Ken Kesslin is an executive coach specializing 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 has given him a unique perspective, one that allows him to help his clients integrate their business and personal goals. He is 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 use that understanding to empower their leadership.
Ken graduated Phi Beta Kappa, earned undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology from Stanford University, and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. He's qualified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), The Leadership Circle Profile 360™, and The Hay Group's Emotional & Social Competence Inventory (ESCI) 360. He's co-designed and led two national coach-training programs and has served as adjunct faculty for Duke Corporate Education, Melbourne Business School, and the Organization Development (OD) Program at Georgetown University.
Ken works with a diverse group of organizational clients ranging from small, fast-moving entrepreneurial ventures to large, complex organizations. Past clients include: Allianz, Anglo American, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BHP Billiton, Chanel, Citigroup, Comcast, Duke Corporate Education, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Independence Realty Trust (IRT), Johnson & Johnson, Kantar Millward Brown, Melbourne Business School, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rockwell Automation, Susquehanna International Group (SIG), Turner Broadcasting, the U.S. Army, USA Networks, and Westchester Medical Center.
Ken has worked with hundreds of executive leaders on every continent except Antarctica. He speaks fluent Portuguese.