We’ve Been Saving You a Seat!



Thank you for visiting us!

But the truth is this is YOUR place, YOUR community, and YOUR chance to be inspired, informed, and get connected with Do-it-yourself Event Planners just like you!

My vision for Candy Event Consulting – and Candy Academy – began as I saw a growing need for event planning support, relevant resources, and encouragement for event planners that say “I’m not an event planner, but…”.

Community and business leaders – small business owners, marketing and communications staff, leaders of community organizations, volunteer teams, office administrators, and others – all have that time they have been tasked to plan and promote an event for their businesses, organizations, or groups. And often that one event turns into a dozen … or a dozens on dozens! 

These leaders and teams knew face to face events would help them gain more customers, connect effectively with donors, reach out to their community, motivate their staff, or inspire their volunteer teams. The challenge? They didn’t know exactly how to do it in the most effective, efficient, and affordable way.

If that sounds like you, be assured I understand your challenges – in fact I’ve faced many of them myself – and I am ready to come alongside you in the nitty-gritty of your event planning and promotion efforts to help you meet your goals.

Planning events and promoting events might be a necessary part of your job – but we believe it can also be done in a fun, energizing, and effective way! Together with local experts and passionate partners we offer the workshops, coaching, and resources you need and want year round – whatever and wherever you’re planning.

I would welcome you to join The Candy Event Community and experience a new ease in your planning and success in your efforts. If you are wondering where to start try our new REDI Room – The Event Planners Online Mastermind! 

Where ever you start, know we will be with you in your planning journey,

Lisa Gareau + The Candy Team 
Candy Event Consulting : Making Your Team Stronger
Founder + Director of Collaborative Learning