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Candace Doby Leadership Development Strategist; Author of A Cool Girl's Attitude; Culture of Courage Creator

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  • Courage-Ready Culture™: How to get and keep teams engaged for good
  • Courage at Work: How to take more risks and own your brilliance

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  • 2022 A Cool Girl's Guide to Courage

Candace Doby is founder of The Can-Do Company. She is a leadership development strategist, author of A Cool Girl’s Guide To Courage, and professional speaker who works with organizations to create a culture of courage where employees spend less time and energy censoring and hiding themselves and more time performing at their highest potential. Candace combines a decade of research on courage with her experiences traveling the world solo and a 16-year, award-winning marketing career — much of which was spent leading teams at Chipotle. This unique combination equips her with the implementable strategies she has shared with thousands of leaders to help them courageously speak up, step up and show up in the workplace. Candace is known for delivering those strategies with a blend of truth, love and a bit of attitude to match the realness of courage, which prompts clients to refer to her in-person and virtual presence as “captivating”. She has worked with organizations such as the The Timken Company, International Interior Design Association, Duracell, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, American Camp Association and many others. Her work has been featured on MSNBC, NPR and TEDx. Candace is the creator of The Courage Hotline podcast, host of The Own Your Brilliance retreat and the owner of Pep Talker greeting cards, available online and in select stores. 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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