Crystal Andrus

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About Crystal Andrus


We teach what we need to learn.

It’s true.

The greatest teachers are passionate about certain topics and causes because they are ultimately passionate about helping themselves.

It sounds selfish; yet as I look back over my life, my greatest successes where driven by a deep need to heal myself. I was the walking wounded.

Who knew that by sharing my struggles and triumphs, thousands of other women would feel safe enough to share theirs, too?

My name is Crystal Andrus. I’m a women’s advocate and an international leader in the field of self-discovery and personal transformation. A 3x bestselling Hay House author, host of “The Crystal Andrus Show” on CBS Radio,  and Founder of The S.W.A.T. Institute – the world’s #1 online Personal Empowerment Certification Coaching School for women.

But it wasn’t always easy . . . (and sometimes, still isn’t.)

From a tough beginning—my parent's turbulent divorce at age 12, being split from my siblings, a stranger rape at 14, continued sexual abuse from a family friend (where I was sent to live), moving on my own at 15, marrying young, battling health scares and a huge weight gain, then a difficult divorce that left me almost bankrupt, to becoming a single mother to my two young daughters—I used every setback as jet-fuel for my happiness and success.

I’ve learned how to channel anger, pain, sorrow, betrayals, and letdowns in a positive way.

But for many women, this feels like an impossible feat . . .

Instead, their anger implodes on them. They misdirect it. Sabotage. Beat up on themselves. And eventually, are convinced that maybe this is “as good as it gets.”

It’s not.

Life can be whirlwind, a merry-go-round, a rollercoaster, or a calm, serene walk on the beach. We get to choose.

I’d love to offer you FREE access to my 21-Day Create & Sustain Success Course that will help you get clear on exactly what you want and exactly how to get it. (Valued at $297). Click here now!

Touring with The Power Within and the I Can Do It Hay House Events has allowed me to share the stage with some of the most influential people of our time—Dr. Phil, Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Debbie Ford, Cheryl Richardson, Suze Orman, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Sarah Ferguson - the Duchess of York, among many others.

My first book Simply...Woman!: The 12-Week Total Transformation Program (January 2005) was a blockbuster success, coming in at #14 as the “Reader's Choice” for the book that “most influenced their life” at Chapters, Indigo, and Coles across Canada. (40,000 readers were polled.)

My second book, Transcendent Beauty! (March 2006) was another huge personal success that cracked-open my television calling. First seen weekly on CTV's CanadaAM, I was then hired as the Life Coach and Nutritionist on the hit show, X-Weighted, seen on Slice in Canada, Discovery Health in the US, SBS Belgium (in Flemish!), SBS Netherlands (in Dutch), Television New Zealand, Foxtel Australia, British Sky Broadcasting (UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands).

My third book, Simply...EMPOWERED! (March 1, 2010) was hailed as one of the year's "must-reads". Dr. Christiane Northrup says it is: "A complete guide to creating the life of your dreams" and Debbie Ford claims: "If you are ready to become the hero of your own life, this book will get you there!"

I’m now working on my fourth book, I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar! (To be released in May 2013.) A concept based on three archetypes: Woman Energy, Daughter Energy, and Mother Energy, this exciting work explains how our dominant energy shapes our destiny—affecting everything from our body, weight, and health, including addictions, ailments, and dysfunctions, to our style of parenting, wealth, career choices, leadership skills, relationships, and love life, including the type of guy you’ll end up with: Man Energy, Son Energy, or Father Energy.

Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, I’m a lifelong learner—passionate about health, fitness, yoga, reading, cooking, loving, sharing, and caring.

I live in a grand old farmhouse in a tiny town in southern Ontario, with my new husband, scrumptious teenage girls, three dogs, two cats, and flock of singing canaries.

Life is good . . . but I’m certain, its still not as good as it gets!

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