"I am living proof that a woman can define her own destiny. There are no circumstances, standards, or opinions strong enough to stop you once you're ready. If you're ready, I'm here."
As a former corporate executive for a leading Aerospace and Defense company that oversaw a large staff of engineers and a substantial budget, Crystal is a seasoned leader and proven communicator. Outside of the corporate world, Crystal shares her passion, influence, and personal narrative to coach, inspire, and guide others towards thinking boldly and living on purpose. Crystal is the author of two books that capture her powerful messages of empowerment, strategy, and resilience. While Crystal’s accomplishments have earned her many accolades, her success story has an unlikely beginning. It is this difficult part of her story that Crystal feels most compelled to share because it puts the impossible odds she’s overcome in perspective. Crystal is a master of beating the odds and she's made it her mission to help other women step into their light and claim their seat at the table.
"I’ve come to see life as a series of answers waiting to be discovered. And all we have to do to find them, is ask the right questions."
YOUR PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION REQUIRES:
I will never forget the words of Ms. Debbie Scott, a social worker who later became a dear friend, “I believed in you because you believed in you,” she said. The foundation of every success is firmly built upon your wholehearted belief than you can achieve anything you desire. There was a time when I had little more than faith, but that conviction was enough.
Corporate America has taught me the importance of teamwork, but being a successful minority woman in that world taught me something even more important: the individual members of your team, and the specialized skills they bring with them, are absolutely crucial to accomplishing BIG goals.
Your plan of action should be as unique as you, the person you are today, and your current goals are. One size does NOT fit all and if you’re doing this correctly, you will outgrow your plans many times. The time is always right to refine your strategies.
You will fail along the way. I did; you will too. Failure is an essential part of your process and one I will teach you to be grateful for. Every failure is an opportunity to reinvent yourself.
No woman is an island. You cannot and should not expect to build your empire alone. Many people, mostly women, helped me along the way and continue to help me today. I am eternally grateful for those individuals and work, always, give the kind of strength and support I’ve received. I’ve even created a platform to promote the kind of collaboration I believe is so vital to propelling more women into professional positions. We can do this, together.
MEET MY TEAM / BUILD YOUR OWN
Meet the talented, creative, intelligent, passionate, and ever-growing team of women that help me evolve and keep me inspired. And get started on building your own dream team.