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Meet Candy

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Candice M. Coleman, Ph.D. is an international trainer, speaker and coach with over 40 years of experience in the areas of:

  • Analytical Reading

  • Presentation Skills

  • Voice Production and Development

  • Business Communication

Some of her corporate and government clients have included:

  • Edward Jones

  • Boeing

  • United States Postal Service

  • United States Department of Agriculture

  • Energizer

  • The Principia Corporation

Candy has also coached a wide variety of individual business people (through the C-level), politicians and broadcasters to help them with their communication and presentation skills. They have been from such companies as:

  • The Hearst Corporation

  • Verizon

  • Arthur Andersen


  • General American Insurance

  • Accenture

  • Manulife Wood Logan

  • State of Indiana

As a professional speaker, Candy has presented and trained for some of the country’s largest organizations, including:

  • International Management Association

  • National Association of Electrical Distributors

  • National Association of Farm Broadcasters

  • Radio and Television News Directors Association

In addition, Candy is a singer, model and stage/film actress. Have you seen her in anything? Maybe. She was quoted nationally in Time and appeared in a Good Housekeeping ad. Her TV credits are primarily regional commercials playing mothers/grandmothers and wedding guests pitching tele-communications companies, retirement homes, children’s toys and even as a fish in a public service announcement. True! Candy has performed onstage across the Midwest in Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and other states. Most of her films are of the “independent” variety, but some have made the festival circuit including the St Louis International Film Festival.



You were right on the mark in guiding me to those specifics which help me fulfill the privilege of serving audiences in a much more memorable fashion.

Robert J. Danzig, CEO (retired)
The Hearst Corporation
New York, NY

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Dr. Coleman was kind, patient and firm. She encouraged me when I was sick to death of practicing. Some of her simplest hints, i.e. using a pillow behind my back for a two-hour broadcast, made the biggest difference.

Carol Weisman, CSP, MSW, President
Board Builders
St. Louis, MO

Candy eliminated my Midwestern twang and regional abuses of the language. Not only is my delivery much improved, I also have an air of confidence that wasn’t there before.

Karin Reed,Former News Anchor
Providence, RI

You were sensitive to my fears and gave me several practical exercises to use. I followed your suggestions and found that the exercises are simple, quick and effective and helped me focus on the points in the talk rather than on my anxiety.

Catherine C. Harper, (former) Planned Giving Officer,
The Principia Corporation,
St. Louis, MO

None of us likes to hear about the things we need to do to improve, yet the genuineness of your desire to help comes through so powerfully that it was easy to hear the constructive comments you offered.

Dale Furtwengler, President
Furtwengler & Associates, P.C.
St. Louis, MO

The information you presented on powerful voices and the techniques you used to help others was invaluable. You are a valuable role model and mentor for all women.

J. Colleen Bromley,Vice President/President Elect
Metro-East Professional Women
Swansea, IL

My day in your office as a student was an excellent investment in terms of time and money. You’re a true pro delivering value.

Jack Perry, Senior Vice President
National Sales Development
Manulife Wood Logan
Santa Barbara, CA

Your talent coaching was extremely valuable for our staff. In fact, there are several of our people who literally owe their careers to you.

Gary Hanson
(former) News Director, WKBN-TV, Youngstown,OH
Past Chairman, Radio and Television News Directors Association

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