Consulting

I provide tactics, tools, and accountability in weekly or monthly sessions to help you overcome the many challenges that come with running projects, managing teams, and building successful businesses.

 
 
 

Focus on the right things in your business.

Why work with me?

My superpower is bringing structure to chaos, and business can be chaotic. Sometimes it is helpful to have an external, unbiased view of the challenges you are facing and someone to be accountable to reach your goals. These are some of the challenges that my customers ask me to help with:

  • Pulling yourself out of the day-to-day of your businesses to focus on strategic planning.
  • Organizational and process development.
  • Business problems that you are not sure how to approach.

What topics do you advise on?

My customers usually come to me and say something along the lines of, “I need to x but I don’t know how,” or “I need someone to unpack this problem with me”. I use my process orientation and tactics to help you work through your major challenges and come up with a plan.

  • Process Development
    • Meeting rhythms and team execution
    • Hiring new team members
    • Intentional prioritization
    • Qualitative and quantitative decision making
    • Creating internal management processes
  • Strategic Planning
    • Goal setting – Annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly
    • How to plan and manage business finances through cash flow spreadsheets
    • Seeking and maximizing mentorship
    • Creating a culture of accountability
  • Tactical Organization
    • Email management and organization
    • Running effective meetings
    • Task management
    • Intentional networking
  • Project Management
    • Quality*Scope=Resources*Time: The Formula for Evaluating the “How” of a Project, After the “What”
    • Running effective weekly status meetings
    • How and why to run daily standups
  • Self-Reflection
    • Introversion vs Extroversion in the workplace
    • Managing impostor syndrome
    • Resilience, self-care, and intentionality as it relates to being a more effective person in all aspects of life
  • Building an E-Commerce Business
    • How to start an e-commerce business
    • How to evaluate your market
    • Comparing and selecting an e-commerce platform
    • Planning for sales, cash flow, and profit
    • Learning about how to reach your customers

Who do you work with?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small business operators
  • Integrators
  • Freelancers

How does it work?

It depends on the engagement. Regardless of whether or not it is an ad-hoc meeting or a weekly engagement, I will

We decide on a specific time, usually one hour a week, to meet. I will provide you with an agenda template which you fill out and provide to me before each meeting.  In this agenda you identify the challenge(s) you want to address at this meeting, the outcomes you want to achieve, and report on your progress from the last meeting (if applicable).

In the meeting I use my expertise and tools to work through your challenge with you and then set goals/accountabilities for you to achieve prior to the next meeting. Repeat!


How much does it cost?

It depends on the challenge(s) we need to work on. Consulting starts at $150/hour for one-offs and my ongoing monthly engagements start at  $1,000/mo. The monthly engagements are driven by weekly 1-hour meetings.


Is there a minimum commitment?

No, but a 6-month commitment is recommended. This gives us a chance to work together on a clear understanding of your goals and the challenges you are facing, and also make real progress on overcoming them. But I am also available on an ad-hoc basis.


    What kind of deliverables can you expect?

    Regardless of the challenge, you can expect the following:

    • Structure – We schedule regular meetings, with agendas, to clarify challenges, identify goals and create an action plan so you can achieve them.
    • Accountability – Once we know what needs to be done, I help make sure that everyone involved is accountable to what they committed to. No wasted meetings.
    • Results – I regularly monitor and measure progress to make sure the actions that are being taken are moving you closer to achieving your goals.

    How do you get started?

    Please reach out if you have any more questions. Email me!

    “I have received invaluable guidance and mentorship from Ashley. She has a special ability to care deeply while maintaining the dispassionate perspective necessary to solve business problems. When I get down in the weeds, she helps me refocus on what is most important, and guide me toward realizing the action necessary to get those important things done. I learn something every time I talk to her.”
    — Karen Unland, President at Alberta Podcast Network