2009 Session:

  • Date: March 4
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: Chase Bank (click for map)
  • Available Spaces: 25
  • Registrants: 5


Here are three critical questions to ask yourself:
1. Is my business becoming a challenge to the point that I am weighted down and it is no longer enjoyable?

2. Are family members involved in the business but I really question their ability or dedication or experience to handle the business issues in these hard times?

3. How can I manage through these tough economic times and keep both the business and family together

Come to the presentation:
“Five Keys To Managing Your Family Business In Tough Economic Times”
and learn five techniques you can apply immediately for results.
1. Learn to communicate so everyone gets the message
2. How to handle conflict by turning gripes into goals
3. Understand the change process and apply it to your advantage
4. Use your family values as a foundation for running your business
5. Planning for leadership succession

About the Speaker

Harlan Oelklaus

The Alternative Board Austin, Facilitator

Harlan has also consulted in the establishment of boards and has been a TAB® Certified Facilitator and Certified Strategic Business Leadership® Coach since 2001. He currently facilitates two TAB Boards in Austin.

His accomplishments in consulting with small and mid size companies focus in two areas: coaching owners in creating a strategic plan for their business that is aligned with their personal vision, then facilitating the implementation of that plan into measurable results. Harlan works with leaders and teams to define their individual and organizational needs and designs processes to achieve their desired results.

With over 30 years’ experience in leading major change efforts and as vice president of a major oil supply company, Harlan brings a wide range of business background to his clients. His international consulting career has covered such industries as high tech, telecommunications, oil and gas, defense, transportation and construction. He has served on several boards of directors, including board chairman for a hospital. Harlan specializes in helping the owners of private companies grow their business by focusing on making sure the company is operating on a day-to-day basis consistent with the strategy and vision of the owners.

Harlan holds an MBA with in human resources from the University of Missouri and a BS in Economics from Nicholls State University. He is also a Certified Behavioral Analyst and has completed sixty hours of mediation training through the Texas State Dispute Resolution Center.

Harlan enjoys the hill country life style of Austin and participating in the athletic and cultural activities associated with a major university. In his spare time, you might find Harlan on the golf course attempting to hone his skills.