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Family Business Advisor Masterclass

In our family business advisor masterclass, we introduce the essential skills, attitudes and approaches required to support family businesses in transition.

A CCE-accredited programme.

Programme Overview

The Family Business Advisor Masterclass course brings together professionals wanting to utilise practical guidance alongside case study exploration to gain a deep understanding of the intricacies of family businesses, and the role of an advisor in supporting these families.

Delivered entirely online, this transformational course is delivered in collaboration with Professor Christine Blondel, Adjunct Professor of Family Business at INSEAD. Christine has over 25 years’ experience in the family business field, with exposure to hundreds of cases through her teaching, writing, and advising.

A superb workshop, I gained invaluable knowledge and a great network of contacts. Thank you! 

Who is this programme for?

The course is designed for senior coaches, consultants, mediators and advisors who wish to develop a deep understanding of advising within a family business while building their credibility, developing their practice, and expanding their network.

Previous participants have ranged from experienced executive coaches to bankers, family officers, head hunters, recent MBA graduates with a personal interest in the subject, and family business members who want to sharpen their understanding of the foundational skills and attributes they need to support their own business as it transitions.

The maturity, diversity and depth of experience of participants are taken into consideration. We welcome participants from all corners of the world, from a range of sectors and with varying expertise.

If you’re not sure if this is the right course for you, please arrange a call with Lidy Hopman-Fuller, our Programme Manager.

Next Session:

 Open for registration

 18, 21, 25, 28 Nov + 5 Dec 2024

 Online, via Zoom
 CCE accredited

 £1,950 (excl. VAT)

The Family Business Advisor Masterclass course brings together professionals wanting to utilise practical guidance alongside case study exploration to gain a deep understanding of the intricacies of family businesses, and the role of a coach in supporting these families.

Delivered entirely online, this transformational course is delivered in collaboration with Professor Christine Blondel, Adjunct Professor of Family Business at INSEAD. Christine has over 20 years’ experience in the family business field, with exposure to hundreds of cases through her teaching, writing, and advising.

“If you are a coach or are thinking of trying to become a coach to family businesses, this is an excellent class. It gives a top-down perspective and you find out what is involved and required in acting as a coach to families and family businesses.”

Who is this programme for?

The course is designed for senior coaches, consultants, mediators and advisers who wish to develop a deep understanding of coaching within a family business while building their credibility, developing their practice, and expanding their network.

Previous participants have ranged from experienced executive coaches to recent MBA graduates with a personal interest in the subject, to family business members who want to sharpen their understanding of the foundational skills and attributes they need to support their own business as it transitions.

The maturity, diversity and depth of experience of participants are taken into consideration. We welcome participants from all corners of the world, from a range of sectors and with varying expertise.

If you’re not sure if this is the right course for you, please arrange a call with Lidy Hopman-Fuller, our Programme Manager.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding: Learn about family business dynamics, values, leadership, governance, transmission and succession

The Role: The diversity and complementarity of advisor roles

Process: The importance of fair process in business family transitions

Skills: Through real cases, develop an understanding of the process, skills, attitudes and experience to bring to client engagements

Guidance: Practical communications, governance frameworks and tools

Global:A universal approach, not specific to any particular jurisdiction

Accreditation: Add credibility to your Family Business coaching practice through Continuing Coach Education (CCE) accreditation. On completion, you will gain the following credits, which can be used towards the renewal requirements of an ICF credential: 7.5 core competency | 5.75 resource development credits

Programme Design

Module 1: Family Business Foundations

  • Preparatory case work
  • Participant introduction
  • Speed meeting and code of conduct
  • Introduction to advising business families, exploring the different advisor roles
  • Case: Founder to siblings

Module 2: Case work and governance

  • Preparatory case work
  • Establishing a family council, family charter and board of directors
  • Case: Siblings to cousins

Module 3: Testimonial, the advising process and co-coaching

  • Sourcing, contracting, running the mission,
  • Follow-up and supervision
  • Co-coaching in triads

Module 4: Your own case (live cases)

  • Exploring the issues at stake: what processes, skills, attitudes and experiences do they require?

Module 5: Consolidation

  • Bespoke content addressing your questions
  • Summary and conclusions

An optional individual supervision session with Professor Blondel can be included. This will be scheduled to take place within six months of Module 5.

Faculty

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Professor Christine Blondel

Adjunct Professor of Family Business | Programme Director

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Elizabeth Florent

Lidy Hopman-Fuller

Programme Manager

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How to apply

The first step is to complete the online application form.

Professor Blondel will then review your application to ensure that your experience, motivations, and expectations are in line with the programme content. Once your application has been reviewed, Lidy Hopman-Fuller, the Programme Manager, will advise on the outcome as soon as possible.

Places on the programme are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis taking into consideration applicants’ experience and objectives. As we only have a limited number of places available on the course, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

 November 2024 – Open for registration!

  • Module 1: 18th November 2024
  • Module 2: 21st November 2024
  • Module 3: 25th November 2024
  • Module 4: 28th November 2024
  • Module 5: 5th December 2024

All sessions last 2.5 hours and are from 13:00-15:30 CET

 Delivered online, via Zoom

 10-16 Participants

 £1,950 (excl. VAT)

 Post-masterclass one-to-one supervision (optional) £400 (excl. VAT)

What our alumni say

I loved Christine's humble and modest style. She has so much knowledge to share and does this in a very consultative and engaged manner.
I loved Christine's humble and modest style. She has so much knowledge to share and does this in a very consultative and engaged manner.
humble and modest style
Knowledgable and inspiring faculty, high quality and diverse group of participants.
Knowledgable and inspiring faculty, high quality and diverse group of participants.
Inspiring faculty
If you are a coach or are thinking of trying to become a coach to family businesses, this is an excellent class. It gives a top-down perspective and you find out what is involved and required in acting as a coach to families and family businesses
If you are a coach or are thinking of trying to become a coach to family businesses, this is an excellent class. It gives a top-down perspective and you find out what is involved and required in acting as a coach to families and family businesses
top-down perspective
I really enjoyed the classes and hope in the not too distant future we could have the alumni sessions and possibly in person too one day.
I really enjoyed the classes and hope in the not too distant future we could have the alumni sessions and possibly in person too one day.
alumni sessions
Thank you for the journey! Highly valuable and energising.
Thank you for the journey! Highly valuable and energising.
Energising
Christine provided an excellent basis for very valuable discussions on the cases.
Christine provided an excellent basis for very valuable discussions on the cases.
Valuable discussion
Good value for money, great network to learn from/exchange with
Good value for money, great network to learn from/exchange with
Great network
A superb workshop. I gained invaluable knowledge and a great network of contacts. Thank you!
A superb workshop. I gained invaluable knowledge and a great network of contacts. Thank you!
A superb workshop

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