The Outer Layers of Expansion

The Brave Files
The Brave Files
The Outer Layers of Expansion

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The Brave Files
The Brave Files
The Outer Layers of Expansion

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Resilient • Expansive • Unstoppable

Sometimes bravery shows up in the most unexpected ways and circumstances. Like discovering you want to take your business on the road because of a global pandemic! 

Welcome, Ashley Crouch – she’s the founder of Appleseed Communications, an award-winning PR and media company. She also packed up her life and business to move to Puerto Rico and live a completely different existence than she had previously. 

She’s been featured in Entrepreneur.com, Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider, Fast Company, TIME.com, Huffington Post, Refinery29, and Bust, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

And she has a #1 International Bestselling Book called Unknown To Unforgettable: How To Stop Playing Small, Land National Media Attention, And Position Yourself As A Power Player

Ashley constantly pushes herself to the outer layers of expansion, learning to live life fully and figuring it all out as she goes!


  • Exploring the outer edges of how I to remain honest, authentic, vulnerable, and continue to grow
  • Ashley always dreamed of living overseas and immersing myself in what other cultures could teach me.
  • She ended up traveling for 12 months and 15 countries.
  • Let go of the how and lean into the experience.
  • Take risks to live your truest life – no matter what.
  • What surprised me the most was how I changed.
  • Being misconceived gave me empathy and made me want to be a bridge.
  • Be mindful about how you steward your resources.
  • “I want to live on the outer layers of expansion”
  • Being on the edge of my capacity and feeling that anxiety is a sign that I’m on the right path.
  • The Seed Fund Project in partnership with Kiva.
  • Have some fun and gamify your life and business.
  • Savor more!

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