Friday, January 26, 2007

Former Apprentice TV Show star, Carolyn Kepcher doing just fine on her own

When it comes to "The Apprentice," Carolyn Kepcher doesn't harbor any - actually make that "many" - ill feelings. The corporate executive who was "fired" from the Trump Organization and the NBC reality show last year says she still watches it and has nothing but kudos for Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, who has replaced her in the boardroom. "She's doing a great job," she told Newsday yesterday.

But that's because Kepcher, who has made a career maneuvering through obstacles instead of being stopped by them, has moved on. Right now, she writes a business column for the Daily News, is judging the "Ultimate Challenge," a Microsoft-sponsored small business contest (see and plans to launch her own business, Carolyn & Co., in May. She also has done some work with Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc., which focuses on fundraising and nonprofit management. "It was time to move on," said Kepcher about her abrupt departure from the show, which many insiders say she was fired from. She has implied she left of her own accord.Carolyn & Co., will be an interactive Web site ( geared to working women. The author also sees more books in her future. And if a new reality show comes calling, she will consider that, too.


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