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Confidence & Clarity

Real Talk: We weren't created to do it alone. Let's start growing your business together. 

Are both hands in the air simultaneously screaming “This is SO me!”?

Drowning in a sea of competition (who all seem to be crushing it!) that leaves you with a bad case of imposter syndrome.



Wasting so much time on doing all the things (..and never seem to get you to the results you desire), instead of just doing the things you love (and are good at)! 



Trying to juggle both your business and life leaving you overwhelmed with guilt as you spend another night at your computer instead of with your family.



Then you're in the right place, my friend!

You started your business because you wanted more — more time with family, more time to do the things you love & more freedom.  But day after day you find yourself… 

Confused on how to effectively market your business in this noisy online world (let alone attract & convert your ideal clients!)



My one mission- To help you grow and market your business with clarity and confidence,  so you can stand-out in your industry, make consistent sales & serve the people you are called to serve without all the stress or crazy hours.   

With a Bachelor’s degree in International business and marketing and after working 5 years as a marketing manager for a 1 billion dollar company, I decided to say adios to the corporate-level life and started my own thing! 

Now, I get to help passionate creative entrepreneurs (like you!) grow their business (without hustlin’ or strugglin’) and implement high-converting marketing strategies that help them make a bigger income (and impact!).  

I help busy, creative entrepreneurs confidently grow their business with simple & high-converting marketing strategies.

I'm Ashley Mae!

How It All Began 

My friends say I’m the straight shooter, tell it like it is one of the group, who challenges you to grow all while being your personal cheerleader. I would say that is a pretty accurate description- in both my personal and business life. I'm also the designated weirdo of the bunch (a title I hold very proudly!)

The truth is, I believe growing a business doesn’t mean hustlin’ and strugglin’- working long hours till 2AM and attempting to do #allthethings. It also doesn’t mean hiding behind a computer screen and walking through the trenches alone. It means more freedom, more direction, more time, more support ,more opportunities to serve the people you were called to serve - and most importantly, MORE FUN!

For as long as I can remember I was either curled up in a corner writing short stories in my notebook or shaking my booty across a ballet dance floor (total weirdo- I told you!). You can say my love for the creative world started early. I was also that child that LOVED English & math – yes, a person who loves words and numbers (we do exist!)

At the age of 18, while attending my college orientation (having no idea what I wanted to major in), I randomly stumbled into the business school information lecture (God knew what He was doing!). I sat through that 2-hour presentation wide eyed with my heart racing—and that’s when it all changed.

I quickly realized that marketing combined everything I loved—storytelling, creativity, numbers, strategy and the chance to do things outside the box. Needless to say, I was hooked.

After graduating, I started off in the fast-paced life of corporate marketing working for a 1 billion-dollar company as a marketing and logistics manager.

My days consisted of everything I loved- leading a team of 40+ people (who became like family), setting goals and creating a strategy to achieve them and coming up with creative ways to improve reach and sales...but there was one problem, the 60+ hour work weeks.

This workaholic life took its toll on me and I decided to switch careers completely and went back to school for dental assisting (totally random, I know!). But after graduating and landing a job in the top orthodontic office in my area I realized that I really missed marketing- but I could not go back to that corporate life.

So, I started a blog as a creative outlet. After using all the marketing skills I acquired from my degree and years in corporate marketing, in less than one year that little blog was making money.

It didn’t take long before people started reaching out and asking me for help. That’s when I realized- there were so many creative entrepreneurs that had no idea how to effectively grow or market their business and just how much bogus marketing advice there was on the internet.
I also realized that I LOVED helping them and building a little online community that felt like family!

So, after much prayer, I said adios to the 9-5 and traded in my scrubs for a corner home office where that once little blog is now a full-blown business helping other passionate women grow profitable and purposeful businesses that allow them to serve the people they are meant to serve.

All the work I do is inspired by YOU because I truly believe God gave you gifts and talents to share with the world... and I know that you weren’t created to do it alone.



So, whatcha say, let’s grow your business together?

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We met at a worship night at our church. I complimented his Carolina blue shirt and asked if he was a UNC fan (go heels!) to which he very dramatically answered "no, I am a wolfpack fan".. *que heart shattered* 

Somehow I looked past that flaw when he asked me to coffee (the way to my heart) the following week.. and as they say, the rest is history! 


My husband : Ben 

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My Daughter : Emery 

She's her daddy's girl and her mama's world! Complete with blue eyes and bouncing curls, this little girl came into our lives and it's never been the same. She LOVES to wear hats, dances to every song she hears and loves books just as much as her mama! 

Oh, and she already has the sassiest personality I have ever seen- we are def. gonna have our hands full with this one! 


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That Old Book Smell 

There is no better smell in the world than the smell of an old book. You know, the ones filled with captivating stories, crinkly pages and coffee stained covers bc they are always on your side table. 

You will forever find me cuddled in my big leather chair, with a dog curled at my feet and with my nose buried in a book. 


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Fishing

What can I say, I'm a southern girl. My dad got me my first fishing pole at 3 years old and I've been fishing ever since. After living in the city for 2 years, I told Ben I was tired of the city life and wanted some land but under one condition- it needed to have a pond. True Story. 

We now live on a 10.5 acre horse farm with my very own pond that I go fishing in at least 3 times a week. (yes, seriously!


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Traveling

My senior year of college I spent a semester abroad in Hong Kong and the travel bug has had a hold on me ever since. From traveling all around South East Asia to Europe, I am always planning our next trip. 

It is true what they say, life is short and the world is wide. I plan to see as much of God's artwork as I can.


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Jesus

True story, I was once an atheist. But looking back, I can clearly see that God has his hand ALL over my story. I found God and His love my freshman year of college when a sweet girl in my dorm befriended me and started to teach me about Jesus. 

Through her kindness, stories and knowledge, God started to chip away at my heart and I soon dedicated my life to Him. Hands down, the best decision I have ever made.




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A Few of my favorite things

When it comes to the area of marketing and business strategies, Ashley is one of the most gifted, talented, and anointed people I knowShe helped me figure out my ideal client and the best way to direct my business to make sales with an actionable plan I could easily follow.
She constantly gave her time and energy to help me succeed, and wasn't afraid to challenge me to think in ways that would help me and my business grow! 

"Marketing is her gift, and I truly believe that God made her for this type of work."

Hanha Hobson - Transparency Ministries

Daniella Fox - the come back chic

Stop what you’re doing! You need these resources NOW! Using Ashley’s incredible guides have completely taken my blog to the next level. Before Ashley, I felt disorganized, overwhelmed, and unheard.
With her help, I was able to organize what my true mission is with my platform and identify the serving purpose catered to my ideal client.
Her guidance is fool-proof and very easy to follow. I’ve now discovered more of a niche and focus, and feel fired up to hit the ground running!

"Has taken my blog to the next level."

Ladies, Ashley Mae is a marketing guru! She comes prepared to help you with every last detail of your brand and gives you examples of how to fix and better your brand. She doesn't just throw information at you and then make you do it yourself. I left our chat feeling empowered, inspired, and ready to better and grow my business. I know you will too!

"I left our chat feeling empowered, inspired, and ready to better and grow my business!"

MAKYNA GALLINGER - SIMPLY LOVING JESUS

Ashley has such a willing heart to help! I now feel excited to start working on the practical steps she gave me to improve! I loved how prepared she was before our meetings and could really understand my heart behind my work. Highly recommend chatting to her if you are needing direction!

"I now feel excited to start working on the practical steps she gave me to improve!"

HANNAH REYNDERS - THE DIFFERENT GIRL

After talking with Ashley I felt extremely excited about what the future holds for my business. Just by asking me a few questions prior to our video call she had pin pointed exactly what I needed to be doing to better my business. She suggested I go down a different road that I honestly never even thought of. I even ended up booking my FIRST 5 paid clients within 48 hours after working with her! If you have the chance to set up a time to chat with Ashley, DO IT do not even question it!

"I truly believe that God gave Ashley the gift of helping people see things that they may not see on their own."

CASSIEJO BOYE - CASSIEJO PHOTOGRAPHY

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