Business Consulting for Family Businesses and Entrepreneurial Spouses

Building a family empire…

It’s a goal that most spouses and families who start a business together set out to achieve.


In fact, 70 percent of family-owned businesses fail or are sold before the second generation gets a chance to take over.

If you’re part of a family business or are in business with your spouse, you probably have the same big dreams of building your own empire.

But maybe you’re worried that family dynamics could prevent your dreams from becoming a reality…because let’s face it—sometimes blood and business don’t blend well.

Do you find that:

  • The lines of communication between partners or members are strained or broken
  • Trust issues are preventing some family members from having the opportunity to fulfill their duties to the business
  • It’s often difficult to draw the line between business and family issues
  • Partners or members cannot agree on a clear strategy to push the company forward
  • Personal and family issues have caused partners or members to lose focus on the day-to-day management of the business
  • There is a lack of motivation to equip family members with the right professional development training that will allow them to properly lead the company into the future

All of these issues (as well as many others) have the potential to make the foundation of your business crumble if they aren’t resolved.

I’m Heather Powell, and I help transform small family businesses into thriving empires.

Learn more about Heather

Did you know that if your family is able to overcome the most pressing issues that plague family businesses, you have the potential to experience very rich success?

Despite the fact that 70% of family-owned businesses fail or are sold, one-third of all companies in the S&P 500 index are family-controlled, and many are outperforming their competitors.

Those family businesses that become the Walmarts of the world share a handful of traits in common. And even if you’re not interested in becoming a multi-billion-dollar company, your business must possess these traits to thrive.

That’s why I’ll help you infuse the success characteristics of some of the world’s leading organizations into your family business.

By working with me, your organization can get access to:

  • A powerful and well-defined vision that serves as the driving force behind the business’ success
  • Clear communication between members that eliminates conflict, power struggles, and confusion
  • A renewed sense of trust among members that guarantees business objectives are being exceeded
  • Streamlined systems, protocols, and structure that will improve efficiency and productivity and maximize profit
  • A stronger, revitalized corporate culture that guarantees both employee and customer satisfaction
  • Well-defined roles that promote a sense of purpose and autonomy
  • A strengthened leadership team that can navigate the company past an influx of challenges

and so much more….


When family businesses are in need of strategic guidance to propel the company forward, many make the mistake of seeking out traditional business consultants.

However, because family business ownership presents a unique set of challenges, you need a trusted outside adviser who can offer integrated expertise in business management, executive training, and marriage and family therapy to address the challenges that arise at the intersection of family relationships and business. I hold a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have integrated my expertise in interpersonal dynamics and family systems with additional training in personal and executive coaching to provide my clients with the expertise they depend on to move the needle on their businesses.

Are you ready to make a move?

Your empire can’t be built alone. Book your free consultation today and I’ll walk you through how we can start transforming your business.

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Have a question about my services?

Here are some of my frequently asked questions:

What is your background?

As mentioned, I hold a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have integrated my expertise in interpersonal dynamics and family systems with additional training in personal and executive coaching. Prior to launching Heather A. Powell, LLC/Power Couple Success, I owned and operated a seven-figure behavioral health organization with my husband that employed 50 team members. We sold our business in 2012 to pursue other interests. You can read more about me here About Me.

When should my family business consider working with a business consultant?

I work with family businesses of all sizes and at all stages of development. However, I advise many clients to find a family business consultant they’d like to work with as early as the moment they decide to launch their own company, or as early as possible.
Working with a family business during its early stages allows me to help steer the company in the right direction by establishing a strong leadership team, streamlined systems and procedures, and unified organizational values, goals and vision.
By working with me early on, I’m also able to educate members on common issues that could threaten the health of the business. By being aware of these issues and understanding how to properly extinguish them should they arise, there is a much better chance that these issues won’t have the opportunity to cause harm to the organization.

What happens during the free consultation?

During our free 30-minute Skype or phone consultation, we’ll discuss the size and stage of your business, its issues, goals and initiatives, and the services you are seeking.
If we are a good fit, we’ll discuss what I can offer your business and I’ll recommend a course of action that will massively shift your business from surviving to thriving.

What is the cost of your consulting services?

My business consulting services varies in cost depending on the size, stage, and needs of your family’s business. I recommend booking your free consultation so we can discuss these needs and I can provide you with a recommended strategy and accurate costs.

Where are you based out of?

My home office is in Los Angeles area. Throughout the year, I am also in the California Bay area, New York and Hawaii. Please inquire about availability. I do provide consulting services outside of these areas however additional travel fees may apply

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