The Founder of Wesselt Capital Group and The Wesselt Initiative sat down to discuss his life, his career, and his professional philosophy.
COLLEGEVILLE, PA / ACCESSWIRE / October 7, 2022 / It is with great enthusiasm that insurance industry executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Richard Wesselt announces that he is the subject of a new, in-depth interview. The interview, which was conducted by an online periodical that concentrates on matters of business, leadership, and technology, was published on September 2, 2022.
Early in the piece, Richard is asked to cite some of the keys to being productive that he has learned over the course of his career. "Integrity, effective work habits, and a genuine care for the welfare of others are the keys to being productive," he replies without hesitation, before giving a relevant example from his own newly-formed charitable organization. "To this end, at The Wesselt Initiative, we start our work week on Thursday at 4 pm instead of Monday morning. The main reason we start on Thursdays stems from a habit that I developed while I ran my financial company. During the mid-1990s, I started working on Saturdays, and later after mass on Sundays. I realized those two days were great days for seeing clients, as well as ideal for clarity of thought. It's amazing what can be accomplished without the phone ringing or the need to react to typical issues that tend to arise on weekdays. For many companies, Friday afternoon is a generally unproductive time. Starting at 4 pm on Thursday tilted the work week for us to have more productive outcomes."
Further along in the interview, Richard Wesselt dispenses some valuable advice for anyone thinking about pursuing a career path similar to his own, saying, "I would recommend anyone considering a career in either the insurance and annuities industry or the nonprofit sector have the empathy to walk extensively in somebody else's shoes before casting judgment. It's also important to define success as lending a helping hand in any way possible."
Anyone interested in reading the full text of this interview will find it located here, while anyone curious to learn more about Richard Wesselt is invited to visit his professional blog.
About Richard Wesselt:
Originally from Norristown, Pennsylvania, Richard Wesselt excelled both in academics and sports throughout primary and secondary school. By his senior year in high school, he had become the starting quarterback for the varsity football team. Richard proceeded to enroll in the University of Pennsylvania in 1985, having been recruited to play for its legendary football team, and graduating from its Wharton School of Business in 1989.
In his first job out of college, Richard worked with Provident Mutual. There, he was awarded the insurance company's distinction of ‘Rookie of the Year' in 1990. After some time had passed, he was offered a role with Phoenix Home Life, leading that insurance firm in the number of policies written in 1996. As his successes mounted in the insurance industry, Richard was inspired to create his own insurance and fiscal management firm, and he founded Wesselt Capital Group in 1997. In the 25 years since its founding, the firm has helped over 34,000 people meet their insurance needs.
A big believer in giving back to the community, Richard Wesselt has served on the boards of governors for several Catholic schools, including Bishop Kenrick High School, Kennedy Kenrick High School, and Pope John Paul High School. He has raised funds and spearheaded scholarships for each of these institutions over the course of his life, as well as mentored many students. Presently, Richard Wesselt has partnered with another accredited businessman, and the two are well into the process of founding the Wesselt Initiative, a community service-based charitable organization committed to fostering connections between students and businesses.
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