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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How I Survived My First and Hopefully Last Fire


Recently I survived a fire in our apartment building that left around 60 people “displaced” according to the fire department. It seems like such an understated word when you realize these people lost everything. They will have to obtain new lodgings temporarily until they can find something permanent and start all over. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt, the animals were all safe and those of us who were not directly impacted by the fire were able to return to our apartments after about 5 hours.

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