We are specialists in the
design and development
of family enterprise.

OUR APPROACH

Conflict and uncertainty
eventually challenge all family
businesses –  we can help.

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We build generations
of business success
and family strength.

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Who We Are

We are experts in the design and development of family enterprise, with particular expertise in helping families who are either stuck, unable to agree on next steps, or in conflict over direction and leadership. Our team of professionals have advanced training and experience in business, family systems and conflict management. We have run businesses and been key stakeholders in family business ourselves, so we understand family business from the inside. Since 2003, we have served families throughout the United States and Internationally.

What We Believe

We believe that when family members can work, own and plan together effectively and generationally, they become the most powerful force for creating long-term value. Doing so, however, has unique challenges and risks. Continuity helps families prepare for these challenges, manage risk and leverage the potential that exists in their family enterprise.

How We Work

We strive to provide actionable solutions for families across a wide range of budgets and time-frames. To that end, our services include comprehensive consulting in a variety of specialized areas, retreat and meeting facilitation, governance development and coaching services.


About Our Name

We chose our name ‘Continuity’ because we feel it is the one word that describes the purpose of our work best.

It is not that we believe that family businesses should last forever. Rather, there often comes a time when families cease being the right owners for the business or the business is no longer a fit for the family. Sometimes the business needs to be acquired by a larger firm due to industry and market forces. Other times, the family has outgrown its business such that the business requires more engaged owners. Sometimes, the family needs a new challenge on which to focus its energies. In addition, families constantly evolve and, over time, some family branches naturally split off to focus more intently on their own smaller constellation of family members and enterprise.

When these changes are motivated by misunderstandings, conflict or lack of foresight and planning, they are disruptive and cause wealth generation and personal relationships to suffer. Conversely, when change is anticipated and motivated by the logical progression of events; and when business and family leaders are able to guide and prepare for change, family stories continue to unfold in ways that preserve the values and legacy of the family.  This, then, serves as a foundation for future generations of business success and family strength.

Our name ‘Continuity’ means: Building upon historical foundations to create a connected, intentional, and productive future for all stakeholders.


Continuity Family Business Consulting Areas of Expertise:

Conflict Management

Learn crucial skills managing conflicts in families fighting, in litigation, or simply stuck.

Corporate Governance

Increase and heighten the knowledge needed for advisory, legal and financial business decisions.

Family Governance

Ways to create a shared vision and support structure for managing family assets and legacy.

Planning an Exit

How to prepare for managing the optimal family business sale and moving on to new opportunities.

Leadership Development

Training in methods for assessing and building strong leadership in this generation and beyond.

Organizational Development

Design and implementation of corporate policies, procedures, and reporting.

Managing Properties

Effective management of property portfolios, including complex real estate holdings and companies.

Training and Development

Personal and professional training for current and next generation stakeholders and advisors.

Succession Planning

Strategies for successful next generation transitions in management, ownership, and governance.

Continuity Speakers Bureau

Timely programs tailored by our experts for your family meetings, keynotes, and workshops.

Wealth Integration

Routes to financial literacy, education, philanthropic impacts, and family office optimization.

Family Meeting & Retreat Facilitation

Productive, enjoyable & purposeful family and business gatherings emphasizing team building.

SmBookCoverFinalBuilding generations of business success

and family strength.

Newly Published! Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power

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How can we help?

Continuity Family Business Consulting (ContinuityFBC) is a specialized team of family business consultants and family business advisors who combine expertise in business and family systems with a deep understanding of the type of conflict affecting enterprising families. We produce actionable plans that enable family members to effectively implement transitions and new structures in a timely manner.