"If you want to create a brand that you will love it must be a true reflection of your values and your lifestyle. If you bring authenticity and your unique gifts to your brand and make a commitment to my flexible programme we can shape a brand that will not only fit into your lifestyle but one that will take you into the future and beyond. Be inspired to incorporate daily rituals and wellbeing practices into your work life to ensure you flourish alongside your business."
Whether you are starting a new brand or you want to revive or develop an existing brand Ashlyn takes a holistic approach. The focus is on you the creator and your unique story as much as your product, concept or service. That is where your brand essence lies.
Having launched her own unique concept stores Ashlyn has experience of branding, strategy, budgeting, positioning and buying. Ashlyn's award winning retail ventures have been a source of inspiration for high street stores and other independents not only in the UK but around the world.
Ashlyn is author of 2 best selling interior books, Creative Family Home and Creative Children's Spaces, both translated into several languages and published by Ryland Peters and Small.
Ashlyn's work as a stylist and art director has taken her around the world working for household brand names, independent designers, publications and international trade shows.
Dates are available on request that are not on the schedule ~ email or call in to discuss a suitable time for your session or if you would like me to quote to come and visit you.
What you can expect:-
Ashlyn will send you an in-depth Q&A to get to know your business before your session.
When you arrive Ashlyn guide you through a grounding practice to prepare you for your session. Making this practice integral to your working day will increase your effectiveness and your brand power.
Discover the unique spirit of your brand and help you to tap into you own intuition.
Work with you to create a cohesive range or idea and a longer term vision to give you goals for brand development.
Explore sustainable practices for your business.
Advise on pricing that works for your business as well as your customers.
All fundamental elements to success and longevity.
If you are developing a wholesale business Ashlyn will coach you on approaching retailers, how to create best sellers, how to become the go to brand and how you can stand out from your competitors.
Ashlyn can arrange and advise on creative brand imagery. Her East London shoot location and styling services are available at reduced fees to her mentoring clients.
“The nonconformist mum”, The Guardian
Ashlyn has over 30 years of experience of running her own businesses her own way . In the 80's she ran a post punk jewellery label from a stall in Camden Market that sold to the best boutiques and department stores around the world. In the 90's she was the creative head of footwear for cult British brand Red or Dead. In the 00's she founded Olive Loves Alfie the award winning children’s lifestyle store. Today she brings her story and experience to life in her latest venture Bless Stories.
Ashlyn has written 2 best selling interior books, curated and produced a series of events for Olive Loves Alfie, she runs a unique East London location where she styles and produces shoots for independent brands and performing artists as well as hosting leading brands, music videos and film. She was a collaborator of site specific circus event Don’t Expect me To Be Sane developed for performance in her East London warehouse. She hosts and curates a series of events for Bless and creates bespoke and intimate events for a growing number of clients.
Book yourself in for a complimentary 15 minute chat or dive straight in and power yourself up with a Holistic Brand Session.
Mentoring sessions can be held at Shoreditch House, Ashlyn's East London warehouse location or at Bless Stories in Stoke Newington.
Free 15 minute introductory zoom call or meet in person.
Introduction price for a 90 minute session £150.
Introduction price follow up 60 minute sessions £120.
A block booking of 4 x 60 minutes sessions that include monthly catch up sessions via email, zoom or phone £500.
Please reach out to ask about my mentoring programme and ethical pricing sessions.
Brand imagery bespoke pricing based on your needs.
Scheduled at a time to suit your busy schedule ~ daytime or evening sessions available.
"Ashlyn gave me enlightened and practical advice in our very first session which I was able to put into action immediately - it helped me gain much needed self-confidence in the early stages of building my own business and personal brand. All our sessions helped me think outside of the box and Ashlyn encouraged me to draw on my own strengths and authenticity, rather than just following the crowd in my specific industry".
Georgia Rose founder G's Spot.
"Thank you so much for this time with you, it was really helpful and serene. I really enjoyed and got some confidence back!”
Jane Marle founder of House of Jiriki
“I wish Ashlyn had been offering her holistic mentoring when I first started my brand. I met Ashlyn when she styled a shoot for me and she gave me some unofficial sage advice about pricing and costing that helped me get out of scarcity and into the reality of ethical profit. She shared information about her career background and experience - I don’t think Ashlyn realised how incredibly grounding and inspiring that was/ she is. Ashlyn’s character, qualifications and experience make her a brilliant business mentor for product based businesses”.
“I highly recommend her sessions”.
Tamu Thomas founder of Live Three Sixty.