Leadership and professional development guru Candace D. Washington empowers emerging leaders with tools to accelerate success and hit the ground running in life
and career. Organizations partner to build their emerging leaders capacity for individual and organizational effectiveness.
As a diverse leader, having learned the hard way from years struggling post undergrad to succeed in the marketplace, Candace teaches skills beyond book smarts pivotal to leadership success like how to build winning relationships, develop emotional intelligence, self-awareness, effectively communicate, influence up, make critical decisions among others. She is committed to demystify the workplace to help others navigate smarter, farther, and faster.
Before launching Pivotal Impact, Candace served as Senior Lead of Training and Development at the University of Chicago, a well-known private research institution in Chicago, Illinois. She holds over 15 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies, not-for- profit organizations, and higher education institutions.
Candace is an alum of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Advertising communications and received her MBA, with emphasis in Learning and Development from Roosevelt University. She is known for her passion and exceptional record of bridging skill gaps with performance driven solutions that accelerate leadership and elevate outcomes.