is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experiences with thousands of people on the edge of life and death have taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life.
He is the author of five bestselling books. His first book, The Needs of the Dying,
a #1 best-selling book, received praise from Mother Teresa. He co-authored two bestsellers, On Grief and Grieving
and Life Lessons,
with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. His latest book, You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death,
was co-authored with Louise Hay. It was a #1 bestseller in Divorce as well as loss. He worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon.
David’s work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times, Business Week
and Life Magazine,
and has been featured on CNN-Cross Fire,
NBC, Fox, PBS, Dr. Oz
and Entertainment Tonight.
David is a contributing writer on Oprah.com, Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com, eHarmony, Anderson Cooper 360, The Huffington Post
and The Psychotherapy Networker Magazine.
David has a master’s degree in Health Care Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University. He did his undergraduate work at University of Southern California and became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and earned the distinction of board certification in healthcare management. He also is the founding chairperson for the Hospital Association of Southern California Palliative Care Committee. He spent over a decade as part of the management team for a 650 bed – three hospital system in Los Angeles County. His volunteerism includes being a specialist reserve officer for the LAPD as well as being on the Red Cross mental health care team. His websites, grief.com
have had over one million visitors.
Financial: David Kessler is president of David Kessler, Inc. He is an author for Simon & Schuster – New York and receives royalties. Mr. Kessler receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: David Kessler has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.