Jo Ashley

Personal & Business Coaching Entrepreneurs since 1998

Personal & Business Coaching Entrepreneurs since 1998 Photo

People buy from people – so here’s a little about me:

After graduating with an engineering degree from Manchester University I went straight to London and worked in merchandising and buying within retail head offices such as Laura Ashley, Cath Kidston, Debenhams, Mothercare, Austin Reed Group, Ernest Jones & H. Samuel.

Back in 1998 I was one of the first coaches in the UK to qualify and build a coaching practice, gaining my post graduate qualification from Coach University in San Francisco, USA.  My coaching skills became essential in both my retail career as head of training & development and in my thriving coaching practice.

I moved back up to the North West of England in 2011 and, after a period of ill health and subsequent adjustment, I haven’t looked back.

I love the performing arts and working with creative individuals and entrepreneurs who challenge the status quo.  Up to now, I have appeared in 3 films (Northern Soul, Believe, and Gridiron UK), have performed on stage and the small screen. I’m a qualified modern jive teacher and am looking forward to getting back dancing when classes open up again.

I also love extreme sports (sky-diving, white water rafting, crag hopping, abseiling, etc) and have completed the London Marathon and a sky dive for charity.  Fund raising for several charities remains a passion including Macmillan Cancer Support, Women V Cancer charities and ParkinsonsUK.

Ashley & Associates’ mission is to empower small business owners to have the confidence to reach their potential and make their dreams come true, no matter what their situation currently is.

I’m passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and creative business owners to improve their work life balance and to create businesses and lives that they truly deserve.

If you have the focus, belief, passion and support in place…then building a thriving business and creating the life of your dreams is completely possible.

Having survived a divorce, ovarian cancer, years of financial abuse and bouts of depression, I’m living proof that ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’


About my coaching business – the details ‘in a nutshell’:

Coaching services and pricing options vary depending on your specific requirements.

Prices can be:
* completely FREE (dependent on availability and circumstances)
* a one-off charge for a booster session
* a fixed length package price, e.g. 6 weeks, 3 months, etc.
* monthly retainers – payable each month on a date to suit your cashflow.

Group coaching is also available with limited spaces and can make coaching more affordable if required.

You will able to discuss which service works for you during your 15 minute call.

Please see the website (or use the link for booking details and to book a time slot that works for you.