COMMUNICATION & STRESS-RELIEF BUSINESS STRATEGIST/
MOTHER / WIFE / RUNNER / CROSSFITTER /
OVERALL FITNESS FANATIC / DATA NERD / COMBAT VET
Welcome to a safe place for those who are trying to navigate their way through this crazy thing called “life”.
Crystal is Chief Story Teller / co-creator of PTSD: People, Trauma, and Stress Discussed: an unfiltered truth, a successful podcast (2018) and co-host of the She Built This Podcast with Emily Aborn. As a combat vet and woman from technology, working in leadership capacity for Apple, HPE, IBM, she serves organizations with her company C Far Beyond the Box: providing effective communication and stress-relief strategies, supporting women in the workplace initiatives, and personal growth programs to improve workplace culture.
Crystal does not believe people or organizations should be defined by their life stressors, past and present, and hopes to offer advocacy, empowerment, and confidence in order to reach maximum potential. She is the voice of change, a cheerleader for the underdog, and speaker about all things that are the elephant in the room. Her unique life experiences have been gifts as they have given her the ability to connect with a vast audience.
I am Uniquely Qualified to Help
Social scientist (B.S. Social Science); certified stress management coach; trauma competency qualified; DiSC and 5 Behaviors Wiley Partner.
Combat veteran having served in the Air Force Reserve and a tour in Afghanistan.
Professional experience includes Apple, Ameriprise, IBM, and HPE.
Developed women’s empowerment programs for global software companies.
Volunteer at the Phoenix (substance use recovery); Board Member for the Youth Council of Nashua.
Speaker at national conferences, to include the Grace Hopper Celebration, on the topic of women’s initiatives in the workplace.
Chief Story Teller / Co-Creator of the PTSD: People, Trauma, and Stress Discussed and co-host of the She Built This podcasts.
Other life experience includes: mother to a beautiful daughter, sister to members of the LBGTQ+ community, daughter of a woman in recovery, divorcee, wife, and fitness fanatic.