Three Bridges: Adulthood is Easy Until Life Intervenes

From the time we are children, we look forward to adulthood with hopes, aspirations, and a rosy perspective — until life intervenes! Dr. Andrew Kane takes readers through his concept of the three metaphoric bridges everyone must cross as they journey through adulthood. More

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About Andrew Kane

Dr. Andrew S. Kane, OBE, Ph.D. has experienced the heights of professional, personal, and academic success yet also suffered the devastation of loss, most notably that of his 27-year-old daughter in 2008. Nothing can sharpen the thrill of success by having experienced defeat. By developing his own coping skills and building his resilience, he has bounced back from multiple losses of family, friends, and Arthur Andersen, to name but a few.

These experiences have permitted Dr. Kane to witness his journey through adulthood and to write about it using his knowledge and experience including those from his professional and academic pursuits.

Today, he positively impacts people at all stages of transitioning through adulthood by sharpening their decision making, developing their relationship, emotional intelligence, and resilience skills to enable them to be better people, achieve better results, and enhance their wellbeing in order to positively impact their employees, families, and communities. He touches the heart of many by helping people address the issues that impact their heart and tear at their gut such as deep losses or life events by addressing midlife challenges, fears, and conflicts in understanding and working with younger generations such as Gen Z and Millennials.

Over the past few decades, he has honed his own skills through managing single family offices for wealthy families, been CEO of HSBC Private Bank in Southern California and was a Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen for 30 years. He has also served on over 25 boards for profit and not-for-profit organizations, some pubic and some private. He is also Chairman of a family-owned retail business based in San Francisco.

Academically, Dr. Kane has a Ph.D. (Doctorate) and Master’s degrees in Human Development and Professional Coaching from the International University of Professional Studies (IUPS) and he is also a graduate of the London School of Economics. He also serves on the faculty of the International University of Professional Studies.

Professionally, he is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of both the American and California Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (CPA). However, in both countries he no longer is in practice.

He is a Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the Harvard Institute of Coaching (IOC) and last, but not least, the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) as he is a globally certified positive psychology coach.

About twenty years ago, Dr. Kane was invested by Her Majesty The Queen as an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to U.S. and UK business relationships. Apart from being the author of “Three Bridges - Adulthood Is Easy Until Life Intervenes,” he authored “Addressing Midlife” as his Ph.D. doctoral thesis and has authored or co-authored numerous articles and spoken frequently on radio, TV, and at conferences.

He is a citizen of both the UK and USA. He and his wife live on an island in Westlake Village. Their family, however, is spread across the globe from Bali, Indonesia, across the USA, and in the United Kingdom, so travel and spending time with friends and family is a constant in their lives.

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