Lets Talk Family Enterprise explores global ideas, concepts and models related to family enterprise advising. Brought to you by Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX), specifically created for FEA designates and members of FEX.
Finding Meaning and Purpose in our Work
There is nothing quite like a global pandemic to cause us to pause and think about what really matters in our lives. Ruth Steverlynck sits down with author, coach, world record-breaker, and global resource for CEOs and Family Enterprises, Dave Phillips (dphillips.com), to explore why achieving success in life may not, in and of itself, be enough and practical steps we can take to figure out our authentic life purpose.
Preserving the Business Families Foundation Legacy
Steve Legler speaks with Nan-b de Gaspe Beaubien(C.M) who, with her husband Philippe, co-founded BFF in 1990 and is the current Co-Chair and Founder of the de Gaspe Beaubien Foundation. Together, they discuss the historical impact of BFF on the global stage of family business and the significance of this merger in not only advancing the platform for FEX and FEF, but also perpetuating the legacy started by the de Gaspe Beaubien family.
Beyond the Family Business: The Family Office
Steve Legler sits down with industry thought leader, consultant and lauded author, Kirby Rosplock to explore the “what” and “why” of Family Offices, as well as the trends in the Family Office space that FEAs can benefit from paying attention to.
13: Wealth and Identity: Helping Clients Adapt Well to Wealth
In this episode, Ruth Steverlynck sits down with Joan DiFuria, MFT and Stephen Goldbart, Ph.D, co-founders of the Money Meaning and Choices Institute. They discuss the psychological impact that life-altering wealth can have on individuals and families, and what families who are “getting it right” are doing that FEAs can meaningfully learn from to support and help the families they serve.
12: The "Natural Advantage" of Family Businesses
Guest host Steve Legler speaks with FFI Fellow and family business consultant Ken McCracken about the importance of recognizing what our family business clients are doing right and avoiding jumping in with "best practices" and recommendations that don't fit the family or the business.
11: Borrowed from your Grandchildren
In a time of crisis, as Family Enterprise Advisors (FEAs) we work hard to be the valuable and trusted resource to our client families. In his latest work, Borrowed from your Grandchildren, Dennis Jaffe reports on a research project where he interviewed family members from 100 global business families who had succeeded over more than three generations. The book shares their stories of continual reinvention and renewal, and how they responded to vast changes in their family and business worlds.