Stefan Voswinkel: “The Family Business Catalyst”
Stefan has the unique perspective of 25 years in entrepreneurship, large and small firms, government, and international business. This and his own family business background give him the passion to effectively help family businesses and closely held businesses. He can take the best practices in family businesses to any location globally.
As a commercial pilot, Stefan is an expert at taking off, observing from a bird’s perspective and landing smoothly – his approach to helping owner families. He has acquired rare insights into human relationship factors that determine success or failure. His results fly in the face of the high failure rate of sustaining family businesses into the next generation. Stefan is the resource for entrepreneurs of all generations.
He is “The Family Business Catalyst”! His enthusiasm is contagious.
He actively promotes entrepreneurship by teaching college courses for aspiring entrepreneurs, including a mentorship that involves local business owners.
As a sought after speaker, Stefan has presented his recently published Survey of Yukon’s Knowledge Sector at several conferences, demonstrating how knowledge-based entrepreneurs can successfully extended their range beyond local markets. In 2013, his firm was nominated for “Most Innovative Company” in UpHere Business magazine’s Frozen Globe Awards.
Stefan has a combined degree in business and engineering, is certified in Change Management (PROSCI), and a graduate of the Family Enterprise Advisor program at the Sauder School of Business (University of British Columbia). He has brought value to the community, for example by taking on leadership roles in Rotary.
He has built his global perspective by travelling to 30 countries. He and his wife Judith, partners in life and business, encourage young people by hosting exchange students. They enjoy the peace and quiet of their cabin in Atlin, British Columbia - one of the most scenic places of all and well suited to inspire their creative minds. For a discussion about your own business situation and how I may be able to help you, please contact me.
The Family Business Catalyst