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Finding Brave with Kathy Caprino helps listeners access the courage they need to honor their true passions, talents, and values in life and work, and leverage them for more success and happiness. Listen in as Kathy and her inspiring, top-level guests share a wealth of strategies and tips for building a braver, more rewarding life and career.

Finding Brave Kathy Caprino

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Finding Brave with Kathy Caprino helps listeners access the courage they need to honor their true passions, talents, and values in life and work, and leverage them for more success and happiness. Listen in as Kathy and her inspiring, top-level guests share a wealth of strategies and tips for building a braver, more rewarding life and career.

    281: The New Rules of Attachment - What to Know and Do To Help Heal Your Life

    281: The New Rules of Attachment - What to Know and Do To Help Heal Your Life

    During this episode, Dr. Judy Ho joins us to unpack key concepts from her newly published book, The New Rules of Attachment. Judy isa triple board-certified and licensed clinical and forensic neuropsychologist, a tenured associate professor at Pepperdine University, television and podcast host, and published author. Among her numerous professional pursuits, she conducts neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations, serves as an expert witness in legal cases, conducts clinical research, provides expert commentary to media, and is a sought-after public speaker.
    Join us as we unpack the four attachment styles, and learn how they are formed and ways in which they influence the quality of our relationships and our lives. Judy also shares key key information about how we can begin to unravel the early experiences that have shaped our core beliefs and relational patterns today.
    As Judy shares:
    “If you don’t go into the past to understand why you formed these patterns in the first place, you’re just going to be continuing to be in the same cycle over and over again.”
    We also explore powerful mindset and behavioral shifts to empower parents, and Judy shares helpful affirmations that anyone can implement to change their self-talk.
    Join us for an instrumental and hopeful conversation filled with valuable insights to help you heal and grow, in your life, career and relationships.
    Key Highlights From This Episode:
    Welcome and introduction to Dr. Judy Ho and the premise of her healing work. [02:33] What we learn from our first relational experiences and how they define our approach to relationships as an adult. [08:02] Misconceptions about attachment and how to approach healing as an adult. [11:41] Hallmarks of the four attachment styles and a practical strategy to work with them. [16:40] Negative repercussions of the beliefs associated with anxious and avoidant attachment styles. [21:47] How a disorganized attachment style forms and the implications for adult life. [27:15] [30:10] Affirmations to emulate the self-talk of a securely attached person. [31:00] How to approach parenting with mindfulness to support children to form a secure attachment approach. [30:10] For More Information:
    Dr. Judy Ho
    Dr. Judy Ho on X
    Dr. Judy Ho on LinkedIn
    Dr. Judy Ho on Facebook
    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: 
    Dr. Judy Ho’s Latest Book, The New Rules of Attachment
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    • 40 min
    280: Networking Is More Effective Than Traditional Job Search - How To Make It Easier

    280: Networking Is More Effective Than Traditional Job Search - How To Make It Easier

    Today, we’re delighted to welcome back return guest, Austin Belcak, who joined us way back on episode five to talk about how to land a dream job at the salary you deserve, as well on episode 89 where he shared his insights on building an exceptional resume that gets real results. Through his personal experiences, Austin has developed a uniquely effective job search system that helped him go from being a new grad with a biology degree (and a job in healthcare) to landing interviews at multiple tech companies, including Microsoft, where he ended up working for over five years and was promoted multiple times.
    Austin is the founder of Cultivated Culture, where he helps people secure jobs they’re passionate about, without relying on the need for traditional experience or online applications. The platform is a hugely valuable resource for job seekers and offers multiple free tools, including a resume builder and analyzer. He also hosts The Dream Job System Podcast where he shares bite-sized, highly actionable career advice. Additionally, Austin’s work has been featured in multiple publications including, Forbes, Business Insider, and Fast Co. Through his work he has helped thousands of job seekers earn roles at top companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon, without ever needing to apply online.
    In today’s conversation with Austin, we delve into the subject of networking, why he’s found it to be infinitely more effective than traditional job-searching methods, and how he developed a jobs system that could help others just like him. We unpack why traditional approaches proved particularly ineffective for him, why he needed advice from people with first-hand experience, and how he went about reaching out to those individuals who could give him the insights he needed to succeed. Our conversation also examines some of the most common misconceptions when it comes to networking and what can be done to address them. 
    Austin’s parting message emphasizes the importance of investing in yourself and actively creating things that other people will find interesting, before breaking down exactly how this will help your networking journey in the long run. His story serves as a powerful reminder that following your intuition and finding a braver path, will often be far more effective than sticking to more traditional routes. Join us today to hear all of Austin’s eye-opening insights as we discuss the nuances of networking and finding the job you truly want! 
    Key Points From This Episode: 
    Some background on today’s guest, Austin Belcak. [02:03]
    How Austin founded Cultivated Culture. [05:45]
    What made him reject traditional job search practices and try a different approach. [11:35]
    Key factors that helped him determine the job he was looking for and where he wanted to work. [15:36]
    How Austin found high-achieving individuals who would understand his experience, especially coming from a non-traditional background, and how he reached out for their input. [17:33]
    Common misunderstandings around networking and advice on how to address them. [19:55]
    Learning how to cultivate persistence when it comes to networking. [26:58]
    Why people are more ready to invest in people who are already investing in themselves; how to establish channels that create value and make it easier to network. [31:09]
    Where you can find Austin online. [35:16]
    For More Information:
    Austin Belcak on LinkedIn
    Austin Belcak on X
    Austin Belcak on Instagram
    Cultivated Culture
    Cultivated Culture Blog
    Cultivated Culture Podcast
    Cultivated Culture Tools
    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Listen to Finding Brave Episode 5: How to Land a Dream Job at the Salary You Deserve with Austin Becak 
    Check out Finding Brave Episode 89: Building a Crazy Effective Resume that Gets Real Results with Austin Belcak 
    Are you ready for a BIG positive shift in how you’re working and what you’re

    • 38 min
    279: Dramatically Boost Your Interviewing Success: Critical Do's and Don'ts

    279: Dramatically Boost Your Interviewing Success: Critical Do's and Don'ts

    Interviews can undoubtedly be daunting and intimidating, but they also present a thrilling sense of potential and promise. After all, one interview can change the course of your life. So, how do you bring your best self to an interview, regardless of which side of the table you find yourself on? Joining us today to share her keen insights on all things interviewing is Anna Papalia, CEO of Interviewology, and author of Interviewology: The New Science of Interviewing.
    Anna has a deep and abiding passion for the interviewing process, and has spent the better part of her career studying, researching, and teaching the key tenets of interviewing. She has consulted with multiple Fortune 100 companies, coached over 10,000 clients on how to master interviews, and taught at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Anna is also a career influencer; with over 1.5 million followers on social media, she is using her platform to educate, inspire, and transform the lives of job seekers and hiring managers one post at a time.
    We use today’s conversation with Anna to delve into the science of her Interviewology method, why conventional interviewing advice doesn’t work, and how deeper self-awareness can transform your approach to interviews. Learn about the four key interviewing styles and their variations, the critical do’s and don’ts of interviewing, the top mistakes that almost every hiring manager will make, and why practice is essential for becoming better at interviews.
    Join us today to hear all of Anna’s remarkable insights on interviewing, and learn how you can show up as your best self, regardless of whether you’re applying for a job or searching for the perfect candidate.
    Key Highlights From This Episode:
    • Anna Papalia’s professional background; how she mastered the art of interviewing. [02:18]
    • Why self-knowledge is a critical part of transforming how you interview. [11:02]
    • The core principles of Anna’s thesis on interviewing, Interviewology. [13:09]
    • An overview of the four interviewing styles and their variations. [22:03]
    • Why we tend to hire people who are similar to us, the downsides of this, and why diversity is essential for creativity and innovation. [28:23]
    • The role of self-knowledge and self-mastery in your journey of transformation. [31:42]
    • Key Do’s and Don’ts for job seekers and hiring managers. [36:13]
    • The one thing not to say in response to the question, “Why do you want to work here”. [39:31]
    • A round of questions from Anna that uncovered Kathy’s interviewing style. [43:05]
    • Anna’s parting message: why the real power comes from owning how you are. [45:16]

    For More Information:
    Anna Papalia on LinkedIn
    Anna Papalia on Instagram
    Anna Papalia on Facebook
    Anna Papalia on YouTube
    Anna Papalia on TikTok
    Anna Papalia on X
    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Check out Anna’s book Interviewology: The New Science of Interviewing
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    Sure, we can be successful on the outside and make some great money, but Kathy teaches you more in this course, offering empowering strategies to become the true author of your life, take the reins, and take control with more confidence, self-esteem, presence, impact, communication, strength, and the authority you ne

    • 50 min
    278: What People’s Behavior Reveals About What You Can Expect From Them

    278: What People’s Behavior Reveals About What You Can Expect From Them

    Watching people and observing their behaviors is fascinating for many reasons. Yes, it’s fun, but it can also be very revealing. To learn more about what the behavior and communication of others can tell you about them, we are joined by renowned author, retired FBI agent, and keynote speaker, Robin Dreeke.
    With a distinguished career that includes serving as the Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program, Robin has honed his ability to navigate complex social dynamics and build unbreakable alliances based on trust. Recognizing the vital role trust plays in business success, he has dedicated himself to helping organizations cultivate trust, enhance communication, and foster strong relationships within their teams and with their clients.
    Today, Robin returns to the show to discuss all things communication, particularly what people’s behavior reveals about what you can expect from them. Tuning in, you’ll learn about the power of asking ‘what?’ questions to find out why someone inspires you, how empathy can help you resolve conflict in your relationships, why human beings don’t typically thrive in abundance, what you can glean about a person by how they treat others, and so much more.
    Drawing on his extensive experience in counterintelligence and behavioral analysis, Robin provides invaluable insights and actionable strategies that empower individuals and businesses to thrive. If you want to become a true resource and catalyst for the success and growth of others, you’ll find his tips powerful, including learning how to embrace active curiosity and key steps to inspire people to feel safe with you. Don’t miss this eye-opening discussion!
    Key Highlight From This Episode:
    • How self-awareness, transparency, honesty, and vulnerability counteract toxic shame.   [06:29]
    • Owning your role in any conflict by understanding how others perceive you and how your experiences and biases color your perception of others. [12:11]
    • Insight into Robin’s belief that we are meant to walk the path of life together. [20:05]
    • The deeply complex conditions that contribute to war and death in our society. [23:20]
    • What someone's behavior toward others tells you clearly about what to expect from them. [27:02]
    • A powerful quote from Nelson Mandela and why books are the key to opening your mind. [31:04]
    •  How to shift the focus from yourself to others with Robin’s four keys to communication. [37:41]
    •  Actionable advice for holding yourself accountable in your relationships. [40:33]
    •  Closing with a profound question to ask yourself about your final hours on earth! [41:43]

    For More Information:

    Robin Dreeke
    Forged by Trust Podcast
    Self-Mastery Reading List: Robin Dreeke’s Books
    Robin Dreeke on LinkedIn
    Robin Dreeke on Instagram
    Robin Dreeke on X
    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Listen to Episode 160 with Robin Dreeke, ‘Former FBI Special Agent Shares 5 Key Steps to Building Trust and Rapport’.
    Check out Kathy’s Valentine’s Day post about self-love on LinkedIn.
    Get your copy of Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More Than We Think by Tasha Eurich.
    Read Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom to help you understand history (and how to change it).
    Watch Tucker Carlson’s interview with Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
    Get these recommended reads by Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens and Homo Deus.
    Become the authority in your own life with The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav.


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    • 45 min
    277: How We Can Survive and Thrive In An Age of Conflict

    277: How We Can Survive and Thrive In An Age of Conflict

    As many of us are seeing and experiencing firsthand, we’re living in a time of divisive politics and widespread conflict. While these conditions present difficult challenges, it’s also an opportunity for growth if we can find the courage and strength to engage in a new way. This is the belief of today’s inspiring guest, William Ury, who has dedicated his life to transforming conflicts from destructive impulses into opportunities for collaboration and growth.

    William is a renowned negotiator, anthropologist, and bestselling author whose insights and expertise have reshaped the way we approach conflict resolution. Among other top books he’s written, he is the co-author of  Getting to Yes, the world’s all-time bestselling book on negotiation with more than 15 million copies sold. William has served as a negotiator in many of the most challenging disputes of our time, having consulted for the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, as well as dozens of Fortune 500 companies. He is also the co-founder of Harvard’s distinguished Program on Negotiation, and has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts ranging from Kentucky wildcat coal mine strikes to family feuds, from US partisan battles to wars in the Middle East, Colombia, Korea, and Ukraine. 
    His highly-anticipated new book, Possible: How We Survive (and Thrive) in an Age of Conflict, draws on decades of experience to shed light on some of the toughest conflicts of our time and how we can find a way forward.

    Today’s conversation takes us on a fascinating journey, from William’s first interest in negotiation and conflict resolution as a young child, to the central lessons he lays out in his books, to some of his most intense negotiating experiences with key figures, like Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. We learn about his Pathways to Possible method and how to transform seemingly impossible situations into creative and productive conversations before exploring the concept of self-mastery and engaging the third side in any conflict, and more.

    Join us as we explore William’s journey and his invaluable insights on navigating both personal and geopolitical conflicts with courage, self-mastery and compassion. Tune in to see conflict in a new light, tap into your innate potential, and approach animosity with curiosity.

    Key Points From This Episode:
    • Get to know William Ury, how he developed his interest in negotiation, and the many books he’s written on the subject. [01:58]
    • How to transform conflict and approach it collaboratively rather than destructively. [07:25]
    • The state of conflict in the world today and the courageous leadership required to move us forward. [10:55]
    • Key differences between geopolitical conflicts and interpersonal conflicts. [15:43]
    • The Pathways to Possible method for negotiating and engaging in conflict. [18:46]
    • Three kinds of potential we can unlock to transform seemingly impossible situations into creative and productive conversations. [20:25]
    • William’s account of negotiating with Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, in very difficult circumstances. [23:52]
    • The self-mastery and learning required to engage the third side in any conflict. [29:55]
    • How William prepares for intense conflict (and why he doesn’t attempt to do it alone). [34:35]
    • The joy that infuses William’s work, how to tap into the power of play, and the importance of taking a moment to relax before doing something difficult. [35:44]
    For More Information:
    William Ury
    William Ury on LinkedIn
    William Ury on Facebook
    William Ury on X
    William Ury on TED
    Harvard’s Program on Negotiation
    Possible: How We Survive (and Thrive) in an Age of Conflict
    Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations
    Getting to Yes with Yourself: How to Get What You Truly Want
    Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
    Path to Possible

    • 42 min
    276: Building Intergenerational Support To Move You Forward Fast

    276: Building Intergenerational Support To Move You Forward Fast

    We are joined today by Hope Paterson, a global nomad, mother of two, education innovation specialist, and transformation coach. For two decades, Hope has been developing what she calls the Hope triangle: electrifying pathways for humans of all ages working at the intersection of education, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    As a coach Hope is steadfast and supportive, walking alongside others as they move from old to new. She is also the founder of Hope Braintrust, a global think tank that hosts live events and collaborations. Her growing online network, the Hope Sparks Network, is a vibrant intergenerational community where people of all ages can connect to share their knowledge and experience.

    In today’s conversation with Hope, we learn how to embrace more bravery in our lives before delving into the concept of finding intergenerational allies. She shares how she first learned to flex her bravery muscles as a young girl, how her many years as an entrepreneur helped her build a network of brilliant individuals from across the world, and why she was determined to be the hopeful glue that brought them together.

    Hope also gives listeners her advice on how to put together and run an intergenerational advisory board, the type of individuals who are typically drawn to these communities, and why listening to your community members is essential. Join us today as we engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the power of global, intergenerational connections and the vital role these collectives play in growth, change, and transformation!
    Key Points From This Episode:
    • An introduction to today’s guest, Hope Paterson. [02:32]
    • How Hope first found her bravery and the influence her parents had on her outlook. [05:18]
    • Hope’s history as an entrepreneur and the concept of intergenerational communities. [16:46]
    • How she established the Hope Braintrust. [18:29]
    • What it means to create a non-corporate, loving space to explore what is possible. [21:28]
    • Traits Hope typically sees in people drawn to intergenerational support communities. [23:33]
    • The power of sharing experiences and knowledge in intergenerational communities. [27:50]
    • How to put together and run your own intergenerational advisory board. [31:37]
    • Hope’s parting words of advice and where to find her online. [36:44]

    For More Information:
    Hope Paterson
    Hope Paterson on LinkedIn
    Hope Paterson on Instagram
    Hope Paterson on Facebook
    Hope Paterson on X
    Hope’s email
    Hope Braintrust
    Hope Sparks Network
    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Check out Hope Braintrust Events to learn more about Hope’s events
    Watch the Tony Robbins documentary I Am Not Your Guru
    Find Judy Robinette’s book How to Be a Power Connector
    Key Quotes:

    “I was really fortunate to have a family and a culture around me that encouraged [making] brave choices. And so I started to flex what I call my bravery muscles.” — @Hopescott [0:06:35]

    “I'm a huge believer in how much our belief in ourselves [and] our [beliefs] about the world gets forged in the first seven years of our lives.” — @Hopescott [0:09:50]

    “I started to think ‘I'm sitting on a goldmine of amazing humans, who don't know each other, [who] are from different cultures and different age groups, different generations. How can I be the bridge? How can I be the translator, the hopeful glue?’” — @Hopescott [0:18:29]

    “I always start my events out saying ‘This is a non-corporate loving space for you to explore what's possible.’” — @Hopescott [0:21:28]

    “Speak to kind, gentle people to begin with, because it might be a bit awkward and clunky. And then you can move out to the bold connections that might be harder to reach.” — @Hopescott [0:33:29]

    “By asking them, [and] by listening, I get to focus more on what they really want, and less on what I think they want.” — @Hopescott [0:36:14]

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

rdreeke ,

Finding Brave and Flow

Kathy has an amazing ability to completely absorb herself and her guests in the present as she seamlessly flows through impactful conversations. Every episode reveals life altering insights that ultimately produce a healthier and more prosperous “you.”

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Must listen

Great podcast for those who might feel stuck in their careers. Kathy hosts amazing guests and she asks great questions that offer relatable answers and topics that! A must listen for those looking to grow in their career.

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Engaging, Active Discussions

I live how Kathy asks her guests engaging and sometimes challenging questions. This lets them get to the heart of their message while addressing potential questions the listeners might have.

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