Hi friends! I am so excited to be interviewing one of my favorite entrepreneurs today! Not only is she a dear friend but an amazingly inspiring woman! This interview with Ashley Beaudin will give you a little more insight behind the wonderful mind that created #TheImperfectBoss campaign and the woman responsible for inspiring and encouraging women day in and day out! So let's get started!
Tell me about yourself!
Holla, my name is Ashley! And I am heart eyes all the time for empowering women to bring their gifts to the world. I do coaching for heart-led entrepreneurs, speaking and I am also known for The Imperfect Boss movement that I started.
How did your business begin?
I first got my toes wet in the online business world in 2011 when I started my first online community that was all about empowering women to overcome the lies they struggle with such as not feeling beautiful, worthy or enough. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked on the momentum and energy that can be created when women come together in a big way.
What is The Imperfect Boss campaign and how did it start?
The Imperfect Boss is a movement that started with three-day social media campaigns where I mobilize hundreds of women to post confessions on social media of what it really looks like to be your own boss, aka, it is messy and all sorts of good. It is both. It came to me after scrolling through Instagram and feeling so flooded with the images of perfection that looked nothing like my life. I thought to myself, “man everyone sure has it together!” And then I knew if i I felt this way, there were so many more who felt the same. So, I decided to do something.
Where are you taking this movement in the future?
I am so excited for where we are headed! The campaign will run three times in 2017 and there will be lots of sweet surprises mixed in there. I am all-in to cultivate a community of imperfect women who are changing the world with their gifts.
How can people get involved?
Jump into the next campaign! It is running from February 20th to 22nd and you’re totally invited. It is time to share your imperfect and know that those things don’t make you weak, they make you powerful and they give you community.
What is your best bit of advice for someone who is running their own business?
My biggest advice to anyone is to cut down the noise. Seriously, cut down the noise. The noise of what everyone else is doing, the noise of what everyone says you should be doing and the noise of even what the people around you are telling you to do. Cut down the noise and embrace the quiet of your own heart. Find out what you’re really after. And let nothing stop you from getting it.
If you could eat one snack for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Donuts. I mean, how is this even a question? Sprinkle, maple, bring em’ on.