Motivational Keynote Speaker

Leadership & Team Building Expert

Author of It Takes 4 To Tango


Meet Candy

“We wanted you to know what an impact you made at our TCP Innovation kickoff!! We’re a very successful, fast growing industry leading company, but as we continue to grow so quickly we face many challenges. You inspired us to be flexible and understanding in a time of significant growth and be accountable to ourselves and others when dealing with challenges, you helped us embrace our fabric and all its threads. 100% of the people were up and out of their seats, participating and cheering (‘snap, clap, woohoo’) …and everyone found value in the event, which for a company as diverse as ours is a huge deal! Thank you!”

        - Noel C. Lavezzi, Marketing Manager, Technical Consumer Products, Inc.


Candy brings ‘real world’ experience from many industries including: training, retail, customer service (certified by International Customer Service Association – ICSA), restaurant, entertain- ment, management, youth ministry and business owner. Candy has been speaking over 30 years and has owned SBG Services, LLC since 2001. She has spoken nationally and internationally, some clients include: Million Dollar Round Table, Society of Human Resources Associations, and International Society of Association Executives, GE, Hallmark Cards, Inc., WalMart, AgStar Financial and Johns Hopkins Medical Center.


Candy is involved with the National Speakers Association (NSA)...she is currently on the NSA Chapter Leadership Committee and the National Educational Committee to choose all presenters for the NSA Conferences and Annual Convention.  She has also served on the Board of Directors and was the 2007-08 President of the NSA Kansas City Chapter. 


Graduated Cum Laude from Missouri Western State University with a B.S. Degree in Speech Communications, and Human Relations Emphasis, and has earned her Master’s in Management at the University of Phoenix.


You may recognize Candy, she is a former Kansas City Chiefs Chiefette, performed at Starlight Theater in Kansas City, and modeled for the Kansas City Star Magazine. With Candy’s entertainment background her keynotes and general sessions are more of an interactive and engaging EXPERIENCE than a presentation.


Candy’s hard copy and digital products include: Top selling book, It Takes 4 To Tango, DVD’s: It Takes 4 To Tango, Bridging the Gap and Emotional Intelligence, Creativity Boot Camp Instructions and Game Bag.

Most Requested Topics:

Personality Types - It Takes 4 To Tango (#1)

Think everyone in your office acts like animals? You would be right! In this entertaining keynote, Candy Whirley encourages audiences around the world to live and work better together and to stop driving each other CRAZY!

Generational Differences - Bridging The Gap

This interactive, energetic and entertaining keynote will enable participants to recruit and manage top candidates by learning the differences between generations X, Y, Boomers and Matures, and what motivates their work habits and goals.

Emotional Intelligence - Get Off The Roller Coaster

Have you ever felt like someone knew all the wrong buttons to push! We all have…. that’s why Candy loves to teach folks how to get their emotions under control. In this keynote, you will laugh and learn about your emotions and how to CALM DOWN without someone saying “Calm Down!”

“Candy was great and adjusted to the needs of the class as we required extra help. That type of leadership in a seminar is priceless.”

-Mary Napalo, National City Corporation, Cleveland, OH

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