Wayne was born in Buffalo, New York in January of 1951. An only child, he quickly discovered a love of acting and public speaking. His sparkling personality and engaging delivery won him major roles in local theatre.
His interest in psychology and religion led him to Elmhurst Illinois, where he completed a B. A. in both areas (1973). He immigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1975.
In 1981, Wayne received a Masters of Divinity (M.Div) from the University of Toronto (Knox College.) He then enrolled in a Counselling Masters Degree, graduating with a Master in Pastoral Counselling (M.Th) in 1983.
In 1982, Wayne opened a Private Counselling Practice in Ontario. His interest in Zen, coupled with his fervent belief in self-responsibility, has led him to develop a style of counselling he calls “Zen Bodywork Psychotherapy.” Combining Body and Breathwork, dialog and teaching, Wayne’s approach allows his clients the optimum opportunity for personal growth and insight.
Wayne retired in 2013.
Wayne also worked with executives and whole departments of major Canadian corporations. His aptitude for teaching conflict resolution, clear communication, and personal self-responsibility has won him kudos from all involved.
Wayne has devoted much time and effort to helping non-profit organizations. From delivering keynote addresses to conducting training for volunteers working in Women’s Shelters, Wayne is known for being able to quickly and effortlessly cut to the heart of the matter, bringing both encouragement and challenge to his audience.