“The soft side of hard issues for families in business and families of wealth both today…and tomorrow.”

Families-in-business and families of wealth have their own challenges and opportunities. When family is involved the emotional dynamics must be addressed to deal with the “soft side of hard issues”. Dean Fowler Consulting, LLC specializes in the unique issues facing your family in the transition between generations, and in the dynamics among siblings and cousins Recognized as one of the world’s leading family business consulting firms, during the past 35 years, the firm has served over 350 families-in-business and families of wealth. As a team of three family consultants – Dean R. Fowler, Ph.D – Robert Young, Psy.D – and Bill Edstrom, past family owner of Edstrom Industries – we provide a wide range of consulting services for your family, your business, and your future.

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Forums for Family Business

Forums for Family Business™ are round-table peer groups for family members in family business. Representing a wide range of businesses, most of the members come from companies in the second, third, fourth or fifth generations who are navigating the transition from one generation to the next while growing their family legacy. Facilitated meetings are held monthly.
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"Having worked in several family businesses and on the boards of several family companies, I am acutely aware of the potential for heartbreak. A rare few worked. The opposite is the general case..."

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