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The Nuts and Bolts of Family Businesses: OD Challenges for the Economic Engine of the United States

Monday, May 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Alfredo Carrasquillo, Executive Coach, ILEC

Between 80 and 90 percent of businesses in the United States are family-owned corporations. These are not just mom-and-pop stores; they also include 37 percent of the Fortune 500 corporations and represent 49 percent of the U.S. economy’s GDP. Given that they truly represent the economic engine of the United States and of most countries around the globe, understanding the particular nature and unique challenges of family businesses is central to the well-being and prosperity of our economy.

This webcast will show you how to address the organizational and talent development challenges of family-owned businesses in order to contribute to their durability and sustained success.

In this webcast, you will:

  • Understand the particulars and challenges of family-owned businesses.
  • Explore the interactions between family dynamics and organizational dynamics in key issues such as succession planning, strategic decision making, talent development, and growth.
  • Assess the governance, management, and communication practices in a family-owned business.


Alfredo  Carrasquillo
Alfredo Carrasquillo

Executive Coach, ILEC

Alfredo Carrasquillo is an executive leadership coach, psychoanalyst, and organizational development consultant with 23 years of professional experience in 12 countries around the globe. He has worked with families, founders, and successors in multiple organizational and leadership development programs throughout the years, developing a keen awareness of the subtle challenges and complex dynamics of family business today.

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