of organisations – often spanning continents. These have covered a vast range of topics, though they usually involve a focus on achieving increased levels of resilience, self-awareness, and personal effectiveness over time.

  • Designing onboarding programmes for ambitious and complex organisations.

  • Facilitating focus groups and other forms of organisational research, to help leaders understand their people better and/or solve specific challenges.


Clients include Accenture, Allen & Overy, BCLP, Beazley Group, Christie’s, ExCeL London, G-Research, Jupiter Asset Management, London Councils, Macquarie Group, Maersk Line, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Southampton City Council, Sport England, Starr Companies, Surrey County Council, UK Finance, and many more.


Kirsty studied at the University of Oxford and has a BA and MA in Experimental Psychology.  She also has an ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring from the British School of Coaching.


She is accredited for a number of psychometric tools, including PROPHET Executive Profiling; EQ-I 2.0 & EQ 360 Emotional Intelligence; NEO-PI-3 Personality Inventory; Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory.