Testimonials

Here are just a few things that some of our connections have to say about me, and am I’m truly humbled to receive such praise from people I respect this much. I truly love working with other small business owners and helping them turn pain into profit. I’m truly blessed and grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love, and to help others in the process.

“What strikes you first about Crystal is her expertise and genuine love for what she does. Her ability to diagnose client’s needs is impressive…she knows exactly what is needed and can readily recommend the needed solutions…”

Donna Schroder; Owner, Skin Care by Donna

“Taking her advise from her social media workshop got me 251 views on my first posted video in less than 24 hours. I can’t wait to see if our Job Fair today is a huge success because of it. Thanks Crystal!” 

Lauren Jolly; Business Development Manager, Spherion Nature Coast

“Crystal has given me practical and useable advice on improving my social media marketing – I value her experience and professionalism in her industry. She’s a great listener and sees the big picture for her clients to help them navigate the ever changing social media platforms. I have referred her with confidence to a business just getting started with their social media marketing. Crystal is a perfect fit for people who want to hand over the reigns of their marketing with trust that the ROI will be there and she’s a phenomenal collaborator for those who are more hands on.”

Trish Buzzone; National Leadership Consultant, The John C Maxwell Team

“I was very impressed with the professionalism, expertise and detailed nature of Crystal’s approach… She provides consistent and regular feedback, never lets me feel that my needs are trivial or being ignored. In addition to this, she brings a very collaborative approach to her project and I feel I have all the support in the world to achieve success. She is brilliant.”

Tanveer Chaudhry MD; Solace Behavioral Health

“Crystal is the dot com bomb!” 

Stephanie Blair; Assistant Director, A New Generation

“Crystal is one of the most dynamic, articulate, witty, engaging speakers I have ever heard. She captivates her audience and is phenomenally smart as well. Fantastic teacher, trainer and role model!”

Teri Nichols; Owner, Spherion Staffing

“Crystal jumped right in and helped us get this business started. Without her, I don’t know where we’d be! She has a light in er that is very hard to find. She is super talented and reminds me of all the people I used to work with in the marketing industry in NYC. She has just a good head on her shoulders, a gut that is always spot on, and a sense of humor that can make even the most stoic laugh. My husband and I feel very lucky to have had Crystal Smith help us launch our Real Estate business.”
Amy Kwiatkowski; Realtor & Owner, The Agents K Real Estate

“Thank you so much for ALL your SEO help on my WordPress website. You showed me me great value and I know I can pass it on to my clients too.”

Carole Sanek; Expressive Creator, Butterfly Boom Productions

“Crystal is a person of the highest caliber, dedicated, driven, with unparalleled competency. Her word is unimpeachable, she does not fail to do what she says she will do, truly an uncommon trait in today’s business world. I observed this over the past 10 years as a coworker, business associate, and as a member of the business community. With this in mind, I give her my strong recommendation.”

Michael DuBois; Veteran’s Advisor, Career Source Pasco / Hernando 

“A natural communicator. Crystal has proven to be very knowledgable and insightful by conveying great ideas in a group setting discussing various marketing techniques, tendencies, and strategies.”

Corey Daharsh; Director of Sales, DocuWrx Corp 

“The prospect of b2b marketing can be overwhelming to an entrepreneur. Social media, blogs, ads – there are endless possibilities. But how to create a targeted, resource-friendly plan that yields a measurable benefit? I suggest starting with Shine Consulting. Crystal Smith was very generous with her time and wisdom. We reviewed my goals and current efforts. The most profound insight was Crystal’s advice to leverage my particular personality and style instead of suppressing it into an attempt at a neutral professional presentation. I walked away with a crystal clear action plan that, a few weeks later, is in process and already paying off. I can’t say enough to recommend Shine Consulting!”

Keena Tomko; FileMaker Certified Developer, Prism Database Designs

I am so glad that i was able to attend the [Chamber] breakfast today and hear [Crystal Smith] speak.She did a fantastic job this morning! So inspiring and so informative! Her personality and dedication definitely shines thru!! I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, as I am very sure the entire room did! Thank you for being you Crystal!!

Kelly McCrossan; Erin’s Danceworks
“I attended ‘Creating Influential Introductions’, co-facilitated by Crystal Smith. The class was extremely beneficial. It allowed me to see how I could create an introduction in a way that could be used in different situations. It also allowed me to streamline it, and make it exciting! Crystal and Karen bring passion for what they do. They way they interact and compliment each other is both professional and fun! I look forward to the next course!”
Christine Mc Nally; Owner & Coach, Health Coach Christine
“I can’t say enough good things about how awesome Shine Consulting is to work with. The owner, Crystal, is personable, knowledgeable and FUNNY! SEO is not always fun, but she helped me to understand it better and made the learning process entertaining. She reworked several of my webpages to help drive traffic more appropriately based on improved content. She knows marketing! I have become more successful with her help.”
Susan Fennema; Chief Eradicating Officer, Beyond the Chaos