Allison McCarthy is an ICF Credentialed Coach, a natural extension of her successful career that spans executive roles in major organizations and as an entrepreneur and principal of a successful consulting firm she co-founded.
Allison works with organizational leaders to develop essential skills such as presence, influence, relationship building, emotional intelligence, and delegation. When talented professionals have blind spots or personality traits that hold them back, they deprive themselves and their organizations of the gifts they have to offer. Allison’s approach stresses honesty and transparency. Through active listening and asking powerful questions, she gives clients a safe space that encourages self-awareness and leads to strategies for change.
The Professional Stretch
“We all struggle with reaching another level. It’s uncomfortable, it’s scary. And my job is to help them feel they can do it, to support them. When they start to get into their fears, to unpack it. What are they really afraid of? Or what could they do to inch forward a little bit that isn’t so scary? It’s really about the stretch. It’s the professional stretch, whatever that looks like for them.” Allison McCarthy
Allison created and served as Principal of Barlow/McCarthy for nearly 20 years, leading consulting engagements in areas of strategic growth for hospitals and health systems. Her clients include C-suite executives, vice presidents, and directors. She led a 12-person consulting team.
Following her retirement from Barlow/McCarthy, Allison accepted an interim role as President and Chief Operating Officer of Care New England Medical Group, a 500-provider enterprise in Providence, Rhode Island in February 2020. There, she interfaced directly with the Board of Directors and CEO of Care New England Health System. When COVID-19 struck shortly after her arrival, she led the group through the pandemic as well as a system cyber-attack, all while leading the day-to-day operation of the group.
Allison began her career at Malden Hospital in Massachusetts where she created and led programs designed to grow hospital revenue through the growth of physician referrals. Leveraging her expertise in this essential strategic function, she joined the much larger Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston as Vice President of Physician Services.
She earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care from Boston University and holds Coaching Certification from Rutgers University and the International Federation of Coaches (IFC) and is DISC certified.
To learn more or experience an abbreviated coaching session, contact Allison at email@example.com.