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David Karofsky
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Family Business Member, Family Business Advisor
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FFI, Northeastern University Center for Family Business
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David Karofsky, President and Son, Transition Consulting Group
David Karofsky has over 15 years of experience coaching individuals and working with companies to excel, grow and outperform their competition. Focused on helping executives develop superior management and communication skills to become more effective leaders, David’s counseling and corporate consulting background includes program design and development and senior management team alignment. David has been trained in Ropes Course Facilitation, Team Building, Strategic Decision Making, Effective Communication, and Performance Enhancement. David’s interest in family business consulting was launched with his course work in family business dynamics at the Cambridge Center for Creative Enterprise. The recipient of multiple achievement awards, David has been a guest speaker at Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration and shares in facilitation of the Leadership Development Forum at the Center for Family Business. A founding member and chair of the Boston chapter of the Young President’s Organization’s Young Adult Forum, and member of the Family Firm Institute, David received his A.B. from Bowdoin College, Ed.M. from Boston University in Counseling Psychology and MBA from Northeastern University. Please visit TCG at

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PASSING THE TORCH: Best Practices for Bringing the Next Generation into the Family Business

Bringing the next generation of family members into the family business can be both an exciting and scary time. For the senior generation it is an opportunity to continue a legacy while sharing an experience with those closest to you. For the next generation, it is an opportunity to become an integral part of something that was always in your life at a peripheral level. Either way you look at it, bringing the next…

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 3:30pm

When you've been asked to join the family business

Mother: Jon, we've given this lots of thought, and your Dad and I are really hoping that you'll join your sister, Jackie, and us in the family business.

Father: This is one of my greatest dreams come true! And…

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 8:10pm

Begin at the Beginning - So You're in the Family Business

Father: Rick, I thought this project was going to be completed yesterday.

: Well, Dad, I tried to, but there were just so many things going on.…


Posted on April 13, 2010 at 11:30am

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