Ashley Wright is a young entrepreneur and motivational speaker from Toronto, Canada. She started her first business when she was 17 years old which led to the creation of her current businesses: The Wright Success and Study Cryptos. The Wright Success focuses on helping individuals become the best version of themselves through self-development and business coaching. Study Cryptos is an online academy that makes learning about Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology easy.
My first job ever was… a server at a Harvey’s restaurant.
My proudest accomplishment is… when I had my first sold-out event! My cryptocurrency workshop was packed and was filled with excited individuals. It was very engaging, professional and powerful. Not only did the event end in a standing ovation, but I was able to inspire and motivate everyone that attended.
The idea for Study Cryptos came to me when… I had an overwhelming amount of people messaging me about how to get started in cryptocurrency. I had many people asking me how to buy it, how to invest in it etc. That’s when I had that lightbulb moment on how I could turn my passion into a business. I decided to create an online cryptocurrency academy where individuals can learn about the crypto space anytime and from anywhere. I also started hosting cryptocurrency workshops across the city and online to continue to educate and engage interested individuals.
My boldest move to date was… creating the opportunity to interview, celebrity rapper, Akon. While at a conference he was speaking at, I made sure to stand out and take advantage of every opportunity that came my way. I then had the opportunity to interview him regarding the upcoming cryptocurrency he is creating.
I surprise people when I tell them… that I am in the cryptocurrency space. As soon as I mention that, they are surprised and instantly show curiosity. There aren’t too many women in this space, let alone women of colour. I decided to use this to my advantage and become the top woman of colour in cryptocurrency in Canada.
My advice for people interested in self-development and business coaching is… that it’s crucial in your entrepreneurship and success journey. In order to achieve your goals and success, you must have a positive success mindset and master your craft. You cannot get to the next level with the same you. You must grow. Business coaching and mentorship allow you to learn and leverage an expert’s experience and knowledge.
My biggest setback was… myself. I used to doubt myself and my potential and that held me back the most. One of my favourite quotes, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right” by Henry Ford, explains just that.
I overcame it by…changing my mindset and by doing lots of self-reflection. I took the time to reflect and appreciate my accomplishments so far and used that to build confidence. I then studied the law of attraction and understood that what you put out there is what you will receive.
If I want success, I have to speak it into existence.
If you googled me, you still wouldn’t know… Je parle français. I speak French!
Being a young entrepreneur is… an exciting and unique journey. As an entrepreneur, you are tested in every aspect of your life. You experience the lows and sacrifices while building your business. You also get to experience amazing moments where you see your ideas come to life.
I stay inspired by… Looking at my goals on my vision board, hearing powerful success stories of aggressive new start-ups, and getting kind and moving feedback from my clients.
My favourite thing about what I do is… that I can help and inspire people to become more, achieve more, and walk in their purpose.
The future excites me because…I continue to expand my businesses and grow my brand. This allows me to have a greater reach when it comes to helping and inspiring people.
My next step is… to start another business, specifically in the Blockchain space and create a young women empowerment organization called Queen’s United.