Educational Session

Transform Your Family Business

Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 8:30 - 9:30am

In this dynamic session, you’ll learn how to rapidly grow your family business—without “killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.” The session will cover the most effective ways to counterbalance unproductive family patterns and assure that family members get along whether they are involved in the business or not. You’ll discover how to develop an entrepreneurial—rather than entitled—mindset in the next generation. Finally, you will get the skills you need to determine when and how succession of management and ownership should occur.



Don Levitt, PhD
President, Levitt Consulting, Inc

Donald Levitt, Ph.D., President of Levitt Consulting, Inc. , has been an executive coach and family business consultant, including consulting with family businesses who are members of NAMA, for 18 years. Dr. Levitt is also the founder of Family Business Wiki — a global resource featured in The Wall Street Journal. He currently serves as the Family Business Columnist for Crain’s Detroit Business. As an executive coach Dr. Levitt has consulted with major corporations such as Pfizer, Sprint, Bechtel and Deloitte, and currently consults with a nuclear energy technology company in Bellevue, WA founded by Bill Gates. Dr. Levitt, a licensed psychologist, is a graduate of the Human Resource Executive Program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and has been awarded the Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute. Prior to founding Levitt Consulting, Inc., Dr. Levitt served in management positions at Ford Motor Company and Owens Corning.

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