“You are like a thumbprint. You are absolutely unique. Now you have to understand how and leverage it and be strong enough to be powerful.” – Kathy Caprino

In this episode, I share key findings from my in-depth research with thousands of professional women around the world about the 7 most damaging power gaps that keep people from thriving and succeeding in both life and work.

Here, I outline how these 7 gaps steal away our power, confidence, energy, vision, connection and influence, and I explain how these gaps derail us from achieving our highest and best goals and visions.  You’ll hear some specific, actionable tips and new approaches to help you recognize the gaps that are impacting your life today, and support you to move forward to close them once and for all.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • Why I feel so passionate about what I’m talking about on this episode [1:39]
  • Who these gaps will affect and what forces keep them in place more for women than for men [2:49]
  • How I started learning more about gaps and what patterns I began to notice as I worked with more people [4:00]
  • What knowing and using your special abilities and talents will allow you to do and a way for introverts to discover their own [9:11]
  • Practical tips for communicating confidently [18:14]
  • Why you need to be aware of who is influential in your ecosystem and what to do once you know this [25:49]
  • What you can do in order to stop something you see that isn’t right, and why you don’t need to do this on your own [27:57]
  • How you can make embracing failure easier and tips for reframing what’s happened to you in your past [35:15]

Resources Mentioned:

My Forbes Post, 7 Power Gaps That Keep Professionals From Thriving and Leading at Work

My Finding Brave Interview with Tom Spiggle, How To Deal With Sexual Harrassment at Work and Protect Yourself

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

Free Career Path Self-Assessment

My TEDx Talk “Time to Brave Up

Glassdoor & Salary.com

 

For hands-on coaching support and help to address your power gaps:

NEW!  Kathy’s 4-session Close Your Power Gaps Coaching Program

 

QUOTES:

“I’ve lived these gaps and I can tell you how absolutely damaging, crippling, and crushing they can be.” [1:49]

“Greater awareness equals greater choice, meaning we cannot change something that we’re not aware of.” [3:08]

“The reality is if you can’t name and articulate your special abilities and talents, then you can’t leverage them effectively, or monetize them.” [9:01]

“If you shy away from speaking compellingly about what you’ve done and what you’ve actually achieved, you’re going to lose critical chances to claim new opportunities that will grow your influence and impact.” [15:34]

“Once you get on the path to communicate not from fear but from strength, you’re going to see how life changes.” [19:07]

“You need to embrace every opportunity, internally and externally, for meeting people that have influence and clout and have the ability to lift you up as they’re being lifted.” [27:19]

“We need to stop tolerating what is no longer tolerable.” [32:04]

“I want you to look at the failure that you think you are, the failures you’ve had, and actually turn it around.” [37:53]

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