Interview: Dr. Candice Matthews Talks 'Faith' Ahead Of The Highly Anticipated Leaders Esteem Honorary Doctorate Graduation & Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Keandra "Ke Ke" Scott Tatum | 11/30/2022, noon
Dr. Candice Matthews will be amongst many other outstanding individuals who will be in attendance. She gives Style Mag an ...

When it comes to advocating for kids in foster care and vital developmental needs across the city of Houston, Dr. Candice Matthews is there with her sleeves rolled up ready to do the work. Last year, Dr. Matthews was apart of the inaugural celebration as one of the first to receive her Honorary Ph.D in Humanity. We recently got a chance to chat briefly with Dr. Matthews!

Ke'Ke: What feeds your inspiration daily?

Dr. Matthews: Faith in life, faith in growth, faith in yourself and the process

Ke'Ke: Can you sum up Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University in 3 words for us?

Dr. Matthews: Accountability, Integrity & Transparency

Ke'Ke: Do you have any advice for those seeking to be a Christian Coach or Licensed Counselor?

Dr. Matthews: Consider a Mentor! Someone who can use their experience to speak into your life, give you advice, challenge you!!! Coaching Is Powerful and Effective!

Ke'Ke: What can attendees, grads and honorees expect this year?

Dr. Matthews: A life changing defining moment that will be an embedded milestone in their life!

Ke'Ke: What are the most important attributes of a successful leader in the community?

Dr. Matthews: A successful community leader must possess empathy, the ability to inspire, strong communication skills and pride in their community. Effective leaders are problem solvers who involve all members of their teams. They get people to work together toward a common goal. A successful community leader focus on building effectiveness, the ability to get things done. In fact, a successful community leader possess self-awareness, garner credibility, focus on relationship-building, have a bias for action, exhibit humility, empower others, stay authentic, present themselves as constant and consistent, become role models and are fully present.

Learn more about Dr. Candice Matthews by visiting, website.

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