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Dr. Lee Hausner

Clinical Psychologist & Business Consultant


Dr. Lee Hausner is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, business consultant, and seminar leader. Dr. Hausner served 17 years as the senior psychologist for the Beverly Hills Unified School District during which time she authored the seminal work regarding wealth and the family, “Children of Paradise...Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families” and contributed two chapters to the resource guide, “The Stewardship of Private Wealth”. She has co-authored with Douglas K. Freeman, J.D. “Legacy Families...The Definitive Guide to Creating a Successful Multi-generational Family” and an “A Founder’s Guide to the Family Foundation”. Most recently she contributed a chapter to “Wealth of Wisdom”.

Dr. Hausner co-founded IFF Advisors  a consulting practice providing services for high net- worth families, family businesses ,family offices and training in the financial advisory field.  In this capacity she was on an advisory board to the private bank of Citibank in New York and has done inhouse training for major financial institutions and banks. Additionally, she has been a frequent program resource for the private client meetings of major financial institutions. In 2014 IFF advisors was acquired by a boutique bank, First Foundation. Dr. Hausner and her partner were charged with creating a high net worth platform and training the banking colleagues to increase their sensitivity to the unique challenges of the affluent client. Additionally, they created a trust department and a back office for philanthropy.

Dr. Hausner incorporated a unique six-step transition model for effective succession of family businesses in her critically acclaimed family business resource book, “Hats Off To You 2...Balancing Roles and Creating Success in Family Business Succession”. She assisted California University Fullerton create their family business program and most recently helped the University of Southern California establish their family business center and served as the advisor, having developed a two year curriculum for the member families who joined the center.

She is a frequent guest on national media, a quoted expert in national publications, a keynote speaker for high net worth private client conferences for major financial institutions domestically and internationally as well as a highly-rated resource to YPO, WPO, CEO and Tiger 21. 

Dr. Hausner resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two married children and five grandchildren.

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