ALF Facilitator Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy is an independent consultant with Change Rx whose primary work focuses on the individual and collective challenges faced by leaders and teams in change efforts. His current work is with small to mid-size organizations in areas such as healthcare, education, and non-profit organizations working in community change. He is also and executive coach and works with Mobius Executive Leadership and Upstart Logic to provide services to leaders seeking to advance their skills to meet the requirements of an organization’s change efforts.

Previously Kevin worked as an associate with Change-Logic, a global firm that focuses on large organizations working to align ambidextrous strategic change efforts. Kevin has consulted globally to organizations in the technology, health, manufacturing, and education sectors and has been an executive education coach facilitating small group learning sessions for the Leading Change and Organizational Renewal programs at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Kevin has helped to design and currently leads programs for chapters of the American Leadership Forum (ALF). He has delivered training sessions to diverse groups of leaders on topics of dialogue and diversity, meeting the personal challenges of leading change, systems/community change and models of emergent disruptive change. Currently, he provides instruction and program content for the leadership programs in the Sacramento, Great Valley and Silicon Valley regions.

Originally trained as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Kevin worked for Palmer University and held various leadership positions over his 20 years including Vice President for Education. He provided leadership in a three-campus system for chiropractic and science education degree programs, patient care, and research, and was a national leader in developing clinical guidelines for the profession. His work led him to focus on integrative health and collaborative change efforts including training and work with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Kevin is currently completing his doctoral studies at the Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organizational Development. His studies are focused on the dynamics of leaders and diverse teams in transformative change efforts. Kevin obtained his Masters Degree in Education, focused on adult learning, from the University of Southern California and he also holds a Masters Degree in Organizational and Human Development. Kevin studied for two years with MIT Faculty member Bill Isaacs and his firm Dialogos, focusing on the essential role of dialogue in constructing meaning and shared commitment to change efforts. He has also completed a Kettering/Fielding certificate program
in dialogue, deliberation and public engagement.

Kevin can be contacted via email at or his office at (916) 673-6482.