48: Ashley Stahl: Shifting Your Career, Getting Held Hostage, & The Power of You-Turns, Transitions, and Finding Your Super Power

by neeta bhushan


Brave Table fam, welcome back for another super juicy episode today with my dear soul sister Ashley Stahl. This woman is wise beyond her years — a total wordsmith whose incredible life experiences have provided her with many profound lessons and insights, which she shares with us today. 

Ashley went from counterterrorism professional to career coach, journalist, TEDx Talk speaker (one of the most-watched of all time!), and author of the bestselling book, You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career.

In this chat, Ashley cracks her heart open as she takes us through her egg-freezing journey and offers poignant reflections for anyone considering doing it themselves. We also talk about the power of following your intuition (and why so many of us lose touch with it), the sneaky ways family dynamics shape your beliefs, and how to be present with your thoughts and feelings and make the YOU-turn back home to yourself. 

What you’ll get out of this episode….

– The reasons why you get cut off from your intuition 

– Exercises to help you strengthen your intuition and discover what you actually want

– Family dynamics and what the environments you grew up in tell you about your beliefs

– How to notice when and where you are being your most authentic self, and how to capture and leverage it

– Advice for slowing down so you can make intentional decisions in life (and not have to go back and clean up messes later) 

– What actually happens in the egg-freezing process (I share my own story of researching the experience, too) 

– Why your problems have to do with how you feel about certain situations and how to reframe your circumstances

If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… 

– Ashley’s website at https://www.ashleystahl.com/ and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ashleystahl/ (and make sure you check out her egg-freezing highlight) 

– Watch her Tedx Talk and hear her absolutely chilling story about being held hostage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRtBHF-WPpM 

– Grab a copy of her book https://www.amazon.com/You-Turn-Unstuck-Discover-Direction/dp/1950665690
– The Hoffman Institute (which Ashley talks about going to at the beginning of the episode) https://www.hoffmaninstitute.org/ 

– More on healing family trauma https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 

– More on following your intuition with Amber Rae https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/amber-rae-exploring-the-art-of-creativity-the/id1608226580?i=1000565344139 

– Taking Ownership of Life Circumstances by Reframing Your Reality To Make It Work for You with Emily Hirsh https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emily-hirsh-taking-ownership-of-life-circumstances/id1608226580?i=1000566487215 

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