If you are looking for
in your business, I can help you find it.
How will you make this year different from all the rest?
Starting a business and becoming profitable is not easy.
Now, mix family with that business.
One-third of the 5.5 million family-owned businesses in the United States are owned and operated by married couples. Not only are they building and running a business, they are doing it WITH their families.
It is not always easy.
It is not always simple.
But it is very much worth it.
My goal is to help YOU grow profitable businesses and strengthen your family. I can help navigate you through the process. Learn why I coach small-business owners like you and how my 20+ years of family-business experience can get you the focus, clarity, and success you need.
Besides the required “French Toast” shopping trip (bread, eggs, milk) what can you do to keep yourself sane and the kids busy? Here are 10 ideas…read more
Should you hire your kids? If you are looking for ways to “hire” your 18-and-under kids to work in your family small business and actually be productive, let’s chat on Facebook Live.read more
Something hard has happened. Illness, a death in the family, a brutal divorce—and your focus on your business wavers. This is natural, of course; a crisis will need your full attention. But what about your business? Can it survive your crisis? I don’t want to be...read more
This is where I get *real* about the three things you need to focus on in order to (finally) grow your business... As part of my forever-ongoing professional growth, I'm trying to listen to one audiobook a month. This month's title is "The Prosperous Coach" by Rich...read more
I'm a sucker for professional self-assessment tests. The "Myers–Briggs Type Indicator" has long been one of my favorites. (I'm ENFJ or The Protagonist on "16 Personalities.") I always felt it summed me up pretty well. But that assessment is just one side of the coin....read more
One of the biggest issues I have with owning my own company is the creative isolation it creates. I have no peers and no coworkers. While my husband (who is also my business partner) is an amazing sounding board, he isn't exactly equipped to coach me through certain...read more
These are the last known photographs of "corporate" me, taken in January 2000. I needed professional headshots for press releases and speaking engagements. (For the record, the last image is my favorite.) I never used them because just a few months later I left...read more
Traveling for business when you have young kids can be difficult. You are usually operating on little sleep, a crammed schedule, and a diet of hotel buffets and protein bars. (Maybe that's just me...) Your kids are operating out of their normal schedule and are...read more
As many family-owned businesses quickly realize, there is often an overlap between "work from home" and "family business." Luckily, a lot of the same challenges employees and freelancers face are the same as family-owned businesses. That means the solutions can be...read more