Kathy Caprino, M.A. is an internationally-recognized career and leadership coach, writer, speaker and educator dedicated to the advancement of women in business. A former corporate VP, she is also a trained therapist, seasoned executive coach, Senior Forbes contributor, top media source and the author of Breakdown, Breakthrough and her new book The Most Powerful You:7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss.
With her Finding Brave podcast (a Top 100 Apple Career podcast), programs, resources, and coaching programs, Kathy’s core mission is supporting a global “finding brave” movement that empowers women to close their power gaps and reach their highest, most thrilling potential. Over time, her articles have achieved over 35 million views and her following has grown to over 900,000 on LinkedIn and other platforms.
How is your coaching different from others?
In my coaching work, I draw on everything I’ve learned and experienced throughout my 35+ years of work, and the key points of differentiation from other career and executive coaches I believe are:
1) I serve not only as a coach in my work, but also as a consultant, advisor, mentor and sponsor, leveraging all that I learned from my 18-year high-level corporate career, as well as my former work as a therapist, and through my Forbes and podcast interviews with top movers and shakers in our world. In addition, I’ve conducted proprietary research to help build powerful assessments, tools and approaches that are transformative, through my research with thousands of professional women around the world.
2) I transformed my career twice – from corporate life to serving as a marriage and family therapist then to career/leadership coach, writer, and educator, and these various “lenses” and professional experiences help me help my clients dig deep, discover their right work and illuminate the world with it.
3) I’ve spent 16 years focused on the growth of professional women and have researched the key challenges women face and how to overcome them. IMy latest book, for instance, The Most Powerful You, explores the 7 most damaging power gaps that 98% of professional women face that keep them from thriving in their careers, and how to overcome them. Given this intensive focus, and the large number of women I’ve studied, trained and coached, I understand women’s challenges at a very deep level, and help them transform these challenges through new empowering behaviors, mindsets and actions to rise above the gaps and achieve their most exciting goals and visions.
4) I’m also an entrepreneur, in the “arena” if you will, doing the challenging work every day of business growth, thought leadership, launching programs and products, speaking and serving at a high level, in ways that stretch me out of my comfort zone every day, which helps my clients do the same.
What is your niche or specialization?
I focus on serving mid- to high-level professional women and female leaders who want more, different and better in their careers and professional endeavors.
Which locations do you serve?
I coach, teach and speak globally.
What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?
I believe the most important thing has been the ability to focus on “turning my mess into a message” to help other women thrive. I transformed the deep difficulties I faced throughout my 18 years of corporate life (including gender bias, sexual harassment, chronic illness, zero work-life balance, toxic colleagues and cultures, narcissistic bosses, and feeling a deep lack of meaning and purpose in my work, etc.) and I’ve researched and identified proven frameworks and coaching methodologies that help women overcome these challenges for good, so they can make the difference and impact they long to, with great reward and success on their terms.
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