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Owen Ashton


Owen strives to help individuals live more satisfying and fruitful lives.  He also helps organizations be more effective in achieving their missions.  He does this through:

  • Executive coaching
  • Authoring books, blogs, and periodical articles
  • Inspirational speaking
  • Serving as a member of the board of directors of multiple organizations
  • Teaching mental health advocacy courses and leading support groups

Owen's Background

  • Senior financial executive with AT&T, NEXTEL, XO Communication and smaller organizations in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Chicago, and Salt Lake City
  • Developed breakthrough methods of tying KPIs to employee compensation incentive plans using activity based costing and economic value added concepts.  Developed and implemented processes for billion-dollar transactional processing centers that significantly enhanced efficiency and internal controls
  • Served audit clients for nine years with KPMG and Deloitte
  • Member of the executive board of the Utah Association of CPAs; Past president of its southwest Utah chapter
  • Board of directors of NAMI Utah; Instructor of NAMI courses and support groups
  • Featured author and presenter at Mental Health America’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Past Board of Directors and Treasurer of the National Speakers Association Mountain West Chapter
  • Author of Rising Above Fog: A Riveting True Story of Personal Triumph
  • Featured blogger for Esperanza Magazine
  • Authored articles on emotional fitness and full engagement in the workplace in professional periodicals