"I have been working with Candice Schutter as a coach and mentor since 2006, and she has stuck by me in my court of allies ever since. When my humanity felt whittled down to rock bottom through depression, abuse, and self-sabotage, she was a primary force in hearing my story and drafting a foundation suited exclusively for me and my being. Candice is truly a master in coaching personal and professional growth. She is uniquely spirited, hip to ageless human dynamics, and wise to modern cultural conditions... deeply rooted in logic, creativity, and kindness as she serves her reflections, strategy and tools for change. Candice not only walks her talk in beautiful integrity, she loves what she does and effectively guides others in accomplishing a sense of balanced, self-crafted, full living. My last session with her a few weeks ago left me awestruck in knowing that our work together first impacted me and then rippled out exponentially... in my professional sphere and beyond.
Ellen, Client :: Portland, OR
"I am thrilled to have spent the past several years with Candice as my life coach! Her unconditional support and encouragement have allowed me to shine through and I trust her with my innermost details and know I am safe. I have found new ways to look at my experiences and to open to the adventure that is my life."
Ali :: Client, Vancouver BC
"Candice has been my personal coach and mentor for over four years, and an amazing catalyst of inspiration and support in my life. Candice almost immediately understands with sharp insight the heart of the matter of what I bring to her. She is able to reflect back to me in a way that guides me to listen to my deepest, most intuitive truth and to make decisions from an authentic place."
Karima, Client :: Chicago, IL
In 1998 Candice graduated with honors from The University of Kansas with a BA in Psychology and Human Development & Family Life. An aficionado of great food and drink, she worked in upper management in the restaurant industry for a few years before leaving the security of a paycheck to more authentically align with her heart's calling in 2001. Feeling directionless, overweight, and unhappy, she stumbled into a Nia class and discovered her passion for movement. She trained extensively as a somatic educator and has since then worked ardently as a Nia™ Black Belt and Zumba Fitness™ Instructor, teaching thousands of classes worldwide. In 2005, she was hired as the senior editor of educational materials at Nia Technique, Inc. and later helped co-create an entire teacher training curriculum for HoopGirl, Inc., a premier hoopdance company servicing clients worldwide. Countless hours spent as a workshop facilitator revealed a knack for women's empowerment and in 2006 she began working with clients one-on-one as a personal power coach. Her "ask-me-anything approach" offers clients a refreshing and transparent alliance where intimacy develops and results become the norm. Candice's methodology is a unique blend of depth therapy, somatics, and her own personally-inspired philosophy of self empowerment. She's the author of two comprehensive coaching programs. In Sept 2015 she was inducted into the Atheneum Writing Fellowship through The Attic Institute. She will spend 2016 working with clients and completing her first full-length book.
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