Focus Family Firms.
Specialized family business services & generational coaching.
The Generation Centre brings expertise to the unique nature of family-run businesses with a focus on the Human Capital and inter-generational challenges.
What’s common to all families with businesses is the need to coach and advise family members on how to lead, how to fulfill their potential without conflict, how to address issues with non-family professionals and how to mediate the inter-generational challenges.
Family enterprises need structure as much or more than others – family councils to address education and resolve issues, advisory boards to bring professional governance, and disciplined practices for succession, performance appraisal and compensation to list a few.
Transitions in leadership, culture change and the introduction of new family members to the business all require skilled change management practices including communications, coaching, feedback systems and human capital management skills.
Every family is different. We’ve supported family businesses from $10 million to $2 billion; from a few family members to dozens, including:
The Beck Family
The DeFehr Family
The Gilgan Family
The Koschitzky Family
The Morris Family
The Reinders Family
The Rice Family
The Schauer Family
The Stipsits Family
“A decade ago I engaged Paul Gibson to assist me in assessing the Human Capital and Leadership needs of our family’s company. He has since became a trusted advisor to me and other family members on the challenges and opportunities of addressing family business institutions (councils, trusts and foundations) and relationships within the business. His guidance has improved our family firm in more ways than I can count.”
Fred Reinders – Chair & Founder
Maple Reinders Group & Family Trust
(Construction & Philanthropy)
“Paul has been advising our firm for years in a Human Resource capacity and in the course of that work, has often assisted in the highly confidential and nuanced activities more closely associated with operating a family-run business. I can recommend him without reservation to assist private business owners in addressing their unique challenges and opportunities.”
Steve Stipsits – President
(Developer & Homebuilder)