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A workplace strategist, executive coach, and trainer, Liz specializes in professional development, team training, conflict resolution and executive coaching for emerging leaders.

Liz advocates for women seeking professional success and personal fulfillment.  She currently serves as the chairwoman for Thrive with a vision to bring together women from different backgrounds, career stages and interests with a common goal of learning from each other. 

“When women come together to learn and connect with other professional women, we build a powerful network, an eco-system for our professional growth.” 

Liz Ashley, Founder & CEO, Align

At her first Thrive event, she was excited to meet so many intelligent, engaged professional women in one room. She shared that it was overwhelming initially, but she quickly found a friendly smile and an empty seat. She met her next client and a dear friend at her second Thrive event. After that, she attended every luncheon and soon found ways to get involved in the steering committee.

“I realized that the quality of my professional relationships is more important than the quantity.  At Thrive, I learn, I connect, and I am encouraged by other professional women.  Thrive goes beyond networking and helps me build meaningful connections in the community.”

Liz Ashley, Founder & CEO, Align

Liz also sits on the executive board at the Harbour Club at WestEdge and serves on the board of Warrior Surf Foundation, which provides surf therapy to veterans struggling with PTSD. She holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Virginia, where her research focused on higher education stratification by gender, race, ethnicity, and economic class. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from Westminster College and studied internationally in Costa Rica and Argentina. Liz has lived in Charleston for ten years and makes her home near Folly Beach.

Interested in getting involved? Register for the Thrive Spring Social on April 19!

Posted on
March 20th 2023
Written by
Madison Beard