A Lion Never Loses Sleep Over the Opinion of Sheep.

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Rich works to uphold the following 5 pillars in all of the things he does.

  • God
  • Family
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Philanthropy

Meet the Founder

Richard Wesselt

Rich Wesselt is an inspirational speaker, entrepreneur expert on leadership and a family man who loves to give back.

Rich built a financial services practice ranking in the top 1/10 of one percent in the country with one of the greatest careers in the history of the industry. He dedicated 32 years of his life to the financial services industry, specializing in insurance. Having sold his company in 2022 at age 55, he developed The Richard Wesselt Initiative with a focus on leadership, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

His passion is in helping young adults achieve success in their chosen endeavors, thus allowing them more freedom and time to give back to people and causes they believe in.

Born and raised in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Rich graduated first in his class from Bishop Kenrick High School in 1985, where he also excelled at quarterback . He was recruited to play quarterback at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn’s prestigious Wharton School of Business in 1989.

Rich and his wife Amy reside in Skippack, Pennsylvania and have two sons, Logan, who is 18 years old and Carson, age 15. Rich is also active in his community. He coached both football and basketball for many years. He views himself as both a teacher and mentor.

Philanthropically, Rich donates quietly to individuals in need of financial help and is involved with St. Francis of Assisi parish, Holy Saviour parish, Phoenixville Womens Outreach and The Michael Petrone Foundation.

Leadership Academy

The 12 Steps to Uncommon Success in Spiritual Life, Academics, Athletics and Business

The Richard M. Wesselt Leadership Academy is a specialized initiative crafted to impart the 12 steps of uncommon success to individuals within our community aged 15-30. Geared towards those seeking a profound understanding of the fundamental principles of success, this exclusive 20-seat program unfolds in Collegeville, PA. Helmed by founder Richard Wesselt, the academy boasts an instructive lineup that includes a rotating cast of community leaders. These distinguished figures not only deliver insightful teachings but also extend encouragement and present unique opportunities to participants.

  • Spiritual Importance
  • Work Ethic
  • Ideal Schedule
  • W-2 vs. Self Employment

  • Positive Mental Attitude

  • Communication Skills

  • Cordial and Upbeat Disposition

  • Sequential Thinking
  • The Will to Prepare to Win
  • Preparation
  • Execution
  • Disciplined Savings Habits

The Wesselt Initiative’s

Philanthropic Efforts

As a dedicated Catholic, Rich brings a robust foundation of faith to his philanthropic endeavors, extending assistance to individuals across various faiths and religions who are in need. On a personal level, Rich has generously contributed over one million dollars to diverse organizations and aspires to surpass this milestone through The Richard Wesselt Initiative.

Presently, our efforts are concentrated on fundraising initiatives for several schools and alumni networks, including St. Francis of Assisi, Bishop Kenrick High School Alumni, Holy Saviour Church in Norristown, and the Phoenixville Women’s Outreach. The Wesselt Initiative remains vigilant for additional opportunities to bolster and uplift the community through philanthropic ventures. If you are interested in collaborating with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The 12 Steps To The

Entrepreneurial Advantage

  • Time vs. Results
  • Major Sense of Pride
  • The Importance of “Grit”
  • Passion
  • Freedom and Flexibility
  • Control Own Future
  • Loyalty
  • Scale
  • Work for a Company AND be an Owner
  • Control Over Time
  • Synergies with Like Minded people
  • Tax Code
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