The 5 Most Misunderstood Issues About Building a Successful Career


Several months ago, I was invited by the leaders at to develop a new expert “challenge” (a brief assessment) to help readers test their understanding and mastery of what I believe are the most critical issues involved in building lasting career success and reward, and overcoming professional challenges that women face in the workforce today.

I have personally learned so much from developing this challenge – from how to frame questions that will elicit interest and expand understanding, to how to separate myself from my own knowledge and experience (and assumptions), and identify ways to help others determine what they do – and don’t – know about successful career development.

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Kathy Caprino

Kathy Caprino

Kathy Caprino, M.A. is an international leadership, executive and career success coach and adviser, and President/Founder of Kathy Caprino, LLC, a top-level career consulting firm focusing dedicated to the advancement of women in business. A former corporate VP, trained family therapist and active coach, speaker and leadership trainer, Kathy has worked with over 15,000 mid- to high-level professionals in a wide range of industries, organizations and functions. She's coached individiuals at renowned Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, academia and startups and has served as a graduate instructor for New York University and a career speaker/trainer for numerous professional growth organizations including Network of Executive Women and the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. She is a Senior Forbes contributor and a trusted career voice on LinkedIn, Thrive Global and in the nation's top media. Kathy is also the author of Breakdown, Breakthrough and her newest book, The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss, July 2020 HarperCollins Leadership and Murdoch Books in Australia. For more information, visit, her Amazing Career Project course, and tune into her weekly podcast Finding Brave . Connect with her at @kathycaprino on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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