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With a decade of speaking experience, Ashlyn flips the emotional lever. She couples her experience with big brands coupled with days in the trenches recovering from an eating disorder and anxiety—so attendees walk away with practical, relatable real-talk. She takes time to understand the event’s audience, unique needs, and desired outcome of the planner.
Known for bringing value and actionable steps (with a Southern accent), Ashlyn approaches speaking engagements as a chance to make a dent in every life in attendance. Let's book yours next.
"Thank you for being incredible, real, raw, and motivating."
As an entrepreneur, international speaker, mentor, and marketer, Ashlyn Carter is the premier expert for copywriting for creative entrepreneurs. She's the founder and CEO at Ashlyn Writes®, a copywriting business and marketing curriculum source for creatives. 90+ 1:1 clients, 5,000+ students, and 7-figures in revenue later, she's pinpointed what it is helps lock in half-a-million dollar launches for digital marketing campaigns.
Starting in 2010, she began delivering presentations to groups of women as a leadership consultant for collegiate women around the nation, traveling to 29 campuses and helping re-energize their organization’s brand. She’s since worked with major brands’ marketing efforts, including Delta Air Lines, Synovus Banks, Ford Fry Restaurants, and supported entrepreneurs including Jenna Kutcher, Amy Porterfield, Julie Solomon, and Beth Kirby of Local Milk.
At Ashlyn Writes, she’s dedicated to providing services and curriculum to support creative small businesses, so they can get paid for their artistic endeavors—and work from a place of rest doing what they love.
Everything about Ashlyn’s business has centered around helping women break perfectionism, stemming from a recovery from partial hospitalization from an eating disorder, generalized anxiety, and depression in 2015. A lifelong philanthropist, Ashlyn’s been honored to give back to organizations and volunteer. She’s been honored as 30 Under 30 in the Alpha Delta Pi international organization as well. Ashlyn's focused helping you leave a legacy with your story, leaning into your calling to build a sustainable creative business, and standing out in a saturated market with your words.
"It was such a joy to connect with you at Creative At Heart this week! Your talk was so helpful and really helped me dig into what my onlyness factor is and why that's important, but it was your vulnerability in sharing your experience battling an eating disorder that meant so much to me. Going into this week I had the expectation to learn more about business (and I did!), but what I didn't expect was to learn even more about myself in the most personal ways. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and know that it made an impact on this girl. You've been such a source of encouragement to me, Ashlyn!"
- Julia Pethtel, conference attendee
"I wanted to reach out and let you know that I just listened to you speak, and I am so inspired and pumped up.
Thank you for being incredible, real, raw, and motivating. Your story is so great, and I really loved that you feel you need to do more in all of your work. As I try hard to get my business off the ground, it was so refreshing to hear your words. Thank you, Ashlyn—keep doing your AMAZING things!"
- Lucy Dunne of Dunnebells, conference attendee
uncorked: conversion copy
The first of its kind, this is the talk that's made Ashlyn one of the most in-demand speakers on the creative business circuit. Hiring a copywriter isn't cheap—and by outsourcing copy, some small business owners inadvertently outsource the psychology of sales. *This talk can be tailored for your audience (Ashlyn's formatted this for the luxury wedding industry groups and female-led businesses)
+ What an Onlyness Factor is, and how you can find one for your brand to differentiate your business
+ Case studies from AW clients so your audience can relate
+ Reframing the idea of a sales stages and how to overcome sticky "salesy" situations to impact your target audience
a place of rest
Covering media saturation and mental health issues, A Place of Rest is every bit as content-rich as Ashlyn's more business-focused talks, but with an added delivery style that brings a heart-felt, story-driven style to the stage. Tracing her journey through hospitalization and recovery from anorexia, depression, and anxiety, attendees walk away equipped to speak to their own need for control.
+ How to build a culture of the "new rules" of perfectionism
+ How to approach eating disorder and mental health awareness and available tools for themselves and friends
+How to set reasonable expectations as a professional, mom, wife, daughter, and friend
primed to launch: email marketing
Hang out in the digital business space for 2 days and you'll hear it ... the "L" word: launch. But what does it really mean? How do you get the word out about your products and services? In this expert keynote, you'll hear from the woman behind half-million dollar email funnels and marketing campaigns. Your attendees will walk away equipped to put something big out in the world, regardless of their audience size.
+ Learn to replace the traditional "launch" models with PR and marketing campaigns that work for you
+ Inspire a healthier, more robust sales calendar in your business
+ Walk away with several immediately applicable strategies to address and eliminate problems from previous sales cycles
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Bio: Ashlyn Carter is conversion copywriter and marketing strategist specializing in wedding & creative industries. She traded Fortune 500 clients in corporate marketing to bring in more than seven-figures in her business writing for creatives like Jenna Kutcher, Beth Kirby of Local Milk, Julie Solomon, Katelyn James, Hilary Rushford, Lara Casey/Cultivate What Matters, and more. Her launch funnels have generated results for clients including upwards of $1M in revenue in a single week. She's been a contributing educator with Creative Live, ConvertKit, and HoneyBook, and have been featured in Forbes, Southern Living, Style Me Pretty, and more. Ashlyn lives in Atlanta and convinces her husband (and baby boy) to go with her to grab margs and tacos weekly.
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