Edward P. Monte, Ph.D.

Edward P. Monte, Ph.D. has for the past twenty-four years developed a highly successful consultation practice to family businesses and family offices that specifically concentrates on parent – adult child relationship issues that impact the family business. A particular focus in his consulting, research and writing is the complex dynamics between fathers and sons in business together.

Edward is a member of the Family Firm Institute and regularly presents in business schools, family forums, accounting, law and financial advisory firms throughout the country. He is a highly experienced workshop leader presenting locally, nationally and internationally.

For the past 18 years, he has taught in the Next Generation Leadership Institute within the Family Business Center at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. He was recently named the Clinical Fellow for this program.

In addition, Edward delivers individual executive coaching with a focus on personal and interpersonal issues – such as life cycle stages and gender that impact career development, leadership, motivation and organizational dynamics.

Until the end of 2015, Edward was a practicing psychotherapist, with a career spanning over 40 years, specializing in couple and family therapy. Over twenty years ago, he founded Centra,p.c. – a multi-disciplinary psychotherapy and psychiatric practice group with offices in Philadelphia and New Jersey. During his tenure with this collective, Edward served as Clinical Director. Prior to the founding of Centra,p.c., he was a senior staff clinician and supervisor in a clinic within the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as the program chair of the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Philadelphia for three years.

For over twenty years, and up to the present, Edward has been an instructor of graduate education at the University of Pennsylvania teaching in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine as well as the School of Social Policy and Practice. For five years, he was on the teaching faculty in the doctoral program in Couple and Family Therapy at Drexel University and a recurring lecturer at the London Marriage Guidance Council in London, England. Dr. Monte is a clinical member and approved supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Most importantly for his work as a family business consultant, Edward was raised as a third generation son in a family business.