HELLO THERE, I'M ASHLEY
As I was saying, stories always matter. Here's a bit of mine.
I am a coach and organizational development professional who helps individuals, teams and companies translate their stories into fulfilling pathways and comprehensive people strategy. My experience spans across industries including community based and international nonprofits, higher education and healthcare. I learned that while each industry has it's own unique challenges, the barriers to success look very much the same.
For individuals, we all desire to find purpose and meaning in our lives and work. How that is lived out looks very different for each person. I have a down to earth approach that is compassionate and customized. For more on that, you can take a look here. For teams and organizations, I serve as a leadership resource with a focus on how to leverage talent to build culture, and culture to drive outcomes.
My passion for healthy work places and thriving teams first began while working on the west side of Chicago where I was a member of CURE, Chicago Urban Reconciliation Enterprise, a consulting group focused on developing better ways for teams to talk about race. I help teams talk about the hard things while developing common language to better communicate and improve collaboration and performance.
I am warm, engaging and animated in my approach. Some of my key specialty areas include inter-generational workplaces, team conflict, career counseling employee engagement and retention, data system transitions, and comprehensive recruiting strategies.
I hold a Master of Organizational Leadership with a concentration in human resources and conflict management and a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies. I have instructed courses and developed curriculum at North Park University on personal career preparation and conflict in community. I am trained as a Career Development Facilitator from the National Career Development Association and am a contributing writer for the National Association of Colleges and Employers. For a full career overview you can find me on LinkedIn.