Empowering People To Reach Their Infinite Potential. 

DR. CANDICE MCDONALD is a motivational speaker and consultant committed to helping individuals and teams foster strategies to discover their infinite potential.

Dr. Candice’s knowledge, courage, and determination HAs inspired people worldwide. Her education paired with her personal JOURNEY has equipped her to help INDIVIDUALS and TEAMS move past roadblocks and create a path to success.

She has helped countless individuals and organizations maximize their outcomes. As a certified business expert and former licensed counselor, Dr. Candice understands the complexity of business operations and Compassion for people.



“I HAVE NOT ALWAYS BEEN DR. CANDICE, WHO WORKS AT NASA, VOLUNTEERS AS A FIRST RESPONDER, AND SPEAKS ALL OVER THE WORLD. I HAVE SPENT THE NIGHT IN A SHELTER. I HAVE LIVED IN POVERTY. I HAVE MADE A LOT OF MESSY CHOICES IN MY LIFE, BUT MY LIFE HAD A PLOT TWIST! I LEARNED TO TAKE CONTROL AND #SUCCESSUPLIFE! LET ME equip YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION TO DO THE SAME.”

Dr. Candice McDonalD

Coaching with Dr. Candice

Individual Life and/or Team Coaching

Roadblocks often make it difficult for teams and individuals to move forward. Coaching sessions with Dr. Candice are designed to help individuals and/or teams strategically accelerate progress towards goals.

Keynotes & Training

Becoming a Catalyst for Change When the World Resists

Dr. Candice’s most inspiring keynote will help you realize your fullest potential and provide you with the strategies needed to flip the script within your personal life or organization. Based on a combination of research and her personal journey of going from sleeping in a shelter to receiving one of NASA’s top career awards.
This keynote will not only inspire attendees to embrace change but will also offer the steps to create personal and organizational change. 

“Dr. Candice is both inspiring AND energetic!” 

Women’s Empowerment Retreat

Breaking Down Organizational Recruitment & Retention Challenges

Based on Dr. Candice’s doctoral research and her passion for increasing the spirit of organizational commitment, Dr. Candice offers research-based/proven strategies to reduce turnover and increase recruitment among all generations within an organization.

“Dr. Candice rocked it today! So much energy and an excellent message!”

WISCONSIN Fire Chief

Engaging At-Risk Population to Create Social Change

Dr. Candice’s past combined with her research and training with at-risk populations will both inspire and challenge you to approach at-risk populations in a more effective way. Before receiving one of NASA’s top career awards, Dr. Candice McDonald was the “at-risk population” and slept in a shelter. This workshop combines research and her personal journey to equip professionals with strategies for reaching vulnerable members of the community.

Brand Management: Preventing Career & Goal Derailment

Let Dr. Candice help create and protect your brand! In an era of citizen journalism, permanently cemented social media posts, and human mistakes, individuals are not exempt from derailing their own path to success. This workshop will offer attendees the tools to build a positive online brand and offer strategies to mitigate social media sabotage.

From a Shelter to Rocket Ships: Learning to Flip Your Script!

Join Dr. Candice as she takes you on her journey of moving past poverty and personal traumas to achieve what they said she couldn’t.
Dr. Candice’s message will empower you to strategically overcome your own life roadblocks, push you to embrace innovation, and empower you to create opportunities. This is the perfect keynote to help audiences embrace change and innovation for personal and organizational success.

“So powerful, such an inspiration!

Community Educator

Communicating with Candor and NOT Chaos

Learn to “communicate with candor” with Dr. Candice! There is no room for chaos in effective communication. The art of message delivery is key for effective leaders and employees/volunteers. Attendees will learn the skills needed to effectively say anything to anyone candidly and professionally. This includes learning how to effectively communicate with your supervisor, provide feedback to those you lead, address openly and professionally uncomfortable topics in the workplace, and the art of navigating through difficult conversations.

“I have been attending this confernece for the past 10 years, and very few speakers have kept my attention as Dr. Candice’s did.”

FDIC Attendee

“Dr. Candice McDonald is a game-changing, highly energetic keynote speaker”

CEO & Community Leader

Former Clients & Conference Hosts


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Damascus, Ohio 44619