JEREMY MANALIS, MA, CEPA
I know firsthand about the challenges and triumphs of family businesses. Nearly a decade ago, my wife and I co-founded Family Ties Counseling Center. Together, we have grown it to over 30 employees. We have had a steep learning curve over the years to create both a thriving business and a healthy family. I also come from entrepreneurial roots as both sides of my family have multi-generational businesses. Each one has a unique story and legacy that embody the complexity and beauty that is family business.
I have many roles when I work with business families: coach, facilitator, advisor, mediator, counselor, teacher, and consultant. My overarching goal is to empower all members of business families to intentionally shape their legacy and then guide it into reality. While this process certainly isn’t easy or pretty, it can access untapped potential in both the family and their business. I am also passionate about leadership development for next generation leaders.
My undergraduate degree is in Philosophy and Religion from UC Santa Barbara. I hold a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College and practiced for 15 years as a family therapist. I have completed the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) training through Family Enterprise Canada. I am also trained as a CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor) through the Exit Planning Institute.
These days when I’m not working, you can usually find me hanging out with my wife and two daughters, being silly, making bad dad jokes, watching movies, playing games, rock climbing, and going for adventures in our camper trailer. I love cooking all kinds of food, exploring the wilderness, and taking a hot sauna followed by a wickedly long cold plunge!