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  • 1. 5 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work and What to Do About It - J une 16 th Teleseminar with Kathy Caprino Kathy Caprino, M.A. Women’s Career and Life Breakthrough Coach Ellia Communications, Inc. www.elliacommunications.com [email_address] 203-834-9933 Based on the book Breakdown, Breakthrough : The Professional Woman’s Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose By Kathy Caprino, M.A.
  • 2.
    • Today, 9 out of 10 women are having at least one of the 12 “hidden” crises, and over 50% don’t know what to do about it. (For more info, see Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough )
    • Working women are on the rise, but the dominant white-male competitive career model doesn’t fit
    • Women and family – women still handle majority of the domestic responsibility. Balancing is virtually impossible.
    • Women’s preferred approaches, styles, values, and work/life needs are radically different from men’s
    • Women’s midlife crises are on the rise – the search continues for meaning, balance, and satisfaction
    • A general lack of understanding of women’s unique challenges
    You are Not Alone
  • 3.
    • You are chronically wanting to be where you are not…
    • You feel inauthentic and fake the majority of time
    • You’re chronically ill and exhausted
    • You dread going into work each day
    • You don’t laugh or feel joy during the day
    • You have a strong gut feeling that you’re meant to do something else (yes - meant for bigger things!)
    • You feel disrespected and demoralized at work
    • You don’t “fit in”
    • You feel you’re wasting your talents and skills
    You Know It’s Time to Change Jobs When…
  • 4.
    • The top 5 reasons women are miserable at work are:
    • Impossible to balance work and family
    • Chronic financial distress
    • Struggling to use skills that aren’t “natural”
    • Feeling undervalued and disrespected
    • Little joy or meaning
    Top 5 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work
  • 5.
    • GAIN BALANCE -
    • Determine your top 3 life and work priorities, and honor these. Stop overfunctioning (doing more than is necessary, appropriate, healthy), and let go of perfectionism.
    • INCREASE FINANCIAL HEALTH -
    • Become intimate with your money and recognize your real worth. Create a solid budget, develop strong financial goals, and stop over-spending. Revise negative beliefs around money.
    • USE SKILLS THAT ARE FUN -
    • Take Kathy’s FREE Career Path Assessment – understand exactly what talents and skills are EASY and FUN for you to use, and change directions to use these more frequently.
    Tips for Addressing 5 Reasons for Career Misery
  • 6.
    • 4. CLAIM YOUR RESPECT –
    • Start with SELF-respect. Become more authentic and real in your work. Speak up about who you are and what’s important. Enforce your boundaries.
    • 5. EXPAND JOY AND MEANING -
    • Determine what endeavors and activities make you joyful, and begin today to focus on these.
    • It’s up to you, and you CAN do this!
    Tips for Addressing 5 Reasons for Career Misery
  • 7. From Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough . All rights reserved. Overcoming the 12 Hidden Crises of Working Women - In Relationship with Self - You need to take back your power from a source outside yourself. “ I Don’t Like Who I’ve Become” You are grieving lost parts of yourself that need to be reclaimed. “ I Can’t Overcome This Loss” The body is communicating what the lips are not. “ I Can’t Resolve My Chronic Health Issues” Step Back to Explore Hidden Crises in Relationship with Self
  • 8. Overcoming the 12 Hidden Crises of Working Women - In Relationship with Others - From Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough . All rights reserved. You need to recognize your worth so you don’t have to prove it over and over. “ I Can’t Get Out of This Crushing Competition” Your boundaries are in need of strengthening. “ I Can’t Break This Cycle of Mistreatment” You are reliving past trauma over speaking up. “ I Can’t Speak Up with Power” Step Back to Explore Hidden Crises in Relationship with Others
  • 9. Overcoming the 12 Hidden Crises of Working Women - Relationship with the World - From Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough . All rights reserved. You are resisting the fact that you can make a difference. “ I Can’t Find a Way to Help Others and the World” You have been denying the power of your unique gifts. “ I Can’t Use My Real Talents in Life and Work” You are valuing money above all else in your life. “ I Can’t Escape This Financial Trap” Step Back to Explore Hidden Crises in Relationship with the World
  • 10. Overcoming the 12 Hidden Crises of Working Women - Relationship with Your Higher Self - From Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough . All rights reserved. You have mistakenly believed others who say you should let your dreams go. “ I Can’t Do Work and Play that I Love” You are over-functioning (doing more than is healthy, appropriate, and necessary) and trying for perfection, in order to control your world. “ I Can’t Balance Life and Work” You are somehow connected to struggle (from your past) and need to release it. “ I Can’t Keep Things from Falling Apart” Step Back to Explore Hidden Crises in Relationship with Higher Self
  • 11.
    • Abundantly successful career women say…
    • “ I know myself well enough to define what success is for me and to take actions to put those things into place .”
    • A joyful, fulfilling career has these traits:
    • Feels meaningful to you
    • Allows you to use the talents and skills you enjoy
    • Connects you with people you respect and admire
    • Encourages you to stretch and grow in ways that are exciting
    • Makes you feel proud of what you do
    • Generates the income you need and want
    • Gives you the opportunity to focus on your family as you wish
    • Whether it’s a job or a calling, you’re being all you want to be
    • Excerpted from responses from Kathy’s Women Succeeding Abundantly National Study
    What a Fulfilling Career Looks Like
  • 12.
    • Follow Kathy’s Six-Step Model for Career Change
    • STEP BACK – Determine what isn’t working in your career, and what must change, and why
    • LET GO - Uncover and release the blocks to your success
    • SAY YES! - Understand what you truly want to focus on in your work
    • EXPLORE - Refine your career options from “sound-great! ideas” vs. real-life directions that fit with your values, priorities, and needs
    • REFINE - Determine the two most promising new career paths
    • COMMIT/CREATE – Develop a S.M.A.R.T. and doable timeline and action plan to research, determine, and achieve your new career path
    How to Change Your Career - Change Your Life!
  • 13. Where to start? 1) Take Kathy’s FREE Career Path Assessment 2) Get a one-hour career consultation 3) Join Kathy in her three-month private Breakthrough Career Coaching Program For more information, contact: Kathy Caprino Women’s Career and Life Breakthrough Coach Ellia Communications, Inc. (203) 834-9933 Email: kathy@elliacommunications.com www.elliacommunications.com and www.breakdownbreakthrough.com Change Your Career - Change Your Life!