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Unlock Your Potential: Transform Your Stories and Lead Yourself to Success

Fri 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics

Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is a day on which the work of women entrepreneurs is observed and discussed, held every year on November 19th. WED is designed to ignite a network of women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities around the world.


Join us as we celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day (slightly ahead of schedule) with a FREE Women's Entrepreneurship networking event and luncheon featuring Ashley Cox, Founder + CEO of SproutHR. Ashley is a thought leader who brings knowledge and heart + is an EXPERT on hiring and leadership!


  • Presentation – 30 minutes
  • Activity + Debrief – 15 minutes
  • Panel Discussion – 30 minutes
  • Q+A – 15 minutes
  • Total Time – 1.5 hours


Celebrate empowerment, transformation, and leadership in this thought-provoking presentation that's sure to help you step more fully into your power as a business owner. Join Ashley Cox, a seasoned HR and leadership expert, and Founder & CEO of SproutHR, a boutique HR consulting agency, as she shares her personal journey of overcoming toxic narratives that held her back early in her journey. Discover how to break free from self-limiting beliefs and toxic stories to embrace your full potential as a business owner and leader. Ashley provides valuable insights, practical strategies, and an interactive approach that will leave you inspired to redefine your own story and lead with confidence. Whether you're looking to unlock self or team leadership, this presentation will equip you with the tools to create lasting change. Get ready to challenge your thinking, take action, and transform your story!


After this session, you'll be able to:

  • Discover the Power of Your Narrative - Learn how to identify and transform toxic stories that may be holding you back, and harness the strength of your narrative to lead with confidence and authenticity.

  • Embrace Empowerment - Gain practical strategies for advocating for yourself, overcoming imposter syndrome, and unleashing your leadership potential, regardless of societal expectations or self-doubt.

  • Lead with Resilience - Find inspiration to rise above challenges and develop the resilience needed to make a real impact in your business and community, breaking through barriers and realizing your own vision of leadership for yourself and for your team.


Put our conversation into action immediately in small table discussions that will get your creative juices flowing and help you unleash your inner leader!


Join us as we chat with a diverse panel of female business owners as we explore what leadership means to them and how they leverage their unique leadership styles at work and home.


Catered by Good Batch Mama.


Here at Good Batch Mama, we view every day as an opportunity for our family to serve you and yours as you build deep relationships and make lasting memories over delicious food. Our homemade frozen meals are prepared fresh in our kitchen, frozen, and delivered right to your door, so you can say hello to easy dinner and goodbye to tedious prep and cleanup! We also offer full-service catering and are happy to customize our menus and service to bring your vision for life's biggest moments to life! But no matter what we do, we believe the time we spend together is beautiful, and we want to help make that time a little easier for families and all those who gather together.


Ashley Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP is the Founder and CEO of SproutHR, a boutique HR consulting firm that advises women-owned businesses on how to hire and lead profitable, sustainable, and impactful teams with confidence, ease, and fun.

At SproutHR, Ashley and her team focus on values-based hiring, compassionate and intentional leadership, and amplifying impact. They revolutionize the do-it-yourself mindset to one of exponential growth – hiring the right people the right way scales business and electrifies the bottom line – making women-run companies thrive.

A certified HR professional with over 17 years experience, Ashley has worked with businesses nationwide – from local brick and mortars to online agencies to multi-million dollar national & international companies.

She was a top recruiter and leadership expert for J.Crew and Kroger where she hired and developed everyone from the newest hourly employees to C-suite level executives.

She is also an SME (subject matter expert) for the world’s leading HR organization, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), an expert trainer for various 1000+ employee organizations, the author of her debut book Transform Your Stories, and host of The Impact Ripple Podcast.

Transform Your Stories guides women to overcome the stories that hold them back so they can become confident and courageous leaders who create resounding impact in the world.

SproutHR & Transform Your Stories have been featured on ABC News, Brit + Co, SHRM, and The Rising Tide Society.

For more information, visit: or find Ashley on Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

This event is open to the public (anyone can attend) and FREE, however, space is limited and pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Speaker(s): Ashley Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP

Co-Sponsor(s): Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Kingsport Chamber; TSBDC, East Tennessee State University; Good Batch Mama

The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Madison Greene -; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 4233928825


Kingsport Chamber of Commerce | KOSBE
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce | KOSBE
Eastman Board Room
400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660