I had spent my entire life making smart decisions that I believed would lead me to complete happiness and fulfillment. With my honors education, respectable six-figure Information Technology career in corporate America, marriage, family, and the literal white picket fence I built around my home, you would think I had it all. But no matter what my life looked like on the outside, nothing ever felt right on the inside. In fact, the more I achieved, the less I enjoyed myself. Burnout and a lack of connection to my daily routine quickly set in. The life and career I had created was costing me much more than it was giving to me.
I began to realize how very little I knew about life after one of my best friends passed suddenly when I was in my mid-20s. While incredibly painful, that experience was the wake-up call that I needed to help me see that I was not in control of my life. I was allowing my work, obligations and the expectations of others to control me.
That experience ignited a passion in me to understand what it takes to truly feel engaged in work and life, how to lead myself through significant personal and professional changes, and how to appreciate all that I had achieved. It created a desire to not only help myself, but to help others.
Through my own soul-searching and personal development, I learned that there are many factors in creating a powerful, joyful, influential life, and none of them are taught to us through our educational system or professional training.
Self-awareness is by far the most important factor. Working through our past conditioning so we can see situations clearly, making conscious heart-based decisions, speaking our truth, setting boundaries, reducing mental chatter, managing our energy and stress responses, positively influencing those around us, developing unwavering self-esteem, and building a connection with a power greater than ourselves are also key, just to name a few.
My journey and passion for personal and professional growth quickly turned into my life's work. I'm proud to say my life and career are far simpler and much more meaningful than before. I find joy in even the smallest moments, and my eyes tear with gratitude when I describe my work to others. Since 2012, I've been guiding countless professionals through similar transformations.
I currently Iive in Wyomissing, PA, with my husband, son, 2 dachshunds and hamster. I pride myself in showing up in life as part compassionate healer, part professional bad-ass, and part fun-loving wisecracker. This work is not just what I do, it is who I am. I wish you that same deep and meaningful sense of purpose.
LIFE, CAREER & BUSINESS COACH, STRATEGIST, SPEAKER, HEALERCrystal Kulpcavage
My professional background includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Business Administration, and a professional coaching certification accredited by the International Coaching Federation. With 12-years of corporate experience leading and governing systems, multi-million dollar software implementations, processes and teams, plus 20+ years training and speaking, I’ve enjoyed being a full-time coach since 2012, serving highly-satisfied clients over 1500+ coaching hours.
On a deeper level, my natural gifts predispose me to the compassionate and intuitive healing work required to help each of us see through our challenges and open to the most powerful and authentic versions of ourselves. I am a spiritual counselor as well as a certified Reiki Master and an energy healer.
This diverse background fuels my purpose to empower professional women to create authentic, fulfilling lives and careers so we can begin making this world a better place, one person at a time.