The Soul of Family Business
“If you are an owner of a family business or consult to one, The Soul of the Family Business is a must-read. This is a hands-on book that captures Tom’s many years of dealing with family businesses.”
–August Aquila, CEO of AQUILA Global Advisors, LLC
"... Insights into the inner workings of family business by one of the top consultants in the field."
Tom has seen first-hand the challenges family businesses face and his life’s passion is to help them grow through them (or prevent them if possible). The Soul of Family Business takes readers on a journey through the heart and soul of family business using case studies from his more than 35-year career as a family business consultant. Tom explores what it takes to run a successful family business, illustrating how love is the foundation and family values are the secret sauce for success.
The Soul of Family Business covers topics such as the development of a shared vision for the family and for the business, tackling ”speck of dust” issues, creating individual and organizational strategies to ensure a personally and financially rewarding business, and wealth preparation planning to ensure that family values continue to emphasize a family culture of gratitude, philanthropy and living purposeful lives.
Tom works to keep the “family”
in “family business.”
And his clients agree that his work helps strengthen theirs.
"While nothing tops the value and impact of interacting with a family business consultant face-to-face, this book is a wonderful source of practical tools and thoughtful reflections tested over a lifetime of Tom's consulting work. It is a candy store of delights, of lessons, for people involved with business families of every age and stage."
Bill Monson, former director of the University of St. Thomas Family Business Center
"Hubler has lived family business both personally and professionally, and he shares his knowledge generously. His book is a valuable, insightful gift to all business families and their advisors."
Aron R. Pervin, founder of Optimizer720 and family business consultant at Pervin Family Business Advisors Inc.
"Through his consulting experiences, references to the insights he's gained from his mentors and teachers, and sharing of the step-by-step interventions of his work, Tom has provided families and practitioners alike with wisdom for the ages. Reading The Soul of Family Business is to express our gratitude toward Tom's immense contributions to the field."
Mark B. Rubin, senior managing director of FTI Consulting and founding partner of The Metropolitan Group LLC
"Reading The Soul of Family Business will help you be a more thoughtful consultant, a more successful business owner and, most importantly, a better person."
Thomas E. Zanecchia, president of Wealth Management Consultants, Inc.
"Tom brings out the soul and essence of what it means to be a family business. He describes in-depth all the issues that are so pertinent to family businesses. It is a must-read for all family business consultants!"
Carmen Bianchi, founder of Carmen Bianchi Family Business Associates and founder and former director of the EMC Business Forum at San Diego State University and the University of Texas at El Paso Family Business Forum
"The Soul of Family Business presents the tools, methods and examples for finding harmony and success in both the business and family, and shows the inner workings of how Tom helps clients find solutions they didn't know existed."
Jon Keimig, director of the University of St. Thomas Family Business Center
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Tom is a sought-after speaker and consultant for family businesses and would love to explore how he could bring his message to you and your team.