7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years with couples, families, and children. Through that experience, I witnessed a very wide array of both functional and dysfunctional parenting behaviors. As a parent myself, I’ve learned that all the wisdom and love in the world doesn’t necessarily protect you from parenting in ways that hold your children back from thriving, gaining independence and becoming the leaders they have the potential to be....more

What Makes You Inspiring To Others?

Kathy Caprino, M.A.For some time, I’ve been following inspiring women leaders, entrepreneurs, business movers-and- shakers, writers and others on the cutting edge of thought leadership, and I’m still awed and amazed at how much there is out in the world to be inspired by. ...more

Are You an Entrepreneur? Answer These 5 Qs Before Taking the Plunge

[Editor's note: Are you contemplating starting a business as a re-careering strategy? If so, stay right here. This week, the Reinvent Yourself series shares start-up advice from experts and women who've figured out what it takes. Happy ventures. -- Michelle V. Rafter] ...more
So true! The amount of time and money required to make a go of it is often much more than we ...more

Why Midlife Rocks Your World

Kathy Caprino I was speaking today with a wonderful client of mine – let’s call her “Carol,” who shared a story about her views of midlife BEFORE she had arrived in midlife, and then what happened when her 40’s came. She shared, It’s funny – when I was my early 30’s, and I’d hear about someone having a ‘midlife crisis,’ I’d think to myself, “Wow, I don’t really get that.  I’m focused, doing what I need to, experiencing success, the kids are good, things are moving along well.  I can’t imagine waking up to wanting a whole new life or finding out...more

What My Five Careers Have Taught Me: Top 10 Lessons of Career Reinvention

Kathy CaprinoI’ve significantly revised my career numerous times over my 25 years of working, and each time, I’ve learned some powerful, surprising lessons -- about myself, my capabilities, perceptions, misconceptions, and about what it takes for me to attain what I want. Each career shift led me down a new path, and often, the destination wasn’t at all what I’d hoped or planned.  Huge mistakes were made, certainly, but what I’ve learned has been of great value and utility, allowing me to focus ever more closely on what matters to me....more
This is my life here. "You can't hurry love..." is the thing I need to work on the most. I'm ...more

Just Because Someone Says You Stink, Doesn't Make Them Right!

Kathy Caprino Hello! How’s your week going?  Great, I hope. Personally, I’ve had a few hard knocks this week from several people who indicated they’d like to offer constructive feedback, but then proceeded to tear down and put down. Constructive or Destructive?...more

The Top 10 Things Coaching Marketers and Training Schools Won’t Tell You

Kathy CaprinoThis week, I had a fabulous conversation with Starla Sireno – Founder of www.Fearlessnessinc.com and the Fearless Women Entrepreneur Network – an empowering forum for women entrepreneurs in San Francisco and beyond, providing the knowledge and support women need to become fearless entrepreneurs. ...more

As someone who has invested considerable time in understanding and learning about marketing, I ...more

Why Asking for Money Is So Hard

Kathy CaprinoI’ve been watching my clients - and myself - this past year around the experience of charging fees, asking for payment, suggesting folks re-enroll in their programs, etc., and here’s what I’ve found… Very few people like asking for money, and no one finds it easy – we universally hate it. Why? ...more

The 12 Hidden Crises of Entrepreneurial Women

Kathy CaprinoSeveral years ago I conducted a yearlong research study with over 100 working women across the country about professional crises in women and how we can reclaim our lives to overcome them.  I was astounded by the findings, and felt they were so universal and important for women, I wrote a book called Breakdown Breakthrough about these 12 crises, offering a three-step holistic model to break through these challenges once and for all....more

Why Million-Dollar Coaching Promises Should Make You Leery

Kathy Caprino“It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.” –Winston ChurchillThese past few years I’ve been connected with literally dozens of coaches who promise that, if you follow their work and their model, you’ll be a millionaire.  Really?...more