Jeff Strese

Jeff Strese is an Organizational Development Consultant focusing on multi-generational family enterprises, corporations, and mission-driven nonprofit organizations. He has more than 25 years experience working across industries in the areas of leadership development, organizational effectiveness and family dynamics. He holds certifications in family wealth and family business advising (CFWA, CFBA). 

Jeff is passionate about helping family businesses and organizations create clarity out of the complex and inspiring leaders from all backgrounds to develop and master critical skills like coaching, communication and emotional intelligence. He has developed innovative programs to guide next-generation leaders to reach their full potential in a fast-paced, global economy. 

Jeff has served as Chief Talent and Learning Officer (CTLO) at Tolleson Wealth Management, a multi-family office serving client families across the country. Prior to his role at Tolleson, Jeff served as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Southern Methodist University (SMU).  He has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses as an Adjunct Faculty member in SMU’s Cox School of Business. He currently serves as Academic Director for an award-winning leadership development program in SMU’s Executive Education Program. 

Early in his career, he held a private practice in marriage and family counseling as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) before transitioning into organizational development and executive coaching. He is currently a member of the Teach For America – DFW Advisory Board and Executive Committee.

Jeff is based in Dallas, Texas. He is married with two adult children and enjoys music, traveling and cooking. He is also an avid reader and loves independent films. 


We offer a wide array of services to help you and your organization achieve your highest potential.

  • Family Enterprise

    Your family can face the future with confidence.

    Learning programs, coaching, and meeting facilitation for family enterprises. We offer the guidance and support to ensure your family business thrives for generations.
  • Organizational Consulting

    Navigate change with confidence. Operate at your best.

    Support with fully customized coaching, leadership development and strategic human resources.
  • Executive Coaching

    The secret to sustained leadership success.

    We provide personalized guidance for current and emerging leaders.