Family Business Consulting
When a family owns a business together, it’s common for the goals of
the business and the demands of the family to be at odds with each other. I
offer a practical and comfortable environment where individuals—or the whole
family—can meet to work through challenges. By working together, we can
ensure that both the business and the family thrive.
As a team, we will identify the struggles facing you and the family
business. I help families work together to address many issues, including:
- Wealth: Money complicates everything. Even a successful business can
cause strife within the family.
- Growth: Many family businesses start small, but as they grow, more
challenges arise. The addition of non-family members brings new issues.
- Succession: Founding parents sometimes can’t decide who will take
over when they retire. Many family-owned businesses fail because of
unaddressed succession issues.
My goal is to help your family business succeed without
I enjoy writing about my experience in ways that help other therapists;
recently, I co-authored an article about family business consulting and the
challenges families face for Family Process magazine.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
With a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern
University and certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for
couples, I help people build healthy and rewarding relationships.
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