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Is the CEO/ Founder of Psoitevely People consulting specializing in advising family enterprises facing challenging continuity planning and transitions? She has extensive experience in change management initiatives, organizational systems, restructuring, continuity planning, conflict resolution, and mediation. 

Jean collaborates with families to look beyond the immediate pressing issues for the next generational horizon, using design thinking as a methodology to solve complex problems and find desirable solutions for clients. A design mindset is solution-focused and action-oriented toward creating a preferred future. This way of thinking helps the family consensus build and develop solutions more collaboratively and strategically. Jean’s post-doctoral research focused on building strength-based teams. Jean has taken this into the family enterprise through her engaging work in building cohesive generational family teams. Cohesive teamwork helps families navigate the complexities of trust, healthy discourse, commitment, and accountability, ultimately reaching aspirational goals and having fun doing it!

Before her move to South Carolina, Jean held a non-tenured joint appointment at the University of Orgon and Oregon State in the College of Business, teaching accounting, strategy, and operations management. She was actively involved in the Austin Family Business Center. She is a long-standing member of the Family Firm Institute and has presented nationally and internationally. Jean holds a PH.D. in Organization Systems and Behaviors, and a Master of Accountancy. She received the distinction of FFI fellow from the Family Firm Institute in London in 2018 and holds the designation of Senior Certified Practitioner with the Society of Human Resources Management.