Welcome to Candy Academy

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! 
My vision for Candy Academy began as I saw a growing need for event planning support, relevant resources and encouragement for community and business leaders – small business owners, marketing or communications staff, leaders of community organizations, volunteer teams, office administrators – who were tasked to plan and promote events for their businesses or organizations, or groups. 
They 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 . . . but 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 fun, energizing, and effective! 
Together with local experts and passionate partners we offer the workshops, coaching, and resources you need to help you learn to plan and promote your events creatively and effectively.
I would welcome you to join the community and experience a new ease in your planning and success in your efforts.
With you in the journey, 


Lisa Gareau
Founder + Director of Collaborative Learning
PS. If you’d like to talk more about how Candy Academy can support you and your team contact me at 1-800-560-8180 or by email at [email protected].
I look forward to connecting with you!