I think we solidified the beginnings of this idea while on a hike in Andes, NY. Or was it at the nutella coffee shop in Union Square? Or was it over a breakfast-date-mind-meld when we both were pivoting from consulting to HR? Or, was it years back when we first…


For the curious minds and side hustlers: here is my story of how I opened (and later closed) a business after freelancing for a while.

TL;DR: You don’t need to have an elaborate plan to start a business, but if you are or planning to make a lot of income it’s smart for tax purposes to pass your profit and losses through a business. …


Is operational excellence the only way to measure company success? Not really. Companies that have their operations down, invest in excellence, and are always thinking ahead, about what’s next. Is that achieving ultimate greatness then? Not really. …


A newly discovered fountain of resilience for the postpartum experiences our society doesn’t talk about. Well, at least, in 2020.

This is the third part of my series writing about a first time pregnancy of a working, mid-thirties New Yorker. First part: “Embracing change and a shift in mindset.”; …


A bit of calm in the midst of the COVID-19 storm.

If you read my previous post Embracing change and a shift in mindset you’ll note that I approached the pregnancy in positive light and this is a continuation of that story and me breaking the stigma of birth horror…


A positive story about my first pregnancy.

Let me start by stating: Every pregnancy story is different. Every birth story is unique. Every woman is different. This my story.

TL;DR: My condensed version of my takeaways from this journey are at the top; detail further down if you fancy:

Embrace the experience and empower yourself.

Give…


On attending MogulX NYC 2019.

First of, what is Mogul? It’s a tech platform and mobile app that provides tools to individuals & organizations to achieve optimal productivity, learning & growth. You can google/wikipedia your heart out. I’ve known about the tools since 2014 but I always brushed it off…


Time management not as a process of planning but owning your own time.

Time has fascinated me ever since I was a kid. I remember going through a phase where I was challenging my family as to why we have given into a Roman emperor defining the seven-day week. Why…


The continuation to the journey of getting unstuck, rediscovering purpose and building my very own authentic definition of success.

If you read my latest post on “The journey to finding purpose”, this is a continuation to that post. If you haven’t, pop over there to get the scoop.

In short…


On being stuck, getting unstuck and understanding that purpose is ever-evolving.

This is my story on finding purpose: I realized that what I have been doing for ‘work’ the last decade, simply isn’t want I want to do when I grow up anymore.

Someone once told me “if you can…

Crystal Merope Jeffs

I am in flow when I mix program management, leadership development & wellness — and I’m here to write about all three of these areas. Thanks for stoppin’ by.

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