Chief Executive Officer


English, German


Portfolio of Expertise Virtual, Cross-Cultural Competence
Change Management
Diversity Management
Conflict Resolution (TKI Model)
Cross-Cultural Awareness
Cross-Cultural Communication
International Meeting & Negotiation Training
International Presentation Skills
Effective Communication Skills
Team Workshops/ Teambuilding
Teambuilding in Global Virtual Teams
Diversity Management Events (up to 100 + participants)
Leadership Coaching (Middle Mgmt. to CEO Level)
Classical Trainings/ Workshops
Facilitation / Moderation Training
Train the Trainer Workshops
Kick-offs in Cross-Cultural Teams
Mentoring for Women
OR – International Applications
Academic Qualifications

2007-2010 PhD; Dublin City University
Theme: Transferability of Leadership Competency Models across Cultures in Multinational Corporations
Research in 3 Multinational Corporations
1986: Graduated MA; University College Cork
1985: High School Teaching Diploma; University College Cork
1983: BA; University College Cork

Further Education & Training
2010: Intercultural Development Inventory Practitioner (IDI)
2007: I-OPT Accredited
2006: Checkpoint 360° Feedback Accredited
2006: Insights Accredited Practitioner
2000: MBTI Accredited Practitioner
1997: NLP Practitioner Certification
1995: ICF Coach Diploma
Chapter associates Coach Federation Munich
Member of International Coach Federation; ICF USA
1987: Suggestopedia Training
1985: TEFL Diploma; Cork school of Languages

Professional Experience

2013: Lecturer in Management Studies MBA at European University Munich
1987 to date: CEO, Key Coach & Trainer of TEC Leadership Institute
1987: Founded TEC Institute Frankfurt
Offices in Kelkheim / Frankfurt and Starnberg / Munich
46 Trainers and coaches throughout Europe
Ongoing train-the-trainer programs

1985-1986: Lecturer University College Cork, US & European relations
1986: Lucerne: Contractor, EFL, Communication, Intercultural Training

Management Experience
Ongoing Management Experience with team of trainers & coaches and office staff

Organizing and monitoring a wide range of large scale language & soft skills training projects, leadership & development concepts for international organizations

CRM Experience
Extensive experience in CRM involving acquisition, customer care, planning, and developing soft skills trainings for customized solutions.

Concept Development
Extensive experience in conceptualization of workshops and projects
Developing & writing training materials for workshops in

  • Intercultural Skills / Cross-Cultural Awareness / Virtual Team Facilitation (US, Europe, Asia, Arab Countries)
  • International Team Management / Facilitation and Training
  • Diversity Management (Gender & Culture)
  • Team Building / Facilitation Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa
  • Meeting Facilitation / Moderation, International Meeting & Negotiation Skills
  • International Presentation Skills
  • Leadership and Personal Coaching

Training & Coaching Experience

Coaching & facilitation conducted by Christine McCarthy to date:

  • ABN Amro Ireland and Frankfurt (Executive Coaching)
  • Daiichi Sankyo Europe (Executive & Leadership Coaching, International Project Management Programs, Intercultural Workshops)
  • Eurocopter (Diversity Management Training: China, Korea, USA, Poland, Germany)
  • European Patent Office (Intercultural Training Europe, Team-Building, Diversity Management, Communication Training & Coaching, International Presentations, International Negotiations)
  • Eurofighter (Team-Building: UK, France, Spain)
  • Leo Burnett/ MindShare/DAMM (Communication Trainings & Coaching)
  • Linde AG (Working with Germans (CCA), South America and Arab Countries)
  • Lufthansa (Cross-Cultural Leadership Coaching, Situational Leadership Coaching)
  • McDonald’s (High Potentials CCA, Personal Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Global Leadership Coaching, Diversity Management)
  • Nike (Leadership Coaching, Effective Communication & Negotiations)
  • Munich International School and European School Karlsruhe (Cross-Cultural Awareness & Competence Workshops)
  • Munich Re (Virtual Intercultural Team Workshops, International Presentations, International Negotiations, Cross-Cultural Team Facilitation, Cross-Cultural Teambuilding, Leadership Coaching)
  • Samsung (Intercultural Workshops, Cross-Cultural Awareness & Competence Korea Workshops)
  • Sanofi-Aventis (France & Germany Leadership Facilitation, Virtual Team Training)
  • Shell (Diversity Management, Personal Coaching & Multinational Team Coaching)
  • Wrigley GmbH ( Diversity Management, Leadership Coaching, Insights based Coaching, Time and Personal Management, Global CCA Coaching, Negotiations and Presentations Training)

International Experience
Gained in Germany, USA, UK, Ireland, Switzerland

Publications Business English: GU Verlag Munich, Language and Cross-Cultural Guidelines, 2005Manager Seminar: VariousArticles on Cross-Cultural Communication& International Team Development, 2010-2011Fachhochschule München: Angewandte Interkulturalität – Interkulturelle Projekte Developing German Leaders Global Leadership Competencies, 2010