Candy A. Westbrook is a writer, newspaper columnist, and speaker whose passion lingers on the football field. She inspires families of all sports, but at her heart is her love for those boys of fall.
College football recruiting can leave parents dangling on a zipline indefinitely, as they look for someone on the other side who gets it. She invokes hope and shares her heart throughout the process with messages of inspiration no matter how tough or difficult the situation may be. Encouraging parents to go the distance because, “the topic may be football, but the real subject is life.”
Raised in South Georgia, Candy emphatically devoted herself to its football-soaked culture and always cherished Friday nights as a high school cheerleader. Her love for God, country, community, Southern hospitality, beauty pageants, and the color pink, y’all ~ began early in her life. She earned a nursing degree through higher education, but gained a Ph.D. through the University of Mama, and the crazy calamities associated with college football.
Her unique Southern rhythmic style refreshes the soul while evoking encouragement with her never quit inspiring delivery. She’s been published in Up-n-Cumming magazine and other local periodicals, capturing the Southern love for football to a sweet tea. Ms. Westbrook was quoted in the Forsyth County News on the perils of landing a Division I-A scholarship, the subject she covers in her debut book, Helmet Kisses.
Her work as a corporate recruiter, sales manager, community leader, substitute high school teacher, intercessory prayer organizer all sharpened her message of equipping parents and players for the next level. To this day, she stills enjoys watching the greatest game on earth, football! But she is most at peace in front of an audience sharing her heart and helping others reach their goals.
She and her husband Gary are grandparents of six wonderful grands, in-laws to two gorgeous gals (the wives of our two sons), and make their home in suburban Charlotte, NC.