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Perspectives of a Portlander
A collection of editorial projects and blog exerpts, created and curated by Candace Molatore

By producing my own content, creating and publishing on my own website, and connecting personally with brands, I have
experienced all sides of the spectrum and have chosen to go in a different direction, outside of the norm of a typical Blogger.
I seek to create a bond between genuine brands and the consumer–to connect the best brands with the best people.
I work closely with brands and help market them to be exactly what their target consumer is looking for. By keeping
them up to date on everything media-wise, I help to connect them with the most relevant promoters for their brand.

I use stories to change minds and empower people to find their place in this world.

I was one of the weird kids at school. I’m sure everyone says that but I have the pictures to prove it. From as early as I can remember I was always looking for something that made me, ME. I tried every club, joined every team, dressed up for every holiday and I mean EVERY holiday. I was looking for my place in the world.

As I became an adult that didn’t change. I read book after book on happiness, purpose, passion and any other thing I could think of that would help me find my place. I moved up in my career and was good at it, but it never really felt like a purpose.

Then one day on a stage in North Carolina, of all places, that changed. While my family regales anyone who will listen with stories of how chatty and bossy I have always been, talking in public was NOT something I was good at. But somehow on this stage it was different. I was speaking about women and the cultural changes we have seen in the last 50 years. I felt an electricity. People were laughing in all the right places, nodding in agreement and gasping with shock and awe when I wanted them to. I even had on a really great outfit that day. As I walked off that stage sweating and heart pumping, it came to me. THIS IS IT! This is what I am meant to do.

In that exact moment the owners of the company I was speaking at offered me a pretty sweet job. It was all so crazy, all this time searching and then BAM here it was. I found my purpose by spending 35 years hustling to find it. I realize that it was all the little things I learned that set me up for success. All the jobs I had ever dreamed of had one thing in common: talking. It was there the whole time, but I needed time to fine tune my instrument and realize that purpose wouldn’t show up exactly how I expected.

I am a storyteller and that is my place in this world. I am here to tell stories that inspire and build up other people to realize their value and purpose. My blog is an effort to push others towards their purpose and to lift up women and girls to their full glory.

I write about career, success, purpose, passion, culture, marketing , gender and just general good positive content.