Meet the 2020 Assisters
Caroline Starecky

Caroline Starecky

Caroline Starecky

Senior executive and creative thinker focused on strategy & innovation & entrepreneurship

Caroline heads all of the innovation development and strategic initiatives at GrowthOps (ex-Khemistry), Brisbane's most innovative and unique integrated agency and digital tech consultancy. Previous to GrowthOps, Caroline founded and spearheaded the success of Coaching & Co in Canada, a unique business model focused on innovation coaching, executive training and leadership development to drive clients' success in disrupting their business to face fast-evolving industry challenges. Caroline is recognised as a driven senior executive with an ability to motivate and inspire her teams and the clients she partners with.

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

Books

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

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

I love a mix of people:
Simon Sinek
Gary Vaynerchuck
Arianna Huffington
Daniele Henkel
Elon Musk
Oprah Winfrey
Tony Robbins

 

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Authenticity
  • Courage
  • Optimism
  • Passion
  • Creativity

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Steve Jobs. Because of his drive for innovation and doing things differently, challenging the status quo of traditional industries to truly create great products and services that have transformed our world and our lives.

You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

I have been involved in designing and developing a program in Canada called the “A effect” to encourage females to evolve from managers to leaders. I love motivating, guiding, coaching and encouraging women to be who and what they want to be.

I believe in taking risks, getting out of my comfort zone, and two quotes sum up my beliefs…. “Life is not about the destination, it’s all about the journey!” and Albert Einstein’s famous quote “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

 

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

  • Asking powerful questions
  • Collaborative
  • Empathic
  • Knowledgeable
  • Passionate

Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

We are the fastest growing mentorship program in Brisbane – and we’re only just getting started! Let’s shoot for the stars – together!