Season 2 of The Courage Hotline Podcast is here!


To help emerging leaders everywhere courageously speak up, stand out and stay true to themselves by making courage easy to digest, fun to talk about and practical to activate.

"If you're looking for someone to motivate, inspire and change the trajectory of your participants' lives, look no further - Candace is your woman."

— Mary Kate C., Associate Executive Director, Guide Inc.


Candace Doby is an Atlanta-based speaker, author and courage coach who works with universities and organizations to help emerging leaders activate their personal courage in order to perform to their potential in school, work and life.
Candace combines a decade of research on courage with her experiences leading marketing teams at Chipotle Mexican Grill, solo traveling to more than 20 countries, writing a book and starting a business. This unique combination equips her with the implementable strategies she shares with audiences to help them get out of their own way and put their mission in motion.
Candace is known for delivering those strategies with a blend of truth, love and a bit of shade to match the realness of courage, which prompts clients to refer to her in-person and virtual presence as “captivating”. She has worked with clients such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Georgia, State University of New York, National Society of Leadership and Success, Cornerstone Credit Union League, YMCA, American Camp Association and many others.
In her own acts of courage, Candace wrote her first book, If Courage Could Talk, to offer readers a compelling entry point into intentional conversations about conjuring their courage. She launched the greeting card and gift company Pep Talker to help customers share motivation with people around them, and she quit a successful marketing career to pursue her vision of making courage fun to talk about and easy to digest for emerging leaders everywhere.
Candace holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and a master’s degree in Technology and Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also ran track.

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B.A., M.A. – Journalism and Mass Communication

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Girls Going Global
Leadership Committee Member


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National Speakers Association
Board Member, Georgia Chapter