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Family Business Consulting in Grand Rapids, MI

Having more conflict about the family business? Avoiding conversations about the succession? Has leadership become an obstacle to growth? Preparing the next generation of leaders?

We can help.

Family Matters. It’s Your Business.

Is your family having more conflict about the family business? Are you avoiding conversations about the succession of leadership or ownership in your family business? Do you wonder if your level of leadership become an obstacle to the company’s growth? Contact us for a free consultation.

Don’t let these problems damage your family and family business. You can find solutions now.

Call us today and let’s discuss how we can help.

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Joseph J. Horak, Ph.D. | joe@drhorak.com

Family Owned Business Consulting Grand Rapids, MI



We are experts in Family Business Consultation Services. We offer Assessments, Succession Planning, and Next Generation Leadership Development.


Leadership Development Consulting Grand Rapids, MI



We work with you to on all aspects of leadership development. Learn how our team approach and assessments bring about powerful positive change for you and your business.


“We have worked extensively with Dr. Horak in our family-owned business in a consulting capacity. He has been instrumental in helping us develop strategies, personnel, succession planning, innovation, growth, and our vision for the future. His relaxed style makes him a pleasure to work with and all of our employees look forward to meeting and working with him. I highly recommend Dr. Horak. His knowledge of family business dynamics is outstanding and a real help in almost every aspect of our business.”

“Joe makes it a point to listen well and offers very insightful and well-thought ideas. You can tell he has worked with a lot of people from the business world and has the experience to help guide good decisions.”

“We highly recommend Joe professional services as it relates to a family owned business. Working with Joe has been extremely beneficial for both our family relationship and our organization. He has helped our sons recognize and strengthen their communication, management and leadership skills enabling them to work better together as business partners and enjoy each other more as brothers. We are very pleased with the improvements so far and feel confident it will continue, utilizing Joe’s expertise and support, going forward.”

“Working with Joe has been a life-changing experience. His professionalism and genuine attitude have helped my family and I work together in a way that we weren’t able to on our own. I am very grateful for him and the service that he provides.”

“The combination of a self-evaluation, 360 evaluation and leadership coaching helped me recognize the areas I need to grow in as a leader and see positive growth in those areas. Communication between me and those working under me has improved greatly since beginning Joe’s coaching program, and now several employees under me are being coached by Joe.”

“Joe has been great to work with, for both myself and my staff.

He really understands the complexities of family business on a deep level and has helped us tremendously.”

“Joe’s assessment tools have enabled me to understand myself to a point where my leadership development has accelerated dramatically developing more in the last 2 years than in the previous 10. As a result our company is growing, our team is stronger than ever, and I find that my job has gotten both better and way more fun. I have since hired Joe to coach my management team and they are finding similar results. I recommend Joe to anyone that is open enough to dig into themselves and grow both professionally and personally.”

“Developing leadership skills is hard but knowing where you need to improve is even harder. Since my counsel with Dr. Horak, we have humbly discovered several areas for improvement and created a path to apply successful leadership skills that are empowering, emphatic, and visionary. His insight is making me be a better leader everyday!”

“Dr. Horak is an amazing leadership coach! He has placed me on a path to be the leader the world around me needs!”

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Family Matters. It’s Your Business.

801 Broadway Ave. NW, Suite 443 Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Serving the communities of Grand Rapids, 49501, 49502, 49503, 49504, 49505, East Grand Rapids, 49506, Ada, 49301, Walker, 49534, 49544, Kentwood, 49508, 49512, 49548, Wyoming, 49418, 49548, Grandville, 49418, Jenison, 49428, Comstock Park, 49321, Caledonia, 49316, Byron Center, 49315, Hudsonville, 49426, Allendale, 49401, Coopersville, 49404, Rockford, 49431, 49345, Sparta, 49345, Lowell, 49331 and Wayland, 49348.Comstock Park, 49321, Caledonia, 49316, Byron Center, 49315, Hudsonville, 49426, Allendale, 49401, Coopersville, 49404, Rockford, 49431, 49345, Sparta, 49345, Lowell, 49331 and Wayland, 49348.