arshall W. Northington, Ph.D., delayed plans to
begin his career as a counseling psychologist when, in 1980, he returned to
Tucson to manage his family's construction-related business. His father had
died suddenly, with no clear succession plans, and his mother had little
knowledge of the business. So began Dr. Northington's unexpected 14 year
education in managing a family-owned business and an opportunity to apply a
formal education in psychology to the challenges of working with family
In 1989, after his family business was sold, Dr. Northington
founded Northington Ph.D. to assist individuals with career planning and life
changes. Soon after, he developed Family Business Solutions as a major division
of his practice.
Dr. Northington is the author of Managing
the Family Business: A Guide for Success. He also has authored a series of
articles on managing family businesses for use by newsletter publishers.
Marshall W. Northington, Ph.D.
San Rafael Medical Town Offices
6612 East Carondelet Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85710 USA