Episode 107 features Ashley Olafsen, Founder of Visionaria Consulting, which supports small businesses through consulting services. I met Ashley through the Next Gen HQ community and was inspired by her story to start M.O.V.E. when she was 16 and then continue on with her entrepreneurship journey in starting Visionaria Consulting.
Here is a link to the book she recommends that she always goes back to:
Ashley Olafsen is a 2 time published author, TEDx speaker, and social entrepreneur who is passionate about building inspiring businesses. Ashley accidentally became an entrepreneur at the age of 16, when she gave an empowerment workshop to a group of 8th-grade girls.
After realizing her passion for helping others, Ashley co-founded MOVE, LLC, through which she has directed over 100 workshops and 6 week-long summer programs for teenage girls, focusing on self-esteem, body image, leadership, and more.
During college, Ashley created an online video series focusing on the same topics, for students. The 10-part online workshop series, titled ‘Let’s Talk About It: The Workshop Series For Students’ is implemented in wellness and guidance curricula all over New England.
Today, Ashley is the Founder and CEO of Visionaria Consulting and supports small businesses with her consulting services. She is a Vital Voices Fellow, PINK GRL PWR Project Winner, and To learn more about Ashley, visit here: http://www.ashleyolafsen.com/ or www.visionariaconsulting.com
Episode 31 features the Founder of PowerHouse Women, Lindsey Schwartz. Lindsey is the exact type of person that this podcast is geared toward. Someone that wanted to make a change and had a different purpose in their mind then what they were doing at the time and decided to take the first step.
Her passion is breathtaking and wonderful to see how she has progressed her mission over the last few years and excited to see how she impacts the world in the future.
The Powerhouse Women event and online community were born out of the belief that women are designed to create, and that when women get into action around their big ideas, the world works better (because it does!)
Founder Lindsey Schwartz is a wellness entrepreneur and best-selling author of Powerhouse Woman: How to get out of your own way, fulfill your unique purpose, and live a powerful life. After seeing numerous women in her life stop short of pursuing their own entrepreneurial dreams because of fear and self-doubt, she saw the need for more honest conversations about the ups & downs of entrepreneurship in order to show women that they don’t have to have it all together to get started.
From there, the Powerhouse Women community, annual event, and podcast were born, with the motto that we’re not meant to do business (or life) alone!