“I love co-working at the Candy Factory!! It’s an energetic environment filled with entrepreneurs of all ages who generously share what they have to give. Even if it’s just time for a cup of coffee on a given day. The more I’m here the more I want to be here. My workshop attendees and Mastermind Group members also love the welcoming environment of The Candy Factory where the conference rooms are well equipped, the coffee is great and the parking is free!”

- Barbara Gallen

Coach & Consultant, Inspired Action Coaching & Consulting

Barbara Gallen 

Inspired Action Coaching & Consulting Coach & Consultant



Today I’m a woman who has experienced immeasurable joy and also come through the fire. I trust my intuition and do what feels right to me… in my body. I’m less concerned with what others think. Sometimes I change my mind. I can listen. I’m a mother and a grandmother, I’m a sister and a friend. I’m a mentor. I’m a Martha Beck Institute trained life coach. I’m a consultant with 20 years of experience. I’ve spent a long career, working with organizations, businesses and advocating for causes I believe in.

I’ve raised a lot of money. I’ve marched in Washington a few times.I’m an entrepreneur, who has been mostly self-employed over the last 20 years. I know what it is to sell to eat. I’ve had to focus on the big picture and the details.

I can be impatient. I’m a woman who has spent a lifetime focused on creating connections first in my family which extended to a large circle of friends and then into the community. Fostering connections is really all I’ve ever wanted to do.

Join our coworking community!

The Candy Factory is a coworking space established in 2010 and located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster PA. We are a community of professionals who have found a new way to work. Coworking and shared workspaces help promote business growth, creative thinking, shared brilliance and collaboration while offering an affordable office solution for small businesses, freelancers, remote workers, and non-profits. 

Pride Month Member Feature: Lori Johnson

Pride Month Member Feature: Lori Johnson

This June, we are honoring Pride and highlighting our LGBTQ+ members! Meet Lori! "Owner of Ladies Start Your Engines! With over 30 years in the automotive industry helping women become empowered by teaching a hands-on light maintenance class about their vehicle....

Welcome Amanda Hodgen: Jelly Bellies Facilitator of Fun!

Welcome Amanda Hodgen: Jelly Bellies Facilitator of Fun!

 Fun Facts:I can play the violin (and also own a mandolin, clarinet, and keyboard). My family has lived in Lancaster county going back approximately four generations.Jelly BelliesAt Jelly Bellies, we provide a fun safe place for kids to enjoy while their parents get...

Pride Month Member Feature: Alex Redcay

Pride Month Member Feature: Alex Redcay

This June, we are honoring Pride and highlighting our LGBTQ+ members! Meet Alex! "Hey everyone! I teach at MIllersville and run a non-profit. I was born in PA and left for 21 years but returned in 2016. I am glad to be back and plan to stay. I love living in Lancaster...

Jelly Bellies NOW OPEN

 We love our little munchkins, but we also understand the struggle all parents feel trying to juggle work and childcare. Sometimes you need a place to get work done, meet with a client, network, or just take a deep breath. That is why we are excited to announce jelly bellies, a supervised play facility located at The Candy Factory. Schedule a tour today!

Welcome Arianna

We’d like to welcome Arianna to The Candy Factory and The Sweet Core team as our Jelly Bellies supervisor and facilitator of fun!

She will be responsible for watching over and organizing fun activities for your kiddos.