New ways to look at your 9-5 while side hustling with Ashley Marie Fernandez
By Sasha Korobov
For side hustlers, returning to work after COVID can be tricky, and today’s show is a must-listen for you side hustlers out there in a corporate gig who can’t quit their jobs yet, but need relief from that daily grind. As I talked about in episode 002 of the show, starting a business is not the way out of a crappy job. It puts too much pressure on your business, you start making all of these hasty decisions which hurt your business, and it all goes kerplunk. That’s why I’m so happy to have today’s guest on the show, Ashley Marie Fernandez. Ashley is a career confidence coach who helps high-achieving women take it to the next level. Many of Ashley’s clients have gone on to receive $20k pay raises, advanced into management roles, and even pivoted from corporate America to start their own businesses. Ashley is here to offer great advice on how to juggle the 9-5 and the side hustle. We talk about: Having an honest conversation about whether or not to change jobs when you’re side hustlingThe mindset change to make around overwhelm – and how it might actually be fearHow the scarcity mindset around money keeps us playing small – and how to squash itThe simple time management hack for side hustlersWhy she has chosen to tell her colleagues about her side hustleWhy you should check your employment contract to see what’s said about having a side hustleHow to find your platform to share your messageWhat’s really behind the scenes when people think business is their way out of a crappy jobMore about Ashley and how to find her:Instagram - @ashley_marie_coaching Career Catalyst Facebook GroupLinkedInLoads of free resources on her websiteAshley's BioAshley helps high-achieving women take it to the next level. A Professional Certified Coach with over 10 years of experience working with leaders at companies like Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and PwC. She specializes in developing leaders in challenging and fast-growth environments and helping ambitious professionals shift gears to the next big thing. Ashley loves arming high achieving women with the tools and skills needed to gain clarity while increasing their confidence and leadership presence. Her coaching gives you actionable strategies to level up and reach your goals. After getting her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University, and advanced studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Sacred Heart University, Ashley was inspired to begin building a career on her terms. Her signature approach comes down to forming connected and long-lasting relationships while leading from a place of service with her strengths. Prior to becoming a career confidence coach, Ashley worked as a Fortune 500 recruiter as well as a global pioneer in contingent workforce management. In addition to being a career strategist she also works in Corporate America. Many of Ashley’s clients have gone on to receive $20k pay raises, advanced into management roles and some have pivoted from Corporate America to start their own businesses. Ashley has been featured as an expert in the areas of career advancement, job search and networking. She has appeared in websites like The Muse, Well & Good, and The Ladders. She lives in the Hudson Valley area of New York with her husband and 2 sons.