Candace Lightner

An Iconic Presence in American Life

"My mission is to empower people to believe they too can change lives, including their own."

Candace Lightner Speaker

An Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Author, Consultant and International Agent of Change

Candace Lightner inspires audiences around the world to rethink their lives, become more involved, create change and believe that anything is possible. She has brought life back to those who have resigned themselves to the status quo and encouraged others to speak out against injustice. She is a grass roots activist, CEO, founder, mother and grandmother who knows how to motivate and captivate your entire organization and rarely walks away without a standing ovation.

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Candace Lightner Speaker

Creating a Successful Movement for Change

I live in Virginia and one day I was reading an article about a police officer in DC who would go from school to school speaking about the dangers of drug abuse. What caught my eye was his statement to the reporter, “I want to do what that white woman in California did about drunk driving.” It wasn’t the first time I had read statements like that in articles when someone was trying to make a difference.

These days activism is more relevant than ever and the need for change permeates our society. It is reflected in the ongoing phone calls and emails I have received for the past 40 years about such issues as ending sex and human trafficking, gun violence, sexual assault and discrimination. It is impossible for me to guide and mentor all those who contact me but I want to help everyone who would like to see a better world. And I have a found a way by creating Master Classes on How to Build a Successful Campaign for Change.


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Do You Have the Courage to Intervene?


How many times have you been a passenger in a vehicle where the driver was speeding, or speaking on their phone or Bluetooth, or had had a couple of drinks before getting behind the wheel. You likely bit your tongue, rationalizing that you didn’t want to meddle or sound like a “backseat driver” by telling them you felt uncomfortable with their driving choices. To speak up might feel awkward, right? Or you want to speak up but you don’t know what to say without ruining the relationship. I have often said that silence is the biggest enabler of all.

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