Kathy Kolbe built her enterprise, Kolbe Corp, to help Fortune 500 companies, business executives and leaders in every sector excel using a system that identifies the individual talents driving universal work habits. Their latest book, Business is Business: Reality Checks for Family-Owned Companies, examines the critical task of defining boundaries between the personal and the professional, and finding joy in the process.
Their work is inspired by three decades of family business success. For a time, Kathy, Amy and Amy’s brother David all worked in Kolbe Corp. Kathy ran the business and eventually transitioned out of it. They lived the experience of succession – coming up through the ranks and figuring out how to run the business together. David and Amy, now CEO and President, respectively, are proof that working towards individual strengths and implementing healthy boundaries are successful strategies for generating family businesses sustainability.