A beacon of hope and inspiration to all who the sound of her voice can reach. Her goal is to be a catalyst of change and voice for those who would have otherwise gone unheard. Courtney J. Owens is a powerhouse in the fields of spoken word, poetry, motivational speaking, and community outreach programs. Her poetry has led her to work with several organizations including The Lima Symphony Orchestra. Courtney has also spoken at the 2022 Survivor’s Speak Conference in Columbus, OH. She has shared her gift of poetry and spoken word at many events held within her community. Her poetry is uplifting, and it gives those who are willing to listen a sense of empowerment and hope. Some of her works of poetry are also published in the Library of Congress. Courtney is also co-author of the published book “Sporadic Thoughts,” and co-host of the podcast, “Sporadic Thoughts,” on IHeart Radio. She is the host of Deep Voices poetry and spoken word series at Vibe Coffee House and Café. She is also the owner of The Works of Courtney J. Owens LLC which incorporates her poetry and spoken word.
Courtney is the recipient of the 2021 Young Leadership Award presented by the Community Enrichment Dinner. Courtney is a 2021 graduate of the Allen Lima Leadership Class and recipient of the Lois Rubens Spirit of Leadership award. Courtney has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Life Class Series with Iyanla Vanzant focusing on daughters growing up without fathers. She has been featured in the publication The Urban Voice Lima as a part of the series, “Everyday Women Leaving Their Mark.” Courtney has also appeared on the radio show, “Good Morning Gospel.” Courtney is committed to serving her community through her gift of poetry and using her voice to uplift, inspire and use the power of words to empower each and every soul who is willing to lend an ear and take the time out to just listen. Courtney earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Child Development from Ashford University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University.