The Soul of Family Business with Tom Hubler

How do you build a successful family business and maintain a warm and loving family?

My guest, Thomas M. Hubler, has over 35 years of experience of working with families. In his early career he was a marriage and family therapist and, after receiving a Bush Fellowship in 1977, pioneered the concept of succession planning in family-owned businesses.

Today, the Hubler firm helps families develop a shared vision for the family and for the business; identify individual talents; tackle unspoken issues; and create individual and organizational strategies to ensure a personally and financially rewarding business. Also, a family culture of gratitude, philanthropy and living purposeful lives.

Hubler is a founding member of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in Boston, a professional organization serving the needs of family-owned businesses. He is a Fellow in FFI and a widely quoted expert on family business issues. He served for 25 years as a member of the editorial board of the Family Business Review. He has authored articles on success strategies for family-owned businesses and been widely quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Business Week.

Join us as we discuss strategies to build thriving family businesses, with loving relationships at the core.

This episode will be airing live on 20th January 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about guest Tom Hubler:

Thomas M. Hubler has over 35 years of experience of working with families. In his early career, he was a marriage and family therapist and, after receiving a Bush Fellowship in 1977, he pioneered the concept of succession planning in family-owned businesses.

Today, the Hubler firm helps families develop a shared vision for the family and for the business; identify individual talents; tackle any unspoken issues; and create individual and organizational strategies to ensure a personally and financially rewarding business. In addition, the firm ensures family values continue to emphasize a family culture of gratitude, philanthropy and living purposeful lives.

Hubler is a founding member of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in Boston, a professional organization serving the needs of family-owned businesses. He is a Fellow in FFI, an honor bestowed on only a very few members.

Hubler is a widely quoted expert on family business issues. He served for 25 years as a member of the editorial board of the Family Business Review. He has authored articles on success strategies for family-owned businesses and has been widely quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Corporate Report, Nation’s Business, Inc. and StarTribune. In August 2001 and April 2005, Hubler appeared on the NBC Weekend Today Show, commenting on family business issues, and is a periodic participant on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning and Midday programs.

This episode will be airing live on 20th January 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper has over a 30 year career worked with major global brands to small entrepreneurial ventures developing exceptional leaders, teams and highly engaged workforces. Chris has hosted since 2011 the Business Elevation show which in 2019 was the most accessed business show on the world’s leading on-line radio platform ‘Voice America’ .

He is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House New York and in 2021 contributed to multiple international best seller ‘Play The Game’.

Chris has a reputation as an exceptional coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. Chris also founded the Elevation Collective where exceptional people are connected to contribute to a better world. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and two teenage boys and loves adventure and the natural world.

In 2019, during a mid-life crisis, he competed in Scotland’s toughest one day endurance event.

This episode will be airing live on 20th January 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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