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    Lead to the Future

    We help privately held businesses grow and sustain themselves for the long term.

About Our Founder: Stephanie Olexa, PhD, MBA

Stephanie Olexa, Lead to the Future President

Stephanie helps privately-held and family-owned businesses develop, evolve, and grow. She works with them to create business professionalization, shareholder commitment, succession planning, and fully engaged governance.

Stephanie has coached leaders and teams through transitions and dramatic business growth. And she’s written three books on leadership, governance, and executive coaching.

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Our Blog: Future Thoughts

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