About Karen Cappello

Karen Cappello, MCC, BCC, is a business and executive coach, communication specialist, motivational speaker and coach trainer. She collaborates with leaders and executive coaches to promote highly beneficial business outcomes.

With over 30 years of experience and expertise in business management, financial planning, and higher education, Karen has brought a broad-based background to her coaching clientele.

Leadership Expertise

Karen has served as President of a privately held semi-conductor manufacturing firm with preferred supplier status to Motorola Inc. As an investment advisor and estate and financial planner, Karen was affiliated with PartnersFinancial, an independent financial group. In her first two years in estate planning, she qualified for Million Dollar Round Table status and obtained her Series 7 license.

As a featured monthly speaker to the guests at Canyon Ranch Health Resort for over two years, Karen brought forth her passion for inspiration, coaching and emotional intelligence. She’s been a five-time presenter for the ICF Business Development series, presented at Converge17 and was a keynote speaker for the ICF Italia conference at the University of Venice.

Level of Excellence

Her level of excellence is evidenced by her former Chief Learning Officer position with International Coach Academy, out of Australia, and her work with Ford Motor Company’s Executive Leadership program and leaders from the World Health Organization.

Karen holds a master’s degree in higher education from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication from Marquette University.  Karen is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and Board-Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Karen received her Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation in 2002, her first year of coaching; accruing 250 hours of coaching in less than 9 months. In 2015, she earned the Master Certified Coach credential, which is held by only 4% of coaches in the world.

Karen has trained coaches for six different coach training organizations. Her own executive coach training program, Leverage for Leaders, is a founding accredited program with the Center for Credentialing and Education and also accredited with the International Coaching Federation.

In every area of her business and life, Karen’s passion for both the outer and the inner game is evident.  With her exuberant style and her commitment to living by her own values, vision and purpose, Karen is a role model for other coaches who want to increase their impact and income and achieve success with ease and joy.

Her book, The Clients You are Seeking are Also Seeking You is an Amazon bestseller.

Personal Life

Originally from the Chicago area, Karen lives in the beautiful Catalina foothills of Tucson, Arizona. She enjoys stunning sunrises and sunsets from the deck of her  home or the cathedral windows of her favorite country club.

And best of all, she is in close driving distance from two world-class spas. Ask her about any spa treatment and she’s sure to have experienced it. Spas are her passion, second only to coaching.

Some of Karen’s favorite things: essential oils, new electronic gadgets, her Marilyn Monroe Mont Blanc pen, French manicures, binge watching Schitt’s Creek, fine dining with her sweetie, and traveling with her family and friends.

"Karen Cappello is a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Suze Orman with a bit of Esther Hicks thrown in for good measure!"

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