Informative and Inspiring!

"Dr. Sherri Yoder & her partner Crystel Smith provided an informative and inspiring development session with the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber staff. After a thorough review of our individual strengths we participated in an interactive time gaining practical knowledge industry standards for effective business practices that led to lively discussion amongst our team. We were provided with excellent tools to continue to build our personal strengths, understand and communicate more effectively with each other, and broaden our vision for helping others in their business relations. I highly recommend Sherri & Crystal to any size organization as a great resource for HR and business development.”

Cynthia (Cindi) Schneider
Director of Finance and Administration at Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce


Sherri and Crystel are fun, engaging, and knowledgeable. If you need any help with your business, these are the people to talk to. Their expertise is truly priceless, and will help you grow not only as a business owner, but as a person.

Christina Maria Cruz

Charismatic, Energy, and Heart!



"Charismatic, energy and heart are the words that come to mind when I think about about Crystel Smith. I met Crystel through a local networking group years ago and we instantly connected as both mentors and leaders.

I have always been in awe of Crystel's ability to command a room and get people on board with ideas—even people who were initially on completely different pages. A true entrepreneur and mentor, she listens with heart and then shares with confidence and conviction. I have to warn you, though! Approach her with caution, because that energy is catching!

As a leader, speaker, entrepreneur and trainer, Crystel earns my highest recommendation. Anyone organization would be lucky to have her mentor-ship, leadership or inspiration!"

Michelle Hillaert
Author, Speaker, Fitness Coach, Motivator & Change Maker

Ready to Tackle the World!

"Having had the pleasure of being at a Dr. Sherri talk, I can tell you she will tell the story, engage the audience, keep their attention, and have them leave ready to tackle the world. Looking forward to the next opportunity. If you get the chance, make it a priority and know that you won't regret it."

Cort Maddox
Business Coach at Silver Line Coaching




"Our staff went through a training with Crystel and it was phenomenal! Crystel has a great energy, can explain concepts in a simple way that is easy to relate to, and is an engaging speaker. I would highly recommend working with Crystel."

Emily Buhl

Director of Marketing and Communications at Top of Virginia Regional Chamber 

Professionalism, Responsiveness, and Great Detail!

Professional, Knowledgeable, and In Command!



"Crystel was awesome in helping our staff understand the importance of knowing our strengths to maximize our own and our organization's potential. She is professional, knowledgeable and in command of her subject matter and her audience!"

Jody Wall
Director, Program Development at Top of Virginia Regional Chamber

Engages and Motivates Her Audience!

"I have worked with Sherri and have attend several of her seminars. Sherri has a passion for learning. Her other passion is taking what she has learned and sharing with others. Those passions comes through when she has a seminar. She provides information that is relevant and useful. Sherri engages and motivates her audience so at the end, you realize it was time well spent."

Herb Melrath
Business Consultant at Western Maryland SBDC

Enthusiasm, Passion, and Insights!

"Thanks to Dr. Sherri Yoder for the very informative and interactive presentation to our work team. Your enthusiasm, passion and insights were very helpful. I walked away feeling inspired and encourage to work in my strengths even if that means working toward a change in my job description or other changes as necessary. Thanks for the hands-on interactive approach. You made learning fun!"

Jeff Nicely
Social Media Marketer

A Ton of Valuable Insights!

"Crystel brought a ton of valuable insights to our work team, leaving us engaged in conversations that were both honest, open, and productive in a very real way. Great information, well presented, practical, and professional. Well done, Crystel, thank you!"

Jeff Nicely
Social Media Marketer

It Was Such a Delight!



"I met Crystal through my child’s dentist! I ran into a bump with the finishing touches of my new book. While I was at the dentist office, Dr. A overheard me and suggested I talk with his friend Crystal! I messaged her, we ended up meeting! It was such a delight! With me being a fresh, brand new Author, I still have a lot to learn! She has been a God send! She gave me great advice and was very helpful! Not only did I meet someone new to help me in my new journey, but I also made a new friend!!!!"

Lutricia Lopez, Author


Dr. Sherri has a powerful way to uplift and motivate! She is able to connect and help people find their true gifts.

Jennifer Avery, Owner, Jenspiration LLC


Engage and Ignite Your Staff!

"If you are a small business owner you need to engage Sherri Yoder to help you engage and ignite your staff! Her ability to connect and deliver value to organizations through speaking/training is unlike any other. Sherri came to speak to my team and I have never seen such excitement from them before! They were truly motivated to use what they learned and incorporate it into their daily interactions. I have seen such a positive result from this activity!"

Pam Reynolds
President/C.O.O.  Allegiance Aging Care Services

She is the Best!

"Crystel has worked with me and mentored me over the past 10 years. Her financing background allows her to help you to see how you can advance with more stability and business savvy. She is a great friend and mentor. Speak with her and I am sure you will agree, she is the best."

Ernie Lightfoot, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
VP, American Management of VA, Inc.

Engaging Speaker!

"Our staff went through a training with Dr. Yoder and it was great! Dr. Yoder individually looked at our staff and provided great insights on how we can utilize each other's strengths. She is an engaging speaker and I would highly recommend working with her."

Emily Buhl
Director of Marketing and Communications, Top of Virginia Regional Chamber

Fresh Ideas and a Different Fun Perspective!

"I have known Crystel for over 10 years. She brings fresh ideas and a different, fun perspective to your business. She is very energetic and while having you work on your business, she will make it fun and interesting at the same time! I would highly recommend Crystel as a coach, speaker, and a friend."

Celeste Krawchuk
Owner, Chiropractor, Berryville Family Chiropractic Center

Not Your Typical Presentation!

"Attended a seminar given by Dr. Sherri. Not your typical presentation. She was able to keep everyone engaged & involved so it was never boring. It was nice hearing things you can apply both professionally & personally. I highly recommend Dr. Sherri's services."

Anthony Cresegiona Jr
Inside Sales/Web Administrator, H.N. Funkhouser & Co.

You Need Crystel Smith on Your Side!

"Crystel Smith is an asset to any business small or large! She knows how to help business owners ignite their team members and ensure positive results! If you are looking for ways to grow your business, engage your workforce, and improve your bottom line, you need Crystel Smith on your side!"

Pam Reynolds
President/C.O.O.  Allegiance Aging Care Services

Each Time Amazes Me More!

"I have spoken with Dr. Yoder several times and each times amazes me more. Dr. Yoder has great deal to offer not only adult learning but professional learning. Dr. Yoder is one of the best speakers I have had the opportunity to observe. Her teaching style is state of the art.

Mark Butler 
Owner 3D professional Training/ Police Officer

Driven to Help Leaders and Learners Succeed!



"Crystel is smart and driven to help leaders and learners succeed. I worked with her for 3+ years and could not have had better success in my field. She knows how to help get you to achieving your goals!"

Harmony Stearns
Owner, Health and Harmony Comfort Compresses

Innovative and Creative!



"We tend to keep good people in our lives. Crystel is one of those people for me. She's very good at listening and she's very innovative and creative in her thinking and truly has a passion for what she does. Those who know her and are reading this are nodding their head up and down and if you don't then I encourage you to reach out to her and get to know her. Business savvy, professional, etc...etc...etc...the list goes on and on. She has such a big heart and I'm blessed to be able to call her my friend."

Will Lawrence
Financial Advisor

Contagious! Highly Recommend Her!



"Crytel's excitement and passion for helping others succeed is contagious! I've known her for many years, both personally and professionally, and highly recommend her."

Matthew D. Hirschberg
Speaker I Author I Fitness Professional

A Passion to Empower People to Live Their Best Life Now!



"Crystel is a high effective communicator with a passion to empower people to live their best life now! If you are an employer you would benefit greatly by allowing her to infinite a fire in your team!."

Steve Conover
Helping You Live Happier & Healthier

When You are With Her for Awhile You Can Think Anything is Possible!



"I have known Crystel for a number of years. At one point Crystel was my business coach. She always had the ability to look at the big picture and help me put strategies together to move my business forward. I cannot say enough about her positive attitude. When you are with her for awhile you can think anything is possible. The plan that we started 5 years ago has come to fruition. I have recently sold a profitable business and now doing something that I totally enjoy."

Herb Melrath
Business Consultant at Western Maryland SBDC

A Powerhouse of Talent!



"Crystel is a contagious energy! She makes you want to get our there set goals and achieve them. She believes in you and believes you can achieve anything you put your mind to and will support and guide you every step of the way. A true business professional that stays current on all aspects of running a business. She is a true inspiration with amazing leadership qualities. She is a powerhouse of talent."

Kristina Williams
CEO, The Social Prose, LLC

A Most Unique and Invaluable Resource!



"Crystel's extensive banking, coaching and consulting background make her a most unique and invaluable resource to anyone who owns and runs their own business. Everyone and every business is different so it's hard to find a customized instruction manual on how to best run your business. Yes, there are "best practices" and the generic "how to" books but very often if you are not right sizing your efforts and approach you are literally leaving money on the table. Crystel can help you unlock the potential of your business and perhaps mostly importantly your people that work for you!."

Rich Irons
Experienced Regional Banker

A Wealth of Knowledge!



"I have been working with Crystel for a number of years now. She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to starting, operating and selling a business. I also attend her workshops every chance I get. Her insight has been invaluable to me and my business. After struggling on my own for many years, I credit Crystel's support and guidance for getting me to where I am now."

Weatherly Boehmer
Owner, Weathervane Graphics

If You Get the Chance to Work With Her or Just Know Her, You Have Hit the Jackpot!



"I've had the opportunity of working with Crystel for roughly six years. Her enthusiasm and determination not only pushes other people and businesses ahead, but continues to push herself ahead. If you get the chance to work with her or just know her, you have hit the jackpot."

Jon Eye
President & CEO at Mover Dudes, Inc.

Crystel is Your Ticket!



"If you are starting a business or trying to put new life in your existing business then Crystel is your ticket ! Her experience and high energy will motivate and guide you to approach things differently and help you think outside the box."

Bonnie Hurley
Sales Manager at Nicholls Construction, Inc.

I Truly Can not Say or Give Enough Praise to the Woman She is!

"Crystel is AWESOME!! Not only is she a great networking/relationship builder. She has great knowledge of running a successful business and engaging your employees. I truly can not say or give enough praise to the woman she is!!"


Crystal Lewis,

Ms Do It All

Best Investment to Date!



"Crystel has had such a huge impact on my company’s and my own personal growth. Crystel taught me the importance of tracking KPI’s, running cash flow projections, delegating and setting goals. She is always positive, supportive, solution and action oriented. Her passion to see me succeed is evident in all that she does.”

"Best investment to date!"

Keri Ayres,

President, Moms In Motion

She Holds You Accountable to Make Sure YOU are Successful!



"Crystel Smith is an excellent business coach. She not only goes the extra mile to help make your business successful but she holds you accountable to make sure YOU are successful. Her inspiration to help every business owner she works with shines through in everything she does. Her goal is to see you look back and say "WOW, look how far I've come"If you are struggling in your business, in any area at all, then she is the one to call. Her entire career is dedicated to the success of all business owners."

Tammy Carlyle

TLC Exquisite Events

Straightforward Approach!



"Thanks to Crystel and her straightforward approach to coaching, our business has grown at an amazing pace! I am so grateful to her!"

Michele Wilson

Top Flight BBQ

Relevant Information in a Hands-On Environment!



"Crystel always provides relevant information in a hands-on environment. After meeting with her, I am ready to apply what I've learned from her to my business immediately."

Aaron Orndorff

    Legal Shield & Allstate

Treasure Her Advice!



"Crystel's business knowledge comes from years in the commercial banking industry coupled with strong corporate training and small business experience. She has unique solutions and is a wealth of information. Crystel met with me personally and structured solutions based on my unique business needs. She held me accountable and kept me on track. I highly recommend Crystel's business consulting to other business leaders and treasure her advice."

Jane Silek

Blue Ink Original

Her Knowledge Base is Unsurpassed!



"I attended the "Risky Business" workshop Crystel Smith hosted on September 1, 2015, and was awed at how informative Crystel was. The panel of experts Crystel assembled were so on point. The dynamic group of people that she serves were also wonderful assets to network with. If you are looking to start a business in the northern neck of Virginia you would be unwise to overlook Crystel Clear Business Strategies, LLC. Her knowledge base is unsurpassed! Her focus is to help your business be it's very BEST. Thank you for hosting and I look forward to attending future events!"

Dominick Halse

NW Works

Kick Your Butt Way of Getting it Done!



"I have worked with Crystel to help me grow my business. She has a genuine concern for her clients, can do attitude, enthusiastic, kick your butt way of getting it done, so her clients can run their businesses without having to BE in the business all the time. She knows how to raise the profits for her clients,for ultimate success !!!! Keep up the great Work , Crystel !!!!!!!!"

Babs Vance

Ignite Payment Systems

So Much More Efficiently!



"I have been in business for 15 years. Since I have been using Crystel as my business coach I am running so much more efficiently. It allows me sleep better at night. I now have more free time to do things I enjoy. Thank you, Crystel!”

Nina Hike President

Property Management Plus