What’s keeping your family enterprise from reaching its next level of success?
Every family has challenges, and so does every business. Put the two together, and the stakes intensify...
I know because I’ve been there — both as a family member on the inside of a multi-million-dollar business and as an objective mediator on the outside looking in…
When you’re part of a family enterprise of any size, unresolved family issues linger just beneath the surface, hindering progress.
The fact is: Unresolved conflict is a threat to the health of your family and your family business — long before it reaches the boiling point.
I’m Tim Williford, and I help family enterprises like yours overcome conflicts so that you can prosper — as a family and as a business.How can we work together?
"Top 4 Signs That Unhealthy Conflict Is Hurting Your Family Enterprise"
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Meet Your Family Enterprise Advisor
I'm Tim Williford, a trusted business advisor and former executive team member of a third-generation family business. I understand the true impact of family conflicts within a business because I've been there.
Services for Your Family Enterprise
When it comes to resolving family conflicts within a business, you need an outside perspective... an objective mediator who can lead you through those issues toward the next level of success your family deserves.
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Illuminating the path to your solution... Gain new insight on leading, learning, and growing within a family business. Explore topics such as shifting organizational models, healthy conflict, and understanding personality types.
"Questions are taken for granted rather than given a starring role... What builds a relationship, what solves problems, what moves things forward is asking the right questions."
— Edgar H. Schein
What others say about working with Tim…
“Our family business was established by my grandfather in 1928 in Eastern North Carolina. It’s now entering its fourth generation of leadership. Situations can be complex, to say the least. Tim was recommended to us by a wealth management group because of his involvement with his own family business and his educational experiences, both legal and business, in the classroom and out. We found Tim to be very attentive to detail and a great listener. Tim has been invaluable in helping us find and sort out our own best solutions.”
“I served as a direct report to Tim for over ten years. For more than a decade, I was able to watch and learn from him. He taught me the benefits of authenticity and objectivity. Tim was always quick with a kind word, valuable insights, and encouragement when interacting with others. He has a genuine gift driven by his desire to see others succeed and become their best.
Feedback that is authentic and timely is critical in today's world. Tim understood the significance of communication knowing listening and understanding were critical in building trust in the organization. His judgment and fair style contributed to his success and contributions as a leader, mentor and corporate officer. Tim ‘walked his talk,’ remaining attuned to practical real world applications, giving him the ability to lead and connect with employees at any level in the organization.”
“I experience Tim as someone who is genuinely curious about knowing people at a deep level and relating to them in a constructive and compassionate manner. I think this is a solid basis for him being a valuable resource for family businesses that want to develop and improve on what they do.”