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Kathy Caprino        

Global Top Women's Career + Leadership Coach, Executive Trainer, Educator, Podcast Host, Senior Forbes Contributor & Author

Kathy Caprino, M.A., is an internationally- recognized women’s career and leadership coach, executive trainer, speaker, Senior Forbes Contributor, podcaster and author, dedicated to the advancement of women in business.

A top media source and voice on women’s careers, entrepreneurial and business success, leadership and personal growth for Forbes, Thrive Global, LeadersHum, and LinkedIn, she is also the author of two top-rated books - Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose and The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss (now being published in Arabic, Chinese and Polish).

A champion for working women, Caprino is a former corporate Vice President, a trained psychotherapist, specialized career and executive coach, and sought-after writer and speaker on women’s issues. She is the Founder and President of Kathy Caprino, LLC (formerly Ellia Communications, Inc.) and her top-rated career growth courses and programs include The Amazing Career Project, The Amazing Career Coach Certification, The Most Powerful You (sponsored by a division of the United Nations and many more organizations). Her Career Breakthrough coaching, speaking and other programs help women of all levels and fields build successful, rewarding careers of impact, meaning and significance.

Drawing on her national research, therapeutic and coaching training, and her business experience, Caprino provides one-on-one career consulting, group training, online courses, workshops, leadership seminars and training resources aimed to support women to reach their highest professional visions. Her latest book, The Most Powerful You, explores the 7 most damaging power gaps professional women face and offers riveting real-life stories of women who’ve faced and overcome these gaps, along with proven advice, strategies and exercises from over 30 of the nation’s top experts in topics essential to women’s success.

Caprino is a frequent invited speaker and workshop presenter in the areas of women’s empowerment, overcoming adversity and challenge in the workplace, effective communication, networking and LinkedIn success, navigating successfully through change, and identifying your passion and fueling your work with it. She has spoken at over 200 women’s and leadership conferences, Fortune 100 training events, teen leadership forums, and national business and training events.

In her top-ranked podcast Finding Brave, Caprino interviews the nation’s top movers and shakers, influencers, bestselling authors, leadership and entrepreneurial experts, creatives, and more, all who are demonstrating their own version of “finding brave” and helping us make the impact we dream to in the world. As a top media source on women’s career and entrepreneurial issues and trends, she has appeared in over 200 leading newspapers, publications and podcasts both nationally and worldwide, including the Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times, SELF, Glamour, MORE, and on national radio and television.

Prior to owning her own career consulting firm, Caprino achieved a high-level 18-year corporate career in the publishing, direct marketing, membership services industries, serving in Director and VP roles in marketing, product development, research, and product management. Caprino received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University, her B.A. in English Literature from Boston University, and earned other educational certifications and training from New York University, University of London, and the Institute for Life Coaching Training. Her career coaching and consulting firm is based in Stamford, CT.

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The Most Powerful You: Close Your Power Gaps And Reach Your Highest, Most Thrilling Potential

This transformative program is designed expressly for professional women of all levels (and men and women who lead and manage them) who wish to address and close the 7 damaging power gaps that hold a staggering 98% of professional women back today from achieving their highest and most thrilling visions and goals for their work and careers.

Drawing on Kathy’s research and latest book — The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss (HarperCollins Leadership, 2020) – this power-growth framework has been honed and developed through Kathy’s 16 years of coaching, consulting and leadership training with professionals across 26 countries and 6 continents – and through her work as a senior Forbes contributor, media source and speaker.

Based on her experience as a senior executive in the corporate arena and her years as a marriage and family therapist and career & leadership coach — Kathy’s Power Boost framework and "7 Brave Pathways to Career Bliss" model for change helps professional women around the world access more strength, confidence, influence, authority and impact so they can reach their highest potential and make the positive difference they long to.

In this program, Kathy explores what she has found to be the 7 most prevalent power and confidence gaps women face, where they came from, and offers specific strategies, solutions and tips for closing those gaps once and for all.

These 7 power gaps are:

  • Not Recognizing Your Special Talents, Abilities and Accomplishments
  • Communicating from Fear Not strength
  • Reluctance to Ask for What You Deserve
  • Isolating from Influential Support
  • Acquiescing Instead of Saying STOP! to Mistreatment
  • Losing Sight of Your Thrilling Dream for the Future
  • Allowing Past Trauma or Pain to Define You

In Kathy’s latest survey, 98% of the professional women studied are facing at least one of these power gaps, and over 75% are experiencing 3 or more gaps at the same time. When we have these gaps we simply cannot thrive in our work.

As a successful career-reinventer herself, Kathy knows what it takes to move from “breakdown” to true breakthrough in your career. For audiences that are ready to step up to their highest, most reward potential, and live and work with greater passion, power, and purpose, this is a transformational program.


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