In 2008, I survived a near-death bike accident that left me with a broken clavicle and cheek, and three months of severe vertigo. This experience gave me a lot of time to think about what I was doing with my life as it was an extremely confusing, dizzying and challenging time.
I was in school for ESL to teach and travel, but it lacked purpose. I wanted to feel happy and engaged with what I was doing, but struggled with fear, unworthiness and the confusion that goes along with wanting to change.
During that time, two things became very clear to me: (1) I wanted to feel better about myself but didn’t understand how. (2) I wanted to feel more purposeful and useful in the world, but was clueless where to find this.
The bike accident gave me the push to do something different and helped me learn how I was going to make a positive impact - by helping people feel better.
I’m a certified, trained and experienced life coach, health coach, master NLP practitioner and mindfulness teacher, and have devoted 25+ years to my own personal development.
I built a successful global coaching practice the bootstrap way on nothing but a dream (and a lot of trial and error).
I just finished from a year-long sabbatical traveling the world. This showed me the complexities of cultures, people and customs, and what most seem to be longing for. This was life-changing and heartbreaking at the same time.
Currently, I split time between the mountains in the US and other parts of the globe. I’m working on dual citizenship with France and live to travel.
I started as a health coach with a sincere interest in detoxing, optimal health and the mind-body connection. I quickly realized how much the inner journey impacts one's physical well-being, and changed course to become a life coach and master NLP practitioner.
This was an incredibly insightful time learning how humans work- from the inside out.
Each human, and their experience, are held with great respect and appreciation. This makes you who you are.
We know how to work with life, not against it, and lead with compassion and curiosity versus shame and judgement.
Your well-being is the most important contribution you have to make in this life, and this work supports that.
To change what is going on outside, we must change what is going on inside. Mindset and belief transformation are the core of the work we do.
Our work together will help revise what you think, feel and believe about yourself and what’s possible as we respectfully shift old and often very outdated patterns that keep you stuck and often in frustrating experiences.
It’s hard to know what you want when you don’t know who you are now or what you’re working towards. This, coupled with outdated beliefs, can make it very hard to have a better experience in life and all the tangible benefits that go along with that.
Our work together will help you gain exceptional clarity about who you want to become and what you want to create now.
Learn how to make peace with all parts of yourself, so the judgment, regret, criticism, self-loathing and fear can be transformed into more useful states like confidence, faith, decisiveness and certainty.
Understand what specific blocks are getting in your way, or might get in your way, and onboard the tools to positively change them.
Strengthen your stance as a capable person with a clear direction moving through an unsteady and challenging world.
Learn to focus on what you can do versus what you can’t do.
Feel like you belong somewhere, to someone and to something.
Become the source of your own guidance so the need for external validation or approval is less - your own heart and mind become the locus of knowledge.
Feel and believe that who you are and what you contribute have great meaning and value (regardless of what you do).
Learn how to move through guilt or shame when you get what you want even when others might be suffering. This helps break you out of the trance of collective suffering so you can be useful to the greater good.
You’ll also receive thoughtful letters written by Ashley to help you have the change you want with a lot less struggle. We value quality over quantity.