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Michele McCarthy

Michele McCarthy graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a Master’s in engineering.  Beginning in 1990, Michele worked at Microsoft as a program manager on five projects, establishing a reputation for shipping on time. Jim McCarthy met Michele and encouraged her to move to the Visual C++ group where she began innovating in the area of team dynamics.  While at Microsoft, Michele reached many of the insights that led Michele and Jim to leave Microsoft and create McCarthy Technologies, Inc.  She is responsible for the development of many of the team formation concepts McCarthy Technologies practices and teaches today.

Michele co-wrote “Software For Your Head,” 2001, Addison-Wesley, and the 2006 edition of “Dynamics of Software Development,” by Microsoft Press. Michele has brought her team efficiency skills to bear on the McCarthy BootCamps and the subsequent development of The Core Protocols.  She is currently the primary instructor at McCarthy BootCamps around the world, the primary consultant to McCarthy Technologies’ clients, and co-hosts The McCarthy Show podcast with Jim.  Her passion is transforming groups of executives into true teams and advising high potential leaders.

With Jim, Michele created the Core Protocols (now available in version 3.0), a tight collection of interpersonal protocols that support results-oriented behavior, the efficient aggregation of individual qualities into a greater whole, and the development and realization of shared visions. Together, they authored the Jolt-nominated “Software for Your Head,” 2002, Addison-Wesley, and they created over 100 podcasts on team and other business issues.

Michele received more than 10 “Ship-It” awards while at Microsoft. She was also granted a U.S. patent in multi-threaded software design. Most recently she leads the “The Booted” Facebook group which is an online social networking site dedicated to giving people a safe place to learn and practice The Core Protocols. The site has grown by 1000% within the last year.

Together. Michele and Jim co-created culture design. They are two of the three coiners of the term “culture hacking,” and are making its practice a reality. Michele can be reached at michele@mccarthy.net, or via her website, www.mccarthyshow.com.

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