About Career Ventures
Andrew S. Brown, MEd, LMHC
Andrew Brown is the Founder and President of Career Ventures Counseling Services, Inc. located in Boston, MA - specializing in career counseling and executive coaching, outplacement, testing and assessment, and personality exploration. Andrew is exceptionally experienced in career planning and management for adults with challenges associated with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Since 1993, Andrew has counseled and coached individuals on career change, job transition, and job search strategy. His background in psychotherapy and educational guidance, as well as his experience in real estate development and construction have proven indispensable with helping clients in overcoming troublesome hurdles to professional development and growth.
In addition, his experience as General Manager in the construction industry afforded him the opportunity to work with a variety of blue and white-collared professionals (architectural firms, general contractors, and subcontractors). He has collaborated with construction trade unions and helped negotiate trade union contracts and employee labor disputes. His professional experience includes work as a Career Counselor at Salem State University, a teacher in Special Education, and an Educational Consultant representing youth with special needs.
Andrew holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Springfield College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Lyndon State College. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Certified Social Worker, holds a Guidance Certification, and is an appointed Notary Public. He has previously held positions as President of the Association of Career Professionals International (ACPI)-New England Chapter and the Executive Board Member and Membership Chair to Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPAN).
Andrew sits on the Board of Directors and oversees the Human Resource Committee at the Boston Senior Home Care and has previously been Executive Board Secretary to the Private Practice Colloquium. He holds professional memberships with Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) and is a former member of the North Shore Technology Council.
“Andrew has that rare gift of being both creative and practical. His consulting style is understated, collaborative, and delivered with a calm demeanor… I hardly noticed how I had changed until I actually saw the results in my career. Working with Andrew marked the point where I stopped looking at my career as a one-sided proposition, and started to become strategic about where I wanted to be and what I needed to do to get there.“
“I would recommend Andrew Brown’s services to ANYONE who needs advice about career development, but I would especially recommend him to those who feel at a bit of a loss about what they want to do next. Andrew is a wonderful listener and really creative thinker. In my case, he did a great job eliciting my likes, dislikes, hopes, fears and aspirations, then suggesting and helping me come up with creative ideas based on those likes, etc., and working those ideas through with me in a realistic way. I don’t think it would be possible to have a more individuated approach than Andrew’s."
“It is not often that one comes across such a consummate and committed professional as Andrew Brown. Andrew’s deep caring for his clients and the strong convictions he exemplifies are nicely balanced with good judgment and reason in his quest to help people traverse the intricacies of a competitive professional environment. Having collaborated with Andrew over many years, I would recommend him wholeheartedly and unequivocally. As far as I am concerned, his skills in the career counseling field are unrivaled and I would urge people who have career concerns to consider him a most valuable resource.“