Robert E. McCarthy



Robert McCarthy is an author, consultant and coach who has made a career assisting organizations and groups improve their performance. His experience is across many industries and environments partnering with leaders to managed change and create the conditions that can sustain performance.

In more than 200 organizations, from health care and technology, to manufacturing, education, unions, energy, governments and physician groups, these collaborations centered on engaging the full capacity of the workforce in the success of the enterprise. Achieving this objective required changing cultures and systems, leading in new ways and people growing in skill and capacity.

Robert assists the process of change by delineating strategic issues,identifying new alternatives in establishing a climate where candor and trust allow people to problem solve, innovate and work together.

His new book, “Navigating With Trust,” Rockbench Publishing, 2012 outlines the essence of this approach to managing change. Written for leaders and consultants, “Navigating” is a roadmap to building trust in working relationships and developing a trust-based management system that makes sustained performance possible.

Robert began his practice in 1978. He holds an MS in organization development from Pepperdine University, and served as Adjunct Associate Professor at Portland State University in the Graduate School of Public Administration and Lewis & Clark College, and as visiting lecturer to Linfield College, City University and Marylhurst University.

Robert lives in the Pacific Northwest where he enjoys kayaking, golf, scuba, horticulture and hiking. A lifelong sailor, he and his wife Janet sailed more than 15,000 miles exploring the Pacific coast from British Columbia to Mexico aboard their sailboats, Venture and Kinship.