Hey there! I’m Crystal.
After graduating with my Master of Accountancy degree, I began my career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the corporate offices of an international manufacturing company. After several years, I knew corporate life wasn’t for me. I was frustrated that I had to work according to someone else’s schedule.
I wanted more freedom to spend time with my husband and our Airdale Terrier. So I switched gears completely and became the business administrator for our church. I had more flexibility with my schedule and became friends with the other church staff. It was a much better fit with my values and goals.
When our first daughter was born, I “retired” and became a stay-at-home mom. As much as I loved being a mom and watching my child grow and mature, I felt like I had lost a piece of myself. It took eighteen months to grieve the loss of my identity and embrace my new role.
After several moves (in two different states) and welcoming another daughter into our family, we began our homeschool journey. I discovered that a boxed curriculum didn’t work for us. I didn’t like the structure and wanted more flexibility. (Notice a trend here?!) We enjoyed traveling and had a dream of taking our daughters to all fifty states before they graduated high school. I knew that we needed a homeschool curriculum that would provide the flexibility to travel and not always feel “behind.” Through some trial and error, we found our groove.
In 2012, I started the Triumphant Learning blog to share the resources we were using with my friends. That blog morphed into a podcast, speaking engagements, and online courses. Triumphant Learning is now a go-to source for new homeschool parents.
After supporting homeschooling families for ten years, I took my first life coaching certification course in July 2021 and was hooked. Coaching is all about helping others find their own path and walk that path with confidence. There is no one right solution for everyone; the journey is as unique as the individual. Coaching was a perfect fit with my personal philosophy about life.
While pursuing my dreams and goals through different stages of my life, I learned that living out your dreams can simultaneously be scary and rewarding but that when you walk in obedience, you only need to know the next step to take.
I look forward to helping you flourish and thrive! Let’s work together to help you discern your next right step.