Candace Lightner

Fighting for a Cause while you transcend as a better version

Fighting for a Cause while you transcend as a better version


Candace Lightner

Award Winning Keynote Speaker, Educator, Activist and Consultant. President at We Save Lives, and CL and Associates

About Candace

Candace Lightner, is a groundbreaking activist, cultural movement maker, mentor, author, producer, and spokesperson, who is widely recognized as one of the most influential American citizens of the twentieth century.

She is the Founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD, and We Save Lives and is credited with saving more than 400,000 lives.

Candace is the subject of an Emmy nominated television movie and is featured in numerous documentaries and books. She co-authored “Giving Sorrow Words: How to Cope with Grief and Get on With Your Life,” which breaks the grieving process down into 3 stages: the beginning the middle and the rest of your life.

She speaks to thousands all over the world on how to turn a protest into a movement and the ABC’s of making a difference. As a successful leader, she offers practical ideas and strategies, based on the techniques that have worked for her. Candace has become the “go-to” expert on how to create a successful movement. She will soon be introducing workshops on how to be a successful activist.

As an ongoing guest lecturer at Columbia University’s Personal Leadership Institute, Candace not only serves as an example of how to start a successful movement that lasts, she also knows about navigating the pitfalls on one’s way to becoming the CEO of a large international corporation.

Candace is also a strong advocate for the Courage to Intervene, a We Save Lives program educating bystanders on the best techniques for keeping anyone who will listen from driving recklessly.

Candace continues to inspire and motivate groups around the country, and believes that when others succeed in a noble cause it helps all of us live better.

Specialties include Strategic Planning, building your grassroots, the nuances of developing an effective non-profit, the necessary steps to pass legislation and coalition building.

Take home these learnings

1) How to retain strength, retain, and grit when you choose a difficult battle?

2) Being practical while not being lost by emotion.

3) How to build camaraderie to support a common cause?

4) How to manage a volunteer ecosystem and build an organization from grassroots?

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