Ash Ivory is the Head of Product at Askable. Most days you will find Ash asking the hard questions in an easy way, splitting hairs over good user experience (don’t worry, they studied graphic design), dodging gender norms (they’re openly queer), helping their product team to find and solve the right problems (Ash is passionate about building a great product with real purpose), up skilling the office in brewing coffee (coffee, err, that's all). Oh, and riding their motorcycle (it's basically meditation).
Most days Ash is known for their contagious grit and dry sense of humour (it says most days because we all have an off day here or there). They love lending a hand wherever possible to generate new experiences, acquire new skills and most importantly to get the job done. When Ash is not thinking about the product at Askable, you’ll find them taking photos mostly of their motorcycle and landscapes, in a non-wanky way.
Career & Background
What inspired you to do what you are doing now?
What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?
What drives and inspires you
What are your core values?
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
I don’t have one inspiration, naturally, I have many. I would say my biggest inspiration comes from observing people push themselves and implement real change in their life.
You as a Mentor
Why have you decided to become a mentor?
It is hugely important to me to support young people and pass on my gratitude wherever I can as I had many people take a chance on me.
What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?
- Asking powerful questions