Candy Barone, known as the Pull-No-Punches Accountability Powerhouse, and CEO of You Empowered Strong, is an executive trainer and coach, international speaker and Amazon best-selling author.
She is a catalyst and change agent who works with the 3 Es: Executives, Entrepreneurs and Emerging Leaders to help them bring “heart” back to leadership while feeding the soul of business. With nearly 20 years in Corporate America, she is a master at building exceptional, high-performing teams, maximizing and leveraging ROI, growing emerging leaders, and catapulting individuals to achieve explosive growth.
Candy was named a 2014-15 VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, was recipient of the 2015 Public Speakers Association Local Collaborator Award, and was nominated as a 2015 Profile in Power Central Texas Woman of Influence.
Candy also has been showcased in CNN, The Austin Stateman, Austin Business Journal, Be the Boss Magazine, OffBeat Business Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, ciLiving TV, along with numerous radio shows and podcasts.
In addition, she serves as a call leader for the Evolutionary Business Council, a Partnering Director for the Public Speakers Association, and a regular columnist for OffBeatBusiness Magazine.
Candy currently lives in Austin with her dog, Payton, and enjoys her free time outdoors, spending time with friends, reading, or working out in the boxing gym.