Welcome to Successiory. I’m Crystal-Marie. I hope what you’re reading here resonates with your story. I firmly believe the overflow of self care is what makes you most effective, most creative, in serving your clients. When your business truly amplifies the best of you, your clients see, feel and respond to that. At Successiory, as your keynote speaker, trainer, strategist or social media partner, I'm here to help you create enough space in your business for you, your clients and your goals. Below, you’ll learn about Successiory, me, Crystal-Marie, my story, values, purpose and vision.
In existence unofficially since January 2009, Successiory has evolved. Going from a business strategy consulting firm to communications, then social media and back to business strategy consulting in February 2011, when hired for an Ontario Government project, today Successiory is focused on only four (4) business pillars – pricing, process, schedule and social media – to streamline your efforts and create space in your business for you.
Early Successiory failures and mentors helped solidify what you see today. Differentiating corporate salary from business pricing. Working in and on business. Just a few reasons Your E.A.S.Y. Affluence Business Model™ by Successiory, Effective. Actionable. Simple. Yours. has evolved to focus on those four (4) pillars, to better serve you and your clients as you grow. Improving your health, wealth, lifestyle and relationships.
While not an advocate of educating others as a means of influencing them to work with you, Successiory began offering workshops (2014) in honour of those whose values were already aligned, but who weren’t yet able to invest fully in
A warm welcome from Crystal-Marie. I can share the usual story, or you can read more about it on LinkedIn. Essentially, my career began in 2001 with environmental science and consulting roles with Unilever Caribbean (2001-’04), GENIVAR now WSP (2005-’08). After my MBA from the Schulich School of Business (2008-’10), through my beloved Successiory (2009-present), I was fortunate to work with clients such as the Ontario government (2011), BMO (2015) and more, across two countries and several industries, including business strategy, social media consulting, environmental and engineering consulting, higher education and non-profits.
Today, as a strategy consultant, I focus on empowering clients to create, "Your E.A.S.Y. Affluence Business Model™ by Successiory", a signature strategy consulting service focused, intrinsically, on pricing, process and feasible schedules, and extrinsically, on client social media community. I’ve learned to invite (not direct) my clients, often entrepreneurs - premium service professionals, consultants, creatives, often introverts and women, to create unique business models that truly energize them. These are not usually mainstream models.
As author and speaker, I’ve been speaking publicly since 2004. I was thrown into it, but I truly love it now. I have since delivered over 30 talks, including my signature workshops, by 2014. In 2015, I spoke at over 15 events, was nominated for the Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP) Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and became an Amazon.ca bestseller with my chapter in “DYNAMO Diaries - Volume 1” on August 9th 2015. Past speaking clients and events include Iler Campbell's Tools Conference 2015, Bank of Montreal (BMO), GroYourBiz™ Advisory Boards, Toronto Public Libraries, DivaGirl Conference 2016 and more. I love speaking when I know the audience really benefits! [My full, third-person, speaker’s bio — click here.]
On a personal note, I'm an MBA, entrepreneur, millennial, dancer, author and so much more yet, like you, I don't fit the stereotypes. After years of workaholism and the health and relationship losses that go with that lifestyle, I've stopped 'paying lip service' to terms like authenticity, self care and sustainability. My health scare pushed me into living them. Becoming an entrepreneur has helped me grow personally more than anything else in my life, except becoming a mother. Today, I truly value self care, free will and individual sovereignty, in life and in business, believing that this is what creates a healthy global community.
“Good-bye rat race. Hello Blue Ocean. Earn more. Work less. Serve better clients, better. Entrepreneurship isn't 24/7 for everyone. It Can truly energize you, and your clients. Often, leadership and high-end entrepreneurial audiences are silent about how unsustainable the 24/7 business model is because - it is considered "weak" or "lazy" by many. As a keynote speaker, my invitation to be honest leaves your audience ready to unapologetically own their desire for a more sustainable pace, more mindful business models, that allow for greater impact.”
— Crystal-Marie Sealy, MBA
Here's hoping I can inspire you to live and work better without learning the hard way. Welcome. Still curious? Stay connected on social media!
My Story, Values, Purpose & Vision
Workaholism. The story of many professionals. Hospitalized twice for blackouts (2007) and paralyzed for five (5) unexplained minutes (2009), I finally learned that I had to stop planning to take care of myself and actually do it — make me a priority. I think I’ve learned.
[I’m Chapter 6 of this anthology — click here.]
Successiory made me take action — not my health (I know, I know). Once I honoured it full time, it opened up a whole new world for me. I loosened the reigns of my A-type personality during the MBA (2008-10), but this business, after working in corporate around science and logic (2001-08), awakened my feminine, often highly empathetic, side (2014+). It is priceless, knowing myself, and a lifelong journey for me.
Today, “Your E.A.S.Y. Affluence Business Model™ by Successiory” is the culmination of the lessons I’m learning. Emphasis on space and energy has allowed me to slow down, find synchronicity through intuitive flow and ease, and notice when my dreams manifest. I’d always wanted to a virtual business, so I could stay at home with my little one. I now have that business and my little one!
Finally, if I was falling apart, and unable to live my dream, how could I empower others to live theirs? Or lead my children by example? I've turned that around. I’m here to hold space for you to do the same — on your own terms.
At Successiory 'less is more' and 'self care overflows to client care'. To Live Your Dream and Leave Your Legacy, you have to Live. Strategy consulting, speaking, social media services are all designed to give space to breathe and hear yourself think. It’s the easiest way to make decisions mindfully, conscious of the short- and long-term impact on you and your loved ones, business, clients and community. It’s then a business fully aligned with your goals and values, and one that’s easier to articulate.
Plus, and this is a core reason Successiory was founded — you have at least one voice reminding you that, You can do this; you’re fine as you are.
In essence, individual sovereignty, authenticity, self care to overflow guide me. I empower clients for sustainable success.
Pareto's 80/20: Prioritize the 20% of tasks, relationships, that bring 80% of energy, earnings. Focus on ideal clients & services.
Lifestyle: It’s not all work for most of us. More than afford the lifestyle you truly desire.
Community: Entrepreneurs are not always lonely. Set and honour boundaries. Be selective about clients, partners and networks.
1. Law of Attraction. Flow and ease bring success. More mind work. Less hard work.
2. Wealth Mindset. Money is energy that supports us in Love. It always seeks to do so.
3. Individual Sovereignty. Free will, intuition and authenticity create sustainable business.
4. Focus not fight. More focus on what we want and love, less on activism or fears.
I believe it’s important to be gentle with ourselves, and others, honouring where we each are, even as we sometimes have to set boundaries that keep others at bay as they evolve. Hence my talk on “The Disruption of Authenticity” — lovingly releasing what doesn’t work as we evolve, but without resentment or rebellion.
Such freedom. Live and let live.
Here, my Vision: a global community that lives as they each truly desire, in business and life, fostering joy and creativity in serving clients.
Successiory becomes synonymous with my philosophy above, as I:
Encourage you to honour the power of your individual sovereignty and (yes) comfort zone.
Show you that you're needed, valued, in all I do, as you attract a community of clients, collaborators and champions who see You.
Empower you to serve clients primarily from the overflow of self-care, health, lifestyle.
Foster resilience that invites liberating authenticity, in all areas of life. Clients are people. People buy from people. Don't you?