Ashley Stahl: “My mission is to help people step into careers they’re excited about.”
Ashley Stahl is a counterterrorism professional turned career coach, speaker and author on a mission to help you discover your ideal career and land the job you want. Her work as a career coach has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, TIME and many more. More than 500,000 job seekers have registered for her free online courses. Ashley tells us about her career path and how she can help you on yours.
I wanted to work in counterterrorism for the Pentagon in Washington, DC. I did everything “right” to prepare myself for this career – went to the best graduate school I could, did tons of internships, learned foreign languages – and after graduating, excited about my career, I instead fell into the recession like so many other graduates. I couldn’t get a job offer after months of applying and this inspired me to learn how to nail my job hunt. In the year that followed, I went from being an administrative assistant making minimum wage to landing three job offers and becoming a manager in the Pentagon making nearly 6 figures. This changed my perspective about what is possible with job hunting, and I learned that it’s not always the best candidate that gets the job… it’s the best communicator. I left DC and turned this knowledge into a career coaching business with private coaching, keynote speaking and online courses.
Alison reached out to me mentioning that job hunting was a needed content topic, and asked if I was willing to create a course. I learned how to navigate job hunting through my own personal trial and error, and was fearless in seeing my job hunt as an opportunity for growth. Friends asked for my help in landing job offers, and eventually this translated into an 8 step system I share with clients in my course, Job Offer Academy. This program on Alison is a mini version of that! Working with Alison allows me to help others I would have never otherwise been able to reach. This business is a labor of love and I am so honored to make even more impact through working with Alison.
My mission is to help people step into careers they’re excited about and aligned with. I provide private coaching, consulting, workshops and speeches on the topic of how to get clarity on your best career options, land more job offers, and build confidence. I have a Pinterest board of hundreds of client testimonials that keep me inspired. We scaled the Job Offer Academy course into 31 countries and I’m so proud to have supported all 7,000 clients who joined me in that journey to landing job offers.
One big goal requires many small steps. Focus on what you want to learn, and stay consistent with it. If you need support, find someone who can be an accountability partner!