Interview with Ashley Harkleroad (@ashleyharkleroad)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I was a professional tennis player, played on the WTA tour for 12 years. I was on the cover of playboy. I am a tennis a sports influencer, model, and commentator.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

I have had a lot of interesting things happen. Tv shows, sports talk shows, a cover of playboy, tennis channel sports analyst, NYpost, and daily mail articles.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Stay in the moment, enjoy the moment, work hard, stay focused.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

My dad. I live in LA now and own Malibu Valley Vineyard wines. I’m from a small town in Georgia, my dad pushed me and motivated me every day to be the best I could. I was top 30 in the world on the women’s tennis tour WTA and signed a contract with elite models and made a name for myself thanks to my dad.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I’m all about fitness, health, and toughness. That’s what made me who I am today. I’m not afraid to be myself and be real. I don’t like fakeness, I like to show my fan the real side of my life!

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

You live and you learn! I am now a mom, sports commentator, sports model, coach, wife, etc. Every day I’m learning and growing and I hope that is never-ending.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

The readers can follow me on Facebook and Youtube (ashleyharkleroad).

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