Meet Candace


Candace is a Silicon Valley business leader and Certified Professional Coach with a track record of delivering strategic clarity and operational excellence for clients to do their best work

Her consulting and coaching practice, CP Jones Consulting LLC, helps entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses achieve results whether by clarifying goals and next steps, prioritizing existing portfolios, or launching new lines of business. 

Candace’s unique approaches leverage her training in management science, business administration, and operations management. After delivering results in Corporate America for the past 15 years, she now partners with individuals and small businesses to design and implement strategies rooted in “empathetic optimization”, a phrase she coined to describe driving outcomes in sales, adoption, and wellness while recognizing two important truths:

Adaptability matters because our lives, industries, and markets rapidly change,


Selective makes effective because even the best people and systems have limits

In addition to consulting, Candace writes about a range of topics from life hacks to the future of work – often with a comedic twist. The blog draws on her lifelong journey of combining systems thinking and Black ass common sense to deliver results for her clients, community, and self by any means necessary.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her husband and their adorable yet rebellious plant babies.

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