Discovering & creating ourselves happens together.
Beautiful meeting you here!
Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit about me, and my life's work. That means a lot in this age of beeping pockets and attention-seeking devices....
When people ask me, "So what made you decide to get into coaching?" I almost never know what to say. What made me get into fostering growth in others is the transformation I experienced when I discovered my true self as a musician and a creative. What made me discover myself as a musician and a creative is a mystery I'll be studying my whole life.
In many ways, I feel like I stumbled onto an artistic and healing path. And actually it was more like, stumbled "into," as in I began to see myself as I truly am from a deeper perspective. And just as we each have an opportunity to "decide" to love people we've been graced with in this lifetime (such as our blood families, spouses, children, etc), I have decided to say yes to my natural callings and gifts as they have presented themselves. I believe we're all meant to be of service to ourselves, to one another, and to the greater good of all. Following my series of yes's to this path has led me here... Being with you... In these ways.
If you'd like to read a more detailed re-cap of this unfinished journey, head over to my LIFE STORY BLOG where I share about the walk I've taken thus far.
The short version is this: I have learned to recognize myself as a balanced, lovable, friendly, musical, helpful, and beautiful soul. I also live in a human body, with a human mind, and a human heart, and I've learned to love these imperfect vessels too, because they house that infinitely-connected source of my happiness and fulfillment. I've found that when all of me is loved, valued, and shared genuinely with others, I feel at home. And when I feel at home, I am vibrant, happy, and free. When I am vibrant, happy, and free, I add more value and beauty to the world.
This is what I aim to be for myself. This is what I aim to help others access.
I want this level of self-acceptance and soul-sourced love for every individual I touch because the community this awareness forms is the one I want to live within. It's the one I'd like my family to meet.
So I invite you onto this journey with me :)
The following lyrics from one of my original songs just about sums up my life philosophy... (for now!)
"... A little more love,
A little more kindness,
A little more peace, in our souls;
A little more love,
And a little more energetics,
With whole-hearted people in our lives,
Whole-hearted people with roots alive."
Music/Artist Bio: (see "epk" for more!)
Asher Leigh is a musician based in Asheville, NC singing soul-driven folk - positive, enriching music for everyone, that inspires the soul to know itself more intimately. Letting her audiences have the full human experience through sound, she offers a captivating vocal performance that oozes authenticity and emotion. Asher received her initial impulse to create and perform music from contemporary artists and activists such as Jason Mraz, Brett Dennen, and Brandi Carlile. She continues to be influenced by the music she grew up with, including folk, pop, and alternative rock artists such as Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Lisa Loeb, and others. Her musical roots grew deeper as she discovered classic artists such as Paul Simon, The Beetles, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Emmylou Harris, Nick Drake, etc. Her original songs are a smooth combination of these artists' genres, including folk, americana, jazz, swing, gospel, and rock, layered with meaningful lyrics that sing stories of self-awareness and insight. The local music scene of Asheville, NC gets credits as the greatest catalyst for Asher's growth as an artist and a songwriter. Upon moving to Asheville and beginning to play/perform publicly at the age of 25, discovering her abilities to create music has offered Asher "the greatest gift she has ever received through grace alone."
Asher creatively uses her vocals and other performance talents to inspire and entertain audiences of any age. Vocally-driven original material + classic covers + a deeply engaging stage performance = a really, really good time that will quench your thirst for authentic, beautiful music of the soul.
Sharing stages with local and regional musicians such as Luna Ray, Ellis Paul, Ken Chapple, Searra Jade, Ben Phan, Drayton Aldridge, Paul Leech, and others, the mentorship Asher has received has provided her with a foundation of support and friendship. She has also performed her original music for the TEDx community in Tryon, NC with expressive arts coach and spoken word artist, Jessica Chilton.
Asher is beginning to perform regularly for smaller intimate house shows, as well as publicly for organizations aligned with community engagement, social justice, environmentalism, and the care of our souls. She also offers private music lessons by request.
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