"No matter what job you're in right now, no matter how happy unhappy, you should be interviewing every three months, every six months, I don't mean just to kick the tire. I mean to understand your worth and your value in the workplace and what's available … I'm not saying don't be loyal, I'm saying put yourself first, it's your life, what could be more important than your life, interview and don't worry … put yourself first, pursue the big dream", Kathy Caprino shared with me on Episode 34 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.
Kathy is a career and leadership coach, a Forbes senior contributor, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn influencer, and host of the Finding Brave podcast (which has ranked in Top 100 Apple Career Podcasts in the U.S. and beyond). Her mission is to support the advancement of women in business around the globe. Kathy is a speaker on topics spanning women’s empowerment, overcoming workplace adversity, effective communication, entrepreneurship, personal growth, and navigating change.
Prior to founding her executive coaching and consulting firm, she achieved an 18-year corporate career in publishing, direct marketing, and membership services, serving in director and VP roles in marketing, product development, research, and product management. Kathy earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University, a B.A. in English Literature from Boston University, and educational certifications and other training from New York University, the University of London, and the Institute for Life Coaching Training.
Based in Stamford, CT, Kathy has been featured by top national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, SELF, Glamour, Oprah Magazine, and national television and radio outlets. Visit www.kathycaprino.com and https://findingbrave.org, and connect via Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
Kathy is the author of “The Most Powerful You: 7 Brave Paths To Building The Career Of Your Dreams” and “Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Women’s Guide To Claiming A Life Of Passion, Power and Purpose”.
Kathy and I had an enjoyable conversation and talked about the following:
Don’t underestimate your achievements and the value of your talents,
How she is inspired by "Man’s Search For Meaning" by Viktor Frankl and the possibility to survive the most dire situations,
Insights from playing tennis at a high level and how they helped her personal development,
Empowering yourself and working on the “inner game”,
Don’t be afraid to reach out to people more successful than you but being courteous,
Shifting your perspective and looking at things from the other person’s viewpoint in difficult relationships,
Setting boundaries and being direct when dealing with disagreeable people,
Her regret on passing up a chance to interview for her dream job with a top publishing firm,
Interviewing at regular intervals to not miss opportunities and to ascertain your true value,
Having a successful corporate career but becoming increasingly unhappy,
Being laid off shortly after 9/11 and deciding to train as a therapist,
Seeking appropriate help if you are encountering difficulties at work or other areas of your life,
Her new book and the seven most damaging power gaps that hold people back,
Strategies for overcoming the three most common power gaps, and
Researching the new field and making small experiments in your spare time when thinking about changing careers.
I am honoured and grateful to Mac's List and Mac Prichard for including me in Mac's List top Career Podcasts of 2022. Thank you so much to the listeners and the wonderful guests who have made the show such a success!
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