We serve enterprising families and the people and organizations that keep them vital.
We’ve worked with some of the most successful and influential business families across industries, around the world. Our consultants help them lay the groundwork that ultimately leads to better business performance and stronger families.
Our engagements range from single educational programs to long-term, ongoing facilitation in family meetings, board development, strategic planning and more.
We also partner with family business programs, trade associations, service providers and other organizations to educate families and empower them to make smart business decisions.
We understand how enterprising families work.
In family enterprises, family dynamics and business concerns are two halves of a whole. It takes balance to ensure both can be leveraged to add value. Our holistic approach applies safe processes and structures that work in harmony across the board to create alignment, reduce conflict and eliminate roadblocks to better outcomes.More about Family Enterprises
Shared prosperity and security takes finding common ground.
Alignment in business extends to the wealth it produces. Whether the goal is to sustain, grow or donate philanthropically, your family faces the same challenges and opportunities. We work with client families to articulate a clear vision for their shared wealth, communicate effectively and establish processes for making fair and equitable decisions consistently.More about Family Wealth
Trusted Providers & Advisors
Clients value your perspective. Help them realize their opportunities.
If you serve families in business or with shared assets, you’ve likely seen their challenges up close. You know they can hinder a client’s ability to act on your professional recommendations. We can help you understand those challenges and their impact on critical business, wealth and estate decisions. We can also partner with you to work directly with the family.More about Trusted Providers & Advisors
Family Business Programs
We share your passion for family businesses and the resources to support them.
We’re all invested in the success of the family business community. We often partner with Family Business Programs to provide keynote speeches, workshops and other resources that educate and empower member companies. Our consultants can also advise on program planning and content development so your members benefit from our combined experience and support.More about Family Business Programs
When family businesses succeed, industries thrive.
Family businesses are the backbone of our industries, and trade associations are essential to their success. They help families see and plan for challenges coming around the corner. By partnering with us, they can also provide educational resources to help member companies master the particular challenges and opportunities in owning a family business.More about Trade Associations
Franchises & Dealer Groups
Plan today to make the next generation capable, confident leaders.
Franchisees and dealers have to be thoughtful about passing on their businesses to the next generation. Without corporate approval from the franchisor or manufacturer, they can’t step into a leadership role. We help you plan for an effective succession and provide leadership development to prepare the next generation for the responsibilities ahead.Franchise & Dealer Groups
Find answers to your questions and solutions to your most complex problems.Improved processes, education and communication lead to better outcomes for the health of the enterprise and harmony of the family. Whether a family member, advisor or provider, we’ll help you assess the situation and understand your best options. We know the common challenges families in business face, as well as approach your unique needs with a fresh, unbiased perspective.
Succession and Continuity PlanningHow do we create a succession plan that ensures a smooth transition and lays the foundation for future generations?
Organizing and Educating the FamilyHow can we be more effective leaders, owners and stewards while leveraging the diverse strengths of family members?
Ownership AlignmentHow can we work together to make ownership decisions with a unified voice?
Board Development and SearchDo we need a formal board of directors, and what would their roles and responsibilities look like?
Preparing the Next GenerationWhat skills and structures will our children need to be good owners, managers and directors?
Communication and Conflict ResolutionHow can we put personal issues aside and work together to make decisions in everyone’s best interest?
Strategic PlanningHow do we create a strategic plan that achieves both the vision of the family and the business?
Policy DevelopmentWhat agreements do we need in place to make better decisions and avoid future conflict?
Change and growth begin with education. It’s at the heart of what we do.
Our educational programs break down complex challenges and shed light on the opportunities they present. We produce more than 100 educational sessions every year for enterprising families, franchisees, dealers and trade associations. Drawing on deep expertise and real-world experience, our team creates custom workshops and presentations to give enterprising families the confidence to take positive action.