Endorsements

Candace Reese

Candace Reese’s efforts have helped propel my name into the global community. Her efforts have led me to expand my audience into international communities and other cultures here in America. Candace has brought many partnerships to the table for me to advance my personal and professional endeavors. Her experience in taking major roles in the nonprofit sector has assisted me in new efforts for my own foundation as well. In every aspect of my professional life, she and her staff have met and exceeded my requirements. – Jeffrey I. Johnson, MSNBC Contributor, Author & Political Analyst

Candace Reese is a source of inspiration and information. She is a skilled consultant, who brought best practices and passion, organizational learning and effective strategies to the leaders of our organization at our national retreat. Candace is facile and flexible. She thinks on her feet, and was able to step into the role of another expert, who hadn’t arrived, and deliver an unplanned, remarkable second presentation. I so respect her limitless diversity, ability and style. – Susan L. Taylor, Founder and CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence Magazine

Candace is one of those people who gets it. She understands exactly what it takes to help a business grow and provide an unparalleled client experience. Simply put, if you are serious about retaining a firm that can deliver maximum results for your business, look no further than Candace and her team of experienced professionals. I don’t trust anyone other than her to handle my business strategy needs. -Allan Mooney, Founder, InternetCompaniesForSale.com

In her position as Executive Director of Grand Hustle’s Kids in Need of Giving (KING Foundation), Candace was an asset to our organization during her tenure with the office. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, she was always willing to offer her assistance and had an excellent rapport with the many constituents served by the foundation including clients, employers, and other professional organizations. She would be an asset to any charity organization, and we highly recommend her. – Grand Hustle’s KING Foundation Board of Directors, founded by Clifford “T.I.” Harris

We first solicited Candace Reese to work with the bios for the original cast of the House of Payne, and have subsequently used the services of Envision Global on several occasions. We have always received an expedient response for dissemination of promotions, movie premieres and celebrity guest solicitation from the company. We will continue to consider them a partner in our positive initiatives.” –Roger Bobb, President, Bobbcat Films; former Supervising Producer, The Tyler Perry Company

I have worked very closely with Candace while she has served as the Director in charge of several projects for Dominovas, LLC. These projects have included necessary execution within both the “profit” and “not for profit” sectors.  Candace has excelled in this role and consistently maintained the highest levels of confidentiality, productivity and enthusiasm whether dealing with former “Heads of State” or celebrities.  Candace has the rare ability to multi-task, consistently producing a high volume of work, all while maintaining a “gold” standard for quality and accuracy. She possesses the ultimate “can do” attitude while taking on all tasks with a positive energy and a smile. Her up-beat personality and engaging personal style enables her to lead by example, allowing for effective interaction and positive results with both clients and staff. Candace takes the initiative required to go beyond the expected parameters of her tasks. All the intangibles that lead to success in the global workspace are in order with Candace. She has the intelligence, analytical skills and work ethic to add value to all scenarios. – Neal Allen, Spero Plavoukas, M. Robinson Watkins, Principals, Dominovas, LLC

Candace is nothing short of amazing. Her passion and dedication in everything she does is a true testament to her success and integrity. Image of Change continues to cultivate wonderful relationships and brand equity by having Candace as a true philanthropic advocate and on our Advisory Board. I am fortunate and honored to have Candace in my corner always shining a light toward hope and optimism.- Jodie Blum, President, Image of Change 

Envision Global is a very professional, high-energy, and practical PR strategy company. Candace Reese and her staff work extremely hard, utilize a wide repertoire of networking skills and pitch strategies to get results. What separates Envision Global from most Management and PR companies is they aren’t satisfied with trying and collecting a check. The Envision Global staff will work on an objective until it is completed and is very responsive. As CEO of a branding firm with high-profile clients, I recommend Envision Global whether you a corporation looking to accelerate your profits or an individual looking for more media interviews. – R. Davis, CEO, Ascendant Strategy Group

Candace is a POWERFUL speaker with unique ability to capture and inspire her audience! Throughout Candace’s life, she has gained a wealth of knowledge which has uniquely positioned her to relate with broad audiences. She is funny, brilliant and driven. Her participation in any event will bring an innovative outlook to all listeners. – Rachel Victoria Webb, Chief Small Business Strategist, The Point Group LLC

Thank you so much for your help with the event this year.  Your company helped to take it to another level! I appreciated your calm demeanor during the event more than you can ever imagine. You were so helpful. You were the glue that kept me together. I hope you will work with us again next year. – Erika Acoff, Host & Event Chair, Cupcakes & Cocktails for a Cause

Candace recently served on a college and career panel discussion at Booker T. Washington High School. As an inner-city school, our students face many challenges and are often exposed to negative situations. It was important to have someone with whom they could relate come in and speak life into our student population; Candace did just that. She was candid about how her life experiences propelled her into the role she has today as an empowerment speaker and leader. Her forthright message, which included an emphasis on the importance of hard work, perseverance, and determination as key determinants to success really resonated with the students. The students were receptive and inspired by her words. Candace did a phenomenal job and I would love to have her come back again. – Cassandra Bolding, Professional School Counselor

Thanks so much for joining today as our guest speaker.  Your personal story, insight, and positive attitude were very well received by everyone on our call.  We have already received some great feedback and emails from people who want to get more involved in the group.  We really appreciated your honesty and insight and hope that we can help our employees be as successful as you have been.– Kristen Hill, iMatter Working Parents Group, Huron Consulting Group

It was a true pleasure having you at our Women’s Conference…..folks are still talking about the Conference…and were truly impressed with your presentation…our hope is the guests embraced what they heard, explore the possibilities to make things happen and create an environment that will make the difference…I do not have the words alone to say THANK YOU for your kind attention to our Women’s Conference….Bright Moments –Dr. Stella Marrs, Rockland County Commission on Human Rights 

Candace Reese facilitated a panel discussion lead by three fearless and positive women living with HIV and AIDS, during Empowerment Resource Center’s Hats Off To Women Symposium.  We were thrilled with the ease and poised that she exhibited while moderating the discussion, held in observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  Ms. Reese was engaging, inspiring, and focused; a master at her craft! –Jacqueline Brown, BS/MBA/MSPH, Executive Director, Empowerment Resource Center, Inc.

I really appreciated Candace working with me on a project with such short notice and a fast turnaround. She was very efficient and responsive. I contacted her with less than one week before the event and she and her staff were able to confirm interviews with the media and get much-needed exposure for our client’s book tour stop. They managed every aspect of the interviews and book signings. I would definitely recommend her and Envision Global to anyone who is looking for media exposure management, among many other services. -Linda Wilson, President, Creative Publishing Consultants

Candace Reese is the ultimate professional. I hired her for public relations and marketing of my book, Before You Arrived. Candace is a great thought partner and provided more events/opportunities and signings than I could physically do. She thoroughly enjoys her work and makes it a point to utilize all contacts to connect and work on behalf of her clients. I highly recommend Candace to others looking for this type of expertise. – Adrienne Lance Lucas, Principal, Inheritance Capital Group

During the 2007 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, Candace Reese worked diligently with a coalition of young professionals to host the first-ever town hall meeting for emerging leaders. When Ms. Reese got a clear picture of the agenda, our goal, and our overall vision—she immediately sprang into action. Ms. Reese sent emails to listservs and made phone calls to her strong network to book our moderators and panelists. Without reservation, I recommend Ms. Reese for public affairs and management. She is thorough, responsive, and efficient. – Angela T. Rye, Co-Chair, Emerging Leader Coalition

Candace Reese gets the job done, and opens doors with passion, brute force, or sometimes sheer ingenuity! She can get you into the VIP events, front page of the national/local media, as well handle crisis situations. She is diverse and very personable. – E.W. Taylor II, Author & Social Entrepreneur

Candace Reese is a “Rare Jewel” and proven leader with years of experience providing solutions for nonprofit organizations. Candace is a bright, talented and focused individual who is committed to the highest quality work and to serving her in the most conscientious way. I highly recommend her for her many business skills and for her talents. While working with Candace on the Runway RED project, my life did a 360-degree turn around; her project management skills and caring nature will never be forgotten. “Rare Jewels are hard to find; she’s the best! – Tashawnya Menefee, Founder, Show Me The Way Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Candace Reese is a cutting-edge public relations, marketing and communications professional that helps position individuals, philanthropic entities, for profit companies and products with their targeted audiences. I have retained her on several occasions to help my company with my clients. Candace is extremely proficient at focusing and tapping into and understanding the mindset of consumers and their motivating drivers. During our association she has helped me to develop, design and integrate messages that resonate with my client’s audiences, thereby, creating sustainable value for them long-term. – Barry Florence, Owner, BDC World PR

My promotion was greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm by the community, and I want to take this opportunity to thank Candace Reese for all of the encouragement and support. As always, all of the staff at Envision Global was extremely cooperative. They worked exceptionally hard to make it the success it was. Candace Reese, who seems to have an unlimited amount of energy and holds firmly to the conviction that if it is worth doing, it is worth doing it right. It is fair to say that without her help, this event would not have been nearly as successful as it was. We played to a full house. What more is there to say! We will be looking forward to a repeat performance. It has been a joy working with your fine staff.” – Asante Bradford, Project Manager Global Commerce of Interactive Entertainment & Digital Media, GA Dept. of Economic Development – GA Film, Video & Music Division

Candace is a terrific professional. She has a firm grasp of client service from minute details to broad brand strategies. I have always had a great experience working for her on projects for celebs and intense business clients. She navigates the egos and demands well and works hard for results … I admire that. – Juan Roberts, Owner, Creative Lunacy

In my capacity as the host of Focus Atlanta on CW 69 in Atlanta I have had the opportunity to witness the professionalism of Candace Reese. Her quality work ethic and ability to manage multiple clients, and tasks makes her an awesome business partner.– Keisha (Williams) Lancelin, On -Air Talent, WUPA-TV

When we were looking for someone to work with, we wanted great character and expertise. Candace Reese had both, and then some. Candace treats each client as if they were her only client. Candace knows how to hold your hand when you have to navigate through the unknown waters of strategic public relations, but she can also be decisive enough to help you make the quick decisions. Candace had the ability to help us leverage our media outlets (TV /Print/ Radio) to run promotions to generate the interactive engagement we were expecting. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is not only trying to win but win BIG in their business endeavors. – Djuan Coleon, Executive Director, Pure Urban Renewable Energy (PURE)

I am truly thankful for the introduction to Candace Reese.  Our initial coaching session was AWESOME, and I know she will be an integral part of my entrepreneurial journey! – Jamie M. Bennett, Managing Partner, Assistance For Hire, LLC

…Ms. Candace Reese is a top-notch executive who always works for the best interest of her clients. She delivers an excellent job every time. She provided our organization with the best media attention for our signature Pretty N’ P.I.N.K, which gained us national coverage that will benefit the organization for years to come. –Brandy Ford, Founder & CEO, P.31 More Than Rubies, Inc.

During my three-year tenure as Executive Director of Another Way Out, Inc. (AWO), Ms. Candace Reese served as Public Relations Director for the Southwest Community Festival (Atlanta) – AWO’s largest fundraising event. Her responsibilities included the planning of each media event, press releases, consultation and to conduct interviews. She was also an effective motivational speaker at an AWO volunteer event. Volunteers were very important to the success of the program. Candace’s expertise and lively speech delivery was very well received by the audience. Ms Reese is a dedicated, creative and intuitive individual. Ms. Reese performed these tasks with ease. Any firm should consider the services of Ms. Reese without hesitation. – Mia L. Harris

Candace is so inspirational and professional. She knows the in’s and out’s of the PR/ Marketing game – and she plays to win! Great connections and she has a great spirit. Can’t lose if you hire her to speak, present, consult or promote your project! She’s the real deal. – Pam Perry, Owner, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc.

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