Jacqueline Ashley, DSW, LCSW, PCC

Hi and welcome to my professional website! I'm Dr. Jacqueline Ashley. I'm a versatile, non-traditional social work leader who is a passionate agent of change engaged at every level of social work practice, including organizational development, policy development, psychotherapy, executive-leadership coaching, and social impact consulting.

Life is certainly full of challenges and can be overwhelming at times. As a clinical, corporate, and political social work leader, I empower people to navigate the challenges of work, life, and health by finding and implementing different ways for them to make positive impacts to their health and well-being, longevity, productivity, and ability to maximize quality of life. 

Interviewed by Sara Gilbert, Business Strategist & Coach, 
February 21, 2022

You have a mission, you want to make a difference in the life of your clients, but how do you – as a leader – carry that?

How do you ensure that your mission, your vision become reality?

Tell me how I can best serve you.

Executive-Leadership Coaching

Telebehavioral Health Therapy

Social Impact Consulting

Mental Health Media Consulting



Social Work Speaks (12th Edition)

JANUARY 28, 2021
The 12th edition of Social Work Speaks is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2020. The Delegate Assembly, NASW’s key policymaking body, meets every three years. The policy statements set the parameters for NASW’s positions and actions on a broad range of public policy and professional issues.

Forbes Authorship/Contributor

NOVEMBER 3, 2021

How To Position Yourself As A Leader Among More Experienced Peers

When you’re working with highly experienced colleagues and peers, it’s important to position yourself as a natural leader if you want to be taken seriously. It’s especially important if you desire to move into a higher position eventually.

JUNE 28, 2021

Why Multidimensional Self-Care Is Essential To Better Leadership

When leaders authentically role model multidimensional self-care, they're facilitating healthy, well workplaces where employees can truly thrive.

Recognition/Other Media

Recognized as One of the Top Leadership Coaches by Coach Foundation

Meet the Elite Podcast Guest-November 2022

Interviewed by Subkit-September 2022

Mental Wellness and Stress Management During COVID-19 Webinar (Speaker)-April 2020

TiEcon Southwest 2019 Conference (Speaker)

Featured in DSW@USC: Meet Our Next Generation of Social Innovators-Spring 2018

Featured in Social Workers as Motivators: Coaching can be a Logical Career Move-October 2012

Honored by the NASW, California Chapter, Region F, with a Recognition Award for Outstanding Social Work Advocacy-March 2010



Aug 2016-Aug 2018
Doctor of Social Work, Social Change & Innovation
University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jan 2012-Feb 2013
Graduate Certificate, Comprehensive Evidence-Based Coaching
Fielding Graduate University School of Leadership Studies
Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Aug 2009-May 2011
Master of Social Work, Concentration in Social Work & Business in a Global Society
University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Aug 1991-May 1994
Bachelor of Arts, Film & Television Production
University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Sept 2018-Present
Chief Innovation Officer / Executive-Leadership Coach / Social Impact Consultant
Virtual Across the Globe

June 2019-Present
Telebehavioral Health Therapist
Jacqueline Ashley, DSW, LCSW (Private Practice)
Virtual Across the State of California

Apr 2016-Aug 2019
Clinical Therapist / Behavioral Health Consultant
Riverside University Health System - Community Health Centers
Riverside, CA, USA

Jan 2015-Apr 2016
Medical Social Worker
Riverside University Health System - Medical Center
Moreno Valley, CA, USA

Mar 2012-Jan 2015
Clinical Social Worker / Therapist
College Hospital
Cerritos, CA, USA

Volunteer Work

Dec 2020-Present - Participant, Organization Development Network (ODN) Social Impact Committee - USA

Mar 2020-Present - Participant, ODinLA (ODN, Los Angeles Chapter) Leadership Team - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Aug 2018-Present - 32nd District Mental Health Consortium AdviserOffice of Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA-32) - El Monte, CA, USA

Professional Credentials

July 2021 - Professional Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation

Aug 2020 - Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation

Jan 2018 - Certified Financial Social WorkerCenter for Financial Social Work

Mar 2016 - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #LCSW70676)California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Oct 2011 - MediatorLos Angeles County Bar Association

Skill Areas

Organizational Development • Project Implementation • Executive-Leadership Coaching • Liaison & Coordination • Cross Functional Coordination • Capacity-Building • Auditing & Documentation • Psychosocial Assessments & Interventions • Policy Writing • Social Advocacy • Program Development/Evaluation • Strategic Planning • Social Innovation • Budgeting • Team Leadership • Case Management • Social Impact Consulting • Design Thinking • Public Relations • Human Service Management • Need Gap Analysis • Psychotherapy • Training & Development

Professional Memberships

Organization Development Network (OD Network) -•- Financial Therapy Association -•- National Association of Social Workers (NASW) -•- Forbes Coaches Council -•- National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) -•- Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) -•- International Coaching Federation (ICF) -•- Women of Cinematic Arts (WCA)