I am an empowerment speaker who combines personal storytelling with a dynamic presence to inspire others to act courageously. My stories? Auditioning for a professional dance team (without having formal dance experience), traveling solo across the world, shaving my head, starting an online business, quitting a job (without having another one lined up), jumping out of an airplane and so many more. I have spoken to over 6,000 youth and young adults across the southeast in pep rallies, seminars, classrooms and graduation ceremonies.
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I speak passionately about courage and fear. All speaking topics can be customized for your event and audience.
Candace is a phenomenal and inspiring speaker! Her energy and bright spirit combined with her warmth and fearlessness have helped me find the courage to share my own voice and story. Since hearing her speak, I have learned how to ‘cross the bridge’ and use fear to launch me into a life of greater purpose and fulfillment.
Shawn Patrick Rivera, Life Is A Verb Participant
Candace is a wonderful speaker who motivated our freshman class to set their high school years out on the right path. Candace was engaging and relatable, which is important in holding the attention of high schoolers. Our students walked away from Candace’s speech feeling inspired to make the most out of their freshman year.
Jocelyn S. , Teacher, Midwood High Sschool
Candace was one of our top speakers during her time with Making It Count. I had the opportunity to work with her as a trainer and a colleague. She is a very articulate and confident speaker who has the ability to capture audiences of all sizes.
Frank S., Frankly Speaking Seminars
The best graduation speaker in years! Candace held the students’ attention from start to finish. She provided them with valuable keys to success that would aid them in their educational journey.
Bobby C, Assistant Principal, Dent Middle School
I really enjoyed this session [Resisting The Urge To Be Average]! It was very interactive, and I learned a lot about how to go above and beyond in achieving my goals. I’m truly inspired!
This was amazing. This session [Resisting The Urge To Be Average] showed me that I can achieve my dreams and not be stuck in mediocre. It made me realize that I am capable of so much more and that I need to set higher goals for myself.