HELPING FAMILY BUSINESSES THRIVE NOW
AND INTO THE FUTURE
The structure of a family business depends on the artful integration of old and new knowledge.
Only 30% of family businesses survive past the second generation and even fewer survive the third, fourth, and fifth generations. GPS: Generation Planning Strategies aims to increase those numbers.
GPS helps family businesses integrate all generations to enhance the enterprises and insure their competitive edge, continuity and enduring growth. Using succession planning processes, managerial tools and research, we help family business owners design a path for the future.
Dr. Kathy Overbeke, founder of GPS: Generation Planning Strategies, LLC is a family business consultant, executive coach, researcher, author and speaker. Dr. Overbeke has over 20 years of experience in founding and developing businesses, and has served as an educator and community leader. She completed Case Western Reserve University’s Doctor of Management (DM) program for experienced senior executives, and brings the perspective of a Practitioner Scholar to consulting and executive coaching. Combining theory with practice, she helps businesses prepare for the future by strengthening and reinvigorating individual, family, team, and corporate goals.
“I started this venture to help families navigate the complex space where families and businesses overlap. This includes managing current dynamics and planning for the future. My aim is to keep the entrepreneurial fire alive while maintaining family harmony and an appreciation for the family that built the business.”