Shooting the Shyt: Books That Make You Brilliant and Building Businesses

Shooting the Shyt Books That Make You Brilliant and Building Businesses

Ashton Moore

Ashtan Moore is a Partner and Co-founder at Model B, a Washington, DC and Atlanta-based digital marketing agency helping companies and entrepreneurs increase sales, communicate with key audiences, and drive influence in the marketplace. He is also Co-founder and Advisor to Blueprint, General Partner at Quoth Capital, and the Chief Impact Officer at The Redistribution Association. Additionally, Ashtan is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Washington, DC chapter. With a background in engineering, Ashtan built Model B’s digital marketing platforms to employ smart algorithms and help companies use the power of big data online to achieve nearly any sales or communications objective.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [02:16] Ashtan Moore explains his role as a builder of companies
  • [02:38] What is Series B funding?
  • [10:26] Ashtan’s experience with teenage depression and wanting to heal the world
  • [16:08] How Ashtan was inspired to start multiple companies
  • [28:48] Rituals and habits for operating successful and productive businesses
  • [40:07] The importance of focusing on one thing at a time
  • [40:55] Ashtan reveals his life’s purpose
  • [46:16] Strategies for building the life you want

In this episode…

In the world of entrepreneurship, Ashtan Moore stands out as a beacon of inspiration and a testament to resilience. As a prolific builder of companies, his journey is a rich tapestry woven with personal triumphs, innovative ventures, and an unwavering commitment to healing the world.

Ashtan’s entrepreneurial spirit is deeply rooted in his personal experiences. As a teenager, he battled depression, a struggle that profoundly shaped his worldview. This period of his life ignited a passion for creating solutions that foster mental well-being and societal health. His desire to heal the world has been a driving force behind his ventures, which often focus on innovative health and wellness solutions. For those aspiring to build successful businesses and lead fulfilling lives, Ashtan’s journey offers valuable lessons.

In this episode of EspecIallY “SpeciAl” SpeeCh!!, Jennifer Branchini and Ama Teasdel talk with Ashtan Moore, Co-founder and Partner at Model B, about unlocking brilliance and building empires. Ashtan explains his role as a company builder, defines Series B funding, shares how he overcame depression, and reveals his life’s purpose.

Resources Mentioned in this episode

Quotable Moments:

  • “I think every founder has — at least the ones that I know — a little dose or a little bit of hypomania.”
  • “It’s important to let people hear about our experiences that we’ve had and let them come to their own conclusions of what their next step is.”
  • “Mental health is very important for entrepreneurs, which is why I’m glad you’re building this podcast. Because if we can’t run our own ship, we can’t help other ships run.”
  • “There are two ways to build companies: one is for the market, and for its needs and service to others. And the other way is to start a company to make our ego feel nice.”
  • “The human mind is made to create and not to hold.”

Action Steps:

  1. Look into ordering product boxes from Ashtan’s brother’s sustainable farm, Blooming Mountains Botanical Sanctuary.
  2. Connect with individuals who can help develop AI software for speech therapy evaluations and notes.

Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by District Speech & Language Therapy, SnapHappy Photos, and Speechfully.

District Speech & Language Therapy’s team of licensed speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat communication disorders, while Speechfully offers digital marketing and practice management solutions for speech-language pathology clinics. Both companies were founded by Jennifer Branchini, a CCC-SLP.

SnapHappy Photos is a team of professional photographers helping individuals and organizations brand themselves and their companies.

To learn more and contact the teams, visit District Speech & Language TherapySnapHappy Photos, and Speechfully.