Family business consulting

Strengthen and maintain your
family and business legacy.

Few understand how powerful family and business can be.

AGH can help create a forum outside your business to discuss and address the wide range of issues families experience when doing business together. Addressing these issues before they become unsolvable problems will help maintain family and business harmony.

See how our family business consulting could help your organization.
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Family business consulting

Consider who benefits

Family-owned businesses seeking to "professionalize" their organizations for growth and continued success

Family businesses anticipating a transition, such as a change in ownership structure or business leadership

Family businesses seeking to learn, evaluate and apply lessons from experiences of other successful family businesses

Family businesses in conflict or seeking to resolve potential areas of conflict

Consider the benefits

Reduces conflict by increasing understanding of how family, business and ownership issues interact

Increases capability of family and business to survive transition of ownership and management

Provides a forum for learning and developing needed skills

Strengthens and maintains family and business legacy and values

Clarifies understanding of the roles and responsibilities of family, business and ownership

Provides skilled facilitation to contribute to productive dialogue

How AGH's family business consulting can help your organization

About 90 percent of businesses in the United States are family-owned. Yet despite the numbers, few entrepreneurs understand how powerful the mix of family, business and ownership can be. At AGH, understanding of a family business starts with gathering information through interviews of family members to create a snapshot of the family business.

This information gathering provides the foundation for an initial family meeting facilitated by AGH consultants. During the typically day-long meeting, consultants present information from the interviews, provide education regarding best practices, help the family identify key issues that need addressed and identify next steps, including a plan for regular future family meetings and other governance structures like a family council.

Each session is customized based on the family business needs identified. AGH consultants provide additional training, workshops or facilitation as required. Individual leadership coaching can also be helpful, as well as working on family issues as part of a larger succession planning approach.

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Marjorie Engle

Senior Vice President
Org. Development & Family Business Services

Marjorie Engle guides clients and their companies through executive coaching, transition and succession planning, organizational analysis, conflict management, and corporate strategy development. A specialist in assessing and developing family councils, advisory boards and boards of directors, she has extensive experience with family-owned, closely held, and public companies across many industries, as well as with not-for-profit organizations.

Marjorie holds a certificate in Family Business Advising with Fellow Status from The Family Firm Institute and is a certified coach with Family Business Partners. She is also a certified Change Leader.

Daniel White

Vice President
Org. Development & Family Business Services

Daniel White assists organizations with their organizational development needs, including strategic and operational planning, leadership development, succession and exit planning, and family business advising. He has worked with a wide range of industries, including construction, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, not-for-profits, and government organizations. He has also worked internationally as an organizational development consultant, serving organizations in Bolivia, Guatemala and Ghana. Prior to advising organizations, he worked in not-for-profit leadership and operations, directing projects with clients such as the US Department of State and the United Nations Population Fund.

Daniel serves as associate director of the Kansas Family Business Forum, hosted by Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship. He holds a certificate in Family Business Advising from The Family Firm Institute. Daniel also earned his Certified Exit Planner designation from BEI. This designation demonstrates he is qualified to provide comprehensive, professionally executed exit planning services. He has been published in Fast Company and several academic journals, and he has presented at a number of national conferences.