Keynote Speakers for the 2022 National Conference

Candace Doby

Tuesday, February 8

Candace Doby is a speaker, author, and coach who works with universities and organizations across the U.S. to help emerging leaders build courage in themselves. She has spent a decade researching courage and combines that research with her experiences launching her own business, leading marketing teams at a global brand, and traveling the world solo. When she’s not speaking or traveling, she’s designing her line of Pep Talker greeting cards, sold online at 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. She is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Opening Keynote sponsored by The Redwoods Group.
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