Ashley Welch has spent her 25-year career in sales working with global companies to inspire collaboration & innovation. She co-founded Somersault Innovation with Justin Jones in 2015 to put the tools of Design Thinking into the hands of sales professionals. Their Sell by Design™ methodology not only reduces the time it takes to get the first meeting, build pipeline, and increase deal size, it also fosters creativity and drives deeper human connection in an era of automated response. Their clients include Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle, Hubspot, Forrester Research & more. Ashley is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Dreamforce, Rainmaker, Rev2020, AAISP, SaaStra & others. She is also the founder of TEDxYouth@Wayland to inspire dialogue and understanding within the community.