Hey, I’m Candace!

A speaker, mentor and student of courage who breaks down courage to help high school and college students build it up in themselves.

Download the ABCs OF COURAGE

FREE resource that covers key elements of courage, from A to Z.


Courage is the only force that makes it possible to face fear, pursue opportunity and practice every other virtue consistently.


Youth become adults, and their ability to call upon courage within the challenges, moral decision and risks of growing up will impact the adults they become.

Youth and young adults have things to do in this very moment, like expressing their unique selves truthfully and unapologetically. Then, there are all the new friends to meet, art to create, businesses to pitch, auditions to slay, countries to visit, and whatever other worthy goals their hearts hold. And, if those things seem risky, they’ll be hard to attempt without courage.

American Camp Association Logo

Candace is a intentional and impactful speaker on the subject of courage. We hired Candace to speak at a smaller event for 125 professionals who identified as women because of her topic of courage. Candace captivated the attention of the group so well that we invited her to our large event of 600+ later in the year.

Colette M., Executive Director, American Camp Association, Illinois


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo

Candace was a wonderful and engaging speaker who knew how to tailor her message of courage to fit the theme and mission of our organization. She is clearly both thoughtful and passionate, which was reflected in the way that she interacted with students, dutifully answering questions and easing their fears.

– Brandy A., Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives UNC

High Meadows School Logo

Candace has a great ability to clearly communicate with young people in an engaging and inspiring manner. She helped our group truly understand the components of courage and then provided them the opportunity to apply that learning to their own specific goals. Everyone left feeling empowered.

– Kate M., Director of Educational Advancement, High Meadows School


Read All Articles

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. – Maya Angelou


Stay connected on social media to see pictures, videos and other updates.