35 results for author: Kathy Caprino


The Top 5 Things You Should Never do at Work

I had an 18-year corporate career in publishing and marketing that was highly successful on the outside, but on the inside, it was not. I rose to the level of Vice President and managed multimillion-dollar budgets and global initiatives, but throughout my ...
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7 Negative Behaviors of First-Year Professionals That Hold Them Back

Part of the Parenting For Success series In 2014, when my interview with Dr. Tim Elmore of Growing Leaders on 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders went viral on Forbes (6.8 million views to date), I knew we’d ...
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The Most Common Reason People Fail to Pursue the Best Opportunity in Front of Them

Recently, I connected with a high-level professional woman (let’s call her Karen) seeking coaching help to grow her career. She shared that she was ready to leave her current corporate role today, as the senior leader was terribly toxic – a true narcis...
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10 Core Questions That Will Tell You if You’re Ready to Become a Thought Leader

If you’re like me, you’ve seen the term “thought leader” mentioned in thousands of posts and articles this past year alone. To address the need for help in this area, I’ve recently added a new dimension to my consulting work revolving around helping ...
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What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You: The Top 8 Skills Professionals Need to Master

What makes a successful professional?  And what are the key behaviors, actions and thinking processes necessary to craft a career that is rewarding and meaningful and meets your needs and wants over the long arch of your professional life? These are ...
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6 Proven Strategies That Move the Needle on Gender Equality in Corporate America

Awareness of gender inequality has spiked in recent months. With impassioned speeches at the UN from Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson regarding the U.N. “He for She” movement, and more recently a heated discussion that ensued from Patricia Arquette...
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6 Ways to Identify Your Core Passion and Build a Lucrative Career Around It

Recently it was my birthday, and when that day comes each year, I try to do a few things well: spend it with people I adore, reflect back on the year and see clearly the key lessons I need to learn from it, and finally, relish what’s appeared in my life and ...
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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make

As a career coach and a career reinventer myself, I can confidently say that changing your career to something that is more suited to your values, needs, skills, and interests, is doable today, even in these tough economic times.  But to switch careers ...
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A Surefire Plan to Figure Out What You Really Want

I hear one type of comment over and over again, more than any other, and it goes something like this: “I just don’t know what I want. Despite all my efforts, I can’t figure it out what I want to do.” I find this an amazing phenomenon – that so many ...
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Be Careful Who You Admire and Trust – They May Be a Complete Fake

I was speaking with a dear friend, William Arruda, who's a true expert in helping people build their personal brands. We got on the subject of our recent eye-opening experience of discovering someone we're working with (with celebrity status) is a total fake. ...
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The Biggest Fear That Keeps You From Building a More Satisfying Career

Recently I spoke with a friend who has been a stay-at-home mom for 13 years, after building a career as an engineer. She told me that her job had served as a good paycheck, but nothing more. As her children are now in their teens, she’s beginning to see ...
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The 6 Core Reasons Women Aren’t Advancing to Leadership Roles

As a trainer and leadership developer of women, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of HR and senior executive leaders the past 10 years, about women, growth, and paving the way for women’s ascension to leadership in corporate America. Yet ...
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