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Why does working together in a family business have to be so darn difficult? Get answers to this and other relevant questions when host, Greg Lewis, interviews prominent local and national family leaders about the challenges of working together in a family business. We'll also talk to top family business experts about relevant topics including business transition and succession planning, communications, family relationships, business culture as well as conflict resolution. For more information, visit www.tncfb.com.

Family Business Today Tennessee Center for Family Business

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Why does working together in a family business have to be so darn difficult? Get answers to this and other relevant questions when host, Greg Lewis, interviews prominent local and national family leaders about the challenges of working together in a family business. We'll also talk to top family business experts about relevant topics including business transition and succession planning, communications, family relationships, business culture as well as conflict resolution. For more information, visit www.tncfb.com.

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    Episode 58: Combining Irish and German Approaches to Education of Next Generation Family Business Leaders with Dr. Susan Walsh

    Episode 58: Combining Irish and German Approaches to Education of Next Generation Family Business Leaders with Dr. Susan Walsh

    Our guest today is Dr. Susan Walsh. Susan started her career in banking and worked in retail, corporate and private banks for 11 years in both the North and South of Ireland. She then moved into academia and held a fellowship at the Dublin Institute of Technology. After moving to Munich in 2004, Susan founded Globe Business College and has spent the last decade and a half perfecting a unique education model that centers on one-on-one, customized business education for the sons and daughters of family company owners. Today, she divides her between the College, speaking events to promote the need for relationship-based education in a digitalized society and working at a strategic level in both Ireland and Europe on the future of education.
    In this episode of Family Business Today, Susan will share:
    How the idea for Globe Business College began with a desire to combine the logical processes of German businesses with the dynamic skills of Irish businesses
    How the college has evolved and provides customized learning on a one-to-one level as the students and world change over time
    That a key to the longevity of Germany family businesses, also known as the Mittelstand, is that they are often specialists in one product
    How early graduates of GBC are seeking continued relationships and character development outside of a traditional degree as they face challenges in their family businesses
    How a challenge for early graduates of GBC is now being the bridge between senior management and the new generation
    And more…
    You can find out more about Dr. Susan Walsh at https://dr-susanwalsh.com/.  To learn more about Globe Business College visit https://globe-college.com/.   
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and working together create a lasting family legacy. To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business visit www.tncfb.com.
    If you are considering a transition in your family business contact us today for a FREE  Transition Assessment (follow link) and receive a one-on-one review of your business transition preparedness with a family business consultant. (a $299 value)
    Until next time, There’s No Business Like Family Business…..We Know!

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    Episode 57: How a Virginia Peanut Changed an Industry and Created a Family Legacy, Hubbard Peanut Company with Marshall Rabil

    Episode 57: How a Virginia Peanut Changed an Industry and Created a Family Legacy, Hubbard Peanut Company with Marshall Rabil

    Our guest today is Marshall Rabil. Marshall serves as the Sales and Marketing Director of Virginia-based and family-owned Hubbard Peanut Company, which his grandmother and grandfather founded nearly 70 years ago. Named one of Inside Business’ 40 Under 40 in 2019, Rabil helps lead the company with a big heart for his community and his multifaceted experience ranging from sustainable development studies to leading student groups internationally.
    In this episode of Family Business Today, Marshall will share:
    How the specialty peanut company Hubs got its start with Marshall’s grandmother Dot, her unique recipe, and a unique Virginia peanut
    The steps Hubs has taken to expand from their homegrown roots while staying connected to the legacy and the community of Sedley, Virginia
    About his background in international teaching, community development projects, specialty grocery, sustainability, and service
    That an important part of a succession plan is clear communication of goals, of timelines, and of how the baton will be passed to the next generation
    The opportunities Hubs has for the business and the people of the business to give back to their community
    And more…
    To learn more about Marshall Rabil and the Hubbard Peanut Company, visit https://www.hubspeanuts.com/. 
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and working together create a lasting family legacy. To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business visit www.tncfb.com.
    If you are considering a transition in your family business contact us today for a FREE  Transition Assessment (follow link) and receive a one-on-one review of your business transition preparedness with a family business consultant. (a $299 value)
    Until next time, There’s No Business Like Family Business…..We Know!

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    Episode 56: What’s in Your Cup? A Cup of Coffee/Tea and a Conversation with Bill Smith, Royal Cup Coffee & Tea and Double Iron Consulting

    Episode 56: What’s in Your Cup? A Cup of Coffee/Tea and a Conversation with Bill Smith, Royal Cup Coffee & Tea and Double Iron Consulting

    Our guest today is Bill Smith. Bill Smith has been involved with his family business for over 30 years. Royal Cup Coffee & Tea has been in his family since his grandfather bought the company in 1950.  In 2014, Bill was promoted to the President and CEO role, following his uncle and moving the guidance of the business to him as a third-generation leader. Bill launched Double Iron Consulting in 2021 to serve and help small to medium-sized businesses and family business owners and executives clarify and achieve their goals.  He understands what it’s like to be in their position and knows the care that goes into a business, especially when it’s a family business.
    In this episode of Family Business Today, Bill will share:
    His grandfather’s passion for buying, owning, and running a business, which started the Smith family legacy in Royal Cup Coffee & Tea
    How his 25 years in the family business began with learning how to roast coffee at 16 and lead to his work in the company’s national infrastructure
    The value of providing immersion opportunities to the next generation when it comes to learning and developing passion for the family business
    How important it is for a family business to respect both the family aspect and the business aspect when growing the company
    How family business owners need to give themselves the time to successfully transition their business to avoid reactive or rushed transition
    And more…
    To learn more about Bill and his business Double Iron Consulting, visit www.doubleironconsulting.com/.   
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and working together create a lasting family legacy. To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business visit www.tncfb.com.
    If you are considering a transition in your family business contact us today for a FREE  Transition Assessment (follow link) and receive a one-on-one review of your business transition preparedness with a family business consultant. (a $299 value)
    Until next time, There’s No Business Like Family Business…..We Know!

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    Episode 55: How to Be a Leader in the Boardroom and the Living Room with Deena Chochinov

    Episode 55: How to Be a Leader in the Boardroom and the Living Room with Deena Chochinov

    Our guest today is Deena Chochinov. Over the last 30 years, Deena has worked as a therapist, management consultant and family enterprise advisor with people and organizations seeking meaningful change. Her rare skill set enables her to strengthen family businesses on a strategic level, while ensuring that healthy interpersonal dynamics support a firm’s continuity and prosperity. As a family facilitator, Deena works with multi-generational families who seek the tools and techniques to make smart decisions, manage conflict effectively and develop strong, lasting relationships. She is based in Vancouver, Canada.
    In this episode of Family Business Today, Deena will share:
    How her parents’ family business and her experience as a therapist and management consultant led her to family business enterprise consulting
    How difficult it is to move family businesses forward without proactivity, planning, and awareness
    How family business members need to know “what hat they’re wearing when” as they manage their home and business balance
    How to have success in the family business and harmony at home while being the same person
    A story of three retirement-reluctant brothers who successfully transitioned their family business after forty years as owners
    And more…
    You can find Deena Chochinov’s book, HomeWork, at Amazon.com, and to learn more about Deena and her business, visit https://www.deenachochinov.com/.   
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and working together create a lasting family legacy. To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business visit www.tncfb.com.
    If you are considering a transition in your family business contact us today for a FREE  Transition Assessment (follow link) and receive a one-on-one review of your business transition preparedness with a family business consultant. (a $299 value)
    Until next time, There’s No Business Like Family Business…..We Know!

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    Episode 54: Living Your Vision Now with Larry Olsen of Aperneo

    Episode 54: Living Your Vision Now with Larry Olsen of Aperneo

    Our guest today is Larry Olsen. Larry Olsen is CEO and creator of Aperneo and is an international speaker, author, podcast host, and executive coach. He has years of experience working with Fortune 50 companies, championship teams, and entrepreneurs on establishing their vision and sense of purpose. Larry is passionate about providing individuals and teams quick, actionable guidance on how to break ingrained, ineffective habits that they did not even know were holding them back.
    In this episode of Family Business Today, Larry will share:
    How our success in business and in life is tied to learning how to change the way we think
    That whatever is on our on minds is all we see
    That one hundred percent of our performance is dictated by our attitude
    How most of use are going into life looking backward
    What it means to live your vision now
    And more…
    You can find out more about Larry, his firm, his book Get a Vision and Live It, and The Mindset Playbook podcast by visiting his website at https://www.larryolsenlive.com/ .   
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and working together create a lasting family legacy. To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business visit www.tncfb.com.
    If you are considering a transition in your family business contact us today for a FREE  Transition Assessment (follow link) and receive a one-on-one review of your business transition preparedness with a family business consultant. (a $299 value)
    Until next time, There’s No Business Like Family Business…..We Know!

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    Episode 53: Tailoring the Family Business Legacy with John and Daniel Stewart of Stewart Leadership

    Episode 53: Tailoring the Family Business Legacy with John and Daniel Stewart of Stewart Leadership

    John and Daniel Stewart joins our host Greg Lewis on this week’s edition of Family Business Today. John is the founder and CEO of Stewart Leadership. Stewart Leadership is recognized internationally for its feedback assessments, training tools, and solid, results-focused coaching services designed to guide teams and individuals to adapt, grow, and reach new levels of performance. John lives with his wife, Debra, near Portland, Oregon and has four sons and sixteen grandchildren.
    Daniel is a sought-after talent management and leadership development consultant and coach, and he leads Stewart Leadership’s extensive consulting practice, business development, and international partnerships. Daniel lives near Milwaukee, WI with his wife, Katie, and their 4 children.
    In this episode of Family Business Today, John and Daniel will share:
    How Daniel and his brother came to grow the business John founded
    That the key to family business success is to recognize the strengths of every individual and capitalize on them
    That effective leadership is directly related to the strength or weakness of relationships
    That the most important element in transitioning a family business to the next generation is passion for the business
    How to allow the next generation space to tailor the family business legacy
    And more…
    You can find out more about John, Daniel, their firm, and their many publications, webinars, and resources by visiting their website at www.stewartleadership.com/.   
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and working together create a lasting family legacy. To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business visit www.tncfb.com.
    If you are considering a transition in your family business contact us today for a FREE  Transition Assessment (follow link) and receive a one-on-one review of your business transition preparedness with a family business consultant. (a $299 value)
    Until next time, There’s No Business Like Family Business…..We Know!

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Great content and Guest Conversations

Greg's knowledge of family buisness dynamics coupled with both the family business owner sand those who support family businesses that he interviews, provides a deeply informative and valuable channel for learning and staying on top of what is needed to be successful. Thanks Greg!!

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