3: Ashley Brown – YP Perspective on Entrepreneurship

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In Episode 3 of UCYP, we have an Uphill Conversation with Greenville, SC young professional Ashley Brown on the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.

Show Notes:

  • Started out in Asheville post-college and had hard time finding a job
  • Phenomenon of accidental entrepreneurship
  • Greater awareness of perceived weaknesses and turning them to your advantage
  • Challenges of being a young professional entrepreneur
  • Importance of building a strong inner circle
  • Desire for challenges to solve and solve quickly – pressure as privilege
  • Taking risks to realize a dream, taking an idea into action
  • Don’t overlook incredible amount of work that comes with launching a business
  • Uphill Challenge in Ashley’s life has been shifting her personal priorities to align with her role as a business owner
  • Sometimes you need to let go of relationships you’ve outgrown
  • When you make decisions, you never know who’s watching
  • Inspiration for starting GirlBossGreenville and its purpose
  • Magic of bringing women together to share stories and support one another
  • Don’t let your age, specifically your youth, be your barrier
  • Ashley shares advice she’d give to YPs starting out
  • Importance of making true connections and being present with others

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Influences in Ashley’s life:

About Ashley:

26 year old Greenville native Ashley Brown is founder of #GirlBossGreenville and owner of Ashley Brown Strategy. “I knew that I owed it to myself to at least try, “ She says in referring to the decision to go full-time into entrepreneurship. In the past year she has launched 2 LLC’s, 1 not for profit women’s group (GirlBossGreenville) and is launching her third business in July. Her favorite part of owning a business in Greenville has been onboarding her five employees and watching them grow.

When Ashley isn’t working, she’s in the mountains or splashing in a stream. She’s happiest in the sunshine reading an old paperback novel and eating mac and cheese coated with Franks Hot Sauce.

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2: YP Perspective Part 2 – We’re Not Millennials, We’re Individuals

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In Part 2 of our first UCYP interview with three diverse Upstate South Carolina young professionals (YPs), we continue our discussion on overcoming stereotypes and changing the conversation around millennials in the workplace.

Show Notes: 

  • Vision and purpose should impact your decision making
  • People building vs. empire building
  • How can millennials change the narrative and stereotypes out there
  • Lean into your fears and take risks; be bold enough to ask questions
  • Lead by example and bring others along with you (mentorship)
  • Even if your not the boss, anyone can lead from where they are
  • YPs work ethic, strong values, high integrity and determination can be overlooked when people make erroneous assumptions
  • Importance of seeking to understand the differences within and across generations
  • Recommendations for other YPs: Ask questions, love one another, treat others with respect, have transparency and give grace/presume good intentions
  • Knowing your aspirations is important in working towards your goals
  • Leadership is influence

Guests:

  • Ramon Lugo-Nieves: As Principal of UniComm Media Group, Ramón provides the branding, strategic and marketing expertise to harness the power of a multicultural approach for his clients. Operating the first full-service Hispanic marketing, advertising and event management firm in South Carolina, Ramón is a recognized authority on multicultural marketing and brand communication. A Puerto Rican native, Ramón understands the importance of knowing the different cultures represented in our region and how effectively build strong and meaningful relationships to elevate brands. Learn more and connect with Ramon on LinkedIn
  • Timicia Grant: Timicia is the current AmeriCorps VISTA for Rebuild Upstate. During this year of service she is focused on building capacity for the organization through agency partnerships, volunteer recruitment as well as volunteer training. Originally born in Brooklyn, NY she’s been a Greenville resident for the last 15 years. Timicia graduated from Greenville Technical College with honors, with an associate’s degree in Human Services. Her passion is to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for young professionals of Greenville, as well as advocate for those Greenville residents that are marginalized such as the homeless and low income family population. Learn more and connect with Timicia on LinkedIn.
  • Jordan Trolinger: Jordan has been a Greenville native since graduating from Samford University in 2012 and is currently the Director of Creative Services for the Southern Conference. In this role, Jordan leads the league’s marketing and branding efforts, including graphic design, event management and digital strategy. She’s been a Pulse member for two years now and thoroughly enjoys her role as Co-Marketing Chair. Learn more and connect with Jordan on LinkedIn. 
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1: YP Perspective – We’re Not Millennials, We’re Individuals

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In our very first UCYP podcast, we are joined by three Upstate young professionals (YPs) who all offer very diverse and valuable insights on the generation currently rising in the workplace.

Show Notes:

  • What drives each of these YPs in their personal and professional lives
  • How culture and environment affect the workplace
  • YP’s desire for purpose and meaning in their work
  • How social media can distort reality and perception of our own accomplishments
  • Using other’s success as a way to push us to do more
  • Importance of receiving and embracing honest, direct feedback
  • Value YPs can gain from having strong mentors
  • Enhancing our culture through strategic work and embracing our differences
  • Staying motivated through aligning passion and purpose and by having a growth mindset

Guests:

  • Ramon Lugo-Nieves: As Principal of UniComm Media Group, Ramón provides the branding, strategic and marketing expertise to harness the power of a multicultural approach for his clients. Operating the first full-service Hispanic marketing, advertising and event management firm in South Carolina, Ramón is a recognized authority on multicultural marketing and brand communication. A Puerto Rican native, Ramón understands the importance of knowing the different cultures represented in our region and how effectively build strong and meaningful relationships to elevate brands. Learn more and connect with Ramon on LinkedIn
  • Timicia Grant: Timicia is the current AmeriCorps VISTA for Rebuild Upstate. During this year of service she is focused on building capacity for the organization through agency partnerships, volunteer recruitment as well as volunteer training. Originally born in Brooklyn, NY she’s been a Greenville resident for the last 15 years. Timicia graduated from Greenville Technical College with honors, with an associate’s degree in Human Services. Her passion is to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for young professionals of Greenville, as well as advocate for those Greenville residents that are marginalized such as the homeless and low income family population. Learn more and connect with Timicia on LinkedIn.
  • Jordan Trolinger: Jordan has been a Greenville native since graduating from Samford University in 2012 and is currently the Director of Creative Services for the Southern Conference. In this role, Jordan leads the league’s marketing and branding efforts, including graphic design, event management and digital strategy. She’s been a Pulse member for two years now and thoroughly enjoys her role as Co-Marketing Chair. Learn more and connect with Jordan on LinkedIn. 
INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):

© 2017 UCYP Theme written and arranged by Luke Pecoraro all rights reserved.

© 2017 UCYP (Uphill Conversations Young Professionals) (UCYP is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production)

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