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Becky Feinberg-Galvez is the CEO and Co-owner of Candor Threads, a custom apparel company. The company was formerly known as Shop for Ties. Candor Threads first started as corporate textiles in 1982 when Becky’s stepfather, Arnie Kapp, founded the business. He began making cold calls to sell ties, winning over customers and connections from his basement office — and, more importantly — instilled the importance of speaking with candor and treating every customer as a friend.

Becky joined Candor Threads as a Marketing and Sales Manager and moved into the CEO position following her stepfather’s passing. As CEO, Becky has created steady year-over-year growth by introducing new products and implementing a customer-centered, detail-oriented approach to business.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Becky Feinberg-Galvez talks about what they do at Candor Threads and the creative ways companies use their products
  • Popular products Candor Threads produces — and why they’re different
  • From teacher to CEO: how Becky rose through the ranks
  • Lessons Becky learned from her stepfather, Arnie
  • How COVID-19 made Becky fire and rehire staff for a record revenue-generating year
  • What Becky is learning from her mentor and why you should care

In this episode…

We live in a world of uncertainties, and many times, there are more things out of our control that negatively impact our lives and business. In those uncertain times, such as when COVID-19 peaked, the most entrepreneurial question to ask is, “How can we help?”

By trying to become a more helpful business, Becky Feinberg-Galvez led Candor Threads through a rough patch that became the company’s most rewarding year in revenue. The company is now riding on that experience to do more amazing things for its clients. Want to learn more?

Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the CEO of Candor Threads, Becky Feinberg-Galvez. They discuss Becky’s entrepreneurial journey, the one time her business failed, and how she turned a defeating moment into a profitable one by pivoting to become a helpful company.

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Episode Transcript

Jeremy Weisz 0:19

Dr. Jeremy Weisz here, Founder of where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders and this is also going to be part of The Rising Entrepreneurs podcast and before I introduce Becky Galvez of Candor Threads, Becky, I always like to mention other episodes people should check out and I’ve had some great women of EO on the podcast in the past I’ve had Andrea Heuston on check out the episode with that Andrea Herrera, Kerri Garbis Wendy Pease many more. So check those out. And this episode is brought to you by Rise25 and it Rise25 we help businesses give to and connect to their dream 100 relationships. And how do we do that? We help you run your podcast you know for me, Becky, the number one thing in my life is relationships. I’m always looking at ways to give to my best relationships and profile the people in companies I most admire, I’ve found no better way to do that over the past decade than to have the people I admire on my podcast shout from the rooftops what they’re doing and share it with my friends, my colleagues and my audience. So if you thought about podcasting, you should. If you have questions go to You can email us anytime both my business partner and I John have been doing it for over a decade. So feel free to ask us anything that you that comes to mind and I’m excited to introduce today’s guests. Becky Galvez is the she CEO of Candor Threads formerly known as Shop for Ties. And Candor Threads first started out as corporate textiles in 1982 when founder Arnie Kapp began making cold calls to sell ties. And you know, Arnie started winning over customers and connections from his basement office, and more importantly, instilled the importance of speaking with candor and treating every customer as a friend, Becky, also, you know, the hardest job I think in the world is parenting sometimes. So she is a mom of two boys, as well as running Candor Threads. Becky, thanks for joining me.

Becky Feinberg-Galvez 2:21

Thanks for having me, Jeremy. I appreciate it. I appreciate it to be on here.

Jeremy Weisz 2:24

Yeah, I want to talk about, you know, the inception of you taking over. But let’s start with just tell people a little bit about Candor Threads and what you do.

Becky Feinberg-Galvez 2:34

Yeah, sure. So we are a custom apparel company, we design and manufacture custom apparel. So we’re all in the b2b space. We work with organizations, nonprofits, schools, the military, basically any company or organization out there to unite and bring together the people in their organizations and groups, we like to say that we ignite connections. So when you talk about relationship building, that is my number one thing in life relationship building, and as a, like, a strength on my Gallup StrengthsFinder comes up as my highest thing is relationship building.