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“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: 

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 now to receive free access to my 7-day power-boost challenge workbook! 

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For all individuals who pre-order a copy before the pub date of July 28th, 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 before July 28th, and send us your receipt at 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

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“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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