Keeping Family Values in your Family Business

MADISON, N.J. (March 19, 2012)—Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship will host a presentation, “Keeping Family Values Alive Across Generations,” on April 5, 2012 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. as part of the annual O.Berk Company Family Business Forum seminar series in the Rutherford Room of the Ferguson Recreation Center at the College at Florham. Family business advisor, Katie Dreghorn-Linden, of Relative Solutions, Inc., will examine ways to develop family values and common missteps to avoid.

Dreghorn-Linden’s presentation will focus on how family values can become something more tangible in a family-owned business, and how these values get translated (or not) in the future generations.

Dreghorn-Linden began her career in the field of physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation, ultimately developing her own personal training business, which provided a holistic approach to health and wellness. Over time, Dreghorn-Linden expanded her role as a personal trainer to assume responsibility for her client’s personal and business affairs. She furthered her education by earning a master’s degree from New York University, and became a psychotherapist working extensively with adults, adolescents and families.

In 2006, she began consulting for family offices and family enterprises, thus merging her knowledge of privately held businesses with her psychological understanding of family dynamics. Working with family enterprises and family offices, Dreghorn-Linden developed her expertise on issues specific to women, and to members of the next generation.

Established in 1992, The O.Berk Company Family Business Forum is the only organization of its kind in the state. It’s interactive educational programs and peer support groups help members of family-owned firms effectively deal with important issues such as succession planning, conflict management, and organizational strategy.  

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities.

For more information or to register, call the Rothman Institute at (973) 443-8842 or visit Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.

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