People always ask, "Hey Ash, how did you get into doing this coaching and NLP work?"
In 2008, I survived a near-death bike accident that left me with a broken clavicle and cheek, and three months of severe vertigo. I was in school for ESL to travel and teach, but it lacked meaning and purpose (for me).
This was an extremely challenging time, and I found myself at a significant crossroads in life, feeling very unsure about what to do next or how I was going to get there. The bike accident was a push forward quite literally (you can watch the story HERE).
During that time, something became very clear...
I realized that when we change what's going on inside, everything outside changes as a result - that all things change when we change.
I started as a health coach in 2008, but it was the feedback from clients that encouraged me to find what's most effective and supportive for lasting growth, healing and change.
This significant 'aha' moment changed the course of my career, leading me to become a master NLP practitioner and a committed heart-centered mindfulness teacher.
I work with clients around the world as the founder / host of the Creator Collective, and am often traveling to host workshops (with you) along the pilgrimage paths of the world.
I'm learning how to fly fish (with my husband's help), hiking very tall mountains and always in search of cute dogs, quiet and natural beauty.
I'm happiest and most alive outside.
I prefer analog to digital, salty to sweet and foreign to known. I detest pop-spirituality so you won't find much of that around here ,)
Co-founded HUSH, a modern mindfulness studio in Portland, Oregon that served the most innovative people.
I'm working on dual-citizenship with France.
Organized retreats/experiences in Portugal (4 times), Paris, Zürich, England, Umbria, and Portland (Oregon). Focused on procuring unique spaces and fantastic partnerships.
Built a six-figure global coaching practice the bootstrap before Instagram was a thing.
Creating learning material for billions of people on YouTube to help lead humanity forward.
For a decade to the late David Hartwell Sawyer; strategist to the Dalai Lama, the White House Clinton Administration, etc.
Took a 2,200 mile (3540 km) motorcycle trip in search of wild horses, hot springs, quiet, and I lived out of a backpack.
Married a C-suite executive and know intimately the stress and challenges of big work.
Completed 11 five-day meditation retreats and awarded myself a platinum "Iron Butt" medal.
Took a year sabbatical to walk off the map, question what's normal and to push back on "should".