Is this you?
- You worked so hard to build your career, but you actually hate your job.
- You’re tired of putting everyone else first, but you don’t know how to say no.
- You want to speak up, but your voice comes out shaky and unsure.
- Your heart yearns for something else, but you’re scared to death.
- You feel lost and overwhelmed, and don’t know how to untangle your mess.
It doesn’t have to be that way. I can help.
I coach culturally diverse people to make brave changes in their careers and lives.
Because I know it can be extra hard to speak up, be different, and challenge the status quo when you’re a person of color or far from home.
As your coach, I’m your support system – never telling you what to do, but guiding you to find your own answers. Through a mix of inquiry and experimentation, we get to the heart of what’s going on, so you find long-term solutions to your problems.
My Coaching Style
My style is playful and creative. We tune into our bodies. We use our surroundings as inspiration. We might even laugh in surprising moments. You’ll discover new perspectives and uncover hidden strengths within yourself.
We take a holistic approach so you learn to embrace your whole, multicultured, messy and beautiful life. You’ll see how a shift in one area shifts everything else. You pick where to start. I’ll help you connect it with the rest.
We work together as equal partners. I don’t judge. I don’t give advice.
I’m here to help you:
- Get clear on WHAT you want
- Drive you forward with WHY
- Take action with HOW
- Move through fears that hold you back
- Celebrate a bolder, happier you
How It Works
Coaching happens over phone or Skype. That means we can work together as long as you have stable internet connection. In some cases, in-person coaching may be possible with a travel fee.
I work with people over the course of 3 months or more because change doesn’t happen overnight. The investment for coaching is $800 for 7 sessions. A sliding scale (starting at $550) is available for students and people who are going through major transitions. Currency is in Canadian dollars so please check your exchange rate!
If finances are a concern, the Social Impact Learning & Support Group could be a great resource.
You’re interested. Now what?
Contact me! Tell me a little about yourself and what you’d like different in your situation. If I can help, we will schedule a free, no-strings-attached, sample coaching session. You’ll walk away with something tangible and see if coaching is right for you. It’s also a chance for you to ask me any questions!
My clients have:
- Changed careers
- Moved to new countries
- Learned to set boundaries with family members
- Asked their bosses for what they want
- Reignited relationships and much more
Goals are directed by you – the client. These testimonials show what is possible.
I came to Crystal through recommendation by a friend. It turns out coaching was what I was looking for without me knowing what it was! Crystal provided a different perspective as I navigated a work and life transition. I wouldn’t have faced my fears on my own. Thanks to Crystal’s coaching, I’m more honest, relaxed, and open to others. My family relationships have improved and I’m pursing my dream life. I’m so much happier!”
– Christine, France
I have become the person I never thought I could be: Confident, motivated, bold, and ready to take on the world.
I would like to say thank you for your enthusiasm, your passion, your laugh, and most of all, for believing in me, and helping me do the same. I feel like I’m getting closer to my goal, to completely change my career into something that I can be passionate about.
Thank you once again for helping me get closer to my inner light.”
– Adeliz, San Francisco
I found a really great job! Crystal helped me stick with the process of looking for work, and trust the process.”
– Jamie, Community Development Manager, San Francisco
In only 3 sessions, Crystal helped me move ‘beyond maybe’ to landing and saying ‘YES’ to an exciting new career opportunity!”
— Lisa, Lawyer
I’m thankful I chose Crystal as my coach to work through a career transition and to launch my own business. Her fun and playful approach allowed me to see different perspectives and to recognize my blind spots which has allowed me to clear the way for a bright and successful future. Thank you Crystal!”
— Sarah, Business & Life Coach
Crystal was instrumental in helping me double my income in my 2nd year of business. Well into my 3rd year, I’m still sticking with the productive habits she helped me form.”
— Erika, Designer + Social Entrepreneur
I thought coaching was for people who didn’t know how to organize life. But Crystal helped me make a powerful connection in an unexpected moment, and we led it towards an outcome. I was skeptical. Now I’m sold!”
– D, Doctor
I have more clarity with regards to my life purpose, my core values, and where I want to go from here. I am now able to charge forth with nothing holding me back! I feel like I had shed the shackles that enveloped my arms and legs before, which used to cause me such unnecessary struggles.”
– Caitlin, Entrepreneur
Working with Crystal was a very positive learning experience. I learned that I have the option of saying “No” if there are things that I’m unwilling to do.”
– Jan, IT Support
I’ve had such a hard time handling the overwhelming things that have happened in my life over the last 2-3 years. I was shut down. Crystal helped me open up all those “things” one by one, look at them, and then take steps to overcome and deal with them. I feel so much lighter and in control of my life, and now I have a skip in my walk!”
– KV, Administrative Superstar
Crystal is an amazing coach with fun techniques that drove positive changes in my life. My biggest success was forming realistic plans to reach my goals. I feel I can change my perspective at any time. I own this.”
– FF, Vancouver
Crystal understands my passion and she taught me how to hope again. When I was scared of what will happen after my 9-5 job finishes, she helped me be brave and overcome my fears so I pursue my graphic design business. Now I am brave and I don’t mind what other people say. I can do it!”
– Mary Ann
I often go back to our talks in my mind and it helps me greatly. Recently an opportunity came up and at first I was like, “No way!” Then I remembered our talks about fear and the tools we used. I swallowed my fear and jumped in!”
– From a client who completed coaching 9 months before. Since then she started an amazing job in a new city, started fun hobbies, met new friends, traveled plenty, and experienced lots of adventure!
Contact me to see how coaching might help you reach your goals.