“Supporting, teaching and inspiring business owners is my passion and joy.”


Business speaking: Story & Strategy Intertwine

Murphy has worked for a decade in corporate training, management and marketing.

Murphy brings to her clients, and her talks, a diverse background that includes experience in many fields and industries.

Known for her enthusiasm and passion for entrepreneurship and for helping small businesses grow, Murphy brings creativity, insight and excitement to every event. 

Murphy is the co-owner, CEO,  brand strategist and creative director at Kudzu Brands, a full service branding agency outside of Asheville, NC.

Murphy is also co-founder, and facilitator, of the Bonfire Conference. This engaging, two-­day TEDx-style conference teaches business and nonprofit leaders how to use storytelling for business and non-profit success.

Murphy has spoken at UNC-Asheville, AB Tech and Blue Ridge Community College, guiding entrepreneurs, marketers, and other small business owners. She is on the board of the UNC-Asheville Management and Accountancy Department Advisory Board. Her business recently won a Sky High Growth Award from the Asheville Chamber and was recently chosen for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort 7 at Babson College.

In 2018, Murphy was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.


  • Creativity & Entrepreneurship

  • Storytelling for Business

  • Branding & Marketing

  • Telling Your Brand Story

  • Creating An Authentic Brand

  • The Brand Experience

  • Love & Support for Women in Business

Murphy is also available to coach and mentor growing businesses on business and brand strategy,