BIO

SHORT AUTHOR BIO

Candace Doby is an author, a national speaker, an entrepreneur, and a mentor. She works with universities and organizations across the U.S. to help youth build courage in themselves. Candace combines a decade of research on courage with her experiences leading marketing teams at Chipotle Mexican Grill and solo traveling to more than 20 countries. This unique combination equips her with the easily digestible and implementable strategies she shares with youth to help them courageously lead, explore the world and be themselves. 

 

LONGER AUTHOR BIO

Candace’s encounter with a middle-school bully sparked a curiosity within her about what helps people confront the risks and challenges facing them. That lasting curiosity morphed into a deep interest in courage, leading her to become an author, a speaker, an entrepreneur and a mentor.  
 
Candace helps youth and young adults across the United States build courage in themselves through her work with universities and organizations such as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Georgia, State University of New York Plattsburgh, National Society of Leadership and Success, YMCA, American Camp Association and many others. She combine a decade of research on courage with her experiences leading marketing teams at Chipotle Mexican Grill and solo traveling to more than 20 countries. This unique combination equips her with the implementable strategies she shares with youth to help them courageously lead, explore the world and be themselves. 
 
In her own acts of courage, she wrote her first book If Courage Could Talk, launched the greeting card and gift company Pep Talker, and quit a successful marketing career to pursue her vision of making courage fun to talk about and easy to digest for youth everywhere.
 
She is a former speaker for Monster’s Making It Count Program where she visited high schools and colleges throughout the U.S. to teach students tools of success. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently based in Atlanta.   

 

BOOK DESCRIPTON

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION

If your fear has a voice … why shouldn’t your courage? In this illustrated, pocket-size book of 100 wittily candid quotes, national speaker and mentor Candace Doby gives courage a voice worth listening to. It’s sometimes sweet … and sometimes shady — but it’s always rooting for you to shine. 

 

LONGER BOOK DESCRIPTION

Wittily candid quotes from the imaginary mouth of courage, delivered as a pocket-size book to help contemporary readers check their fear and do their thing; in paperback with a soft-touch cover that invites them to pick it up and read it again and again.

If your fear has a voice … why shouldn’t your courage? National speaker, mentor, and “Corporate America Dropout” Candace Doby answers that question with her first book, If Courage Could Talk. The illustrated quote book draws upon popular culture to give courage a voice worth listening to. It’s sometimes sweet … and sometimes shady — but it’s always rooting for you to shine. 

If Courage Could Talk readily questions readers’ self-doubt and limiting beliefs through 100 quotes of equal parts truth, love and shade to inspire them to check their fear and pursue their goals. With its lighthearted attitude and unique perspective, it simultaneously offers a compelling, counter voice to the one keeping them stuck and an entry point into intentional conversations about conjuring their own courage. 

This pocket-size publication is broken down into four chapters to help guide readers through courage’s commentary. Each chapter ends with note pages, giving them literal and figurative space to tend to the ideas and thoughts that surface between each page.