Enterprise-owning families experience varying degrees of challenges as they navigate complexities of continuity, growth, and succession. Challenges include ownership and business succession, control and decision-making authority, wealth transfer, governance, multigenerational family and shareholder communication, leadership styles, management strategies, role clarification, next-generation engagement, development of knowledge, skills, and experiences, and ever- evolving family dynamics. The journey demands attention, planning, and experiential education.
Some families experience the family enterprise and family business succession journey alone, hoping for the positive outcome they envision. Others, especially those seeking to proactively create a healthy and sustainable alliance between family and enterprise, partner with professional guides known as family business consultants or family enterprise advisors, to help them gain insight into the universe of possibilities for achieving their goals and to design and integrate plans around tailored proven practices.
Family Enterprise Alliance, LLC, a firm whose members have been exclusively focused in this area for nearly 25 years, is dedicated to systemically advancing all aspects of family enterprise towards its desired future story. We work collaboratively and strategically with those who affect and are affected by decisions and allocation of resources to convert those decision into positive outcomes. Clients include ownership families, individual family members, family businesses, shareholders, boards, family councils, family offices, management teams, professional service providers, and peer and student learning groups.
Family Enterprise Alliance, LLC, provides custom consulting, family and team facilitation, personalized coaching, peer group learning forums/retreats, and professional advisors' education.
Kim Schneider Malek
(Family business speaker, keynote/plenary presenter, breakout session/workshop/program design, development and facilitation)