Meeting Archive:
Mentoring the Future: Transitioning Family Owned Clubs

Meeting Description:
Transitioning club owners can be difficult. It is imperative that proactive measures are taken to ensure a smooth transition for new club owners in case of the need for a sudden change in leadership.
Join us for the next USA Gymnastics Webinar covering Mentoring the Future: Transitioning Family Owned Clubs" with guest speaker Elaine Jewart.
Covered Points:
  • Strategic Exit Planning
  • Defining Your (owner’s) Job Description
  • Identifying Who Would Best Lead the Organization
  • Building Upon the Chosen Successor’s Strengths
  • The Importance of Outlining Details in Contracts and Agreements
  • Keeping the Family Together While Running a Business
  • How Current Gym Owners Can Assess the Finances/Payback When Preparing to Retire and Pass On Ownership
  • Additional Workshops, Books, and Resources for Gym Owners to Reference During the Transitioning Process
Date: Wed, Nov 1, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): USA Gymnastics
 Presenter Information
Elaine Jewart
Speaker Photo

Elaine Jewart directs the business operations at Jewart's Gymnastics. As far as gymnastics goes, she has done it all. From collegiate competitor to judge, from mom of five gymnasts to public school physical education teacher, from dancer to choreographer, she has been involved in the sport all her life and she loves it. Her children Alex, Lainy and Katie also coach at Jewarts Gymnastics. In 2009, Jewart was recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the Top 25 Women in Business. She is a member of the Hall of Fame at Slippery Rock University and in 2000 was named 2000 PA 50 Best Women in Business. In 1999, Jewart's Gymnastics was named family business of the year. She attributes her success to life skills she learned from gymnastics.