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Michael G. Henning is the founder and president of the Henning Family Business Center, a management and consulting firm specializing in business growth, change, and future leadership headquartered in Effingham, Illinois.
Mr. Henning makes approximately 50 presentations each year on topics such as succession in the privately held business, improving communications, relationships and effectiveness, compensation, titles and estate fairness, and developing next generation leaders and managers. He is one of America's leading speakers.
Prior to starting the Henning Family Business Center in 1985, Mike Henning was a high school teacher/coach and administrator. He also has over 30 years experience as a successful business owner, including 13 years in the family business.
Mr. Henning is recognized both as America's Family Business "Coach," and as the most frequently used speaker in the U. S. on privately held business succession issues.
Mike Henning has published over 400 articles that have appeared in professional journals, trade publications and national magazines. He publishes his own newsletter bi-monthly for more than 1,500 clients, professionals and peers. This newsletter is entering its seventeenth year of publication, the longest successful newsletter in the field. He has published four books, Your Final Test for Success (3rd edition), Cradle to Grave (2nd edition), Developing Internal Leaders & Managers, and Strategic Planning Workbook.
Mr. Henning spends 60% of his time working individually with families in business. He goes beyond the speaking podium to the owner's kitchen table to discuss the issues, solve problems, and plan for a successful future.
Mike Henning holds a B.S., M.S. and Specialist degrees from both Eastern and Southern Illinois Universities. He is presently an active member of the Family Firm Institute and the National Speakers' Association. He is married, has four children and nine grandchildren. When he is not traveling, conducting seminars or consulting, he enjoys golfing and skiing.
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