Learning how to connect across cultures and generations is vital for any leader. Candy Whirley shares techniques to help you bridge the gap and build effective teams.

Candy’s presentations are high energy enthusiasm, innovative and interactive. She shares over 30 years of expertise to help professionals improve their job performance and achieve their personal goals. Candy is most known for her TANGO with the 4 different personalities and 4 different generations, whether the request is team building, connection or leadership skills, her clients know the audiences will be interactive, energized and entertained!


International Speaker, Author, and former NFL Cheerleader, Candy Whirley is well known for leading and cheering audiences around the world to live and work better together and to stop driving each other CRAZY! In It Takes 4 To Tango, Candy has two meanings when it comes to her “4″. The first meaning… she will take you through her 4 C’s of Leadership which are the importance of Confidence, Communication, Creativity and Change in the workplace, the second meaning… you will go on a brilliant exploration of personality styles that will make you think, laugh, even dance…and recognize your true self and others. This is NOT the Myers Briggs Personality Indicator, this is NOT the DISC test or even True Colors…Candy gets participants up and out of their seats and networking with other…ANIMALS (Chameleon, Lion, Lamb or Owl) just like them! This is an open and honest way for all the personalities to hear from one another about how to communicate better with other Animals, how to motivate them and which ANIMAL drives them the craziest and why…WITHOUT A TEST! You’ll also learn to overcome personality differences that lead to problems like communication breakdown, negotiation letdown, and delegation fall-down by learning the secrets to connecting and partnering with other personality styles. People leave understanding how to treat people like THEY want to be treated and recognize that people are not difficult, they are just different.

This interactive, energetic and entertaining presentation will enable participants to recruit and manage top candidates by learning the differences between generations X, Y, Boomers, and Matures, and their work habits and goals. Candy will also share her knowledge of gender differences in order to help participants understand that there is truly a difference in communication and conflict management between the genders. Those who have experienced Candy, know this presentation would not be the same without one of her famous activities! Put on your hardhats, you will be building a BRIDGE!

Buckle up…and be ready to be entertained, interactive, energized and enter a new way of thinking!

Have you ever had someone know just what buttons to push! We all have…that’s why Candy loves to teach folks how to get their emotions under control. In this interactive keynote, you will laugh and learn about your emotions and how to CALM DOWN without someone saying “Calm Down!” We will analyze your emotions by exploring what aggravates you by knowing exactly what tics you off! Then we will discuss how to manage the obstacles so you can choose your emotions by being proactive NOT reactive. By the end of this keynote you will be able to recognize the emotions in people who are not like you! Simple…right? I truly believe that It Takes 4 to Tango. We will go through an interactive exercise that teaches the four personality styles WITHOUT A TEST! Once you learn the Tango of your employees, employers or peers, you will learn their emotions and then you can dance your way through ANY problem! Cue Tango music…

Candy uses innovative and interactive activities proven from coast to coast to enhance creative thinking and sustainability. “In this session you will be learning my trade secrets on how to make learning fun and memorable! Your employees need more than Power Point and lectures in their orientations and trainings…trust me!” You will learn new creative ways to problem-solve for quicker resolutions, invent your own activity that will teach multiple lessons, and walk away with a tool box of techniques that are easy and usable at your next training, meeting or orientation.

When you need more than a keynote or workshop…

Is your organization struggling or going through a lot of changes?
Are inconsistencies in departmental leadership or differing leadership styles limiting progress or damaging morale?
Would you like all of your leaders to be on the same page and heading in the same direction?
Would you like your leaders to communicate better and truly lead their people?
If your answer was YES to any or ALL of these questions you are in the right spot! Candy has worked with leaders across the country from farmers to CEO’s from Hospital Administrators to Grain Elevator Mangers from Human Resource Directors to VP’s of financial industries….and she will tell you, “People are people and we are ALL leaders… we just have to hone our leadership skills.” The Leadership and Workplace Culture Series will tap into all the skills every leader must have to truly LEAD their teams.