Meet Caroline Castrillon
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Hi, I'm Caroline Castrillon.
Hi, I'm Caroline Castrillon.
For years, I dreamed of a fulfilling career but had no idea what to do or how to get there. I made the typical excuses like it’s not the right time, I don’t have the money, or it’s too risky. Until finally, after 25 years in the corporate world, the thought of the status quo was worse than the thought of change and I said, “Let’s go for it!”. Now I’m a coach helping people find career fulfillment and I love what I do! But the road to get here wasn’t easy.
I grew up in Chicago (Go Cubs!) and early on, I fell into the traditional mindset that you go to a good college, get a good job, work hard for someone else, save some money and hopefully you can retire at some point to REALLY start enjoying your life. But working in the corporate world was turbulent at best. For 25 years, I endured what seemed like endless layoffs, restructuring, downsizing, reorgs, companies being bought and sold—you name it. Everyone thinks that working for a company is so secure because you have a “steady” paycheck—well, so much for security! Despite all that, I managed to get my MBA and my work allowed me to live in some beautiful places and travel internationally. When I finally got the VP of Marketing job, making more money than ever, I thought, wow, I’ve made it. I knew something was wrong when everyone around me was so excited for my success and I was miserable. I didn’t have the freedom, flexibility, or creativity that I craved and felt suffocated. It got to the point where I stared at the four walls of my office and thought, “Is this it?”, “Is this all there is?”, there must be MORE!
I decided to hire a coach and at our first session, she asked me, “So, if you could get anything out of our session today what would it be?” I immediately replied, “Anything?”, with a big smile. She said, “Yes, anything”. So I said, “Well, I would love to leave my job. I feel suffocated and want to be my own boss.” I knew that’s not what she meant but I said it anyway. One week later TO THE DAY, the company I worked for was sold and I was told that my position was eliminated. On MY BIRTHDAY no less—how’s that for the universe sending me a message! It was tough, but I decided that there was no better time to start my new life.
Now, my mission is to inspire and empower people like you to find career fulfillment because EVERYONE deserves to experience the flexibility, freedom, and joy that come with finding a career you love. YOU deserve to be in control of your career and find something that you find truly meaningful. YOU deserve to leave behind a legacy that you can be proud of. YOU deserve to experience a career that you feel truly passionate about.
And I can help you get there.
Isn’t it time to start living an authentic life and be truly who you were meant to be?
More About Me
B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management
25 years experience in Corporate Marketing
Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)