Jacqueline Ashley

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



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

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.

JUNE 24, 2021

14 Important Benefits Of A More Diverse Leadership Team

For companies to offer equal opportunities to the workforce at large and deliver the best service to customers and clients, hiring and managing a diverse team is essential. However, it’s not enough to employ frontline workers of different backgrounds. For all stakeholders to see the maximum benefits, your company’s leadership team must also reflect diversity.


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. 


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


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


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


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


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



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) 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

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)