Wayne was born in BufÂfaÂlo, New York in JanÂuÂary of 1951. An only child, he quickÂly disÂcovÂered a love of actÂing and pubÂlic speakÂing. His sparkling perÂsonÂalÂiÂty and engagÂing delivÂery won him major roles in local theÂatre.
His interÂest in psyÂcholÂoÂgy and reliÂgion led him to Elmhurst IlliÂnois, where he comÂpletÂed a B. A. in both areas (1973). He immiÂgratÂed to Ontario, CanaÂda in 1975.
In 1981, Wayne received a MasÂters of DivinÂiÂty (M.Div) from the UniÂverÂsiÂty of ToronÂto (Knox ColÂlege.) He then enrolled in a CounÂselling MasÂters Degree, gradÂuÂatÂing with a MasÂter in PasÂtoral CounÂselling (M.Th) in 1983.
In 1982, Wayne opened a PriÂvate CounÂselling PracÂtice in Ontario. His interÂest in Zen, couÂpled with his ferÂvent belief in self-responÂsiÂbilÂiÂty, has led him to develÂop a style of counÂselling he calls âZen BodyÂwork PsyÂchotherÂaÂpy.â ComÂbinÂing Body and BreathÂwork, diaÂlog and teachÂing, Wayneâs approach allows his clients the optiÂmum opporÂtuÂniÂty for perÂsonÂal growth and insight.
Wayne retired in 2013.
Wayne also worked with execÂuÂtives and whole departÂments of major CanaÂdiÂan corÂpoÂraÂtions. His aptiÂtude for teachÂing conÂflict resÂoÂluÂtion, clear comÂmuÂniÂcaÂtion, and perÂsonÂal self-responÂsiÂbilÂiÂty has won him kudos from all involved.
Wayne has devotÂed much time and effort to helpÂing non-profÂit orgaÂniÂzaÂtions. From delivÂerÂing keynote addressÂes to conÂductÂing trainÂing for volÂunÂteers workÂing in WomÂenâs ShelÂters, Wayne is known for being able to quickÂly and effortÂlessÂly cut to the heart of the matÂter, bringÂing both encourÂageÂment and chalÂlenge to his audiÂence.