MEET THE EVERYDAY EXECUTIVE
Embodying the Executive Mindset
Candra Sweat is the founder of Everyday Executive, which aims to help professionals take ownership and control of their career paths by developing an executive mindset. She is a connector and strongly believes that she was put on this earth to be a resource to others. With approximately 70% of the 128 million working Americans disengaged from their jobs, Candra has set out on a mission to help individuals find fulfillment in their work-life.
As a college dropout who managed to find herself employed at EY, Candra went from a temporary call center employee to being one of the firm’s most visible employees in Dallas. There she created and chaired a successful CEO panel that was featured by Diversity Inc., co-chaired the $1MM United Way campaign, and led the professional development of the EY Black Professionals Network. Candra was the EY Southwest Region Better Begins with You 2015 award recipient and United Way’s Emerging Leader of 2017. She attributes her success to being introduced to the power of professional development shortly after joining EY. Candra studied the various topics of professional development along with the characteristics and habits of successful entrepreneurs and C-suite level executives. She implemented what she learned into her everyday life and developed an executive mindset.
In 2018 Candra returned to the University of North Texas and obtained a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a specialization in Leadership Development. Today, Candra’s goal is to train others in the art of becoming an Everyday Executive through workshops on soft skills, self-awareness, personal branding, and executive presence. She is also a huge advocate for employee resource groups (ERG) and their leaders. In 2018 Candra created the Community Employee Resource Group™ which brings ERG leaders from different companies together quarterly to support them and facilitate themed sessions where they can share ideas and best practices.