Keynotes & Training That Teach People, Teams, And Organizations To Reach Their Infinite Potential. 

DR. CANDICE MCDONALD is a motivational speaker and trainer that is committed to helping organizations and individuals foster strategies to discover their infinite potential. From sleeping in a shelter to working at NASA, Dr. Candice’s courage and determination has inspired attendees worldwide. 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 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 for my life, BUT in my 30’s, my life had a plot twist! I learned to take control and #SuccessUpLife! Let me inspire you to do the same.”

Dr. Candice McDonalD

Keynotes & Training

Becoming a Catalyst for Change When the World Resists

Dr. Candice’s newest and 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 shelter to receiving one of NASA’s top career awards. 

“Dr. Candice is both inspiring AND energetic!” 

Women’s Empowerment Retreat

Breaking Down Recruitment & Retention Challenges

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

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

WISCONSIN Fire Chief

From Food Stamps to Rocket Ships – Learning to Flip Your Script!

Join Dr. Candice as she takes you on her personal 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

Based on research and Dr. Candice’s past chaos of failed communication (AKA “oopsies”).  There is no room for chaos in effective communication. The art of message delivery is key for effective supervisors and employees. Learn the skills needed to effectively say anything to anyone in a candid and professional manner. Learn how to effectively communicate to 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

Reputation Management: Preventing Career Derailment

This is based on Dr. Candice’s research and the plain dumb mistakes in her own life, AKA trial and error. In an era of citizen journalism, permanently cemented social media posts, and human error, we are not exempt from making headlines for the wrong reasons. Like preparing for emergencies, we need the strategies to mitigate reputation threats and a solid plan to build stakeholder relationships. 

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

CEO & Community Leader

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