Episode 130: Power Gap #7: Allowing Past Trauma to Define You Part of Kathy’s “The Most Powerful You” Series

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“You are not your past. You are all of it, your past, present, and future. So do the work to release the shame, the humiliation, and the negative judgments you have about yourself. Release yourself.” – Kathy Caprino

Over the past several weeks on the podcast I’ve been highlighting the critical power gaps and chapters from my new book, The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss. In this 7th installment of the series, I share the power gap that may be closest to my own heart and soul. I’m talking about how we allow our past trauma and deep challenges to continue to define us. I have lived this in such a deep way (and continue to work on it) and never fully understood this phenomenon until I became a therapist and did the work to uncover it. 

Life can hurt us badly sometimes and leave deep scars, and no one is immune. Every single one of us has experienced some form of pain, suffering, sadness, isolation, rejection, and trauma in our lifetimes. Many have experienced and witnessed things that forever alter how they see the world and operate within it. Sometimes, pain and hardship make us close down and stop trusting others. 

Other times, it makes us turn our pain into rage and violence against the world. Yet some people, while crushed by their pain for a time, are able to find a way to become more of who they really are at their core – more loving, compassionate, helpful, generous, insightful, brave, committed, and resilient — through all of it. And some are fortunate to know exactly how to turn their emotional challenges into new ways to be of service in the world so they can uplift others while healing themselves.

I sincerely hope that this “The Most Powerful You” series has been enlightening, and in conjunction with my new book, can help you uncover the power gaps that may be holding you back at this very moment. As always, I want to thank you for listening and I would be so happy to hear your feedback on not just this episode, but the entire series and the upcoming book. 

Remember that tremendous success, joy, and reward aren’t just reserved for a handful of people, but everyone, including you. You are worthy of an amazing life and career, and it’s waiting for you.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • How trauma appears in our lives, and why it’s so damaging to hold onto [2:48]

  • What trauma really is, and how every single one of us has experienced it [3:15]

  • How becoming aware of your trauma will benefit all aspects of your life including your career [5:31]

  • A powerful example of someone who has transformed her trauma into growth and a life of service to others [6:23]

  • The impact and harm your childhood can continue to have in your life as you get older [15:00]

  • Why insight into our trauma alone isn’t enough to overcome it and what is needed to move forward to healing [17:02]

  • Examples of common workplace trauma that I often see in the people that I work with [17:30]

  • What steps you can take to start getting on what I call “the brave healing path” [20:13]

  • The specific questions to ask yourself as you embark on your own journey to awareness [33:03]

For More Information:

https://kathycaprino.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycaprino 

https://www.facebook.com/ElliaCommunications 

https://twitter.com/kathycaprino 

https://www.instagram.com/kathycaprino/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss Official Website (with Trailer)

Pre-order at https://kathycaprino.com/mostpowerfulyoubook to become the most powerful version of you and reach your highest, most thrilling potential.

Book Pre-Order Bonus #1:

Pre-order the book now to receive free access to my 7-day power-boost challenge workbook! 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #2:

For all individuals who pre-order a copy before the pub date of July 28th, send me your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com to be entered in a drawing for a free 6-session Career Breakthrough Private Coaching program ($2,997 value). One winner will be selected. 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #3: 

Pre-order 10 copies and receive a FREE 30-minute career consultation on Zoom with Kathy ($250 value)! Order 10 copies of the book for your friends, colleagues or team before July 28th, and send us your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com. Our team will be back in touch to schedule your call!

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Kathy’s Amazing Career Project

Sign Up For Kathy’s LinkedIn Newsletter, The Finding Brave Circle

Her Power Gaps SurveyHer TEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up 

Kathy’s FREE Career Path Self-Assessment Survey

Episode 124: Power Gap #1: Not Recognizing Your Special Talents and Abilities

Episode 125: Power Gap #2: Communicating from Fear Not Strength

Episode 126: Power Gap #3: Reluctance to Ask for What You Deserve

Episode 127: Power Gap #4: Isolating from Influential Support

Episode 128: Power Gap #5: Acquiescing Instead of Saying “Stop” To Mistreatment 

Episode 129: Power Gap #6: Losing Sight of Your Most Thrilling Dream

Lynn Carroll (The Therapy Space)

Cheryl Hunter’s Appearance on Finding Brave & Her TEDx Talk, Wabi Sabi: The Magnificence of Imperfection

Fortier Public Relations 

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Kathy’s Forbes Blog with Chip Conley, How Midlife Professionals Can Leverage Their Age, Wisdom And Experience More Powerfully At Work

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, check out Kathy’s weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free special offers and giveaways, contests, and more! Pre-orders are available now! And to discover if you are experiencing any of the 7 damaging power gaps today, take Kathy’s Power Gap Survey and find out!

Become a Sponsor!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Finding Brave, we’d love to hear from you! Please write to info@kathycaprino.com with your proposal and for more information.

QUOTES: 

“The very first thing I want you to understand is that you’re not silly, you’re not foolish and you’re not weak to be feeling what you feel. It’s often trauma.” [4:33]

“How you integrate what happens to you in your own identity is going to shape not just your personal life and relationships, but your professional life and your career success.” [5:31]

“There are traumatic events that happen in our life, absolutely, but once they happen there are steps you can take to grab back control of your life.” [11:01]

“It’s one thing to have insight, but it’s not enough. Insight doesn’t change your life. Brave action does.” [17:02]

“The problem with these “dirty little secrets” is that if you do not address them with your eyes wide open, they grow bigger and more destructive. They send you underground and they eat at you.” [24:03]

“Often the Universe is doing you a favor by kicking you out of a horrible job and a toxic ecosystem.” [29:39]

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Episode 129: Power Gap #6: Losing Sight of Your Most Thrilling Dream Part of Kathy’s “The Most Powerful You” Series

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“In the end, the people that bail on their dreams often pursue a direction that isn’t right for them. Many didn’t learn, or they weren’t taught, that the only constant thing in life is change and the only secure thing resides inside of you, not outside.” – Kathy Caprino

At this very moment in time, the future — and where we are all going as a society — is on everyone’s mind more than ever. On this week’s Finding Brave show, I explore a critical power gap and chapter from my new book, The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss, which is Power Gap #6: Losing Sight of Your Thrilling Dream for Your Life. 

Things will happen to each of us that derail our dreams, and often you’ll take a direction that you think is right for you, but it ends up being the wrong path. It’s a universal experience — that what we once believed was possible and desirable can change, and we have to change as a result. If you don’t want to wake up unhappy years from now, you have to accept this fact and realize that you alone are responsible for you how you respond to the life that’s before you, and to the challenges and hardships that you’ve faced. 

You alone have the power to shape your future, and now is the time to choose your own way in pursuit of the life you want to live and the mark you want to make in the world.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • What this power gap most often looks like in the people that possess it [3:34] 

  • The painful story of how I bailed on my own dreams right after my college graduation [6:52]
     
  • What I consider to be the most valuable lesson that I received from this experience [8:27]

  • How my client Kendra chose a professional direction from childhood on that she thought would save her, only to find it was wrong, but then gained control of her life and future [11:22]

  • Why the rigid, unyielding belief that “You’ll absolutely go broke and lose everything if you follow your passion” is a damaging myth in our society [12:24]

  • The four core reasons that people most often lose sight of their thrilling dreams [14:27]

  • The six types of people who seemed to be most susceptible to this damaging power gap [20:42]

  • How searching outside of yourself for the answers isn’t an effective approach to overcoming this gap [24:02]

  • Some key questions to ask yourself today to start uncovering your true passions [29:02] 

For More Information:

https://kathycaprino.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycaprino 

https://www.facebook.com/ElliaCommunications 

https://twitter.com/kathycaprino 

https://www.instagram.com/kathycaprino/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss Official Website (with Trailer)

Pre-order at https://kathycaprino.com/mostpowerfulyoubook to become the most powerful version of you and reach your highest, most thrilling potential.

Book Pre-Order Bonus #1:

Pre-order the book now to receive free access to my 7-day power-boost challenge workbook! 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #2:

For all individuals who pre-order a copy before the pub date of July 28th, send me your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com to be entered in a drawing for a free 6-session Career Breakthrough Private Coaching program ($2,997 value). One winner will be selected. 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #3: 

Pre-order 10 copies and receive a FREE 30-minute career consultation on Zoom with Kathy ($250 value)! Order 10 copies of the book for your friends, colleagues or team before July 28th, and send us your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com. Our team will be back in touch to schedule your call!

_____________________

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project

Sign Up For Kathy’s LinkedIn Newsletter, The Finding Brave Circle

Her Power Gaps SurveyHer TEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up 

Kathy’s FREE Career Path Self-Assessment Survey

Apply To Be Coached By Kathy 

11 Questions To Ask To Uncover Your Passions 

Episode 37: What Is Heaven On Earth To You and Can You Have It?, with Martin Rutte

Episode 124: Power Gap #1: Not Recognizing Your Special Talents and Abilities

Episode 125: Power Gap #2: Communicating from Fear Not Strength

Episode 126: Power Gap #3: Reluctance to Ask for What You Deserve

Episode 127: Power Gap #4: Isolating from Influential Support

Episode 128: Power Gap #5: Acquiescing Instead of Saying “Stop” To Mistreatment 

The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment by Maria Nemeth

Tapping Into Wealth: How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Can Help You Clear the Path to Making More Money by Margaret M. Lynch

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, check out Kathy’s weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free special offers and giveaways, contests, and more! Pre-orders are available now! And to discover if you are experiencing any of the 7 damaging power gaps today, take Kathy’s Power Gap Survey and find out!

Become a Sponsor!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Finding Brave, we’d love to hear from you! Please write to info@kathycaprino.com with your proposal and for more information.

QUOTES: 

“You know I’ve personally lived all these gaps, and that’s why I’m so passionate about helping others bypass or overcome them.” [4:10]

“You’ll often experience this gap if you start out on a path you think is the right one, but don’t listen to yourself when it’s not feeling right.” [10:08]

“I don’t believe in regret, and I think we’re going to use everything that happens to us, but if I had answered these questions 30 years ago I would not have made the mistakes that I’ve made.” [11:00]

“So many people remain stuck in a direction they can’t stand, and they do it because of money.” [12:11]

“Why can’t we have work that lights us up from the inside? Who said that we can’t, and make great money in the process?” [13:01] 

“We have to stop letting our concerns and fears block our ability to see the possibilities.” [15:34] 

“If you want to gain sight of your thrilling dream for the future and get on that path, you’ve got to build your self-confidence, your self-esteem and your boundaries.” [28:37]

Sponsor Highlight!  

I’m thrilled to share that Audible.com is a sponsor of Finding Brave! Take advantage of their great special offer of one FREE book of your choice with a 30-day FREE membership trial! And feel free to keep the book even if you cancel the membership. Click here to sign up for your free book! http://www.audibletrial.com/FindingBrave

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Episode 128: Power Gap #5: Acquiescing Instead of Saying "Stop" To Mistreatment Part of Kathy’s “The Most Powerful You” Series

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“I understand that in some cases people truly have no options, for a variety of solid reasons, but for so many other people there are options. There are different avenues available, but we have to feel strong enough to find the right kind of help.” – Kathy Caprino 

I’ve seen firsthand–and research and data confirm it–that there is widespread gender bias, sexual harassment, and other forms of unfair and illegal behaviors at work. From Chapter 5 of my new book, The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss, I share what has happened to me personally around mistreatment and sexual harassment as well as experiences from other women I’ve worked and spoken with, as the dynamics of these particular situations resemble in critical ways what millions of women around the world are experiencing.

Even though I started writing this book several years ago, all of these power gaps, including and especially this gap of Acquiescing Instead of Saying “STOP!” to Mistreatment, is even more relevant right now. I hope that anyone listening who has been on the receiving end of mistreatment will get something helpful from this episode. I believe with all my heart and soul — and have dedicated the past 10 years of my life to teaching and supporting this principle — that each and every one of us can take important bravery-boosting actions today that will generate new options for us, and help us muster the bravery and the power to stand up, speak truth to power, and do the important work we must to end abuse and mistreatment in the workplace. 

Highlights from this Episode:

  • Why revised laws aren’t the only thing needed to see real change for race relations in the United States and beyond [5:05]

  • Who I believe has biases, why they have them and where the danger lies in holding on to them [9:03]

  • A shocking thing that people who are being mistreated often do [11:00]

  • Why I feel so strongly about helping those people who I work with end the victimization [14:20]

  • My own personal experiences of being mistreated in the workplace that rocked me to my core [15:55]

  • The ways in which these experiences have transformed me to this day [20:15]

  • The subtle forms of mistreatments often go unreported, and a story of how one of my clients took bold action to change this [22:05]

  • There is powerful and amazing appropriate support available to you, even if you don’t realize it [25:22]

  • What you can do to create your own power shifts, specifically as a woman being mistreated at work [26:29]

  • A critical message that we need to be conveying to others right now [31:25]

For More Information: 

https://kathycaprino.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycaprino 

https://www.facebook.com/ElliaCommunications 

https://twitter.com/kathycaprino 

https://www.instagram.com/kathycaprino/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss Official Website (with Trailer)

Pre-order at https://kathycaprino.com/mostpowerfulyoubook to become the most powerful version of you and reach your highest, most thrilling potential.

Book Pre-Order Bonus #1:

Pre-order the book now to receive free access to my 7-day power-boost challenge workbook! 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #2:

For all individuals who pre-order a copy before the pub date of July 28th, send me your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com to be entered in a drawing for a free 6-session Career Breakthrough Private Coaching program ($2,997 value). One winner will be selected. 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #3: 

Pre-order 10 copies and receive a FREE 30-minute career consultation on Zoom with Kathy ($250 value)! Order 10 copies of the book for your friends, colleagues or team before July 28th, and send us your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com. Our team will be back in touch to schedule your call!

_____________________

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project (EARLY BIRD Sale! The Summer 2020 course begins June 22nd. Register by June 16th at 11pm EST and SAVE $200 PLUS 6 BIG early bird bonuses!)

Sign Up For Kathy’s LinkedIn Newsletter, The Finding Brave Circle

Kathy’s Power Gaps SurveyHer TEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up 

Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships, and the Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

Episode 115: How Your Intentional Energetic Presence Boosts Your Impact, with Anese Cavanaugh

Episode 118: How To Build The Mental Strength You Need to Reach Your Greatest Potential

Episode 124: Power Gap #1: Not Recognizing Your Special Talents and Abilities

Episode 125: Power Gap #2: Communicating from Fear Not Strength

Episode 126: Power Gap #3: Reluctance to Ask for What You Deserve

Episode 127: Power Gap #4: Isolating from Influential Support

Network of Executive Women (NEW)

About Bias and the Brain

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, check out Kathy’s weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free special offers and giveaways, contests, and more! Pre-orders are available now! And to discover if you are experiencing any of the 7 damaging power gaps today, take Kathy’s Power Gap Survey and find out!

Become a Sponsor!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Finding Brave, we’d love to hear from you! Please write to info@kathycaprino.com with your proposal and for more information.

QUOTES: 

“You can change a law, but if you don’t change the unconscious bias of the people enacting the law, it’s not going to work. That’s what I’m most concerned about.” [5:05]

“Our brain is wired to form these biases, which I believe has evolutionarily been there so we can make sense of our reality.” [9:25]

“What I am trying to do is take us from victimhood to being more in control and claiming the power for our lives.” [14:55]

“I realized that for mistreatment to stop I had to take a braver stand, and I started to see that I wasn’t alone as well.” [21:19]

“We’re seeing how people that feel they have no power have come together and they have made a difference.” [25:53]

“Repeating behaviors are not random. You are co-creating them, and you have to look at it.” [30:29]

Sponsor Highlight!  

I’m thrilled to share that Audible.com is a sponsor of Finding Brave! Take advantage of their great special offer of one FREE book of your choice with a 30-day FREE membership trial! And feel free to keep the book even if you cancel the membership. Click here to sign up for your free book! http://www.audibletrial.com/FindingBrave

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Episode 127: Power Gap #4: Isolating from Influential Support Part of Kathy’s “The Most Powerful You” Series

Thank you for listening to our Finding Brave show, ranked in the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in Careers!

“We have to connect with people. We must, because this is how it works in life. The huge thing that you want, the amazing outcome, or that big milestone, it’s not doable without other people. It just isn’t.” – Kathy Caprino 

The answers to all your networking and career-building questions aren’t as far away as they seem, and in fact, they’re right inside of you. In today’s Finding Brave episode I look at the Power Gap #4 from my latest book, The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss, which is isolating yourself from influential support. 

In this episode, I share how you can apply the same rules of courteousness, generosity, commitment, bravery, and being of mutual benefit that you apply in day-to-day life, to overcome this gap and begin connecting with influential supporters, sponsors, mentors, and what I call “ambassadors” for your work and your goals. But to successfully connect with great help you must understand that you ARE worthy of amazing, influential support to move forward. The world needs you, your talents, and your new ideas and initiatives and you have much more to offer that’s of great value and importance than you realize. 

Not only does this episode offer doable action steps that you can start taking today to get this influential support, but I also offer a powerful reframe that will change the way that you see and approach networking. These steps truly work to move you forward and I can’t wait to hear what transforms in your life when you take these power-boosting steps! 

Highlights from this Episode:

  • My real-life client Anita’s compelling story and experience around this power gap, plus the steps she took to overcome it [13:52]

  • A critical mistake I see women making day after day that is holding them back from getting the influential support that they need [15:02]

  • Why women tend to isolate more than men from getting high-level, influential support from others [18:22]

  • The ways that introverts can be successful in networking, even when they hate it [21:27]

  • How to go about building a true support network that nurtures your personal and professional growth [28:42]

  • Why I believe that being critiqued by others actually leads to more success and growth for you [28:49]

  • Helpful advice for reaching out in the right way to get an influential sponsor or mentor [29:48]

  • The questions to start asking yourself today, along with a positive reframe of networking that can completely change the way you approach it [33:22]

For More Information: 

https://kathycaprino.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycaprino 

https://www.facebook.com/ElliaCommunications 

https://twitter.com/kathycaprino 

https://www.instagram.com/kathycaprino/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss Official Website (with Trailer)

Pre-order at https://kathycaprino.com/mostpowerfulyoubook to become the most powerful version of you and reach your highest, most thrilling potential.

Book Pre-Order Bonus #1:

Pre-order the book now to receive free access to my 7-day power-boost challenge workbook! 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #2:

For all individuals who pre-order a copy before the pub date of July 28th, send me your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com to be entered in a drawing for a free 6-session Career Breakthrough Private Coaching program ($2,997 value). One winner will be selected. 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #3: 

Pre-order 10 copies and receive a FREE 30-minute career consultation on Zoom with Kathy ($250 value)! Order 10 copies of the book for your friends, colleagues or team before July 28th, and send us your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com. Our team will be back in touch to schedule your call!

_____________________

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project (EARLY BIRD Sale! The Summer 2020 course begins June 22nd. Register by June 16th at 11pm EST and SAVE $200 PLUS 6 BIG early bird bonuses!)

Sign Up For Kathy’s LinkedIn Newsletter, The Finding Brave Circle

Kathy’s Power Gaps SurveyHer TEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up 

Episode 124: Power Gap #1: Not Recognizing Your Special Talents and Abilities

Episode 125: Power Gap #2: Communicating from Fear Not Strength

Episode 126: Power Gap #3: Reluctance to Ask for What You Deserve

Kathy’s Forbes Blog (with Mentorship Articles) 

Adam Grant’s LinkedIn Post

Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Books by Judy Robinett & Dorie Clark

BNI: Business Network International

Kathy’s Forbes interview with Ivan Misner on How To Network Up With Your Business Idols And Elevate Your Success

Susan Cain’s Website

Kathy’s Forbes post on I’m Sick of Our Culture’s Bias Against Introverts and I’m Ashamed To Admit I Shared In It

Mark Fortier (Fortier PR)

Lean in: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, check out Kathy’s weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free special offers and giveaways, contests, and more! Pre-orders are available now! And to discover if you are experiencing any of the 7 damaging power gaps today, take Kathy’s Power Gap Survey and find out!

Become a Sponsor!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Finding Brave, we’d love to hear from you! Please write to info@kathycaprino.com with your proposal and for more information.

QUOTES: 

“Women are so often in the “wrong room” in their networking. They stay stuck associating with people at their same level. That isn’t going to do the trick for us. It has to be that we’re talking to people at a higher level.” 

“I find that once we know why we do what we do, energy is released to stop obsessing about what’s in the way and get going to change it.” 

“We do have to bring ourselves forward and we have to network. It has to happen today for us to succeed at a high level. Gone are the days that you wait for a headhunter to call you, or you just apply online.” 

“You’ve got to start speaking up without fear, humiliation, shame, and without embarrassment about the work you want to do.” 

“It’s obvious, but people forget that in order to attract great mentors, you have to be someone who is rewarding to mentor. So be great at what you do, ask for more responsibilities and don’t hang back.” 

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Episode 126: Power Gap #3: Reluctance to Ask for What You Deserve Part of Kathy’s “The Most Powerful You” Series

Thank you for listening to our Finding Brave show, ranked in the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in Careers!

“If your emotions get the best of you, you’re not going to present the best case. It’s going to come across that it’s all about you, and it’s not all about you. It’s about why getting what you want is actually great for the organization.” – Kathy Caprino 

In today’s Finding Brave episode I look at another power gap that has been experienced by the majority of women I have surveyed, which is a reluctance to ask for what you want and deserve. I reveal how there is a prevalence of this gap (77% of the women I studied are suffering from this gap) and I share a look at how this holds women back, along with what we can concretely do about it. 

Understand that asking for help is a sign that you’re strong and brave, and ready to embrace more in your life – more success, joy, reward, passion, and impact. Not one person whom you admire in the world has done everything on their own. Everyone you respect and look up to has gotten where they are through the process of asking for help. You’re not “weak” to need some assistance or support and you deserve help from others. 

If you doubt that you deserve it, then take some time this week to pay it forward and offer some support to a person in your sphere who could benefit from your specific guidance. Embrace how much you have to offer and recognize your value. Commit to experiencing all the positive feelings that come with being of help to another person. And realize that there are people waiting in the wings to be an angel in your life and to support your highest growth and happiest success. 

Secondly, remember that while society might still push back on women who bravely ask for what they deserve and do it confidently, that doesn’t mean we should back off. It means we need to keep asking confidently, and do it more and more, so that everyone around us begins to see what it looks like to be surrounded by strong, competent women who embrace their gifts, who want to be of service in bigger ways in the world, and who wear their success comfortably and confidently, and love to help others ascend as they rise.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • What research is saying about how men and women are different in the struggle of asking for what they want [7:48]

  • A major reason why therapy alone often doesn’t help us overcome this power gap [8:58]

  • A real life story of someone I’ve worked with who has experienced not asking for what she wants and deserves [10:19]

  • The specific lessons this brave woman learned on her journey in regards to this power gap [15:55]

  • Some key reasons why women are less likely to negotiate for what they want, and how the labels we use to describe people shape this dynamic [18:53]

  • The action steps you can take to ask for things you want, such as a raise at work [21:43]

  • Why women entrepreneurs struggle with asking for what they deserve in their own businesses [24:13]

  • How to use internal exploration, along with some actual questions to help you get started with this process [28:06]

  • A powerful way to reframe asking for help [32:43]

For More Information: 

https://kathycaprino.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycaprino 

https://www.facebook.com/ElliaCommunications 

https://twitter.com/kathycaprino 

https://www.instagram.com/kathycaprino/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss Official Website (with Trailer)

Pre-order at https://kathycaprino.com/mostpowerfulyoubook to become the most powerful version of you and reach your highest, most thrilling potential.

Book Pre-Order Bonus #1:

Pre-order the book before June 15th and receive free access to my 7-day power-boost challenge workbook! 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #2:

For all individuals who pre-order a copy before June 15th, send me your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com to be entered in a drawing for a free 6-session Career Breakthrough Private Coaching program ($2,997 value). One winner will be selected. 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #3: 

Pre-order 10 copies and receive a FREE 30-minute career consultation on Zoom with Kathy ($250 value)! Order 10 copies of the book for your friends, colleagues or team by June 15th, and send us your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com. Our team will be back in touch to schedule your call!

_____________________

Kathy’s Power Gaps SurveyHer TEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up 

Episode 124: Power Gap #1: Not Recognizing Your Special Talents and Abilities

Episode 125: Power Gap #2: Communicating from Fear Not Strength

Interview with Dr. Bernice King

Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation–and Positive Strategies for Change by Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever

Kathy’s Forbes Blog, How To Ask For A Promotion In The Most Compelling And Convincing Way

Episode 108: How To Set Your Energy Clock To Succeed and Thrive, with Molly Fletcher

Kathy’s Forbes Blog with Susan Sobbott, How Different Are Female And Male Entrepreneurs?

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, check out Kathy’s weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free special offers and giveaways, contests, and more! Pre-orders are available now! And to discover if you are experiencing any of the 7 damaging power gaps today, take Kathy’s Power Gap Survey and find out!

Become a Sponsor!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Finding Brave, we’d love to hear from you! Please write to info@kathycaprino.com with your proposal and for more information.

QUOTES: 

“It’s the story of so many women, and I have lived this. I have lived not feeling comfortable to assert myself, and not feeling comfortable to ask for what I deserved.” [14:39]

“Part of this is understanding so much of what goes into why women find it so hard to ask for what they deserve.” [18:29]

“You know I always say that “greater awareness equals greater choice.” If we just come out of the gate and don’t gain awareness of what we’re thinking, feeling, and what we’re taught as children and every day in the workplace and our ecosystem, we can’t change it.” [21:19]

“If you’re in your own business and you don’t understand the value you are bringing and what that is worth, you’ve got some work to do and you’ve got to figure that out.” [25:21]

“Build the case for what you have done. One that shows clearly how you have moved the needle for your company, and that you deserve it.” [32:00]

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Episode 125: Power Gap #2: Communicating from Fear Not Strength Part of Kathy’s “The Most Powerful You” series

Thank you for listening to our Finding Brave show, ranked in the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in Careers!

“Prepare for the consequences when you start asserting yourself differently. People will not know what happened, and you’ve got to prepare for that. If you’ve always been striving to make others happy, then you’re most likely not making yourself happy and you’re not saying what needs to be said.” – Kathy Caprino 

In this episode, Kathy explores what her research over the past 10 years with thousands of professional women has revealed is the second gap of the 7 most damaging power gaps that professional women face today. 70% of the women Kathy has surveyed indicate that this Power Gap is impacting them today.  

From not being able to assertively communicate their beliefs, ideas, wants, needs, and authentic feelings, this gap blocks women from sharing what’s important to them in a self-confident and self-empowered way. 

And this reluctance to speak powerfully and confidently prevents us from attaining results we need and want in our careers, including leadership success, impact, responsibility, change, authority and making the difference we dream for. Finally, it holds women back from building the true legacy they long to leave, in service of others.

Listen in as Kathy shares what contributes to the formation of this harmful gap, and specific action steps you can take today to embark on your journey of communicating in a clearer and more assertive way in order to be heard, understood, respected, valued and to make sure that your boundaries and non-negotiables are honored and respected, in the most mutually-beneficial way possible.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • The results from my survey showing how many women experience, or may experience, this damaging power gap [3:54]

  • The lasting effect that our childhood has on our careers, and what we can do to begin healing from it [6:36]

  • What I’ve noticed about why women often struggle with making important decisions and speaking up [9:25]

  • Why boundaries are so essential to establish, especially for women today [11:10]

  • How not speaking up when necessary often impacts our physical wellness [19:20]

  • An example from my own life of what can happen physically by not speaking up [21:10]

  • A fascinating study that validates gender bias in the workplace, and what we can do to start changing this today [27:00]

  • The action steps to take to create your own power shift right now [29:00]

  • Specific questions you can ask yourself that will help you shift your power and speak up more powerfully [35:56]

For More Information: 

https://kathycaprino.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycaprino 

https://www.facebook.com/ElliaCommunications 

https://twitter.com/kathycaprino 

https://www.instagram.com/kathycaprino/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss Official Website (with Trailer)

Pre-order at https://kathycaprino.com/mostpowerfulyoubook to become the most powerful version of you and reach your highest, most thrilling potential.

Book Pre-Order Bonus #1:

Pre-order the book before June 15th and receive free access to my 7-day power-boost challenge workbook! 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #2:

For all individuals who pre-order a copy before June 15th, send me your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com to be entered in a drawing for a free 6-session Career Breakthrough Private Coaching program ($2,997 value). One winner will be selected. 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #3: 

Pre-order 10 copies and receive a FREE 30-minute career consultation on Zoom with Kathy ($250 value)! Order 10 copies of the book for your friends, colleagues or team by June 15th, and send us your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com. Our team will be back in touch to schedule your call!

_____________________

Kathy’s Power Gaps SurveyHer TEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up 

Episode 124: Power Gap #1: Not Recognizing Your Special Talents and Abilities

Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

Interview with Dr. Nega Sangwan & Her Book, Talk Rx: Five Steps To Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health and Happiness 

Muscle Testing

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz 

TED talk – Suleika Jaouad

Gender Bias Is Real

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, check out Kathy’s weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free special offers and giveaways, contests, and more! Pre-orders are available now! And to discover if you are experiencing any of the 7 damaging power gaps today, take Kathy’s Power Gap Survey and find out!

Become a Sponsor!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Finding Brave, we’d love to hear from you! Please write to info@kathycaprino.com with your proposal and for more information.

QUOTES: 

“I’ve said this a thousand times, but I’ll say it again. You are what your childhood taught you to be, unless you’ve healed or addressed it.” [6:36]

“So often we know what we’re supposed to do. We know the decisions we need to make, but we’re scared to make them.” [9:58]

“Our mental state and our emotional state are inextricably linked with our physical state. They are not separate, and they are absolutely interconnected.” [19:32]

“We have to give the world examples of strong, competent, assertive and brilliant women.” [28:51]

“Get very clear about what you need to say. Just choose one tough conversation you need to engage in this week and decide on the most important thing you have to say.” [30:56]

Sponsor Highlight!  

I’m thrilled to share that Audible.com is a sponsor of Finding Brave! Take advantage of their great special offer of one FREE book of your choice with a 30-day FREE membership trial! And feel free to keep the book even if you cancel the membership. Click here to sign up for your free book! http://www.audibletrial.com/FindingBrave

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Episode 124: Power Gap #1: Not Recognizing Your Special Talents and Abilities

Thank you for listening to our Finding Brave show, ranked in the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in Careers!

“Know that you are amazing. Every individual on the planet is, and the world needs your talents and your abilities desperately. Can you trust and accept that fact, that you are special and you are unique, and now is the time to recognize that clearly?” – Kathy Caprino 

I’m very excited to be sharing over the next seven weeks vitally important key career growth strategies, solutions, tips and inspiring real-life stories from my new book, The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss, that’s publishing July 28th in the US and August 1st in Australia and New Zealand (and in the UK on January 1)!

The book explores what my research over the past 10 years working with thousands of women around the world has uncovered are the 7 most damaging power gaps that professional women face today that keep women from reaching their highest and most thrilling potential and goals in their work.

The first gap I’ll be talking about today is Gap #1: Not Recognizing Your Special Talents, Abilities, and Accomplishments. This is THE most prevalent gap that I work with in my coaching programs, courses and trainings with women. So many thousands of women struggle to recognize that they are talented, and how these talents and abilities truly matter in the world.

I want to stress that it’s not arrogant or selfish to recognize and appreciate that you have greatness inside of you, because when you leverage those talents in a bigger way and in service to others, you are finally able to make the powerful difference that you were meant to, and experience the joy, reward and fulfillment that you long for. 

I hope you find this episode on Power Gap #1–and the entire podcast series and the book– truly instrumental on your journey to building a thrilling and reward career you love. 

Stay tuned to learn all about the other six most damaging power gaps women face, s in the upcoming weekly Finding Brave episodes. 

And as always, I’d love to hear which gaps speak to you most deeply, and your questions and feedback on how this information is moving your forward.

Please see the links below for pre-ordering the book and receiving some big special offers when you co. And do connect with me on LinkedIn and let me know how I can be of service to you. 

Highlights from this Episode:

  • Why I decided to publish a series of podcast episodes focusing on the power gaps that I see, and the two major questions I wanted to answer by doing this [3:18]
  • What I have discovered over many years of working with professional women about the importance of “positive power” and why women tend to fear it [5:56]
  • A breakdown of all 7 power gaps, and the anecdotes for overcoming them [9:48]
  • Why I think that people, especially professional women, aren’t recognizing their special talents, abilities and accomplishments, [11:58]

  • Where to begin in understanding your unique strengths so that you don’t feel victimized and stuck [17:56]

  • How I uncovered my own special skills and took the brave step to reinvent myself [23:38]

  • What research is showing that happens to girls around the age of 13, and how it’s holding us all back in damaging ways [32:18]

  • Some powerful action steps you can take today to overcome this first power gap, including a strategy to maximize the effectiveness of LinkedIn for you [36:05]

For More Information: 

https://kathycaprino.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycaprino 

https://www.facebook.com/ElliaCommunications 

https://twitter.com/kathycaprino 

https://www.instagram.com/kathycaprino/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss Official Website (with Trailer)

Pre-order at https://kathycaprino.com/mostpowerfulyoubook to become the most powerful version of you and reach your highest, most thrilling potential.

Book Pre-Order Bonus #1:

Pre-order the book before June 15th and receive free access to my 7-day power-boost challenge workbook! 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #2:

For all individuals who pre-order a copy before June 15th, send me your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com to be entered in a drawing for a free 6-session Career Breakthrough Private Coaching program ($2,997 value). One winner will be selected. 

Book Pre-Order Bonus #3: 

Pre-order 10 copies and receive a FREE 30-minute career consultation on Zoom with Kathy ($250 value)! Order 10 copies of the book for your friends, colleagues or team by June 15th, and send us your receipt at info@kathycaprino.com. Our team will be back in touch to schedule your call!

_____________________

Kathy’s Power Gaps Survey & Support To Build Your LinkedIn Profile To Great Success

HerTEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up & Free Career Path Self-Assessment

Kathy’s Forbes interview with Lauren Letellier on The Crushing Similarities Between Family and Business Dysfunction

The Energy of Money by Maria Nemeth

The Confidence Code by Katty Kaye and Clare Shipman

Core Personal Values Exercise from the CT Women’s Business Development Center  

Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, check out Kathy’s weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free special offers and giveaways, contests, and more! Pre-orders are available now! And to discover if you are experiencing any of the 7 damaging power gaps today, take Kathy’s Power Gap Survey and find out!

Become a Sponsor!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Finding Brave, we’d love to hear from you! Please write to info@kathycaprino.com with your proposal and for more information.

QUOTES: 

“You can’t have what you want in your career, and you can’t have the reward, the thrill, the impact, the meaning or the purpose you want if you don’t have any power.” [6:16]

“I don’t know anybody who wouldn’t like a little more confidence right now, and a more power to take the reins on their life and career.” [10:54] 

“You can’t have a rewarding career if you don’t know how you are talented, and if you can’t talk about it or name it.” [14:15]

“People that don’t recognize that they are important and valuable often feel victimized and stuck.” [17:56]

“So many people hold themselves back from a happier life or career because they think they’re faulty, or not as educated or smart.” [18:48]

“What I’ve seen is that so many women actually don’t think they are worthy of the great success and rewards that they dream of.” [32:18]

Sponsor Highlight!  

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Episode 123: Co-Elevation: How To Lead with Positive Influence and Collaboration, with Keith Ferrazzi

Thank you for listening to our Finding Brave show, ranked in the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in Careers!

“Your job as a leader is not to lead as an individual, but to foster the environment of co-elevation amongst your team. That’s the key, because your team needs to become co-elevators of each other.” – Keith Ferrazzi 

I’m doing something a bit differently on today’s special episode. I was recently having a conversation on the phone with someone I admire and respect a good deal, and what he was sharing with me was so rich and helpful that I knew I had to ask him if we could record our talk for the wonderful Finding Brave listeners. And he said YES!

Keith Ferrazzi is recognized as a global thought leader in the relational and collaborative sciences. As Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research Institute, he works to identify behaviors that block global organizations from reaching their goals and to transform them by coaching new behaviors that increase growth and shareholder value.

A New York Times #1 best-selling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone, as well as a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, and many other leading publications, Keith’s gained over 20 years of experience, from the C-Suite to founding his own companies, and distilled those years and experiences into practices and solutions he brings to every engagement.

In this show, Keith reveals how co-elevation is a key foundational behavior that we can all use to lead, connect, and elevate ourselves and others powerfully and effectively, even without pre-established “authority.” 

Highlights from this Episode:

  • What Keith feels is most important for executive women to recognize about their relationships with others [2:40]

  • The concept of “co-elevation” and why it matters so much to teams in all workplaces [4:45]

  • The two biggest barriers teams will face that is preventing co-elevation [9:23]

  • Why co-creation is an “art form”, and the ways which it differs from buy-in [11:30]

  • What are the two major takeaways that Keith wants readers to get from his latest book [15:31]

For More Information: 

http://keithferrazzi.com/

http://ferrazzigreenlight.com/ 

https://www.ferrazzilearning.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithferrazzi/

https://www.facebook.com/keithferrazzi

https://twitter.com/ferrazzi

https://www.instagram.com/keithferrazzi/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

Keith’s New Book, Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration

His Earlier Works, Never Eat Alone: And the Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time & Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success–and Won’t Let You Fail

Keith’s Remote Teams Resource Center

His Video, How to Build Remote Meetings Powerfully 

Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, check out Kathy’s weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free special offers and giveaways, contests, and more! Pre-orders are available now! And to discover if you are experiencing any of the 7 damaging power gaps today, take Kathy’s Power Gap Survey and find out!                                                                                                           

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QUOTES: 

“I wrote a book, because I found that the relationships in your life are the number one predictor of opportunity, and success.” [2:40]

“I awakened to realize that in the work that I do now, coaching executive teams, it’s the ability to get a team to co-elevate with each other [that leads to success].” [4:45]

“What stops us from co-elevating in an organization also stops us from finding value in the interdependencies of teams.” [7:01]

“The new normal is you have to be inclusive. Diversity and inclusion is needed for great decision making.” [11:08]

“You lose nothing by leading with generosity.” [14:01]

“I’m committed to cracking the code not of individual advancement, but in collective advancement. How do you get the team to be as highest performing as possible?” [17:33]

Sponsor Highlight!  

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Episode 122: Transform Your Ability To Succeed Through the Proximity Principle, with Ken Coleman

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“Embrace the struggle. Certainly if you’re in the career coaching business and you’ve got to sit across from somebody, how in the world are you going to have anything worthwhile to pour out to them if you’ve never struggled?” – Ken Coleman 

The first step toward a dream job is always the scariest, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Today’s Finding Brave guest shares how something he calls “The Proximity Principle” can help you achieve what you want in your career, by finding the people who are doing it and spending time in the places where it’s happening. And he explores what most people are missing, or struggling with, when it comes to their mindset that prevents them from tremendous success.

Ken Coleman is a #1 national best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host of The Ken Coleman Show. Pulling from his own personal struggles, missed opportunities, and career successes, Coleman helps people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality. The Ken Coleman Show is a caller-driven career show that helps listeners who are stuck in a job they hate or searching for something more out of their career. His second book, The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead To The Career You Love, was released in May 2019.

Not only does Ken reveal how to put yourself in a position to realize your career aspirations, he covers so much more in this episode. He explains why developing your listening skills and also embracing the struggle are so important, how to face and conquer your fears, as well as the specific mindsets that he has seen in the thousands of successful people he has spoken with over the years.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • Why this concept of The Proximity Principle matters so much to Ken [3:55]

  • How he used the principle to further his own career, specifically from the age of 31 through 43 [6:48]

  • The word that Ken prefers to use instead of “expert,” and the reasons why [9:57]

  • What to do to start getting in closer proximity with the people could impact you and your career [13:43]

  • Four questions to ask in order to gain clarity in your career path right now [16:48]

  • A classic story that demonstrates how embracing the struggle is part of all journeys to success [23:45]

  • Whether or not Ken believes that someone can develop the skill of breaking down experiences into lessons and principles [26:18]

  • What most people are missing, or struggling with, when it comes to their mindset [32:23]

  • The ways that Ken fights fear every single day and his recommendations for how we can all do this [33:58]

For More Information: 

https://www.kencoleman.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kencolemanshow

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kencoleman-/

https://twitter.com/kencoleman

Resources Mentioned: 

Ken’s Latest Book, The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead To The Career You Love

His First Book, One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices

Kathy’s First Book, Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose

59: 11 Essential Shifts Every Leader Must Embrace, with John Maxwell

107: DataStory: How To Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story, with Nancy Duarte

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, sign up for her weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free giveaways, contests, and more, coming in Spring 2020. And to discover if you are experiencing any of the 7 damaging power gaps today, take Kathy’s Power Gap Survey and find out!                                                                                                                                                                                         

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QUOTES: 

“Here’s what I know. If you’re not in the right place, then the right time can’t happen.” [4:42]

“Expert is just a cheap word. Experts are a dime a dozen right now, and who says you’re the expert?” [10:06]

“You better understand that being a career coach is an entrepreneurial venture.” [14:07]

“It is the struggle that allows us to transform, and there is no strength absent of the struggle.” [24:26]

“The key to solving complexity is always simplicity, no matter what business you’re in.” [26:27]

“You’ve got to be listening for things. So when someone gives you something, as a career guide or coach you better be really darn good at listening, and not just with your ears.” [30:21] 

“My job is to be the sounding board, and I am of the belief that the person has the answers.” [31:14]

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Episode 121: How To Land Powerful Mentoring That Will Accelerate Your Success and Growth, with Dr. Ravi Gundlapalli

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“Who is looking over your shoulders and making sure you succeed, because that’s the kind of support network you need to build. There’s no reason to do this alone. It’s perfectly ok to ask for help.” – Dr. Ravi Gundlapalli 

Mentorship can be a powerful tool in the workplace, as it builds strong and meaningful human connections while accelerating the transfer of wisdom from those who have it to those who need it. Today’s Finding Brave guest has achieved tremendous success facilitating mentorship opportunities, and his company is now developing a platform exclusively for women with the vision of empowering one million entrepreneurial women to build thriving businesses. 

Dr. Ravi Gundlapalli is Founder & CEO of MentorCloud — a global mentoring technology platform for people within a company or community to learn from each other. Dr. Ravi is a globally recognized thought leader and keynote speaker on the topics of mentoring, entrepreneurship and innovation, and is also the author of The Art of Mentoring. He is on a mission to impact 100 million people with the power of mentoring. Prior to MentorCloud, Dr. Ravi led supply chain solutions for Boeing 787 Dreamliner and other High Technology companies.

In this episode, Ravi reveals how just one good conversation could not only change the destiny of the mentee, but is also a powerful experience for the mentor who gets to share his or her wisdom and experiences and establish a lasting legacy.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • How Ravi became so passionate about the idea of mentorship, and the life-changing moment that really got him thinking about his legacy [4:04]

  • The way that he got to see firsthand the magic that can happen when the right people come together in a mentor/mentee relationship [9:07]

  • Why he strongly feels that mentoring is a two-way street [11:15]

  • The top qualities that a mentee looking to be mentored should possess [13:34]

  • Ravi’s vision behind starting MentorCloud [16:52]

  • Why “intentional conversations” must take place for mentoring to be truly effective [19:15]

  • The roles that Ravi’s early mentors played in the success he has achieved [21:17]

  • A simple tip you can use to connect in the best way with potential mentors [26:00]

  • A breakdown of MentorCloud’s innovative new development specifically for women, WE Platform [27:23]

  • The next steps for you to take on your own journey, and the specific questions you can start asking yourself now [33:50]

For More Information: 

https://www.mentorcloud.com/

http://www.ravigundlapalli.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravishankargundlapalli/

https://twitter.com/ravigundlapalli

https://www.instagram.com/ravigundlapalli/

https://www.facebook.com/rgundlapalli

Resources Mentioned: 

Ravi’s Book, The Art of Mentoring: Simple tools & techniques to achieve your full potential

MentorCloud’s WE Platform (free demos available for Finding Brave listeners)

Kathy’s interview of Ravi on her Forbes Blog, Great Mentors Are Essential For Success, But How Do You Find Them?

Kathy and Garrett Mintz (Ambition In Motion) Forbes Blog, How To Land Great Mentors Who Will Help You Build A Rewarding Career

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time & Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep,

Trusting Relationships That Create Success–and Won’t Let You Fail by Keith Ferrazzi

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QUOTES: 

“I believe in human connections, and as a human race we thrived because of people learning from each other.” [4:05]

“We have the opportunity to write our own story, and to leave a legacy that we want people to remember about us.” [8:08]

“I made a pact that day that I will focus on how I can impact a lot of people, because the best way to live is to live in the hearts of other people.” [8:21]

“If it is easy to find a Starbucks, it should be even easier to find a mentor.” [10:04]

“Make sure that you’re engaged in good conversations, because one conversation can change your destiny.” [20:31]

“Most wisdom that we think we have, we think it’s common sense, but your wisdom is actually good for at least a billion people. I guarantee it.” [22:28]

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