Ken Kesslin specializes in leadership development and organizational effectiveness. More than a decade of corporate experience—in finance, investment banking, sales, and management—and 14 years working as a clinically trained psychotherapist have given him a unique perspective, one that allows him to help his clients integrate their business and personal goals. He’s especially effective in working with leaders to think strategically and balance their focus on people and profit.
Ken is a gifted listener and trusted confidant. Clients say that his ability to share challenging feedback with care and compassion allows them to hear the truth and motivates them to change. He helps individuals gain deep clarity about their personal purpose and then understand how that can empower their leadership.
He has earned undergraduate degrees in economics and psychology from Stanford University, and a master’s in social work from New York University. Ken is accredited in a number of personality and assessment tools, and has co-designed and led two national coach training programs.
Ken works with a diverse group of organizations ranging from small, fast-moving entrepreneurial ventures to large, complex corporations. Past clients include Allianz, Anglo American, AstraZeneca, Barclays, Citigroup, Duke Corporate Education, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Leo Burnett, Pfizer, Susquehanna International Group, the U.S. Army, and Yahoo!