Today’s guest is solving employee disengagement and retention issues in the workplace.

As an international keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and executive speech/acting coach, she works with leaders who need to learn how to create teams that find solutions by parking their egos, playing nice, engaging, and retaining employees.

She is an award-winning actor, author, filmmaker, and nurse. She co-founded a stand-up and improv comedy company in the San Francisco area and has taught improv since 1995 to students of all ages and stages.

She’s the author of “Improv to Improve Your Leadership Team: Tear Down Walls and Build Bridges,” a book where you can QUICKLY discover how to use the principles of applied improvisational exercises from the arts to help teams effectively connect and communicate.

As an actor, she's just back from an off-Broadway run with her 3rd solo show, An Evening With Florence Nightingale: The Reluctant Celebrity.

Please join me in welcoming Candy Campbell.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is less about the slogans and acronyms. Those things don’t change the culture. Leadership is changing culture; the only way to do that is to risk being vulnerable and be authentic.”
  • Why she believes changing culture has to start at the top.
  • Candy’s perfect origin story is about a fun rivalry that led to something much bigger.
  • How she came to be the first editor of the school newspaper.
  • Her unofficial role as her 4th grade’s class resident film critic.
  • “I feel like I’m at the psychiatrist’s office.” Candy takes us on a journey from being the oops kid and why she didn’t consider herself a leader.
  • Her love of riding horses and being paid to be in the saddle.
  • She got a full scholarship to college in speech communications and could keep it after switching majors if she participated on the debate team. …And then she gave it up.
  • How she got a full-time scholarship in Acting after performing in spring theater at her school.
  • Why she gets so much joy from being a goofball.
  • A moment she stood her ground and quit acting for over a decade over the inappropriate behavior of her costar.
  • How she came to work for PanAm, a different sort of acting.
  • How she combines her nursing and acting skills to help others.
  • What she’s looking forward to in the year ahead.


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