Jacqueline Ashley
DSW, LCSW, ACC

Social Innovator/Change Maker

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. 

Tell me how I can best serve you.

Executive-Leadership Coaching

Telebehavioral Health Therapy

Social Impact Consulting

Mental Health Media Consulting

Publications

WRITING CONTRIBUTOR TO THE MENTAL HEALTH POLICY STATEMENTS

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 Contributor


MARCH 31, 2021

14 Ways New Leaders Can Prove They Are Ready For The Position

Whether you entered the company as a new hire or got promoted and worked your way up through the ranks, as a new leader, you need to demonstrate that you are ready to serve in the position right away.

AUGUST 5, 2020

15 Smart 'Hacks' For Forming Good Habits When You're Busy

When thinking about your life goals, they may seem overwhelming or even impossible to achieve. But achieving any dream, no matter how lofty, begins with forming good habits. Over time, they will become lasting life changes that bring you closer to your goals.

Recognition

Dr. Jacqueline Ashley of WorkLifeHealth.design accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Forbes Coaches Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Leading Business and Career Coaches

May 8, 2020 — Dr. Jacqueline Ashley, Chief Innovation Officer, Executive-Leadership Coach, and Social Impact Consultant at WorkLifeHealth.design, a coaching and consulting company based in Southern California, has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

Dr. Jacqueline Ashley was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

Radio Interview

April 23, 2020
Interviewed live on-air by Business Talk Radio's Christopher Roberts. 

Speaker

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

Speaker

September 2019
Mental Wellness Panel speaker at TiEcon Southwest, Southern California’s premier entrepreneurship conference

Featured

Spring 2018
Featured in DSW@USC: Meet Our Next Generation of Social Innovators, Partners | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work magazine

Featured

October 2012
Featured in Social Workers as Motivators: Coaching can be a Logical Career Move, NASW News, Vol. 57, No. 9

Awarded

March 2010
Honored by the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter, Region F, with a Recognition Award for Outstanding Social Work Advocacy

Resumé

Education

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

Experience

Sept 2018-Present
Chief Innovation Officer / Executive-Leadership Coach / Social Impact Consultant
WorkLifeHealth.design
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) Planning Committee - 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


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)

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Dr. Jacqueline Ashley