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

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Thousands of Professional Women, though outwardly successful, find themselves in the midst of a crisis, believing that they've sacrificed meaning, fulfillment, balance, and joy in their lives to achieve career success. Breakdown, Breakthrough shows how women can restore their power and reconnect with their life visions as they awake from the paralysis of professional dissatisfaction and personal diminishment. Kathy Caprino identifies twelve specific challenges professional women face and offers concrete, ...
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Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman's Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose

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Overview

Thousands of Professional Women, though outwardly successful, find themselves in the midst of a crisis, believing that they've sacrificed meaning, fulfillment, balance, and joy in their lives to achieve career success. Breakdown, Breakthrough shows how women can restore their power and reconnect with their life visions as they awake from the paralysis of professional dissatisfaction and personal diminishment. Kathy Caprino identifies twelve specific challenges professional women face and offers concrete, practical advice for overcoming each one-helping readers step back to gain a new perspective, let go of what is holding them back, and say yes to creating a compelling and rewarding next chapter of life and work. She candidly discusses her own struggles with crippling feelings of disempowerment and shares moving stories and heartfelt advice gleaned from her interviews with over one hundred women who overcame crises. Breakdown, Breakthrough offers working women who are stressed, stuck, and dissatisfied access to new inspiration, hope, and a definite plan of action.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576755594
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Series: BK Life Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 191,551
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.26 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface ix Introduction: The Power of Yes! 1 The Disempowerment Dilemma
1 Breakdown in Professional Women-Why Now? 6
2 Recognizing When You're in Professional Crisis 12
3 A New Model for Empowered Living 22 Empowerment with Self
4 Resolving Chronic Health Problems 40
5 Overcoming Loss 52
6 Achieving Self-Love 68 Empowerment with Others
7 Speaking Up with Power 82
8 Breaking Cycles of Mistreatment 94
9 Shifting from Competition to Collaboration 108 Empowerment with the World
10 Escaping Financial Traps 122
11 Using Real Talents in Life and Work 134
12 Helping Others and the World 148 Empowerment with Higher Self
13 Falling Together After Falling Apart 162
14 Balancing Life and Work 174
15 Doing Work and Play You Love 190 Conclusion: Claiming Your Passion, Power, and Purpose 205 Resources Empowerment Guide 210 Recommended Reading, Websites, and Groups 215 Notes 223 Acknowledgments 227 Index 229 About the Author 237
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2010

    Powerful advice for women facing professional crisis

    Although it's been well documented that many men go through a midlife crisis, women have only recently recognized a similar life transition. When a woman suddenly finds herself stuck in a career that no longer seems to fit and she longs for something more, she often has no place to turn. Breakdown, Breakthrough was conceived when Kathy Caprino found herself in the midst of her own professional meltdown, and provides answers for women facing these struggles.

    When a woman feels out of control in this stage of life, she needs to be empowered to make the right choices. Four areas of empowerment are covered in this book: with self, with others, with the world, and with the higher self. In all four areas, the reader is invited to step back to explore what might be causing the problem, let go of something that just isn't working, and say yes to something new that might work better.

    Caprino shares the wisdom she's collected from women who have been through some dramatic changes that improved the quality of their lives. In addition to sharing their stories, these women offer advice and affirmations to guide us on a similar breakthrough. Action steps and probing questions are also provided.

    A resource list of reading, websites, and groups is included, and Caprino suggests that you may need the support of a life coach or therapist, if you feel you can't make these changes alone. But the most important thing you can do now is to recognize and take action to make your life the best it can be. Breakdown, Breakthrough can provide the expert assistance you'll need on your journey.

    Reviewer: Alice Berger

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