What I Do

From the desk of Crystal:

Let me summarize what I do in a short paragraph: I help you remember who you really are. I help you reclaim your power, self-love, and belief in yourself. I help you forgive yourself for what you did or didn’t do. I help you let go of shame, blame, guilt, and fear. I help you channel your anger into courage and willingness. I help you take the “30,000 foot view” on your challenges, which allows you to see things from a new perspective. But in the end, you will do it all. It will be your success. I’m just your “life navigator” . . . your coach . . .  your friend . . . your greatest supporter.

Crystal Offers

From the desk of Crystal:

It’s amazing how each and every one of us has our own journey—our own pain, shame, wonder, joy, and love. Truly, each of us could probably write our own book!

The initial gift of writing a book is a cathartic process of healing yourself. The bigger gift is when your own healing process then helps thousands of other people also heal. Imagine the blessings I receive every time a woman reaches out to me to tell me how my words have helped her.

For me, books provide therapy, comfort, support, knowledge, insight, and sometimes even a best friend. Reading a book can be the simple yet magical elixir we need to witness someone else (who has walked in similar shoes to ours) come through the ashes to rise as a powerful phoenix—a mentor of sorts! I’m honored to share my stories with you.

From the desk of Crystal:

Maybe you’ve wondered what hiring a Personal Empowerment Coach can do for you and your life?

My style of coaching is different than life coaching and/or therapy. I don’t just give you a “to-do” list with tasks to accomplish, nor do we rehash the same stories over and over. Instead, we discover how your “story” has influenced the choices you’re making today. I help you to understand how the tough times you’ve been through have changed aspects of your personality, and then I empower you to get back in alignment with who you really are (the person you’d be if you’d never been wounded).

Coaching with me is a pretty profound and personal experience. 😉 I treat every client first-class and I am confident you will be extremely happy with your outcome. Click here to find out more!

From the desk of Crystal:

In our online global community, I’ve become an expert at creating compelling, professional, personal, and life-changing courses you can access from anywhere in the world.

My first online course was “The 12-Week Total Transformation TeleCourse”. Since its conception in 2005, I have worked with thousands of women. Each time I teach a 3-month LIVE session, the course material improves because I improve. With it, I grow leaps and bounds every time. In 2009, I developed the “21-Day CREATE & SUSTAIN Success Course” (normally $297 offered to you here free of charge!). The response was overwhelming. I knew by 2010, it was time to create my DREAM COURSE: “The S.W.A.T. Institute’s Personal Empowerment Coaching Certification (Simply Woman Accredited Trainer)”. In three short years, we’ve become the world’s #1 online coaching program, exclusively for women. Finally, in 2012, I launched “The Business Behind the Business”—an online intensive business coaching program designed for authors, speakers, healers, and therapists to catapult their already existing businesses.

From the desk of Crystal:

I can honestly tell you that my one-day “Simply…Woman Retreat” is pure magic! When Dianne Davidson attended my very first one in 2005, she wrote: “You should absolutely treat yourself to the ‘Simply…Woman Retreat’. A group of us attended the one last November. Looking back now….it was my single best day of 2005!” (You can only imagine how much better my retreat is now, all these years later!)

Of all the things I do, nothing seems to evoke the instant transformation and lasting change that a “Simply…Woman Retreat” can. There’s something about coming together in the spirit of harmony, safety, security, collaboration, caring, and sisterhood that deeply effects the women who attend.

But . . . just like the saying: “What goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas” . . .  “What goes on at a Simply…Woman Retreat stays at a Simply…Woman Retreat!”

You are in the safest, yet most empowered place to let go of the past and step boldly into your new amazing future! Click here to find out more!

Why Choose Crystal

  • Crystal has been “there”—she gets it and she’s figured out a better way.
  • Crystal is the real deal—she doesn’t sugar-coat anything. You’ll hear the truth . . . with a lot of love.
  • Crystal is committed to your success. If you don’t win, she doesn’t either.
  • Crystal is all about collaboration. She knows competition doesn’t serve women.
  • Crystal has been working exclusively with women for nearly 25 years. She’s a true advocate.

Crystal’s Thoughts

“When we stop listening to the voice in our head telling us we aren’t enough, we discover a voice in our soul who knows with certainty, we are more than enough.”
“Self-love is knowing you could be better  . . . but you certainly could be worse. You are happy right where you are.”
“Exercise not because we ‘have too’. Let’s move our bodies because it makes us feel better. The excess weight will naturally come off.”
“Feelings and emotions are two different things. Feelings happen in the ‘here and now’ to guide us. Emotions tell us where we’re resonating.”
“You have to feel, if you want to heal. The secret is not allowing yourself to BECOME the emotion. Instead, turn your wounds into wisdom.”
“When you have joy, you know yourself.”
“If you ‘know’ an argument isn’t going to last longer than a few minutes, don’t waste a moment fighting over it. It’s your joy.”
“If beating up on ourselves worked, we would all be rich, healthy, fit, and gloriously happy. It doesn’t work.”
“Be kind to yourself. It’s the Attractor Factor!”
“When a woman is in Woman Energy™ she knows she matters. Her thoughts, words, and actions are in alignment with her worthiness.”
“There is something very Divine occurring. Do you feel it?”
“Woman Energy™ is so connected to herself she doesn’t judge her feelings as negative or positive. She doesn’t fear them. She simply learns from every experience.”
“Feelings are simply your internal GPS system.”
“What you think about, you bring about.”
“Knowing what emotion you’re feeling shows you almost instantly the kind of thoughts you’re thinking.”
“Have some fun.”
“There are still millions of women around the world who live in fear of beatings or death because they show their face, read a book, go outside without a male chaperon.”
“When you feel good — joyous, loving, content, accepting, etc. — it means you’re thinking good thoughts.”
“When a woman in Mother Energy™ and a man in Father Energy™ get together, things can get pretty boring, pretty fast.”
“When you feel yourself entering ‘fear’ and ‘anxiety’, ask yourself what you’d rather feel instead. Focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want.”
“Be your own best friend.”
“Being spiritual doesn’t mean being serious. When you are in spirit, you are inspired!”
“You are not your past, your pain, your parents, your culture, or religion. You are a magnificent human being who is designed to shine. Be who you ‘really’ are.”
“The world is counting on each and every one of us to SHINE BRIGHTLY. That is the only way to eradicate darkness.”
“Under all the protection—the layers of pain and hurt—you have unlimited potential, greatness, and purpose. Your job is to shed those ‘layers’ and access your true power.”
“Light Workers shine so brightly with a collective universal love; they make the world a more enlightened place.”
“Ladies —  we still have a far way to go in our empowerment. I am NOT anti-man! Just pro-equality!”
“Your body is your messenger. It is always speaking to you — showing you what is not working and where you need to listen up.”
“What emotion(s) are your protective ‘layers’ made of? Do you see how the ‘layers’ keep you so protected, you can’t truly shine in the world?”
“Don’t exercise or ‘move your body’ because you are repulsed by yourself. (That won’t do anything long-term.) Self-love is the greatest weight loss aid.”
“Are you a Light Worker, Light Connector, or Light Protector? (Some of my terms for describing people’s life mission 😉 )”
“When you step into your power, your light shines brightly. You lift the collective level of consciousness.”
“At 11:11, make a wish. The angels are smiling down on you. ;)”
“If you believe you are worth the world, the world will too. You teach people how to treat you by the way you treat yourself.”
“Thoughts become things.”
“When a woman in Daughter Energy™ and a man in Father Energy™ get together, she becomes more of his child or ‘trophy’ and less of his equal.”
“What a spectacular day to make something spectacular happen!”
“If we all believed everything that’s been said or done to us, there would be very few people feeling self-love and self-approval.”
“Don’t let the words of others turn you against yourself.”
“Your reality is always reflecting back to you what you believe about yourself. NOT THE TRUTH. But rather the truth you’ve bought into.
“Self-love is the only thing that ever really works in the end.”
“If you make a mistake — even a huge screw-up — don’t run from it and don’t shame yourself. Just face the music. Apologize. Fix what you can. Clean it up.”
“Keep believing in yourself.”
“If you ‘know’ an argument isn’t going to last longer than a few days, don’t waste a month fighting over it. It’s 30 days of your joy.”
“Self-love is very different than selfish narcissism. You can’t help yourself while harming others (and vice versa).”
“These three things are mandatory to sustain a beautiful relationship: Respect. Trust. Love.”
“When a woman in Woman Energy™ and a man in Man Energy™ get together, both the relationship and the individuals THRIVE in love and self-love.”
“Wrap your arms around yourself right now and tell yourself how much you love you. Say it over and over and over until every cell in your being believes it.”
“Smile.”
“Woman Energy™ helps remind women there is always an appropriate, loving, clear, kind, honest, and healthy response to life’s challenges.”
“Tell yourself something wonderful.”
“Tell someone else something wonderful.”
“Life is meant to be enjoyed. If you aren’t doing enough things that bring your joy, you are slowly but surely aging yourself.”
“There is a fine line between ‘promoting’ and ‘exploiting’. Never forsake yourself for any opportunity.”
“When a Light Worker enters the room, it’s almost as if the lights turn up. Everyone feels a little brighter.”
“Emotions are energy. Repressed emotions block our energy. Whatever is repressed will find a way to be expressed. Gotta clean it all up!”
“Mother Energy™ picks on herself constantly, heaping piles of ‘shoulds’ on herself, creating mounds of worthless, yucky guilt. It’s time to let go and step into Woman Energy™.”
“Lighten up. It feels so much better than being heavy.”
“Nothing is ever as bad as it seems in the moment. I promise.”
“This too shall pass……”
“Your body is the ship. Your mind is the navigational tools. Your spirit is the Captain. Life is the ocean.”
“If your ship gets a hole in it, no amount of positive thinking will stop it from sinking. Take care of your body — it’s your vehicle for living.”
“Anger is a normal emotion if there is an injustice. The secret is learning how to channel anger into courage & willingness.”
“Disease lives in an acidic body. Create an alkaline environment — physically and emotionally — and you will THRIVE!”
“Get the poison out of your life. It is too toxic to subject yourself too.”
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
“Life is too short … and too long to not be happy.”
“We’ve all made mistakes. We’ve all gossiped, lied, manipulated, and let people down. Make amends . . . especially with yourself!”
“When a woman in Mother Energy™ and a man in Son Energy™ get together, she becomes his caretaker and he becomes her naughty little boy.”
“When in doubt ask yourself, ‘What would courage have me do?’ If you are willing to do ‘it’, an unstoppable force called momentum will get in behind you.”
“Light Workers are compelled to make the world a brighter place.”
“If you knew who you really are, you’d be in awe of yourself.”
“Forgive yourself.”
“Love yourself, in spite of yourself.”
“Any great change came only because enough people had the courage and willingness to do something about it.”
“Yelling doesn’t work. Take action — healthy, constructive, empowered, loving action.”
“Sometimes ‘love’ is tough.”
“I promise: When you spend the time learning to let go of your unhappiness and replacing it with happiness, your life will blossom.”
“Next time you feel ugly, fat, scrawny, stupid, or worthless, imagine you are speaking to your own child. What would you say to her? Try saying it to yourself.”
“Daughter Energy™ doesn’t realize she is capable. Instead, she creates drama and dysfunction to get her needs met. Time to shift into Woman Energy™!”
“Move your body because you love it and want to give it what it desperately needs to take better care of you — your spirit.”
“Aren’t you worth it?”
“When a woman in Daughter Energy™ and a man in Son Energy™ get together, things can get pretty intense, pretty fast…but fizzle out just as fast.”
“You are not your body. But your body is a part of you.”
“It takes 21 days to create a new habit. Give a yourself few weeks when implementing new changes.”
“Are you a Light Worker, Light Connector, or Light Protector? (Some of my terms for describing people’s life mission 😉 )”
“Life isn’t that complicated. We just make it that way.”
“If you want to heal, you have to feel.”
“Okay . . . I agree! Mastering our emotions is a tall order! But what about managing them?! :)”
“What you reject, you project.”
“Aren’t you worth your dreams?”
“Relationships are always teaching us about ourselves: What we love the most about ourselves and what we can’t see about ourselves.”
“Light Protectors are compelled to make the world a safer place for the Light Worker they love.”
“Like King Mufasa told Simba in ‘The Lion King’: Remember who you are.”
“There is no one in the world like you. You matter. Your needs matter. Your dreams matter.”
“Speak to yourself the way you would speak to the most important person you know — with love, kindness, and respect.”
“I am blessed beyond measure.”
“Light Workers help remind us of our own beautiful, bright, inner light. They help ‘wake’ us up.”
“The people who trigger us are there as opportunities for us to heal. Only the wounded get triggered.”
“Men want to love and adore us women. When we resonate in Woman Energy™ it is easy for a man to be ‘the best version’ of himself.”
“You simply MUST make time for the things that give you joy … that make you happy … and that lift your spirits.”
“DENIAL = Didn’t Even Notice I Am Lying.”
“It is what it is. Now what are you going to do about it?”
“Light Connectors are compelled to connect and network with Light Workers to help spread the love.”
“Let’s make our lives ‘DRAMA-FREE’ zones. Successful and happy people have eliminated drama and dysfunction from their lives.”
“Fun times add years to your life! And… life to your years!”
“Daughter Energy™ thrives on drama. Mother Energy™ is constantly sucked into it. She wants to fix the drama. Either way, it drains our life-force.”
“When we hear, ‘The truth will set you free!’, it doesn’t mean getting caught up in ‘your story’ — re-telling it over and over as your ‘truth’. It means realizing the TRUTH of who you are.”
“The truth is, you are AMAZING!”
“When we stop listening to the voice in our head telling us we aren’t enough, we discover a voice in our soul who knows with certainty, we are more than enough.”
“Self-love is knowing you could be better  . . . but you certainly could be worse. You are happy right where you are.”
“Exercise not because we ‘have too’. Let’s move our bodies because it makes us feel better. The excess weight will naturally come off.”
“Feelings and emotions are two different things. Feelings happen in the ‘here and now’ to guide us. Emotions tell us where we’re resonating.”
“You have to feel, if you want to heal. The secret is not allowing yourself to BECOME the emotion. Instead, turn your wounds into wisdom.”
“When you have joy, you know yourself.”
“If you ‘know’ an argument isn’t going to last longer than a few minutes, don’t waste a moment fighting over it. It’s your joy.”
“If beating up on ourselves worked, we would all be rich, healthy, fit, and gloriously happy. It doesn’t work.”
“Be kind to yourself. It’s the Attractor Factor!”
“When a woman is in Woman Energy™ she knows she matters. Her thoughts, words, and actions are in alignment with her worthiness.”
“Ladies —  we still have a far way to go in our empowerment. I am NOT anti-man but rather pro-equality!”
“Light Connectors recognize and embrace the synergy and collective power that occurs when she connects two or more Light Workers together.”
“Your body is your messenger. It is always speaking to you — showing you what is not working and where you need to listen up.”
“There is something very Divine occurring. Do you feel it?”
“Woman Energy™ is so connected to herself she doesn’t judge her feelings as negative or positive. She doesn’t fear them. She simply learns from every experience.”
“Feelings are simply your internal GPS system.”
“What you think about, you bring about.”
“Knowing what emotion you’re feeling shows you almost instantly the kind of thoughts you’re thinking.”
“Have some fun.”
“There are still millions of women around the world who live in fear of beatings or death because they show their face, read a book, go outside without a male chaperon.”
“When you feel good — joyous, loving, content, accepting, etc. — it means you’re thinking good thoughts.”
“When you feel yourself entering ‘fear’ and ‘anxiety’, ask yourself what you’d rather feel instead. Focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want.”
“Be your own best friend.”
“Light Protectors are guardian angels for Light Workers. They literally help protect us from giving away our power.”
“You are not your past, your pain, your parents, your culture, or religion. You are a magnificent human being who is designed to shine. Be who you ‘really’ are.”
“The world is counting on each and every one of us to SHINE BRIGHTLY. That is the only way to eradicate darkness.”
“Under all the protection—the layers of pain and hurt—you have unlimited potential, greatness, and purpose. Your job is to shed those ‘layers’ and access your true power.”
“What emotion(s) are your protective ‘layers’ made of? Do you see how the ‘layers’ keep you so protected, you can’t truly shine in the world?”
“Don’t exercise or ‘move your body’ because you are repulsed by yourself. (That won’t do anything long-term.) Self-love is the greatest weight loss aid.”
“Are you a Light Worker, Light Connector, or Light Protector? (Some of my terms for describing people’s life mission 😉 )”
“When you step into your power, your light shines brightly. You lift the collective level of consciousness.”
“At 11:11, make a wish. The angels are smiling down on you. ;)”
“If you believe you are worth the world, the world will too. You teach people how to treat you by the way you treat yourself.”
“Thoughts become things.”
“What a spectacular day to make something spectacular happen!”
“If we all believed everything that’s been said or done to us, there would be very few people feeling self-love and self-approval.”
“Don’t let the words of others turn you against yourself.”
“Your reality is always reflecting back to you what you believe about yourself. NOT THE TRUTH. But rather the truth you’ve bought into.
“Self-love is the only thing that ever really works in the end.”
“If you make a mistake — even a huge screw-up — don’t run from it and don’t shame yourself. Just face the music. Apologize. Fix what you can. Clean it up.”
“Keep believing in yourself.”
“Fun times add years to your life!.”
“Self-love is very different than selfish narcissism. You can’t help yourself while harming others (and vice versa).”
“These three things are mandatory to sustain a beautiful relationship: Respect. Trust. Love.”
“Wrap your arms around yourself right now and tell yourself how much you love you. Say it over and over and over until every cell in your being believes it.”
“Smile.”
“Woman Energy™ helps remind women there is always an appropriate, loving, clear, kind, honest, and healthy response to life’s challenges.”
“Tell yourself something wonderful.”
“Tell someone else something wonderful.”
“There is a fine line between ‘promoting’ and ‘exploiting’. Never forsake yourself for any opportunity.”
“Emotions are energy. Repressed emotions block our energy. Whatever is repressed will find a way to be expressed. Gotta clean it all up!”
“Mother Energy™ picks on herself constantly, heaping piles of ‘shoulds’ on herself, creating mounds of worthless, yucky guilt. It’s time to let go and step into Woman Energy™.”
“Lighten up. It feels so much better than being heavy.”
“Nothing is ever as bad as it seems. I promise.”
“Anger is a normal emotion if there is an injustice. The secret is learning how to channel anger into courage & willingness.”
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
“We’ve all made mistakes. We’ve all gossiped, lied, manipulated, and let people down. Make amends . . . especially with yourself!”
“When in doubt ask yourself, ‘What would courage have me do?’ If you are willing to do ‘it’, an unstoppable force called momentum will get in behind you.”
“Light Workers are compelled to make the world a brighter place.”
“If you knew who you really are, you’d be in awe of yourself.”
“Forgive yourself.”
“Love yourself, in spite of yourself.”
“Any great change came only because enough people had the courage and willingness to do something about it.”
“Yelling doesn’t work. Take action — healthy, constructive, empowered, loving action.”
“Sometimes ‘love’ is tough.”
“When you’re happy you have so much energy for your life.”
“Next time you feel ugly, fat, scrawny, stupid, or worthless, imagine you are speaking to your own child. What would you say to her? Try saying it to yourself.”
“Daughter Energy™ doesn’t realize she is capable. Instead, she creates drama and dysfunction to get her needs met. Time to shift into Woman Energy™!”
“Move your body because you love it and want to give it what it desperately needs to take better care of you — your spirit.”
“Aren’t you worth it?”
“You are not your body. But your body is a part of you.”
“It takes 21 days to create a new habit. Give a yourself few weeks when implementing new changes.”
“Are you a Light Worker, Light Connector, or Light Protector? (Some of my terms for describing people’s life mission 😉 )”
“Life isn’t that complicated. We just make it that way.”
“If you want to heal, you have to feel.”
“Okay . . . I agree! Mastering our emotions is a tall order! But what about managing them?! :)”
“What you reject, you project.”
“Aren’t you worth your dreams?”
“Relationships are always teaching us about ourselves: What we love the most about ourselves and what we can’t see about ourselves.”
“Light Protectors are compelled to make the world a safer place for the Light Worker(s) they love.”
“Like King Mufasa told Simba in ‘The Lion King’: Remember who you are.”
“There is no one in the world like you. You matter. Your needs matter. Your dreams matter.”
“Speak to yourself the way you would speak to the most important person you know — with love, kindness, and respect.”
“I am blessed beyond measure.”
“The people who trigger us are there as opportunities for us to heal. Only the wounded get triggered.”
“If you ‘know’ an argument isn’t going to last forever, don’t waste a lifetime fighting over it. It’s your joy.”
“DENIAL = Didn’t Even Notice I Am Lying.”
“It is what it is. Now what are you going to do about it?”
“Light Connectors are compelled to connect and network with Light Workers to help spread the love.”
“Let’s make our lives ‘DRAMA-FREE’ zones. Successful and happy people have eliminated drama and dysfunction from their lives.”
“Daughter Energy™ thrives on drama. Mother Energy™ is constantly sucked into it. She wants to fix the drama. Either way, it drains our life-force.”
“When we hear, ‘The truth will set you free!’, it doesn’t mean getting caught up in ‘your story’ — re-telling it over and over as your ‘truth’. It means realizing the TRUTH of who you are.”
“The truth is, you are AMAZING!”