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Tracy Ashdale - Executive Director & Chief Energy Officer of Girls on the Run of Southeastern, PA: Confidence and Community Collaboration

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When is the best time to build confidence and strategies for a healthy mindset?  This week Tracy Ashdale shares how Girls on the Run created a program to foster mental, emotional, and physical fitness habits among our youth. Listen in as Laura and Tracy discuss the importance of building confidence in young women, emphasizing collaboration among community members, and seeking out opportunities to support women and make a long-lasting impact.


Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation:

  • How Girls on the Run is focusing on building programs in schools
  • How to create a collaborative effort to achieve big goals in your community
  • The importance of embracing the differences of others
  • Why community action creates a long-lasting impact
  • What it means to be vulnerable and open with your team


During the 24-Hour Challenge, Tracy invites you to set an intention for your day and focus on gratitude, observing the impact it can have on your mindset and actions.


About Tracy Ashdale:


Tracy Ashdale, LSW; Executive Director, Chief Energy Officer, Girls on the Run of Southeastern Suburban, Pa.


As a lifelong champion of celebrating girls and women’s strengths, Tracy has always encouraged others to trust the themselves and lead with their heart as well as their head. Tracy has been on a journey to encourage women and girls to take action and be brave in their lives so they can experience real joy and connection with others.


Tracy appreciates that leadership is a moment to-moment choice and not about the title, tenure or position. She believes Leadership is for everyone. It is how we all could live our lives. Tracy feels honored and privileged to have Girls on the Run be the platform for her life’s work.


Tracy spent the first part of her professional life training and working with couples, families and children at The Horsham Clinic, Penn Council for Relationships and as an Integrative Life Coach with the Ford Institute. It was in 2002 that she read an article in Runners World honoring Molly Barker, Founder of Girls on the Run International that got the drums beating in her heart.


Soon after making a call to headquarters, Tracy founded the local Montgomery and Delaware Counties Council. She coached her first team of 12 girls at Fort Washington Elementary in 2007, expanding to serve Chester County in 2020 she has presided over an incredible time of organizational growth. The council has served over 10,000 girls locally. They have over 100 schools offering the program, with a couple thousand girls participating each spring; 400 coaches will delivering the 10-week curriculum in 2022.


Tracy brings significant expertise to Girls on the Run-in leading change, strategic goal setting and creating a value driven culture. Tracy believes in order for the organization to truly have an impact it is critical that she and her team live into the values of the organization.


In her free time, she enjoys being with her three daughters, family and dogs. She never misses an opportunity to go for a run, do yoga, play tennis, read, give back and travel. She is committed to doing things that feel uncomfortable or scary as often as she can tolerate.


Learn more about Girls on the Run here: www.girlsontherun.org

Email Tracy here: tracy.ashdale@girlsontherun.org


To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence.


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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola

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Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions

@Laura Sicola 


Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions

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