The background of the image is a grey computer keyboard with the letters “C” and “V” blurred. To the left of the spacebar, there is the wheelchair-disabled logo in white on a key. Centered and filling most of the image is a white transparent overlay. On the left of the transparent area image is a photo of the guest Candice Schoner, a black and white photo of a Caucasian woman with dark hair, glasses, a necklace and a dark-colored top. To the right of the photo appears the “Candice Schoner” in vibrant blue text. There is a neon blue bar under Candice’s name and above text that reads “Speaking Candidly with Candace”. Near the bottom of the image is a white bar that stretches across the entire image and transitions into navy blue. In the vibrant blue text, within the bar, appears “Successful. Self-Employed & Disabled”. Above the bar on the left side of the screen, is a white tab with #DefineYourself in two shades of blue.

Successful, Self-Employed & Disabled Podcast Candace Schoner of Speaking Candidly with Candace

Candace Schoner, the host and producer of the mental health podcast Speaking Candidly with Candace shares how she rebuilds her confidence, the secret to a successful business, and a few words of wisdom for entrepreneurs with disabilities.

Candace Schoner is the host and producer of the mental health podcast Speaking Candidly with Candace. She is on a mission to end the stigma of mental illness using her background in journalism combined with her life experience with ADHD, anxiety, and dyslexia. She was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s which has dramatically changed her life.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Candace was the youngest of four siblings. Throughout her childhood, she struggled with severe nearsightedness, body image and social skills making her an easy target for bullies. ​Candace attended and graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, TV and Film; and a double minor in Journalism and Theater. During college, Candace worked for MetroMedia News in Washington, DC. where she began a 10 year career in broadcast journalism. She has worked as a news producer, writer and video editor for companies including VISNEWS, ITNA, NBC Today Show, and Nightly News.

Candice’s mission is to change how people think about mental health by sharing individual stories, expert advice, educational information, and licensed resources.

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