BARBARA A. CANDALES, Ph.D. '74 , Advanced Personal & Executive Coach
Dr. Candales has over 30 year of experience as a university professor, licensed clinical social worker and board leader in non-profit organizations. She completed her MSW, MPH and Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. Her dissertation, "Transformative Learning among Puerto Rican Female Community College Graduates" was the impetus for her own professional transition to become an Advanced Personal and Executive Coach.
Dr. Candales completed her training at the College of Executive Coaching, CA. She has advanced certification in Emotional Intelligence from the Emotional Intelligence Learning Systems, Inc. and is a fellow with the Emotional Intelligence Training & Research Institute (EITRI), TX. In addition she holds associate level certification from the International Coach Federation.
Dr. Candales received the following recognition for her professional endeavors:
2005, Teaching Excellence Award, Central Connecticut State University
Honored for three decades of contributions to Latino and Puerto Rican Studies, UCONN
2006, Social Worker of the Year by the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
2009, Distinguished Alumni Award, Eastern Connecticut State University.
Dr. Candales coaches clients to improve and flourish in multiple dimensions. She engages clients in a thought provoking process helping them to think out of the box, to build confidence and to ignite the spark within. Dr. Candales is bilingual – English & Spanish.
Dr. Candales presented her model for coaching college students, titled Celebrando: Setting Goals & Achieving the Dream at the 9th Annual Institute for Emotional Intelligence, San Antonio, TX in February 2012.