Wendy Ulaszek is Partner and Head of Leadership Development at Lansberg Gersick Advisors. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in family systems, succession planning, and the implementation of family enterprise and philanthropic governance. At LGA, she has a special focus on leadership coaching and the education and engagement of rising generations. Wendy has over 25 years of consulting and assessment experience with individuals, teams, and organizations. She has extensive experience in the administration and interpretation of psychological and personality feedback inventories relevant to executive leadership development and succession planning. Wendy designs and delivers workshops on ambidextrous leadership (leading both the business and the family), engagement of the next generation, leading from your strengths, ethical dilemmas, the sustainability of family governance, and dynamics of multi-generational family communication.
Wendy is an FFI Fellow and coaches at the Kellogg School of Management programs for global enterprising family leaders. She is currently co-leading a research project funded by the National Center of Family Philanthropy (NCFP) examining the impact and coordination of individual and collaborative multi-generational philanthropic activities. Wendy enjoys speaking engagements with family members of the Owners’ Forum, the Family Business Network (FBN), NCFP, YPO, and FFI.
Wendy’s consulting work focuses on the implementation and sustainability of sound family governance structures, policies, etc., which will serve the family and the family enterprise for generations to come. Her work has given her the opportunity to work with families throughout North America, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Europe. She lives in Connecticut with her family, enjoying cooking and cheering for her children’s numerous sports activities.
2023 Family Philanthropy Leadership Retreat
Posted on April 19, 2023 by Susan Stamerjohn, Michelle Tremillo, Alejandro Foung, Dr. Jason Franklin, Jonathan Brack, Sandra Fluke, Tonya Allen, Diego Zegarra, Sue Banerjee, Catherine Maddox Walton
Full Report—Philanthropy in Complex, Multi-Generational Families: Balancing Individual Preference with Collective Purpose
Posted on April 12, 2023 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard
Balancing Individual and Family Interests in Collective Giving
Posted on November 30, 2022 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard
Complexities of the Collective: Balancing Individual and Family Interests
Posted on December 7, 2021 by Melinda Oakes, Andy Klingenstein, Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard
Community Foundation Spark Session: Advising Business-owning Families
Posted on April 23, 2021 by Maeve Miccio, Lisa Jolley, Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D.
The NCFP and LGA Collaborative Pilot Research Project on Philanthropy in Complex, Multi-Generational Families: To Integrate or Differentiate?
Posted on October 28, 2019 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Kelin E. Gersick, Ph.D.
How Can We Study Integrated Philanthropy in Complex Multi‐Generational Families?
Posted on July 2, 2019 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Neus Feliu, Ph.D., Kelin E. Gersick, Ph.D.
Why Study Integrated Philanthropy in Complex Multi-Generational Families?
Posted on May 6, 2019 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Neus Feliu, Ph.D., Kelin E. Gersick, Ph.D.
Family Philanthropy Through Multiple Vehicles
Posted on January 8, 2019 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Kelin E. Gersick, Ph.D.
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