S2; Ep. 11: Reinventing Yourself and Failing Forward with Candis Hickman

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Obstacles in life can turn into opportunities for starting over and reinventing yourself. When Candis Hickman moved to the U.S. from Australia in 2011, she gained a life partner but the move also mean professional sacrifices and the loss of her credentials as an occupational therapist. Through determination and belief in herself Candis set out to find her voice and forge a new career path in the spotlight. Now as a personal branding and digital marketing coach in Miami, Candis helps women define their unique stories and become known.

In today’s episode we are discussing:

  • How setbacks and failures can be the springboard for a new beginning

  • How to let go of who you were to become the person you want to be

  • How to dream bigger instead of settling for “just enough.”

  • Why you should quickly respond to inspiration and intuitive ideas

  • What you gain from failing and how to turn it into a new opportunity

  • Why spirit matters more than strategy

  • What to do when manifesting only gets you halfway to your dreams

Candis Hickman believes that becoming known is every woman’s birthright, and that each of us has the potential to make an unforgettable impression on the world. But to become known in a noisy, judgemental world takes authenticity, courage and a distinct sense of style. This is why Candis teaches spirit-led female entrepreneurs how to create their stand-out brand with a unique blend of creativity and soul. 

Born and raised in Australia, Candis started her career as an Occupational Therapist. When a move to the United States in 2011 resulted in the loss of her professional credentials, she was forced to reinvent herself. Working a minimum wage job at the mall by day and posing as a socialite by night, Candis set out to find her voice and forge a new career path in the spotlight.

With zero on-camera experience, she landed a role as the host for WJYS’ Urban Access TV. From notable interviews with music icons Ice-Cube, Twista & Sway Calloway, to George Kotsiopoulos of E!’s Fashion Police & Nazr Mohammed of the Chicago Bulls, Candis slowly established her personal brand in the local market, proving that good branding can triumph over formal business training.

In early 2017 Candis relocated to Miami, Florida where she launched her online coaching business teaching female entrepreneurs how to build their profitable personal brand. Her work has been featured in Time Out Miami magazine, Fete Lifestyle Magazine, Voyage MIA Magazine, The Gifters podcast, and the popular Chicago-based video magazine Glossed & Found, to name a few. She is also the founder of The Miami Girl; a growing community of over 600 creative business-women in the South Florida area.