Moving Toward Joy is the faith-based arm of The Clarion Approach.
I am an inspirational speaker and am available for community and women’s events, retreats, conferences as well as personal mentoring/coaching. My signature talks center around the subjects of
The Joy Factor: Finding Your Heartsong
Simple and Intentional Living
Practical Personal Finances
Leaving a Legacy
I can also tailor my talks to your event, theme or request.
Weekend Retreat Topics Ready and Waiting:
♥ He Calls Us Friends:
Friends with God, Friends with Others, Friends with Ourselves
♥ Everyone Has a Story:
Your Beginning, Your Heartsong, Your Legacy
♥ Heart to Heart, Hand in Hand, Living in Community
There are four talks for each theme.
As a former Creative Memories Consultant, I can give other presentations such as family legacy through photos, photo organization, digital photography tips, as well as the business and bookkeeping side of starting a small business. I am also eager to speak about how to use the social networking sites for good.
“A Box of Chocolates”
Like Forrest Gump’s mama always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” I looked at life as an assortment of chocolates, trying different pieces, always sure it would be delicious. But time after time, what life actually brought me didn’t have the pleasant taste I was expecting.
But I came know that life’s chocolates were worth tasting, and to realize that God is the one who decides which candies I try next and how they will taste. And I continue to learn to trust His choices for me.
“Out of Order”
I was out of money … we thought all those credit card offers were only sent to the ‘special’ people. So we took advantage of all of them.
I was out of time … sadly, the schedule ruled our family … we didn’t rule the schedule.
I was out of strength … it became apparent that there really was no such thing as a “super woman” and “having it all.”
I had spent it all. Candy Troutman, an empty nester from Boise, Idaho, shares her journey from ‘out of order’ to a life of balance and joy.
“Moving Toward Joy”
Stuck in the mire of obligation, living with the consequences of poor choices, and struggling with her value as a person, Candy shares her journey to living in her strengths and moving toward joy!
“Re-Cycled, Re-Purposed, Re-Used”
Candy hasn’t gone hard core “green” but she has been:
RECYLCLED: lovingly plucked from her white trash childhood;
REPURPOSED: through the scrubbing and melting down process;
and is being REUSED in her gifts and strengths to leave the world a better place than she found it.
(The above talks are approved by Stonecroft Ministries.)
Small Business Startup Coach | Personal Mentoring
Small Business Assist
Social Media Management
Public Speaking for Small Business Workshop & Coaching
Personal Coaching and Mentoring
Hurried? Harried? Forgotten your heartsong? Has your joy gone missing?
Do you hear what I hear? Frazzled … Exhausted
I hear hurried, harried voices with little space in their lives for the things they say they value most. Simple living, white space, margin, rest, solitude … words we don’t live out often in our culture. God most often speaks to us in the quietness because that’s when we are still long enough to hear His voice. Our fast pace can crowd out His voice. Cluttered calendars and homes lead to cluttered minds and restless souls.
Do you hear what I hear? Insecurity … Fear
I hear timid voices who are too afraid to live fully in the strengths and gifts and passions they’ve been given. Our insecurities and fears lead to spiritual confusion, lack of spiritual power and deprive the Body of Christ of the things God created us to be and do.
Do you hear what I hear? Self-Focused
I hear loud voices … demanding-my-rights … do-what-makes-me-happy … I’ll-do-it-my way … I-want-it-all-now voices. Focusing on ourselves, our comfort at any cost never leads to a joy-filled life. There will always be something more to have, to experience, to fill our emptiness. It’s a dead end.
Do you hear what I hear? Crushing debt
I hear frantic, desperate voices who have used debt to create a certain lifestyle. Our culture has made it seem normal to be a slave to the borrower. But sadly it has only led to confusion, fear, embarrassment and hopelessness.
Do you hear what I hear? Regret
I hear voices of regret when they realize too late that they haven’t told their story to the next generation. We will all leave a legacy one way or another. It can simply be the end of a story or it can be an intentional passing of the baton.
God promises Joy, Peace and Hope
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
If we will create time and space in our lives to learn God’s ways and live as though we believe His promises, He will use us to fulfill His will and purposes to build His kingdom in meaningful ways.
A Song …
If you really twist my arm, I might provide some live music for your event as well.
“I sing in the shadow of your wings.” Ps. 63:7
I am fully aware that …“You are accountable only for your gifts and ministry. Don’t look at the effects and evaluate yourself or your gifts on that basis. Gifts are from the Spirit, the ministry is from the Lord, and the effect is from God — your responsibility is simply to be faithful.”
1338 N. Jullion Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83704