Episode 45
Dean Fowler

How Can You Ensure the Success of Your Successors?

Dean Fowler is one of the founders and leaders of the field of family business consulting. In this conversation with Keith Whitaker, Dean shares his perspective on how the field has changed over the last 35 years. He also describes the seven habits that he has found help prepare successors in families with business or wealth to succeed as family leaders. Dean discusses strategies for successors to establish their own independence and reshape family communication patterns, as well as to learn how to manage financial risk. He also talks about how to apply the seven habits in families with financial wealth and to situations where, due to longevity, multiple generations are in the process of succession. This is a rich and rewarding conversation for anyone interested in family business and family wealth transitions.