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Thinking Outloud

Thoughts on succession, leadership coaching, building synergistic teams and change management systems for family businesses and organizations.

Who Needs a Compass? We have Lifeboats!

Who Needs a Compass? We have Lifeboats!

Who has time to think about strategic planning?

When have you ever heard of a Navy Admiral saying to his crew that an impending storm was going to be too intense and unpredictable to develop a strategy for navigating through it successfully? Many business owners feel that they cannot sacrifice this time to develop a strategic plan due to the day-to-day tempests they are dealing with: employee performance, accountability & (dis)engagement, keeping up in the digital marketplace, increased…

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Being in Change

Being in Change

At the end of 2015, our partnership with a firm was brought to an end, after mutually determining it was no longer a strategic alliance, and we ventured out independently as Victorio Consulting in 2016. The decision to be an independently owned and operated consulting firm was not made lightly or quickly. Not to mention we didn't have any money to fund the transition - although we tried our hardest to forge new partnerships, it was up to us to make it all happen in real time. We were in the…

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Getting into the Family Business, Part 2

Getting into the Family Business, Part 2

Acquainting Yourself With the Family Business

If your business has been in the family for even one generation, there is a good chance you spent many summers working with Mom or Dad, doing odd jobs here and there. For me, it started with shredding paper, stickering marketing materials, and putting together binders for conventions. As I got older, the responsibilities and tasks shifted into an administrative focus. Or as I saw it, all of the boring stuff: typing notes, ordering supplies, filing,…

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How to Successfully Bring your Kids into the Family Business

How to Successfully Bring your Kids into the Family Business

Is your son or daughter aspiring to be your successor? What are some things you can do to make this a successful succession? What are the mistakes to avoid when trying to make your son or daughter your successor?

As a succession coach who has advised multi-generational family businesses on how to successfully bring the next generation into their business for 25 years, and as a business professional who's daughter has been working in our business for nearly 10 years, I would like to share a few…

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Getting into the Family Business, Part 1

Getting into the Family Business, Part 1

The Importance of Education

From the moment I learned what college was at 4 years old, I knew I wanted to go and learn how I can help others. My propensity towards higher learning and a desire to be a part of something bigger gave me an unshakable set of goals. Knowing a mandatory pre-requisite for working with mom was obtaining a college degree, I structured my learning to be relevant to the business and the role I would eventually play within it. It also gave me purpose, as I was finally old…

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