Grace McCarthy University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Dr Grace McCarthy is Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Following many years in industry, Grace now specialises in coaching, mentoring and education. Grace developed the Master of Business Coaching at the University of Wollongong, combining inputs from industry with academic research and the requirements of professional associations. Launched in 2008, the course attracts experienced internal and external coaches, human resource and other professionals from around Australia, each passionate about coaching and seeking to enhance their skills and understand the theoretical underpinnings of their practice. Grace is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring and reviews for this and other journals and conferences. In 2012, Grace was awarded an Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching citation for ‘Using a coaching approach to inspire a love of learning among students and colleagues’.