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About Dr. Ashley

My journey into entrepreneurship has been a long, twisty one, starting when I was 15-years-old scooping ice cream at Basking Robbins and trying any other side hustle I could to make more money. Fast forward 20 years, and I've continuously worked multiple jobs, even while I was a grad student. (And no, that wasn't popular with my professors.)

It was nothing for me to work two part-time jobs while in school and still hustle on the side selling things on eBay or Amazon to make a profit. It's no wonder I have founded and run multiple businesses.

In 2013, I worked in the Psychology Department in a medium security federal prison. After an unfortunate injury in a training exercise, I was forced to make a change – job, lifestyle, location, everything.

The thought of working for someone else again made me cringe.

I no longer wanted to follow orders blindly, wait for permission to make changes to make better use of my life, or have limited income with little chance for advancement.

In 2014, I decided it was time to fulfill my dream of being my own boss. I left the prison system to open my own solo private psychological practice evaluating clients to help improve their quality of life.

Ignoring all the “rules” in my field about how you're “supposed” to open a private practice as a psychologist, I opened a small office in a former supply closet using furniture I bought for less than pennies on the dollar at a local auction.

I had a goal of generating six figures in revenue in 12 months, but I had no plan for managing paperwork, no routine for setting appointments or creating an effective schedule, and no goals aside from my yearly revenue goal. While I understood some business practices, I did not build a solid business foundation, know how to prepare to scale my business, or even understand how I would think about money when I made six figures or even multiple six figures.

I slowly developed systems for paperwork submissions, streamlining appointments, and even found an easy routine to order supplies (thanks, Amazon) and clean the office (yep, including the toilets).

While I met my initial revenue goal to build a six-figure business in 12 months, most of my time was spent reacting to events instead of being proactive in planning the best use of my time. In order to increase my revenue, I refined systems, batched appointments, and doubled my income without doubling the amount of hours I work.

In fact, I deleted an income stream. Simplifying and streamlining my processes using cost-effective means has allowed me to increase revenue without sacrificing the time I spend traveling or the time I spend playing with my cat, Gemma, all while remaining a solopreneur.

It is my mission to help one million female entrepreneurs elevate their level of success without overwhelm, just as I did and continue to do.

Want to find out more? Listen to my podcast and check out ways to work with me.

Media Features... As Seen In...

Print Media

Cosmopolitan, April 2019:

O Magazine, September 2018:

The Contributor, April 2018:

Online Media

Success: How Small, Positive Habits Helped Me Improve My Daily Happiness

Inc: What Science Tells Us About Success

Fast Company & Business Breaking News: 4 Ways to Make Anxiety Work For You

Money: 5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview – And Exactly How to Answer Them

Forbes: 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Use August for Business Building

Fast Company: How to Get Through the Holidays When You're Depressed

Growth Lab: 9 High-Earning Entrepreneurs Share Business Advice

Prevention: 16 Expert Work-From-Home Tips to Stay Productive, Organized, & Motivated

Huffington Post/Yahoo News: Psychologists Explain Why It Feels So Good To Sing In Your Car

TeenVOGUE: How to Cope with Stress

SELF: The Trauma of Surviving a School Shooting

The Good Men Project: Masculinity & Infertility

Thrive Global: 3 Reasons to Put Your Phone Dow

Best Life Online: Ways to Lie like a Spy

The Penny Hoarder: Don't Let Time Pass You By

Associated Press: Just a Few Customers? Owner Strategies In Case Any Leave

Bustle: 15 Interesting Qualities People Everyone Likes Have In Common

Readers Digest & Readers Digest Canada: 18 Things Pickpockets Don't Want You to Know

Hello Giggles: 7 Emotional Benefits from Watching Strong Women in Film

VICE: Millennials Are Really Anxious About Retirement

Brit + Co: How a True Crime Obsession Could Be Affecting Your Mental Health

Bustle: 7 Signs Someone Might Be Emotionally Unstable

A&E True Crime: 3 Famous Killers with Exceptionally Screwed Up Childhoods

eBay: Productivity 101: How to Get the Most Out of Your Day

INSIDER/Business Insider: 12 Subtle Warnings Signs of Body Dysmorphia

DIY Marketers: 9 Really Simple Organization Tips for Disorganized Small Business Owners

Readers Digest & MSN: 40 Risks Everyone Should Take Before Turning 40

Work At Home Success: How to Get Free Media Publicity for Your Work at Home Business

Yahoo News: The Hidden Victims of Opioid Addiction: Children in Foster Care

Shape: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Rising U.S. Suicide Rates 

The Jewish Journal: Five Ways Social Anxiety Sufferers Can Succeed in Finding Their Bashert

Everyday Health: WHO Classifies Compulsive Sexual Behavior as a Mental Health Disorder 

INSIDER/Business Insider/News of the Day: How to Effectively Treat Body Dysmorphia

Greatist: 7 Steps to Take to Be Nicer to the Most Important Person in Your Life

Entrepreneur: I Doubled My Revenue in 12 Months by Analyzing These Three Types of Data

Bustle: How to Tell If Someone Is Being Authentic

Weight Watchers Canada: Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Lonely

Alzheimers.net: How to Deal With Aggression & Dementia

INSIDER: 12 Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder That Could Surprise You

Journal of Accountancy: Do You Feel As If You Don't Deserve Your Success?

Well + Good: What the Heck is FOBO and Why Is It Normalizing Workplace Anxiety? 

Bustle: 6 Physical Signs You're Not In Love Anymore

Aaptiv: The Link Between Financial Health and Physical Health

Book Dr. Hampton as a Speaker

Short Bio:

Dr. Ashley Hampton is a Licensed Psychologist and  Systems Strategist, best-selling author, speaker, and host of the Work Smarter Live More podcast. She has been featured in O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Success, Forbes, Inc, and Fast Company, among many others. As a Systems Strategist, she helps female service-based entrepreneurs banish chaos and overwhelm by creating and using systems in their businesses to help them work smarter and live more. 

Long Bio:

Dr. Ashley Hampton is a Licensed Psychologist and Systems Strategist. As a Systems Strategist, Dr. Ashley has been featured in over 35 media outlets, including O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Success, Forbes, Inc, and Fast Company, among others. She helps female service-based entrepreneurs banish chaos and overwhelm by creating and using systems in their businesses to help them work smarter and live more. 

As a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Ashley opened a solo private psychological practice in 2014, defying all of the rules in the field of psychology and generated six-figures in revenue in 12 months. Starting from scratch, she had no systems, no scheduling strategies, and no routines in business, so she spent most of her time reacting to events instead of being proactive in planning the best use of her time. After implementing systems and strategies and refining her business mindset, she has more than doubled her income while decreasing the amount of hours she works. 

Contact Dr. Ashley at support@drashleyhampton.com in order to book her for speaking events.

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