We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashleigh Adesanya and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashleigh, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Work life balance has changed with every life changing event for me. Being a mother of two and wife, I had to learn quickly the art of a working mother and wife. The key to success in each role while working and maintaining a business was prioritizing myself. Work balance was never an issue for me, but intertwining that into my roles as a mother and wife was extremely difficult for me. Work life balance meant showing up the best I could each time, and not being so hard on myself. Giving my all and realizing that this all looks different than how I showed up single. So work life balance looks different each day, and I have learned to give myself grace while enjoying the ride!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am an accountant with over ten years in property management. I have helped many real estate investors manage their portfolios of diverse real estate assets including multifamily, student housing, single-family homes, senior living, affordable housing, commercial and industrial assets. After seeing the acquisitions and dispositions as their accountants, I decided to take a little over a year off to learn about real estate sells and became a licensed REALTOR in Georgia. I have successfully managed my real estate firm, Luxury Brand Listings, LLC for the past four years even successfully capping my first year in business. I have gone on to turn my side hustle into a full time career supplementing my corporate incoming significantly. There were many challenges as a wife, and during this time birthing our second daughter but I have learned to take breaks where needed. I have devoted my time to more meaningful activities which has fed my bigger desire of impacting the world. I sit on the board of of directors of Ezrach Brain Trust Association and help support my husband’s candidacy for state representative in Georgia.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love a great dinner at a sexy restaurant, and I love sleep! Day one we would relax in the house and catch up. I would cook us a nice brunch and have mimosas maybe binge watch a show to her her nice and relaxed for what’s to come. That night we would have a nice dinner at Hal’s or Kevin Rathbuns steakhouse. The next day we would do a little retail therapy, hitting up the shops at Buckhead, Phipps, a Nordstrom rack then the beltline for smoothies and acai bowls. Day three we go to a nice live concert, or get a day pass at a nice hotel and enjoy the pool and spa ending it with another nice dinner at Paces and Vine, or The Select. Day four we’re going clubbing and keeping it light during the day. Day five I would totally host a nice girls game night with fun board games (which I totally love) and good energy. Day six, my best-friend will decide!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shout out goes to my close-knit group of family and friends who have helped mentor and support me along the way. A huge shout out goes to my therapist Melissa Alaba of Vision Works Counseling and Coaching who has poured into me at my lowest points and who helped recalibrate my confidence. With an extra shout out to my mom and husband for their unwavering patience while I figured me out again!