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Navigating the Family Business Landscape

Posted on Feb 22 2014 under Family Business, Previous Programs


Ann BeglerFamily businesses move through many transitions as they grow from Founders to much larger family enterprise systems.  The components of this shift include among others:  a range of family dynamics issues that can de-rail business or families, clarifying roles, committing to various business competencies, reaching agreements about reasonable expectations, building solid governance structures and creating a solid plan for continuity.  Most of the critical landscape issues get caught within the porous boundary between family and business, are places where history and differences are triggers for behaviors and require everyone to gain an ability to engage in thoughtful and constructive conversations, meetings and retreats. In our time together, we will explore some of the differences that can create conflict, and some principles that help family business owners stay with the task of continuing legacy.


Ann L. Begler helps individuals and organizations create both the vision and structures essential to forward movement.  She is the founder and principal of the Begler Group, a Pittsburgh consulting firm that, through its work, builds and restores human connection, fosters individual accountability, supports personal development and culminates in energized and aligned organizations.

The insight and skill Ann brings to her clients is built on a long career of personal and professional training and growth. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971 followed by her law degree from Duquesne University’s School of Law. After working for several years as a practicing lawyer, Ann completed initial and advanced training in mediation and other forms of conflict management processes.

Ann left her practice of law in 2000 to devote her full attention to organizational consulting, mediation, conflict management, and executive coaching. She has consulted to, coached and advised for a range of complex family enterprise systems, corporations, professional practices, non-profit organizations and various segments of municipal government.

For more information:  Ann L. Begler



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