Hazel Owens, MSHRM.
Hazel is a native of Northwest, Indiana, currently residing in Indianapolis, In. Hazel worked in Corporate America for 7 1/2 years before leaving to work in her area of passion. Hazel has a passion for empowering, inspiring, and mentoring young girls and women. Through her personal life experiences this passion for girls and women has developed into a calling on her life.
Hazel Owens started a blog, “Coco’s Couch”, in 2011 while awaiting to start graduate school. She shortly set the blog aside to focus on her studies. Through some extreme life challenges, and going on a journey of healing through spiritual counseling, Hazel’s passion to help girls and women began to burn with intensity. Hazel re-launched her blog in January 2014 with a new message and tagline: “Coco’s Couch: Embracing & Empowering Perfectly Imperfect Women”.
Since the re-launch of the blog, Hazel has reached thousands of men and women via her social media platforms, speaking engagements, and radio and television appearances with her underlying “perfectly imperfect” message. Hazel’s vision is to see a world where women exude gentleness, grace, and confidence from a place of wholeness and love impacting generations to come. She aims to inspire and empower individuals (especially women) to embrace their perfect imperfections by seeing themselves through the lens of Christ.
Hazel has appeared as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, and guest panelist for a variety of women’s conferences and single’s/young adult ministry events.
Hazel has made radio and television appearances as well. She was the co-host for The Love Connection Radio Show hosted by Nathan McGuire on AM 1310 The Light (Radio One studios). The show addressed a number of topics relating to childhood wounds, relationships/dating, family matters, and more all through the lens of Christ’s love. Hazel also guest appeared twice on the Indianapolis local Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) show “Praise the Lord”, both show topics dealing with relationships, singleness, and dating.
Hazel is very active with her alma mater, Indiana Wesleyan University. She has appeared in their alumni magazine, The Triangle, sharing her story. She also held a commercial for the university that started airing in 2015.
Hazel is also very active in her church, Eastern Star Church, where she serves in the following areas:
In leadership for the women’s ministry
Teaches Sunday school for young adults and teens, Bible study, and Jewel Bible Institute classes
Young Adult Ministry: co-leads the Single Ladies small group
More recently, Hazel’s work in the community and her powerful story was picked up by the historic Indianapolis Recorder. From that story, she was invited to guest appear on Unity in the Community on AM 1310 The Light, to discuss the importance of mentoring for youth and in corporate arenas, and self-love.
Hazel is a single woman, striving to live a life of obedience to Christ. She loves God, His word, and His people. Hazel enjoys traveling, cooking, quality time with family and friends, mentoring, sporting events, journaling, movies, and music. Hazel lives for a good laugh, and likes to capture the experience of life’s most amazing moments (she takes pictures of everything). Hazel is very spontaneous and is always up for a new adventure.
Bachelor’s in Business Management (Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis, In.)
Master’s in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) (Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis, In.)
Biblical Studies Certificate (Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, In.)
Small Group Leader Certificate (Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, In.)
Currently pursuing a dual Masters in Divinity and Marriage & Family Therapy (Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis)