Jeffrey B. Owens, CTM

Jeffrey B. OwensJeffrey B. Owens is a speaker, trainer, and consultant who specializes in organizational and personal effectiveness. He is a recognized expert on Targeted Violence, often seen as workplace violence, threats and stalking.  Jeff doesn’t just recite principles or theories; he draws on his personal experience of over 30 years as a law enforcement officer, ATAP Certified Threat Manager, business owner, professional trainer and platform speaker.

Jeff has been a seminar leader and keynote speaker before thousands of people, and regularly provides consulting and training to businesses and government agencies. He helps them reduce risk and improve productivity by creating an organizational culture of respect, and of individuals who learn and apply principles of personal effectiveness.

Growing up in Hawaii’s multi-cultural environment gifted Jeff with the ability to develop rapport with the diverse audiences he presents to. Working his way up from “street cop” to the rank of Major on the Command Staff of the Honolulu Police Department, he witnessed nearly every aspect of human tragedy and triumph, and organizational failure and success along the way. He was one of Hawaii’s first Hostage Negotiators; an experience that called on and honed his highly effective communication skills. These experiences give him a keen understanding of people, leadership, and organizations.

Jeff is the founder and CEO of Transcend Inc., a Hawaii company providing training and threat management services. He is a Licensed Private Detective, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Certified Threat Manager, and the author of multiple State of Hawaii professional licensing curricula.

Jeff draws on his years of experience to illustrate his presentations, providing practical knowledge with relevant, often humorous and always entertaining real-life examples.

Jeff’s real-world experience, proven leadership, and success as a speaker and seminar leader give him unique and unmatched qualifications to provide an exciting, entertaining, and useful presentation to your organization.

For more information on Jeff and his presentations, please contact him at, call him at (office) 1-808-674-8601, (mobile) 1-808-722-5311, or visit

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