My name is Crystal Williams and I am a philanthropist , entrepreneur, fun, loving, and adventurous woman that is always striving to live my life to the fullest! I was raised in Chesapeake, VA #757 but I currently live in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.
One thing I enjoy the most is inspiring others through my life experiences. In particular, through my educational and professional career experiences. What better way to do that than through a blog to touch the lives of others!
My main motivation behind starting this career inspiration blog came from the constant chatter of family, friends, and colleagues about being unsatisfied with their current situation whether it was regarding their education, profession, or their life situations. I consistently found myself encouraging them to push forward through the situation they were facing at that point in time and would always remind them that God would not bring them this far to leave them. By encouraging others I also encouraged myself to move forward and not dwell in a negative situation. I know too well from personal experiences how it feels to be depressed, defeated, fearful, full of anxiety, and have a spirit of doubt when it comes to pursuing educational and professional career goals. Only through leaps of faith, prayer, determination, and my faith in God was I able to get through these tough times and become more than a conqueror! This blog, Crystal’s Career Inspiration Corner, will be one of my vehicles to inspire people and showcase my creative skills, talents, and love for God. I pray my words and insights will inspire YOU daily to take leaps of faith to get where you want to be in your educational and professional career!!!
There are 7 key words or phrases that embody who I am:
Courageous-It has taken and will continue to take a lot of courage to tell my story. I used to let fear stop me from telling my testimony but I have realized that through various revelations and confirmations now is the time to share because God’s been and continues to be so good! #CourageousSoul
Resilient-Despite failures and set backs I have experienced in my educational and professional career, I realized it was just God’s way of molding and shaping me into the woman I am today. Now I’m obligated to tell my story to inspire and impact the lives of others. #ResilianceIsInMyDNA
Young-at-Heart-Although I’m a serious minded woman when it comes to my career and business, I enjoy having fun and tapping into my inner child when appropriate. #YouAreOnlyAsYoungAsYouFeel
Savvy-Although I hold two degrees from prestigious Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Bachelors in Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University and her Masters in Business Administration from Morgan State University), my eagerness to increase my knowledge continues. I am a life long learner always striving to better myself in order to keep abreast on topics within my current industry (e.g. personal branding, image consulting, career coaching, non-profits, etc.). I recently completed my certification in personal branding and personal image consulting! #SophisticatedAndSavvy
Talented-Through lifes journey, l have discovered my love for inspiring and encouraging others, singing, dancing, and poetry writing. I can not wait to share my talents and God given gifts with you! #GiftedAndTalented
Ambitious-I am a go getter that has goals and dreams that I want to and will achieve! For example one dream of mines was to develop a non-profit that educates students on the importance of personal branding in the workplace and I did with the help of a few of my friend in grad school. The non-profit is entitled, The First Suit Project, Inc. (www.thefirstsuitproject.org) and it is becoming very prosperous and impacting the lives of students in the HBCU community. My desire and determination to achieve my goals is higher than ever and I know through God’s grace and mercy I won’t fail! I hope through this blog I can ignite your ambitions. #AmbitiousSpirit
Led-by-God-I was led by God to start this blog to inspire the everyday individual to push forward and stay encouraged despite the negativity the world may throw their way. There is a purpose behind everything I do and the purpose for this blog is to simply encourage, uplift, and share my knowledge on how to excel in your career and life! #GodHasTheWheel