GUEST & KEYNOTE SPEAKING
Let's Talk About Ways to Create Environments that are:
Genuinely inclusive environments create space for people to feel like they belong.
When people don’t have to spend mental and emotional energy wondering if they’re actually welcome, that energy can be redirected towards connection, creativity, and collaboration.
Inclusive Branding and Leadership Development
Crystal works with leaders and brands as a diversity keynote speaker and leadership development facilitator who cares deeply about equity inclusion, and belonging to create human-focused environments and experiences rooted in core values.
Her vision is to inspire leaders, educators, and disruptors to embody their values and their purpose to create environments that are brave, collaborative, and inclusive.
Are you interested in bringing inclusive, values aligned, human-focused, trauma informed conversations and education to your community?
Speaking invitations are welcome!
Click the link below to submit your invitation for a diversity keynote speaker, podcast interviews, mastermind guest coaching, diversity equity, inclusion, and belonging workshop hosting, and guest speaking.
Crystal Whiteaker (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Leadership Development and DEIB* Consultant specializing in inclusive coaching and consulting, in addition to featuring as a diversity keynote speaker for brands and leaders that care deeply about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Crystal brings over 15 years of creative, relational, process-driven experience across multiple industries. She is a self-described "corporate trained, creative hippie” who puts a strong focus on core values to help people elevate their community connections to communicate and lead with clarity and confidence.
Crystal is an advocate for leaders and organizations that provide resources and support for healing, particularly in relation to trauma. When she's not working, Crystal enjoys spending time at the beach, connecting with people, and exploring new places.
Crystal is also the author of Brave Leadership is a Choice: An Inclusive Guide to Creating Belonging, available wherever books are sold.
Paige Ray, Paige Ray Creative
“Crystal is THE BEST speaker for your program or business. She’s spoken to my mastermind groups multiple times, and I’m so grateful that she offers us her time, expertise and caring presence. She’s given us many aha moments and insights, and what she offers in her work is incredibly valuable, informative and world-shaping. Her voice and presence is always my top priority when I’m booking speakers for my groups. I highly recommend working with Crystal, aka the world’s best human.”
Tricia Fusilero, Executive Director, Operations Specialist - Non-profit Association Management and Event Planning
“What I love about Crystal's presentation style is that she practices what she shares! She taught our group about the importance of identifying and living out our core values through our work. We learned it is important to project what we value in our written word, in our imagery, and in our speech. If you want to learn and work with someone who is authentic and dedicated, look no further.”
Not sure what to ask? Here are some questions Crystal commonly receives:
What is the core focus of your work and who can benefit from it?
How did you begin working as an Inclusive Brand Consultant?
What makes a genuinely inclusive, inspiring leader?
Why is it important for people to clarify their core values?
What are some of the most common challenges or questions you come across in your work?
How can people who want to create a sense of belonging for others get started?
What is your experience working with those hesitant to engage in this work out of fear of making a mistake?
What are your favorite tools or practices to incorporate when working with leaders?
Why are core values so important in relation to inclusive messaging?
Tell us how people can connect and work with you.
Popular Speaking Topics
Rooting Your Brand in Core Values
Our Roles in Creating Inclusive Environments
Building Aligned Connections
How to Be An Inclusive, Inspiring Leader
How to Incorporate Inclusive Language Into Your Messaging
How to Manage Discomfort When Identifying Bias
How to Build A Genuinely Inclusive, Welcoming Brand
Inclusive and Empowered Branding
How to Identify and Disrupt Implicit Bias