Dr. Candace Goodwin


Energage, Inc.

Dr. Candace Goodwin is a culture strategist and a sought-after executive in strategic development, performance coaching, change management, employee engagement, emotional intelligence, and leadership development. She has helped transform organizational cultures creating opportunities for employees to do their best work and organizations to get their best results. She also assists leaders in solving problems and guiding them through organizational change.

Dr. Goodwin believes that when a leader gets better, everyone wins! This philosophy guides the training and development efforts she implements within organizations. Candace’s goal is to identify emerging leaders and provide a structured development approach to grow and develop leaders into those who can step in and fill critical roles within the organization.

Dr. Goodwin has held executive leadership roles for the past thirty years, including several banking positions as vice president of bank operations and vice president of accounting. She transitioned to higher education and held roles as senior vice president of enrollment management and marketing and president of two universities. Although her work has spanned multiple industries, Candace has functional expertise in non-profit organizations, finance, HR, marketing, education, and healthcare.

Candace is a John Maxwell Certified coach, trainer, and speaker with additional certifications including:

  • Genos International: Emotional Intelligence and Culture
  • Table Group: Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Table Group: The 6 Types of Working Genius
  • International Coaching Federation: Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC)
  • Energage Catalytic Coach II


Dr. Goodwin has obtained her Doctorate Degree of Education in Organizational Leadership. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources, and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois. Candace also holds a Certificate of Finance from Chicago Booth and achieved a Certificate of Sales & Marketing from the Mendoza School of Notre Dame.