Gary Shunk

Since 1992, Gary S. Shunk, Principal of Family Wealth Dynamics, has been serving multi-generational families of wealth successfully navigate the qualitative challenges of affluence. He works closely with families to address issues with distinct resonance for the wealthy, transforming conflict, poor communication and lack of trust into greater harmony, positive relationships, improved family dynamics and enhanced overall fulfillment. These favorable outcomes help affluent families lead emotionally harmonious lives in which they can make a positive impact within their family and the global community.

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    posted on 21 Oct 2014 | Article
    Randy Fox interviews Gary Shunk in CEG Elite Advisor. This article discusses introducing an independent facilitator to the family retreat process.
    posted on 9 Oct 2014 | Article
    In this first in a series, Randy Fox interviews Gary Shunk of Family Wealth Dynamics about how family communications often stall the philanthropic process and explores methodologies to resolve these...
    posted on 6 May 2014 | Article
    In this compelling article, family business communications specialist, Gary Shunk explores the importance of family communications about wealth, inheritance and its effect on inheritors. Sadly, many...
  • posted on 1 May 2014 | Group News
    I recently spoke with my friend and colleague James Grubman, PhD, founder of FamilyWealth Consulting ( and author of the new book, Strangers In Paradise: How Families Adapt to...
  • posted on 1 May 2014 | Group News
    I practiced psychotherapy for 20 years before I became a family advisor. At the outset of my education, and throughout the course of the work, empathy was my central practice. Empathy is "...

About Us

An expert in family systems and family dynamics, Mr. Shunk is a sought after speaker, workshop and seminar leader, and facilitator of family meetings and retreats. Mr. Shunk has been interviewed by several media outlets for perspective on critical issues impacting families of wealth. Mr. Shunk has been quoted in numerous print, broadcast and online outlets, including:

  • New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Investment News
  • Private Asset Management

Mr. Shunk holds an MSW from the University of Illinois - Chicago.

Mr. Shunk is also an Associate in the Family Business Center of Loyola University in Chicago. He holds Certificates in Family Wealth Advising and Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute, and in Positive Psychology from Kripalu.

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Family Wealth Dynamics
PO Box 572
LaGrange, IL 60525
United States
Phone: 312-810-0011



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