E 137: Unlock Your Potential: A Conversation with Ashley Sumner
We all want to be our best selves and reach our goals. We want connection and purpose in our lives. It can be a hard and lonely road with a lot of speed bumps and wrong turns. Ashley Sumner, the CEO and founder of Liminal, talks with us about a modern coaching platform she created to support people to unlock their full potential.
For Sarah and I, when we hear the word coach, we automatically put our guard up in the same way as when we hear the word MLM. Of course we were hesitant, but we are always open to listening to someone’s story. Ashley shares with us that she is working to destigmatize the idea of having a coach by vetting each coach and putting parameters around the process. One of the most fascinating aspects of Liminal is that they match you with a coach based on your specific needs. This isn't the first time that Ashley has been interested in matchmaking. Be sure to stay until the end of the episode where Ashley tells us her story of how she became a real life matchmaker early in her career.
We hope you enjoy our conversation with Ashley as she shares another possible tool for your mental health tool box.
Born with a driving purpose to inspire transformation in others, she’s dedicated over 15 years to forging connections as a founder, community builder, experience designer, and romantic matchmaker. Her previous stints include NeueHouse, Wanderlust, Primary Stages and Breakout.
Wanting to drive greater impact and build more accessible communities, Ashley launched Quilt in 2017, a social marketplace that took root by empowering homeowners across the United States to host supportive community conversations in their homes. In 2020, Quilt quickly evolved into a mental health focused social audio app that helped over one-hundred thousand people get through the pandemic.
Ashley is a lifelong seeker dedicated to the practice of self-exploration with the help of wellness practitioners, healers, and therapists from all corners of the world. Her latest venture connects her professional expertise in matchmaking with her passion for healing.
Launched in April of 2023, Liminal matches people with hand-picked wellness guides for self exploration.
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