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What Makes an Excellent Family Business Consultant?

Recently, another publication focused on a list of characteristics family businesses felt were desirable in family business consultants. We feel that their list left off valuable criteria needed in a family business consultant, so we asked The Family Business Consulting Group's principals and associates what characteristics they thought could help those seeking the services of family business consultant separate the wheat from the chaff.

Excellent Family Business Consultants:

  • have expertise and experience relating to both family and business, and stay abreast of the latest developments in fields ranging from business strategy to family dynamics;
  • have the courage to engage their clients with the most challenging questions and toughest issues to help those clients make needed and difficult changes;
  • seek to understand the unique goals and values of each family business client rather than imposing one size fits all approaches;
  • seek to strengthen the family business system as a whole rather than becoming an instrument that any family member might use against any other;
  • offer family business consulting exclusively as opposed to providing other products or services.





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