Ashley's Story

Mindfulness Teacher, Master NLP Practitioner & Retreat Host

I teach heart-forward solutions to life’s challenges and curiosities (with a splash of science) to help you have true success and well-being.

Hi, I'm Ashley

For 15 years, clients have affectionately referred to me their 'professional best friend'. 

I teach heart-forward solutions to life's biggest challenges and curiosities so you can have true abundance, purpose, love and clarity.

My clients are usually at some crossroads where something has changed or needs so to allow for greater success, healing, freedom and well-being. 

Maybe you feel really lost in life yet want a path forward. Maybe you've invested in personal-development but have plateaued.

I marry science (and how the brain works) with the power and practice of the heart. It's an insanely powerful combo and unique to the self-help space. 

Mindfulness Teacher, Master NLP Practitioner and Retreat Host 2008.

When you marry the mind and  the heart, true success, freedom and well-being are possible. 

I offer simple yet transformative practices that are the building blocks for a successful life. 

This work teaches how to marry the science of how the brain works, with the power and practice of hearing, listening and being guided by your heart. 

Tapping into the heart's innate knowing or intelligence opens opportunities that once seemed impossible.

It transforms the biggest blocks and limitations, and helps unlock the untold and unlived potential you have inside, begging to come out.

Our work together bypasses the need for willpower as that's exhausting and unsustainable. There are much more supportive and effective ways to help you create what you want most in life and that's what we do.

More success, less struggle.

This can be a way towards your healthiest and happiest way of being and doing.

People always ask, "Hey Ash, how did you get into doing this mindfulness, 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.

During that time, something became very clear...

In The Beginning

I realized that the heart, and its innate intelligence, knows all the right answers to life's biggest questions and challenges.  

Knowing how to work with the mind, but leading from the heart was the clearest direction I got from an almost tragic accident. This gave my life great purpose, clarity and wild success. 

This significant 'aha' moment changed the course of my career, leading me to become a mindfulness teacher and master NLP practitioner. 

The Journey Forward

I work with clients around the world in various programs, run a quickly growing YouTube channel, and am often traveling to host retreats (with you) along the pilgrimage paths of the world. 

I'm happiest and most alive outside, and you can usually find me fishing, hiking tall mountains or in some foreign city eating all the things. 

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 ,) 

The Way Forward

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this work has helped:

My Life Experience

Co-founded HUSH, a modern mindfulness studio in Portland, Oregon that served the most innovative people.

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 way before Instagram was a thing. 

Creating learning material for lots of people on YouTube to help lead humanity forward. 


dual citizen

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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 15 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".