About the Founder
Andrew Brown, MEd, LMHC
Andrew S. Brown is the Founder and President of Career Ventures Counseling Services, Inc.—a career firm located in Boston, MA. Our areas of expertise include career counseling and executive coaching, outplacement, testing and assessment, and personality exploration. A speciality of Andrew's is providing individualized and group career planning and management to adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Since 1993, Mr. Brown has counseled and coached individuals on career change, job transition and job search strategy. His background in psychotherapy and educational consulting, as well as his experience in real estate development and the construction industry has proven extremely helpful with breaking through troublesome blocks to professional development and growth.
In addition, Mr. Brown's professional experience in the construction industry as General Manager afforded him the opportunity to work with a variety of professionals (architectural firms, general contractors and subcontractors). He worked with construction trade unions and became involved in trade union contract negotiations and employee labor disputes. His professional experiences also include working as a Career Counselor at Salem State University, a teacher in Special Education, and as an Educational Consultant representing children with special needs.
Mr. Brown has 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. Mr. Brown 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).
He 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 previous 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.“