Hi, I'm Ashley!
Author | Poet | Speaker | Guide
Like you, I'm heart-centered, but I didn't know for many years what that meant.
Instead, I spent most of my adult life feeling out of control and drowning in stress, at the mercy and whim of everyone around me. Like a leaf in the wind, I floated around, blowing this way and that, always looking to others for guidance, shrinking from my natural gifts, never finding any respite from the influences around me.
I persevered by living life "by the book", because that's what I knew to do, despite never really feeling or thinking like anyone else around me.
I pursed education:
- A Bachelor’s degree in psychology
- A Master’s degree in Organizational and Leadership Development
- A certification in Integrative Health Coaching
- A certification Master/Teacher level of Usui Reiki energy healing
- A certification in Healing Therapies
I followed a corporate career path from one job to the next, finally landing on a career in healthcare talent and leadership development, helping others manage their growth and leadership paths but never fully feeling like I fit into my own.
Until I decided to use all that I'd learned...on MYSELF.
Now with over 20 years of trying to adapt (and often diminish) my deep sensitivity, compassion, and purpose-driven philosophy to fit "acceptable" corporate (and societal) norms, I’ve learned how to flourish while also honoring my natural style, and to bring this wisdom and experience to YOU.
What makes my work unique is my strong connection to my spiritual nature and ability to use energetic and practical tools, along with the healing power of words, to inspire and empower you to redefine success, access an unlimited source of energy, and cultivate a deep sense of peace and balance.
Writing poetry is my heart, and is so much more for me than simply a creative outlet.
It's a process of gentle poetic healing for myself -- and for you.
I currently have two published collections of "poetic healing", The Angel Inside: Inspiration to Connect with Your Inner Guidance and The Rising.
I also publish daily on my blog.
My next book, 365 Days of Bliss, will be released in the spring of 2021.
I do this work because I know how draining many environments can be for women who are sensitive, compassionate, thoughtful, introspective, and lead with their hearts.
I know how women are asked to fit themselves into tiny, misshapen boxes with no room to develop except in the direction their environment wants them to grow.
I know how women either fall into the boxes, diminishing who they are for their careers or families. Or keep moving on in search of someplace that fully accepts them, but struggling to find it.
And I also know how much the world needs these big-hearted women – now more than ever.
My vision is to change the world from the inside out, one powerful, visionary woman at a time.
on a personal note
I'm happily married to my soul mate, and together we have four children and a beautiful granddaughter.
At any given time, you might find me with a cat in my lap, a dog beside me, or even another little furry friend around.
I love the beach, especially the magical sand and glorious green water of Siesta Key Beach, where I feel most inspired and plan to retire.
I want to write by the ocean, save sea turtles, swim with manatee, and stroll along the sand with my love.
now is the time
I trust that you feel, deep down in the places where you most fear to go, the message that it's time for a change.
I trust that you hear that inner stirring and you want to know its truth. You want to know what’s possible for your work and life.
You want to step out of the boxes that hold you back.
And you want to have a compassionate guide while you explore this part of you that’s been neglected for so long and help you clear the path for what's next.
One who's been where you are.
Now is the time. What are you waiting for?