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Candy Whirley

Humorous Motivational Speaker; Leadership & Team Building Expert

Humorous Motivational Speaker; Leadership & Team Building Expert

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Candy Whirley Biography

Candy Whirley brings ‘real world’ experience from many industries including: training, retail, customer service (certified by International Customer Service Association – ICSA), restaurant, entertainment, management, youth ministry and business owner. Whirley 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.

Whirley 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.

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

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 05/03/2024.

Candy Whirley Speaking Topics


    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!

    The genetics portion of the presentation will expose the 4 personality styles and how each personality contributes to the organization's vision and goals.

    Take aways:

    • Learn which team members behavioral style works best with each job position
    • You will learn how to keep performance HIGH when moral is low during changing times in the organization
    • Understand HOW to motivate, communicate and negotiate with the Baby Boomers to the Baby Z's!
    • Understand 5 key ideas about each what is their work ethic?
    • How do we keep the Generation Ys from moving to the next job?

    Bridge the Gap by working as a cross-generational team and building a bridge...literally!


    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...

    Take Aways...

    • Know your emotions so you can be PROACTIVE not reactive
    • Manage your emotions with Candy's 3 step process that you can use the second you leave the conference in any situation
    • Learn to Choose your emotions in unpredictable situations
    • Handle emotional obstacles in 4 easy ways
    • Recognize the personality differences and the emotional characteristics so you can effectively work with people who are NOT like you


    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 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.

    Take Aways:

    • 3 Brainstorming techniques that will change attitudes and get BUY-IN!
    • Learn the 3 step process to wake up your creative GENIUS!
    • Learn Candy's best and most used activities to problem-solve fast and efficiently with fun.
    • 5 new activities (you will play)that teach multiple lessons....and are memorable!
    • Learn to change your organizational culture...CREATIVELY.
    • Bonus: You will invent your own activity and's easy...I promise!


    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.

Candy Whirley Videos

  • Candy Whirley - SOB Radio Podcast
  • Candy Whirley: Interactive Speaker Extraordinaire! - YouTube
    Keynoters, speakers, trainers, new comers, this meeting is for you. Put aside that PowerPoint and bring interactivity into your presentations.
  • Candy Whirley's It Takes 4 to Tango Clip - YouTube
    Candy is the people expert! In her keynote, It Takes 4 to Tango people learn that people are NOT difficult they are just different! Watch a clip...

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Candy Whirley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as IT TAKES 4 TO TANGO: PEOPLE ARE NOT DIFFICULT, THEY ARE JUST DIFFERENT, BRIDGE THE GAP:HOW TO MANAGE GENDERS, GENERATIONS AND GENETICS, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: GET OF THE ROLLER COASTER, CREATIVITY BOOT CAMP FOR TRAINERS and LEADERSHIP AND WORKPLACE CULTURE SERIES. The estimated speaking fee range to book Candy Whirley for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Candy Whirley generally travels from MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kris Boesch, Shawn Achor, Peter Sheahan, Jones Loflin and Adrian Gostick. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Candy Whirley for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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