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Ashley Ritter

Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University
Career Coach

Ashley (she, her, hers) empowers individuals and teams to dig deep and get in touch with what makes work meaningful to them. 

She states, "We all have a story. And something important happens when we look at the intersection between our story and our career. No one should have to feel alone or lost as it relates to their career." 

Ashley brings nearly 15 years of experience across a variety of sectors and disciplines including career coaching, human resources, nonprofit management, healthcare and higher education. In her roles she has been responsible for leadership development and training, career development, diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, change management, conflict mediation, employee recruiting and retention. She holds a deep personal commitment to racial, economic and gender justice, and considers this a core value in her life. 

She currently serves as a career coach at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University where she enjoys cultivating future business leaders to be the authors of their own career path, to be people of integrity, and to continually develop a life of meaning and purpose. She also is the principal consultant at Chicago Career Consulting. 

She holds a Master of Organizational Leadership with a focus in Human Resource and Conflict Management and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. She draws from a number of research-based coaching frameworks including strengths-based leadership, relational, co-active and narrative approaches. She is a Certified Master of Career Services through the National Career Development Association, and is also a certified Designing Your Life Coach, which is a program created by leading experts in the field of design thinking. 

In her "spare" time Ashley considers herself an Olympic level ice cream eater, a power walker, and a lover of all things fun. She lives in Chicago with her spouse and two kids.

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Thursday, March 18

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