Our Passion is to Help Families Deal with the Unique Challenges of Working Together in a Family Business and Planning for a Successful Transition

Nearly 50 percent of successful business owners hope to exit their companies within the next 5 years, but the SBA notes, "At any given time, 40% of US businesses are facing the transfer of ownership issue" and "the primary cause for failure is a lack of planning."

If your organization has family owned/privately owned companies as members, transition planning may be keeping them awake at night. We would be honored to be a speaker at your next Company, Association or Chamber Event, Webinar, etc.  Topics we can speak on include:

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  • Succession/Transition Planning

  • Ownership/Leadership Transition

  • Organizing and Educating the Family

  • Healthy Family Relationships

  • Conflict/Stress Management

  • Leadership Development

Current Topics

How to Plan for a Successful Business Transition

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How do you develop a plan for a smooth transition in ownership, leadership and management responsibilities when you are in the midst of the daily demands of your business?

Create a Road Map for Healthy Family Relationships

Develop a family roadmap to be an effective family business to insure healthy family relationships and sustainability for your business.

People Centered Leadership – Strategy, Leadership, People

Great leaders aren’t always born, they can be developed. Learn how to become a more effective leader to your family and business by developing your people skills.                                                                                     

How to Resolve and Reduce Conflict in the Family Business

Get the most out of your business by constructively resolving conflict with and between your family and non-family members.

Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Now that I have made the decision to transition out of my business, How can I make the Rest of my Life the Best of my Life?

You were a great speaker for my family business class, so relevant. The students said you were authentic and genuine; they were correct!
Dr. R. Williams, MTSU Jones College of Business

Speaker Bios

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Greg Lewis is a Family Business Consultant at The Tennessee Center for Family Business in Nashville, Tennessee. He has over 30 years of experience working in his own family businesses. His personal experience in building and leading family businesses makes him a valuable resource to family business executives who want to become more effective leaders as they deal with the unique mix of family and non-family team members, values, culture and processes in which their family business operates. Greg is host of Family Business Today  podcast where he has conversations with prominent local and national family business owners and top family business experts on topics of interest to family businesses.

Greg is a frequent speaker on family business and leadership at Conferences, Clubs and Chamber events . He has a passion for working with next generation of entrepreneurs and family business leaders. He serves as a Master Mentor at The Nashville Entrepreneur Center as well as a Mentor in Residence at The Wondr'y Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Vanderbilt University. He is President of the Franklin Rotary at Breakfast.

Greg received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and holds leadership certifications from the Keller Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Center for Association Leadership in Washington, DC. He is a certified trainer with the Ken Blanchard Companies in Situational Leadership II ®, the most taught leadership model in the world. 

In his spare time, he loves spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and cooking. He is a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society Judge. Greg lives in Williamson County with his wife, Jennifer, and their golden retriever, Giggles. They are proud parents of three beautiful daughters and one grandson. 

“I have had the opportunity to hear Greg speak on business building topics on two occasions. His warm, unpretentious style is engaging while his insights are clear and compelling. I highly recommend his work.”
— G. Parris Performance Coach
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Jennifer Lewis has been involved in family businesses as a spouse and at times partner. She has held numerous positions in family business including laborer, manager, VP Human Resources to President. Jennifer is an experienced counselor, trainer, facilitator, and mentor with a passion for helping others achieve their potential. Jennifer has over thirty years’ experience in working with individuals, couples, families, employers and organizations.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.  Jennifer is certified as a Myers-Briggs Practitioner and as a Global Career Development Facilitator. Jennifer serves as President of the Tennessee Center for Family Business.

Jennifer loves spending time with family and friends. She played basketball at the University of Tennessee; Once a Lady Vol, Always a Lady Vol. Jennifer lives in Williamson County with her husband, Greg, and their golden retriever, Giggles. They are proud parents of three beautiful daughters and one grandson.

Current Speaking Engagements:

Date Organization Topic

Jan 9, 2019 Printing Ind. Assoc. of the South How to Plan for a Successful Business Transition

Jan 31, 2019 Small Business Administration Succession Planning for Fed Government Contractors

Feb 27, 2019 Mason Contractors Ass. of America How to Plan for a Successful Business Transition

Past Speaking Engagements

Date

November 15

November 8

October 26

October 12

Sept 12

April 5

April 25

Oct 11

Oct 13

Oct 23

Nov 9

 Nov 16









 

Organization

UBS Business Owners Strategy Series

Society for Financial Services Professionals

CBL Roundtable, Brentwood

Brentwood UMC Career Transition Group

Mason Contractor’s Ass. of America

The Wondr'y Center Vanderbilt University

Middle Tennessee State University

Brentwood Breakfast Rotary 

Maury Co Chamber & Economic Alliance

Brentwood UMC Career Transition Group

Vanderbilt Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Middle Tennessee State University Global Entrepreneurship Week

Topic

How to Plan for a Successful Business Transition

Succession Planning for Family Owned Businesses

Make the Rest of Your Life, The Best of Your Life

Interviewing - How to Answer the Question

Management Essentials for New Managers

Leadership-Org Change is a Way of Life

Business Plan Competition Judge

Family, Business, and Sunday Dinner

Grow Maury Focus Group Facilitator

Stress Management in Your Job Search

People Centered Leadership

 Keynote Speaker





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