Dean Fowler Consulting, LLC

Consulting Services

Prepare. Plan. Preserve.

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:

  • Facilitating Family Council Meetings
  • Enhancing Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mentoring and Coaching Family Members for Success

Your Business:

  • Leadership Assessment and Development
  • Team Building
  • Strategic Planning

Your Future:

  • Succession Planning
  • Designing Effective Governance
  • Integrating Family Dreams with Estate Planning Options

In addition, our Forums for Family Businesss have served hundreds of Wisconsin Businesses.  These roundtable peer groups for family members are committed to personal and professional development through diversified experiences and group accountability.


We engage the entire family as they design their future together. This includes the development and education of the next generation as responsible owners and leaders through assessment, individualized coaching and participation in our round-table peer groups -The Forums for Family Business.


Dean Fowler Consulting is one of the leading family business consulting firms in the world, a member of the Family Firm Institute, winner of the prestigious Interdisciplinary Achievement Award for outstanding achievement in the advancement of interdisciplinary services to business families and families of wealth, and internationally acclaimed for our book Love, Power and Money: Family Business Between Generations.


Successful families nurture and sustain their legacy for today and tomorrow through a commitment to an on going Family Council, the commitment to their Family Constitution, and the development of a next generation of Leadership. Prepare for the future and succeed in business by joining The Forum for Family Business and completing the Family Business Legacy Roadmap.