Managing Partner, Family Business Advisor, CFBA
Sally joined the Center in 1992 to launch the Family Business Learning Community which has evolved into a vibrant leadership community of over 70 family firms where several generations of family members and non-family key executives learn best practices of successful business families with and from each other.
Like many of our Center Associates, Sally grew up in a family business which gives her first-hand appreciation for the unique challenges, opportunities and complexities facing families who own and manage enterprises together. Sally's passion in working with business families is rooted in her own life-giving family experiences of shared values and commitment to each other's success.
Drawing on over 19 years of experience working with dozens of business families, Sally leads family meetings and facilitates the development of Family Councils which build the "family muscle" required to grow great families that work together with confidence, clarity and alignment for generations to come.
When business families join the Family Business Learning Community, Sally conducts an initial family meeting (usually both generations) to clarify family aspirations, identify key issues and assess the strengths of the family and the business. She also introduces The Lasting Legacy Process and reviews the unique interdisciplinary resources available through the Center to prepare them for generations of success.
Sally also serves as Admissions Director for our Leadership Learning Labs which combines peer learning and executive coaching to fast-track the development of successors and other family members.
A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and Ashford University, Sally earned degrees in organizational management and psychology. Sally is a certificate holder in Family Business Advising from Family Firm Institute, an international organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education for family business advisors, of which she is also a Member. A lifelong learner, Sally continues her training at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Georgetown.
Launching her own home-based business when her children were young has been another laboratory for Sally to gain first-hand understanding in the challenges of business ownership, leadership, and balancing personal and professional interests.
Sally and her husband Doug live in Telford and enjoy spending time with their three children, their church community, and the great outdoors.