An inspiring interview with my mentor, Jay

Blog Posts, NewsletterAshley Stahl

“What can somebody with no self-confidence do to recognize their own talents and abilities?” Every human being excels at something. First, do a benevolent and gentle inventory on yourself. Maybe you’re a better listener. Maybe you are better at analytical things. Maybe you see correlations. Start with the understanding that every human being has value to contribute. You can’t contribute until you refine and recognize what it is. It’s like mining raw ore. You mine ore, refine it and convert it. We all have nuggets of gold within us. The first thing is to find your strengths and attributes and acknowledge those. I am very gifted in marketing, strategy, and understanding the interactions amongst humans. However, I don’t turn on my computer well. I’m a … Read More

The Three Types Of Mentors (And Which One You Need Now)

Blog PostsAshley Stahl

I launched my career coaching practice in 2013 with the hope of changing the world for 20 and 30something job hunters. It might sound like a lofty goal, but after going from a dead-end, $30k a year admin job to a counterterrorism management position for the Pentagon, I knew I could teach others to immediately network their ways into management and a higher salary like I did. Albeit, starting my own business teaching clients how to find and land their dream jobs wasn’t exactly easy. And I’d be lying if I said that I was able to do it all alone. In order to help others with their respective journeys, I first needed to change myself (in the best way). So I began working with … Read More

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are Three Ways To Gain Perspective

Blog PostsAshley Stahl

Have you ever found yourself working so hard toward a goal that you stop feeling connected to the purpose of it in the first place? Whether it’s a personal objective or a career milestone that you’re trying to reach, it’s easy to lose sight of the reason why you actually wanted to achieve this feat; this is especially true if you’re spending long hours grinding away at something that feels far off. Luckily, this doesn’t happen often for me: I love what I do and am fortunate to see the impact of my work on the lives of the clients I serve. But I got to that point this week with one of my bigger projects. After months of chipping away at it, I realized … Read More

How To Learn From Your Pain

Blog PostsAshley Stahl

I was 19 years old. It was my sophomore year of college. Everything in my life was “perfect”. I had amazing friends, a busy love life, interesting classes, plans for a future that excited me. What more could I ask for? Nothing, it seemed…Until one March weekend when I visited my older sister at her home a few hours away. We were getting ready for a comedy show, and as I walked into her bathroom to borrow her hairbrush, I caught her doing drugs. I stood there in the doorway, feeling paralyzed as I stared at the events occurring in front of me. It felt like every bone in my body had disappeared. My entire perfect life seemed to fall down around me, and I … Read More