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Who You Are
You’re a woman who has done everything right—you went to college, got your degree, and worked hard… But something’s missing in your life, and that’s true, unshakeable confidence. Sometimes you notice it missing in your career; other times you notice it missing in your relationships. Whether you’re in your 20s, or your 50s, one thing’s for sure: you know it’s never too late to be yourself… And you’re ready.
What Your Issues Tend To Be
You don’t trust yourself, and as a result, you catch yourself constantly seeking outside advice. You believe in pretty much everyone more than you believe in yourself, which is why decisions often feel so heavy for you. But you’re sick and tired of operating out of fear. You’re tired of staying silent, yet you just don’t quite know how to speak up and ask for what you want, especially if that means setting boundaries with people… Saying “no” to people feels really difficult, but you’re ready to learn how. You’re scared of hurting people’s feelings, and constantly worried that you’re too much or not enough. That’s why you’re always replaying events out in your head, evaluating yourself and wondering if you could have done better. Whether you’re new to the workforce or a seasoned professional, you know confidence would do wonders for your career, too. You’re tired of watching other people soar past you, with what looks like an unshakeable sense of confidence… And you’re ready for that amazing woman to be you.
“My experience with Ashley was transformative. The a-ha moments are fun, and the mind-blowing, yet simple strategies she teaches you are empowering. She gives you tools you didn’t even know you had, and she asks the RIGHT questions to help you figure yourself out.”
New York, NY
You’re frustrated and overwhelmed, and your biggest battle is actually figuring out what you want and how to get it. You’re tired of just letting life and your career happen to you, and you’ve spent way too many hours daydreaming about jobs or trying to think your way into clarity.
You tell yourself you should be thankful for having a job at all, but deep down you know that you want your life’s work to count—you want it to mean something. All of this creates stress in your life and has taken a toll on your confidence; in fact, this experience makes you wonder whether something is wrong with you. A lot of energy is going out, but the results aren’t exactly what you want them to be, and you know you can’t keep doing the same things anymore because you keep getting the same under-whelming results. If we’re really being honest, you sometimes feel hopeless that you’ll never find your purpose in the workforce, let alone make a decent paycheck. You thought life and adulthood would be more fun than this.
“After my sessions with Ashley I gained so much clarity; now I know the right questions to ask, how to advocate for myself, how to brand myself, and how to take control of the conversation. Now I know the right questions to ask, how to advocate for myself, how to brand myself, and how to take control of the conversation. Ashley is very passionate about career coaching and this comes through with the results. I have a clear road map to where I want to go thanks to her, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants the same.”
Thousand Oaks, CA
What You Need Most Right Now. . .
You need the support of a masterful facilitator as you take a look at the experiences (and potential traumas) that have influenced your way of being in the world. This means exploring your blocks and limiting beliefs, becoming aware of them, and processing them. Once you explore these, it’s time to take a look at who you truly are, and what you truly want for yourself. This means getting support in creating an authentic vision for who you want to be in the world and what goals you want to reach (both personally and professionally), with an action plan to get there. Part of these goals will be internal wins—you being able to set boundaries, speak up, and feel solid in who you are. Other goals will be external, whether it’s getting that promotion at work, being more authentic in your friendships, or finding the love of your life. This means getting feedback on the HOW to truly show up for yourself, whether that looks like receiving communication tools on how to say “no” when you need to or best practices and mindset strategies to stay connected to who you are. By using these, you’ll be able to take action on your dreams and be authentically you in the world.
“Ever since I finished the clarity training I knew I wanted to be a project manager, ideally…in Haiti. I’ve been working to reach my goal and 2 weeks ago I received an invitation via my schools newsletter to a networking event happening at the embassy of Haiti in Ottawa, Canada… People were so impressed by the fact that I had traveled 2 hours only for the event…that they came right up to talk to me, including the ambassador of Haiti. I practiced my elevator pitch and got many business cards. I also met a guy there and it turned out he is a big project manager in Ottawa…I ended up having my first coffee meeting!…Thank you Ash for everything!”
The Unshakeable Confidence Formula
The system for you…
Step #1: Assess The Blocks
In 1-2 sessions, we’ll explore the experiences that have influenced your belief system—and the ways that they may be keeping you in your smallness. Once we uncover the root of where you started to buy into limitations and misunderstandings about who you are, so we can take steps to release it.
Step #2: Rewrite Your Story
In another 1-2 sessions, I’ll powerfully facilitate you in rewriting the story you hold in your mind. This means undergoing a process of forgiving yourself for the core beliefs we’ve identified that are no longer serving you, and exploring what new stories you’d like to be telling yourself about who you are and what’s possible for you. This new story will be empowered, authentic and inspiring. I’ll share some mental exercises and tools that you can take with you into your daily life as a way to honor this new mindset you hold for who you are and how you’ll be in the world.
“Working closely with Ashley has been a dream. I, like many millennials was lost, stuck in a career rut and needed guidance. Ashley came into my life exactly when I needed her. She hastaught me to let go, to unplug and to trust myself. My confidence level in the past fewmonths has grown immensely. Knowing that Ashley has complete faith in me has truly helpedme to have faith in myself. I know that with the tools Ashley has given me I can achievewhatever I set my mind to; I’m confident in my ability to stand out in my field of choice andI know that through our sessions Ashley has opened me up to a whole new world ofpossibilities. I can say, without a doubt that Ashley was born to be a coach. She is engaging,present, extremely supportive, and has the innate ability to help people see the real person inside. I am very lucky to have been able to work with Ashley, but I am extremely grateful to have met her.
We met in March of 2014 during a Los Angeles Spinsters meeting I was hosting at my house. I only knew a little bit about who Ashley was and what she did before she came to speak at our meeting, but I was eager to learn what exactly a career coach was and how Ashley got to where she is now. With no intention of wanting a coach or even thinking I needed one, I was surprised how moved I was during Ashley’s presentation. Her words were real, her experiences remarkable and her vision was possible. If she could do it, I could do it. During her presentation, Ashley talked about the importance of an elevator pitch, creating a story, finding a skill and having a goal, as well as how crucial it is to become a pro networker. She made it seem attainable to achieve whatever our hearts desired and gave the group a realistic approach to what we need to do to find clarity in our lives so we end up doing what we love. As soon as Ashley finished her presentation she allowed the girls in the group to ask questions. Although I had a plethora of questions running through my mind, I decided to stay silent and really absorb what Ashley talked about that night. A week later I was thirsty for more and decided to take control on my life and hire Ashley to help me find clarity in my career path and ultimately how to become more clear in my life.”*
Los Angeles, CA
“After being abruptly evacuated from my Peace Corps service in Ukraine, I found myself feeling lost and suddenly out of a job. My life was flipped on its head almost over night. I felt unsure about what I wanted to do and what I had to offer as a “sort of” Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and recent college grad. For a few months, while living at home, I had considered going to find a job in DC (my background is in International Affairs), though after my evacuation from Ukraine I wasn’t exactly in the mood to take big risks.
Then I met Ashley.
I found out about Ashley from a friend who had recently received career counseling herself, and highly recommended I talk with her regarding my career goals and aspirations. After our meetings going out to DC no longer felt like such a risk. I had a much better idea of what I wanted to do and confidence in what I had to offer, as well as the necessary tangible skills to pursue my goals. Although there were no guarantees, I went out to DC and employed the ideas given to me from Ashley.
Remembering her words of wisdom I networked like crazy and made real, mutually-beneficial connections with people. One of the connections ultimately resulted in a job; today, I’m working for a government contractor as a content manager. Ashley is quick to deflect any responsibility for my achievements, though I can say with confidence that if it wasn’t for this amazing individual I would not be where I am today.
Anyway, I have to say you wont meet a more passionate and knowledgeable person about helping millennials. In our discussion I quickly realized this is someone who really cares and understands the challenges facing our generation and job markets. In our consultations, which felt more like meeting with a close friend, I learned how to better communicate with others, leverage my past experiences, and network effectively.”
Step #3: Clarify Your Life Vision
As Einstein says, “you can’t solve problems from the same level of thinking that created them.” And now that our coaching relationship has inspired a new level of thinking for you, it’s important we spend 1-2 sessions coming up with a vision that matches your highest self, both with your inner goals (your confidence, and how you feel about yourself) and your outer goals (your career, relationships and/or finances). The work we do to bring you into alignment is so deep that it is likely to influence your career goals and relationships, which mean coming up with an ideal scene for both of those categories in your life… And an action plan to get there (see step #4!).
Step #4: Logistics
One of the biggest blocks to setting boundaries, saying “no,” or speaking up is in not knowing exactly what to say. That’s why we’ll spend a session on coming up with the exact wording you can use in future communication to actually stand for what’s true to you.
Step #5: Reach For The Stars
The combination of your new mindset, my coaching tools and your communication practice here is going to be key in laying a foundation for you to be who you truly are… Which is why it’s time to talk about HOW you’ll take action! Next, we’ll cover exactly strategies for how you’ll reach those big career and life goals you’re setting in the wake of this new empowerment. It’s time to be you, boldly.
“I met Ashley at an Event. She was hosting a workshop on elevator pitches to improve with the job hunt. I found her very insightful, and there was an instant a connection. She was not trying to sell, or promote her business. She genuinely wanted to help people. I was able to discover I was holding myself back in finding my career. It was hard for me to focus, because I was afraid of the unknown, taking a chance, and failing. Ashley is a spectacular motivator, mentor, cheerleader, and a friend. I highly recommend her to anyone who is lost in the chaotic world of looking for a career, not a job. She will help you tune into the career path that you are supposed to have.”*
Los Angeles, CA