EPISODE 44: Karen Cappello, Corporate CEO to Master Certified Coach

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Karen Cappello joins us this week fresh from winning an award called, “The Coach’s Award” for “showing up and shining,” which is the perfect description of who she is as a person, how she lives her life, and how she runs her business as a Master Certified Coach. In her business Karen acts as a mentor coach for professionals leaving the corporate world to become coaches themselves. And she should know… that’s the exact path she herself followed.

Over the years she’s worked as a CEO of a multi-million dollar company and as an estate planner for 60+ hours per week, but in 2001, when she was burned out and needed a change, she realized she’d been coaching people unofficially since the early 1980s as a residence hall director for 650 students and 13 staff members and also helped out with youth retreats at the Newman Center. One day, the director asked if she would help him get organized. Given the responsibilities she was assigned, she had to be organized. She was only 23 years old. Each week for about a year, they’d meet for breakfast, and she’d talk him through his calendar and appointments. He got more organized and was able to help more people.

Fast forward several decades, and now as a master coach and mentor to coaches building their businesses, that’s almost exactly what Karen Cappello does today. You can hear the rest of her story on the show today, and see more about the work she does on her website at KarenCappello.com.


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