Family Business Consulting

Bringing Families in Business Together…

Family businesses are complex. The duality that exists between having family relationships and being in business together can lead to issues that require the necessary skills, sensitivity and understanding of family system dynamic. Dr. Lami, Family business psychologist, experienced it firsthand growing up… Growing up in a family business gives her both a personal and professional understanding of the challenges faced by families in business together.

Family businesses are complex. The duality that exists between having family relationships and being in business together can lead to issues that require the necessary skills, sensitivity and understanding of family system dynamic. Dr. Lami, Family business psychologist, experienced it firsthand growing up… Growing up in a family business gives her both a personal and professional understanding of the challenges faced by families in business together.

 

“Dr Lami touched upon core issues that stemmed from our childhood, our parents’ relationship with us and our upbringing. I now understand why getting help from a coach or a business advisor alone may not be enough. Despite the stigma, sometimes a trained psychologist is what the family need. ”

RAV, Arizona, US

Resolving Conflict in a Family Business

It is not unusual for communication to break down between family business members as each member. Each has their own motivations, perceptions of each other, viewpoints of the family history and fairness thresholds. Breakdowns create wider repercussions, creating significant barriers to progression, and impacting performance across other areas of life.

However, when given the opportunity to voice their opinion and express their differences the result is pleasantly surprising! Family therapy in a safe and constructive environment, helps families understand the root of family conflicts, how to resolve them, and to move forward in their professional and personal lives.

 

Improve Communication

Dr. Lami is highly experienced and trained in understanding family dynamics and identifying the unconscious aspects that are at play, which stops progression and create conflicts. Thus, she helps family in business to overcome hurdles to communication between family members. Coaching improves business and personal relationships between family members and encourages progression in performance for their business. If you are struggling with family relationship and business issues and are looking for a way to improve business productivity then family business consulting combined with coaching and therapy is a great place to start.

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Some other aspects Dr Lami helps family members in a family business are:

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More Than a Family Constitution

A Foundation For Family Alignment

A family constitution is a formal document which sets out the rights, values, responsibilities, and rules applying to stakeholders in a family business and provides plans and structures to deal with situations which arise in the course of a family business’s operation.

But it is more than that. We all know that plans and structures by themselves do not breed success, but that healthy relationships do. Many families neglect to include in their constitutions important matters related to non-financial and non-business wellbeing, matters that impact the family unit and its future generations.

Here, then, it is important for us to look at creating a document that it is more than a dry family constitution, but one that covers the glue that holds the family unit together.

 

Next Generation Coaching & Mentoring

Family businesses have special advantages and challenges. The next generation in a family business faces a unique set of challenges.

Often, a conflict between finding their own career path or joining the family business, arises. They may also experience communication gap and feel that their voice is not important or not heard. Dr Lami offers Family business psychology, coaching or counselling services to help equip the Next Generation with the tools and resources needed to ensure emotional and financial well-being moving forward.

 

Other areas where Family Business Consulting can help
  • Understand responsibilities and roles – boundaries
  • Learn to accept each other’s views without being dismissal or alienating other views
  • Improve sibling relationship & strive for equality – eldest syndrome vs youngest syndrome
  • Learn to accept responsibilities
  • Improve relationship
  • Resolve disagreements
  • Women needs to have a voice that matters and heard
  • How to handle board meetings discussions & AGM’s
  • Help with integrating new family members
  • Developing leadership skills 
Other areas of focus

In working with Dr. Lami some of what clients tend to focus on are:

  • Creating a family document that is more than a Family Constitution
  • Understand relationship with money and its impact on the running of the family business
  • Learn about Money Personalities and how it impacts the business
  • Improve relationships, commitment, unity, and equality
  • Safely self-express and communicate
  • Respect and accept differences
  • Appreciate strengths and utilize it positively in the family business
  • Effectively manage board meeting’s discussions and AGMs
  • Resolve financial and non-financial conflict