Crystal Flaman as our keynote speaker for this years National Philanthropy Day.
Social Entrepreneur and athlete, Crystal Flaman’s personal mission in life is to make a difference in the world. She’s raised over 1.4 million dollars for various charities including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association and Room To Read through her work and athletic endeavours. Crystal has been a go-getter her whole life.
Within two days of her graduation, Crystal and her twin-sister, Carla, began their "Dare To Discover" tour, a 7906 km journey across Canada, raising over $500,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in support of their mother, who underwent successful open-heart surgery two years prior.
The cycling experience was a defining moment for Crystal, and since that time, she has devoted much of her energy and time to making a difference in this world and to helping others do the same by assisting them to explore the possibilities in their own lives, ultimately bringing their dreams to life!
Crystal has founded Inspiring Success in 2000 and has since spoken to over countless groups around the globe including Singapore, Denmark, Costa Rica, USA, across Canada and the UK.
Audiences have found Crystal to be inspiring, funny and genuinely sincere. She has appeared throughout Canada and around the world, speaking to audiences of business owners, Government and service organizations, large and small corporations, athletes and entrepreneurs. Crystal typically works with organizations who want to motivate their teams to increase productivity, get better results, and be happier at work, on a daily basis.
Crystal also travels to Central and South America regularly, leading groups on once-in-a-lifetime adventures! Some of these adventures focus on humanitarian efforts while other excursions are more ‘retreat style’ and include various personal development workshops, humanitarian adventures, yoga, leisure time and cultural experiences.
On a recent trip to Guatemala, Crystal led 18 individuals to a remote village near Lake Atitlan, where the group dug trenches and build footings for 2 classrooms that will hold school programs for children, adult language classes, community workshops and a place to gather along with offering space for a small ‘tienda’ or store where the women’s cooperative can sell their beaded jewelry to tourists at ‘fair trade’ prices, rather than in the local market where prices are far too low to be sustainable. The classrooms will be part of a community center that will become the central hub for this indigenous village.