Wayne Kessler Boston, Massachusetts
Business Coach, ADD ADHD Coach, Career Coach
I am both a coach and a licensed therapist who is skilled at helping you improve your performance at work, manage introversion/shyness, adjust to a new job, find a career, start your own business, or take an existing one to the next level.
The work we do will bring out your BEST SELF and therefore affect ALL AREAS of your life.
If ADHD or ADD is preventing you from gaining focus, planning or manage time-I can help.
When you work with me, you get:
• Practical, supportive, epiphany-inducing, straightforward coaching approach that moves you forward and keeps you organized and accountable.
• Someone who has worked with, and helped people with ADD/ADHD and understands how to add structure and organize for these challenges.
• Deeply invested the time and energy in learning new technologies used to find a job, or career and build a business.
• Proven track record growing business w/personal & business branding, marketing; building websites, newsletters, SEO, blogs & using social media.
• Helper and educator with a naturally calming, organized and systematic approach.
As a result of working with me, you will:
Have a trusted advisor to guide, encourage and hold you accountable.
Have a specific plan, achievable action steps, & timeline for moving forward.
Have the concrete resources/tools you need such as planners, organizers, cover letter, digital/hard copy resume, phone script, marketing plan, prospect/job site list.
My Formal Experience & Training:
• Coaching certification from Boston Univ.
• Experienced coach w/20+ yrs experience, who helps you to quickly identify options, set goals, clarify expectations, & set realistic timelines
• Social Work degree (MSW), clinical experience & training, non-judgmental, caring, compassionate approach
• Certificate in Dispute Resolution & experience as a mediator/negotiator
• Certified in administering & interpreting Myers-Briggs & Strong Interest (Career) Inventory
• For-profit & non-profit mgmt experience
11 reviews (0 verified) (5.0)
Maxx, Nashua NH
I have been coaching with Wayne for years and he has helped me in so many ways I'd just like to name a few. I am a C-Level Exec. and was having a few issues I needed to address. I had trouble organizing my schedule/projects and Wayne helped me create a Scrum-like system that works for me. I had trouble communicating with my staff and he helped me develop a process to get and stay connected. He has also coached others at our company when they have struggled in their roles or with personal issues impacting their performance. We also wanted some help with our corporate vision and he did an exercise with our staff that helped us think about our long-term vision. What I like most is that Wayne is a great listener and he even provides me with a written summary of our sessions along with resources I might need to deal with whatever issues we discussed. No other coach I've had has gone to these lengths to provide support. I continue to be amazed and thankful for his continued support of me and our company.
Ahmed Company Owner, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’
Mr. Kessler helped me create and implement a Business and Marketing Plan for my small business. We are in growth mode and I needed a coach with website, marketing and SEO experience as we had to totally revamp these for our new branding. Mr. Kessler helped me to also structure my offerings and pricing into packages for my respective service offerings and got us to think about targeting to niche markets. I am saving much money because his coaching enables me to spend money on sales staff and not have to hire a Marketing Director. I recommend him to any small business owner or company who needs this type of assistance.
Angel M. Human Resources Mgr. Philadelphia, NY
I needed help with resume and cover letter updates and interview skills. A friend recommended Wayne as he helped her get a job a few months earlier after she was laid off. Wayne did a great job succinctly identifying and highlighting my skill set to make me more appealing to prospective employers. Within a month I had interviews set up and Wayne walked me through what to expect and how to respond to questions. It took awhile due to company bureaucracy but I got the job I wanted. The pay is not as great as I wanted but the company has a no negotiate policy on salary so it was not Wayne's fault. Wayne did help me tremendously by giving me the direction and confidence I needed to get through the interviews. I know it would have taken me a lot longer if I did this myself but the accountability was why I wanted a career coach.
Toni, New York
I was stuck in a job with a terrible boss and no chance for advancement. Wayne helped me take stock of my skill set, got me to explore career options I didn’t know I had, helped me to use job sites to search for positions that I qualified for, and helped me to decide on my ideal work environment so I could make a better choice. We worked on my resume and cover letter and did some mock interviews in which I learned a lot about how to present myself in a confident and enthusiastic manner. We also reviewed how to use Linkedin and my network to find a job. With Wayne’s help I was able to find a job through a former colleague I found on Linkedin who got me in front of the right people at the company. Needless to say, I wish I went to Wayne sooner.
Berge, Engineer, Boston
I had some issues at work that got in the way of my advancing in my career. These issues had to do with communication, teamwork and leadership. Wayne worked with me using the Myers-Briggs and other tools to help me understand my personality preferences, my blind spots, and my gaps in my skill set and how I relate to others. This has been an eye opening experience to say the least, and through our work together I have been making gains in all these areas to the point where my boss has acknowledged the turn around in my performance. I am now on a leadership track and my self confidence has improved dramatically. I wholeheartedly recommend Wayne to anyone who is having similar struggles at work, school, or home and needs the support and skill-building that Wayne so competently provides.
Jack C. Cadwell Idaho
“We wanted a coach for our daughter, Angela who was a “failure to launch” for lack of a better term. She graduated recently, and had difficulty staying motivated and focused on her job search. I searched online for a virtual coach and found Wayne Kessler. Wayne worked with Angela to create a daily plan for finding a job. After several months she was offered a wonderful position in a great company. Wayne then worked with her to make the transition to her new job and helped her manage her ADD so that she was clear on work expectations and had better work habits. Wayne is a very methodical, motivating, and supportive person which fit nicely with Angela's personality and his coaching was extremely helpful in getting her through this stressful process. We highly recommend Wayne to others concerned about their loved ones."
Roger S. Dedham, MA
“I cant say enough good things about Wayne’s coaching. He really understands ADD and helped me learn more about how my brain works. I wasn’t clear on my marketing efforts because I had so many ideas. I knew where I wanted to go but just could not get there due to procrastination. The coaching process helped me understand where I get bogged down and create new ways to set timelines and stop needless delays due to my need for perfection.”
Nazanin, Student, Teacher
“I needed a coach so I asked family and friends and someone recommended Wayne in Boston. I found Wayne to be a kind man, offering me his help when I was hopeless. He is also non-judgmental, a good listener, and someone you can trust. He helped me learn new techniques and strategies that have made my life with ADHD much less stressful. Now, I am more organized, and can effectively plan and schedule my days to accomplish my goals. Thank you so much Wayne!”
Elizabeth, Bookkeeper, Hanover, MA
“Wayne's coaching keeps me both focused and more strategic about my marketing efforts. His search engine optimization services (SEO) have helped me get from not being found online to the first page of a Google Search. I recommend Wayne for anyone looking to be more strategic with their marketing plan, and better Return On Investment (ROI). Thank you so much Wayne. You are Awesome.”
Darlene, Hypnotherapist, Needham, MA
“Wayne had provided some workshops to my group practice, was coaching others in the practice, and he was very knowledgable about marketing so I hired him to work with me one-on-one. It was a distinct pleasure working with Wayne. I have been using his coaching services on and off for the past year to help me bring my practice to the next level involving social media, blogging, niche marketing and networking. Mr. Kessler helped me to take my website and rewrite it so that it reflects my current practice and skill set. As a result, my out of pocket business has increased. In addition, he helped me to develop a Twitter account and provided a name that fits me perfectly. When we meet for our periodic consultations, Wayne provides me with a wealth of information and offers me much to consider as I think about the next step in practice development. With his expertise, creativity, and technical savvy, I find Mr. Kessler to be invaluable, and as I continue to market myself as a 21st century therapist, I cannot imagine working without his coaching. For anyone who wishes to enhance their practice/business, I highly recommend hiring Wayne for both his understanding as a clinician/coach and his business/marketing experience. You will not be disappointed!" Darlene M. Corbett, LICSW
Charles Granoff, www.charlesgranoff.com
“I needed to get the word out about my services because I was having a hard time getting business on my own. Wayne coached me on creating an identity and branding of my clinical Psychotherapy practice. He was able to help me quickly and succinctly present my specialization (verbally and in writing) in a way that was understandable and desirable to both the layman and the professional person. Wayne also helped me to think about more effective ways to get the word out about my niche services by helping me to identify the population(s) that can best be served by my practice, and by creating a marketing strategy for my specialty. This has resulted in new referrals and growth in my practice. I highly recommend Wayne to anyone looking to develop and expand their business.”