Doug Owen's Resume

Relevant professional and educational background:


Life and Career Coach and Workshop leader, Santa Cruz, California: 2002 – present

  • Coach individuals around a variety of work/play, life/career, personal/relationship issues. I believe the value I bring to these relationships is a result of many years interviewing, counseling, evaluating folks who are at a turning or change point in their lives. They have decided that the way things are is not right, and are seeking to improve their situation. I help them envision the change and develop strategies for ensuring success.

Douglas Owen & Associates, an executive search firm, Palo Alto, California: 1989 – 2002

  • I was retained by client companies to recruit director and vice-president level candidates, typically for small, private companies in Silicon Valley.

Partner, Thomas A Kelley & Associates, an executive search firm, Menlo Park, California: 1973 – 1989

  • Over a 16 year period, I helped establish the firm as one of the pre-eminent recruiting practices on the San Francisco peninsula.

Wilson Graham & Associates, a financial planning and services firm, Palo Alto, California: 1971-73

The firm provided financial planning services to individual clients.

Memorex Corporation, 1968 – 71


  • Completed 116 hours of Coaching Training at the Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA 2002-3
  • MBA Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • MSc Engineering Management, Cranfield University, UK
  • BSc Physics, University of Wales, UK


 I subscribe to the codes of ethics of both ICF and CTI.

Real Life Stories:

The CEO of a 20-person, venture funded company: The client had served in general management but had no previous CEO experience. Over several months, we addressed a wide variety of issues, from personal and team performance to relationships with his board and other investors. Combining my business experience with my coaching, I was able to act as a valuable mentor during a difficult period. My client successfully "grew into" his responsibilities as CEO, and a year later masterminded the sale of the company.

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