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ABOUT

ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Caroline

Caroline Castrillon
About Me

Hi, I'm Caroline

I help professionals break free from the corporate grind so they can be their own boss.

 

I started my company, Corporate Escape Artist, after a successful 25-year marketing career working for organizations like Sony, Dell, and AMD. So, I understand the challenges, pitfalls, and frustrations professionals experience in corporate America. 

For decades, I struggled to “climb the corporate ladder” because that’s what I thought I was supposed to do. 

In my family, you were expected to go to a good school, get a good job, work hard for someone else, save some money, and hopefully retire at some point so you could really start enjoying life.

But working in the corporate world wasn’t easy for someone like me who craves connection, freedom, creativity, flexibility, and fulfillment. 

I experienced layoffs (many), toxic environments (even more), micromanagers (too many to count), tiny cubicles, and the list goes on.

After enduring the corporate grind for over 20 years, I finally landed a VP job, making more money than ever. 

I still remember how excited my friends and family were. But I was miserable. 

Every day, I had a terrible knot in my stomach. You might even know what I’m talking about.

I felt suffocated because I couldn’t be my authentic self. In fact, I felt like I had to be some other version of myself to be successful.

Eventually, it got to the point when I decided THERE MUST BE MORE.

That’s when I started my business, and I haven’t looked back.

More about me...

In addition to being a Certified Professional Coach (CPC),
I’m a Senior Forbes contributor.

My work is also regularly featured in publications including the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Inc., Success Magazine, Fast Company, and many others. 

When I’m not coaching amazing professionals, you can find me running, reading, traveling, wine tasting, watching yet another gripping true crime episode, or walking my two fur babies, Layla and Samson.

Yes, my kids have four paws.  

Caroline Castrillon Top Career Coach
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