Meet the QLD Mentors
Caroline Starecky

Caroline Starecky

Caroline Starecky

Founder, Caroline Starecky

Caroline, an innovative leader with a track record of success, recently transitioned from her role as Director of Strategy & Innovation at Deloitte to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture. With her extensive experience spanning strategic advisory, leadership coaching, and fractional leadership, she's now dedicated to empowering founders and small-medium businesses.

Previously, as Chief Experience Officer at Glass Management Consulting, she contributed to its success & acquisition by Deloitte. Caroline's diverse background includes roles such as Head of Strategy at Khemistry agency and founder of Coaching & Co., an innovation coaching firm in Canada. She holds her Master's degree & brings over 15 years of experience in integrated agencies, driving impactful strategies and behaviour change.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?

Your favourite food for thought


How Starbucks Saved my Life // Michael Gates Gill
The Acorn Principle // Jim Cathcart
Designing your Life // Bill Burnett, Dave Evans

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

Mel Robbins podcast – Motivational & Inspirational
TedX podcasts – to learn and hear new concepts from speakers around the world
Mamamia podcasts – Australian podcast about topics that matter to Australians

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Authenticity
  • Courage
  • Kindness
  • Leadership
  • Making a difference

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

I’ve been fortunate to have numerous inspirations and role models, many of whom are remarkable female leaders and mentors I’ve had the privilege to collaborate with throughout my careers in North America and Australia. Their example motivates me to strive for greatness, work diligently, pursue my dreams, and seek a balanced life where I can cherish moments with loved ones.

Above all, my two teenage boys serve as my greatest inspiration. They drive me to leave a positive impact on the world, creating a better future for them. I aspire to be a positive female role model for them, demonstrating resilience and fearlessness as I transition from corporate life back into entrepreneurship, steadfast in my pursuit of my dreams.

You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

Empowering female leaders is one of my core passions, rooted in the belief that visibility breeds possibility. With a wealth of experience and a Neuroleadership certification in Business Coaching, guiding leaders toward their aspirations is part of my calling which is why I love mentoring. I am a firm believer in helping support female leaders to grow their careers and achieve their leadership goals because I believe that “You can’t be what you can’t see”. Entering my 5th year as an Assisterhood Mentor fills me with immense pride and excitement. Each mentoring journey (with my 5 different and incredible mentees) has been a transformative adventure, helping mentees to achieve specific goals that we can work on together. The camaraderie among fellow Mentors in the program adds a layer of richness
and collaboration to the experience.

In Canada, I played a pivotal role in crafting the “A effect” program, designed to elevate female managers into formidable leaders. Motivating, coaching, and championing women to embrace their ambitions is where my heart lies. As a mentor, I believe in being authentic, kind, supportive and helping mentees take risks, try new things, find their voice and balance.

What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Asking powerful questions
  • Empathic
  • Knowledgeable
  • Passionate
  • Supportive

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Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

We are now up and running in QLD and VIC – and we’re only just getting started! Let’s shoot for the stars – together!