Candis Fox


  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Co-Founder of Defiance Exchange, Candis Fox is an equity expert for individuals and organizations across all sectors. Their work is focused on the collaborative exploration and cultivation of ways of being that replace patriarchal values with Responsibility, Empowerment, Empathy, Sovereignty, Collaborative Abundance, Desire, Integrity, Redistribution of (all kinds of) Wealth, and Integrated (collective) Decision-making.


Know what you want, go for it, and understand your impact as you do.

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Popular Talks

Neurodiversity and Accessibility

Harmonizing needs, recognition, and appreciation of unique minds and bodies. Ensure nuance and uniqueness have a valued place in your business or team.

DEI & Sovereignty

Relationships to self, community, and land, based on personal power, responsibility, and congruence.

Relationship to Money

Navigating your worth authentically within unbalanced systems and inherited blockages.

Relationship Skills

Make the life you want through relating. This talk covers Congruence, Empathy, Empathetic Listening and Unconditional Positive Regard.

Speaking, Workshops & Coaching


Neurodiversity and Accessibility

This workshop helps leaders understand the nuances of neurodiversity in people across differing identities. Those in positions of sourcing, hiring and interviewing candidates will come away understanding how they can ensure that nuance and uniqueness have a valued place in their organization.

Relating is a skill. Desire moves us. Victimization is a tool of oppression. Self-worth is defined by you. Strangers get strange together as we play with what moves us and make conscious choices about how to dance with the chaos of life.

Relationships to self, community, and land based on personal power, responsibility, and congruence. Discover your sacred place in the whole.

Becoming Adult
Design for teens, this interactive workshop centers on embracing adulthood by nourishing teen sovereignty.

What Comes After Cancel Culture?
Create the life you want through relational skills: Congruence, Empathy, Empathic Listening and Unconditional Positive Regard.


I want you to get what you want. I want you to be you. I want you to feel sovereign, confident, and trusting in your collaborations and important relationships. I want to walk with you on your way embodying your sovereignty by expertly employing my tools of empathy, neuroscience, relational skills, reflection, systems, consent, archetypes, and unconditional love. I believe your cringeworthy moments are golden moments of learning and love. I believe you matter and you belong. I believe you can be the person you want to be and live a satisfying life.

I facilitate spaces that cultivate personal responsibility, empathy, connection, sovereignty, desire, integrity, EASE, collaborative abundance, non-extractive practices, integrated decision-making and JOY.

Cognitive Coaching
Neuroplastic approaches to personal growth.


Systems and practices for regenerative, non-extractive, and relational strategies for redefining productivity in business. Make money doing and feeling good.

“I don’t know where I’d be without Candis Fox. Candis helped me transition through one of the most difficult times and relationships in my life. As a trans person of color and community organizer, I needed someone who was proficient in social justice and anti-racism to help me combat a lot of painful actions in a very tender and important relationship. Candis was phenomenal, so well educated, compassionate with all parties, and also real, ensured accountability, equity, bodily safety, and was present with my nervous system throughout the process. I have never felt so professionally supported in my life. The outcome of the conflict with Candis’ support feels hopeful, healing, and exciting and I know has brought so much growth to everyone involved.”
– Aliko Weste, U Productions

“Candis doesn’t try to teach you what they know, they’re trying to help you discover what you know. I started working with them because I wanted to be a better person instead of just looking like one. I wanted to get out of my own way in my relationships – with people, with money, with power. Through our work together, I feel like I know myself better in those relationships and can show up more like me and not what other people think I should be. I no longer feel shame for having enough money to support myself, or any pressure to always use it “well” in ways that did not also serve my joy. Candis supported this exploration and growth in such a positive way with insightful, challenging questions, holding space for confronting difficult or shameful parts of myself, offering new perspectives on these discoveries, and celebrating the personal shifts that followed. The work we did began my shift away from fear-based thinking and into joy – by following my joy with money, I feel better about the way I use it now in my community. I can challenge the way I was raised and just be me and know that that’s enough.”
– Lauren F., Meta (Facebook)

"I signed up to work with Candis to better understand my relationship to money. I released the awkward feelings I had and I now feel empowered by money and curious about how I can use money to energize myself and my community. I feel more comfortable engaging with the thing I was scared of - and that fear kept me from doing the good things I want to do with money. Candis is a magical human and I felt really connected to them in a way that felt powerful and made letting my shame go a lot easier. I am excited to have an understanding of how I have related to money in the past and how now I can use it more impactfully in the present and future."

Candis Fox is Co-Founder of Defiance Exchange, rethinking healthier relationships at work and in community. That means collaboratively exploring and cultivating ways of being that replace white supremacist values with: Responsibilty, Empowerment, Empathy, Sovereignty, Collaborative Abundance, Desire, Integrity, Redistribution of many kinds of wealth, and Integrated (collective) Decision-making.

As an equity expert, Candis’ primary speaking topics are Personal Responsibility, Sovereignty, Conflict Resilience, Relational Skills, and Relationship to Money and Systems.

Their identities include: Queer (+Nonbinary), disabled, Irish/Welsh/Dutch-American (white), Tsalagi, neurodivergent, polyamorous, married, middle income (very poor until age 30), current age: mid-30’s, college educated with Master’s degree and teaching degree from WA state, family in American south and PNW, spiritual (not religious), U.S. citizen.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.