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“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: 

Resources Mentioned: 

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

Pre-order at 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 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 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 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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“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]

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Kathy’s new book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss shares vital information on the 7 most damaging power gaps that 98% of professional women face and how to overcome them. Boost your power and confidence today!


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