Candy Barone, CMCP, MBA

Candy Barone, CMCP, MBA

CEO & Founder
You Empowered Strong, LLC
location_on United States

Member since 5 years


Candy Barone, CMCP, MBA

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Candy Barone (, also known as the “Pull-No-Punches” Accountability Powerhouse, is an international speaker, certified master coach & trainer,   business strategist, certified Law of Attraction practitioner, and best-selling author (You Empowered Strong: Infinite Possibilities in the Power of Y.E.S.25 Brilliant Speakers: Their Expert Advice to Springboard Your Speaking Career, Behind Her Brand, Volume 2, and Dream Star - a children’s book). 


She is a master at helping others say YES to themselves, destroy the NOISE getting in their way, and create an accountability plan to help go big to grow big. Candy has been featured in CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, The Chicago Tribune, Be the Boss Magazine, on ciLiving TV show, along with numerous podcasts and radio shows. She also was named a 2014-2015 VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), was the recipient of the 2015 Public Speakers Association Local Collaborator Award, and nominated as a 2015 Profile in Power Central Texas Woman of Influence. Candy has taken her message to the stage at various venues including: GE Healthcare, Northwestern Mutual, Texas Women in Business, Certified Coaches Federation, and Public Speakers Association, to name a few.


Candy’s diverse and expansive leadership experience (nearly 20 years in Corporate America, with companies like Landis & Gyr (Siemens division), Johnson Controls, GE Healthcare, and Northwestern Mutual) has provided her with extensive tools to help grow emerging leaders and business professionals build exceptional, high-performing teams, and catapult individuals to achieve explosive growth.   


After going through her own personal and professional assessment, Candy made the decision to leave the corporate world in order to give her full attention to building out her own dream and purpose. You will find that she is passionate about serving others and providing people with the tools they need to truly empower themselves. She is a change agent who advocates empowerment, leadership and social responsibility.


In addition to running her own business, Candy also serves as a trainer for the Certified Coaches Federation (CCF), a member of the Evolutionary Business Council (EBC), a business coach for Texas Women in Business (TWIB), a Partnering Director for the Public Speakers Association (PSA), and a regular columnist for OffBeatBusiness Magazine. She also volunteers by giving time in her community. 


Candy lives in Austin, TX, with her puppy, Payton (who is the love of her life), and loves to spend her free time outdoors hiking, kayaking, or paddle boarding.


Coaching & Certification

  • Certified Master Coach Practitioner (CMCP) - Certified Coaching Federation (CCF)
  • Certified Coach Practitioner (CCP) - Certified Coaching Federation (CCF)
  • Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner - Global Sciences Foundation


Education & Business Training

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Prosci Change Management Methodology, Practices & Tools Certification
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership Training