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Dr. Jacqueline Ashley

Your life and leadership are multidimensional. Level up all the aspects of who you are.

About me

► I'm an executive-leadership coach and an award-winning social worker who, as an advocate of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging (DEIB), and social justice, am passionate about helping leaders level up and lead with courage, especially those belonging to traditionally marginalized groups as well as those who want to be better allies. I work with high-potential individuals, new or emerging leaders, and executives to achieve clarity, purpose, passion, and build leadership.

► My specialties include:

  • Inclusive Leadership & Leadership Development

  • The 12 Competencies of Emotional Intelligence (EI)

  • Gallup CliftonStrengths Coaching

  • Financial Wellness Coaching

  • Change Management Coaching

  • Leadership & Personal Sustainability (Anchored on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness)

► I've been coaching since 2010 and typically coach clients working in entertainment, technology, healthcare, corporate, government, and education. My clients are located globally—in Asia, Europe, and North America.

► I have a Doctor of Social Work degree in Social Change and Innovation from the University of Southern California, am an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Certified Financial Social Work Coach, and Certified Evidence-Based Coach.

► I have professional memberships in the Forbes Coaches Council, International Coaching Federation (ICF), and Organization Development Network (OD Network). My volunteer work includes pro bono coaching for an initiative through the ICF and I provide leadership support to underserved and under-resourced BIPOC populations for the nonprofit, Coaching For Everyone (CFE).

► I'm a Forbes contributor on topics pertaining to leadership, resilience, organizational culture, and DEIB. In 2021, I wrote the popular Forbes article, "Why Multidimensional Self-Care Is Essential To Better Leadership."

► My CliftonStrengths Signature Themes are 1) Deliberative, 2) Learner, 3) Maximizer, 4) Achiever, and 5) Input.

► On a personal note, I am the proud spouse of a USMC service-disabled veteran and we have two children, a cat, and a dog. I am energized by a love of learning, being creative, social justice, coaching (of course!), nature, physical activities, and being resourceful.

► My approach uses a design-thinking, strengths-based, and whole-person approach that incorporates evidence-based practices to help you unlock and maximize your potential, leverage your strengths, cultivate innovative thinking, and optimize your well-being. These are my expectations in the coaching relationship: Be considerate in your actions, honest in your feedback, and accountable to your commitments so you can get the most value from the time and effort you will be investing in being coached.

► For more information, please visit my company website.

How I can help

► Leadership begins with how you lead your life. You're a multifaceted person and aspects of that show up in everything you do—at work, at home, everywhere. I can help you optimize your whole-person development and empower your ability to show up at your best each and every day, personally and professionally, despite whatever volatility, uncertainty, complexity, or ambiguity (VUCA) you may face.

► I operate at the intersection of Leadership, Inclusion, Wellness, Innovation, and Change, and how that integration helps you to be more effective in anything you're doing.

  • Want to level up as an inclusive leader and social justice accomplice by addressing systems of oppression and structural violence?

  • Want to be more effective as a leader by developing executive presence, and leveling up on emotional intelligence competencies that include self-awareness, emotional self-control, adaptability, empathy, influence, coaching, and conflict management?

  • Feeling overwhelmed in a new leadership role and want to transition successfully?

  • Having difficulty managing the chaos of a new startup or change initiative?

  • Struggling with personal sustainability, or navigating change or uncertainty?

► My philosophy on coaching is that it's a process that empowers each individual through self-awareness, reflection, insight, action toward accomplishing goals, and accountability. I believe that coaching opens the door to possibilities that can be envisioned, explored, and pursued with passion. I want to collaborate with you to find clarity, purpose, and passion by helping you align your values, goals, and priorities, and cultivate authentic and effective leadership. My approach uses a design-thinking, strengths-based, and whole-person approach that incorporates evidence-based practices to help you unlock and maximize your potential, leverage your strengths, cultivate innovative thinking, and optimize your well-being.

► Let's collaborate and level up! Are you ready?