My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
— Maya Angelou

Crystal D Nett Coaching & Consulting

Crystal D Nett, owner, and her affiliated partners are excited for this new venture, an opportunity for which she has been steadily building the required expertise and experience over the course of her career.

Through decades of working with many different clients and serving on multiple boards of directors, Crystal has honed her coaching, business, and governance skills. She firmly believes that with the right attitude and hard work, anything is possible.

Crystal D Nett

In early childhood, she learned the ropes of running a business through stocking shelves and counting coins in her parents’ small-town grocery store. As an award-winning employee and entrepreneur, she has held virtually every possible role in business from every rung of an organization, going from shoe salesperson to chief financial officer and board chair.

From the very beginning of my education and career, I recognized the importance of receiving top-quality education and training combined with professional standards and ethics in order to provide the best possible service to my clients, whether internal or external.
— Crystal D Nett, Professional Coach

From the very beginning of her education and career, she recognized the importance of receiving top-quality education and training combined with professional standards and ethics in order to provide top-tier service to her clients, whether internal or external.

More about Crystal D Nett, B.Comm, CPA, CA, ICD.D, ACPC, ACC

Crystal Nett has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree and is a CPA Saskatchewan Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), an Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Certified Director (ICD.D), an Adler Certified Professional Coach (ACPC) and an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

Crystal is a founding member of Exoteric, the largest coaching agency in the world and the Associate Vice President Strategy at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST). Additionally, she is the Prairies Region Director of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) Board of Directors. Previously, she was the Saskatchewan Research Council’s Chief Financial Officer and VP of the Finance, Safety & Risk Division.

In addition to her years of corporate management and leadership experience, she has extensive experience in corporate governance and has served on many executive committees and boards of directors. Prior to joining the CPAC Board as the Prairies Region Director, she was Chair of the Sasktel Centre Board of Directors and Audit/Finance Committee Chair of the Royal University Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

Key Attributes

Crystal has personally utilized extensive corporate management skills, including strategic planning and execution, financial management, business effectiveness, risk management, project management, lean and other business process improvement methodologies, contract negotiations, legal management, business continuity, privacy, safety program management and business planning/evaluation.

She has excellent board and corporate governance skills, including the development and implementation of many governance improvement initiatives such as corporate balanced scorecards, key performance indicators, board evaluation tools, terms of reference and work plans, board portals, directors’ manuals, skills matrices and many others.

Crystal is experienced and skilled in building effective, results-driven teams through coaching and performance management. She understands the value of communication skills in building strong relationships. Throughout her career, she has consistently been in the top tier of personal and team performance results, thriving in a dynamic environment with complex challenges.

Crystal is a life-long learner, with increasing levels of responsibility assigned throughout her career, devoting time annually to professional and personal development.


Formal Education

2017  Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation

2017  Adler Certified Professional Coach, Adler School of Professional Coaching
2012  Governance Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors (USA) 
2009  Certified Director, Institute of Corporate Directors
1990  Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan
1987  Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction – Accounting, University of Saskatchewan