Creating thriving and connected family businesses

Consulting for family businesses, the people within them, and the professionals who support them.

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There’s something special about being able to say  “family-owned”… 

It’s another thing to have a connected and thriving family business.

The fairytale goes something like this...

At the heart of every family business is a group of people in perfect alignment about how they will achieve financial prosperity, family harmony and generational continuity. 

But you don’t have to look far for cautionary tales about mixing love and money. 

Owning and working with family businesses across four decades has taught me that the reality can be more like this: what happens in the boardroom spills over into the living room, often derailing the business and the family itself. 

It’s little wonder why. No one teaches us how to keep families connected and businesses thriving at the same time. No one teaches us how to move through the emotionally fraught issues that families in business face. 

But it can be done. In fact, proactively managing the ‘family’ part of the family business can change everything.

Managing the 'family' part of the family business can change everything.

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“The Family Business Guy”

“John has a very good feel for when to push or challenge certain members, as well as teasing out issues which the person may initially gloss over. John will often probe what was initially considered a very minor issue, which turns out to be in fact quite critical and worthy of addressing much more thoroughly. Overall I think that John epitomises a specialist family business advisor, he owns the space and his business name declares his focus perfectly, “The Family Business Guy”.

Lance Stringer | Managing Director, Family Pet Care

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All my clients are struggling with two things…
Figuring out ways to keep their family connected
and
 their business thriving!

Being part of a family business can feel joyful and be a source of immense pride. Let me show you how.

And the most succesful ones?

They know that having access to fresh perspectives, expertise and support is not a luxury — it’s a necessity.

I’m John Broons and I’ve dedicated my career to answering the question:  

How do I guide and support families in business to a place where they’re thriving?

My approach to family and business (and life in general) is simple: build trust, foster connection, and be proactive. These same principles form the basis of my Thriving Family Business© methodology. It’s a structure that has been used with scores of family owned businesses across different industries to support hugely successful businesses. 

Working together, you’ll get the essential knowledge, guidance, strategy, and support you need to avoid or resolve issues, and run the family business so that it’s ready for future generations to continue your legacy. 

Being part of a family business can feel joyful and be a source of immense pride. Let me show you how.

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But it can be done. 

In fact, proactively managing the ‘family part of the family business can change everything.

WHY

Thriving family businesses can - and do - change the world. I am convinced that the future belongs to those with the right knowledge, skills and insightful perspectives - and that these things open up remarkable opportunities for people to give their best and for your business to thrive.

HOW

I created the Thriving Family Business, a structured methodology that is based on my 40+ years' experience working with, in and for, family businesses of all sizes across the globe. Using this framework, I've helped my clients move from being combative and struggling, to connected and thriving.

WHAT

Through a mix of consultancy and speaking, I partner with mature and scaling family businesses to design and realise the future they aspire to. I’ve witnessed how my work can shift mindsets, challenge familial strongholds, create generational wealth, and help the next generation evolve into the leaders they were meant to be.

Work with me to keep the family

and business thriving

What if you could get results in?

01 .

Business performance

02 .

Positive Family Relationships

03 .

Individual competence and fulfilment

04 .

Clarity of roles and relationship boundaries

05 .

Robust and documented succession and business continuity plans 

06 .

Structures, skills and strategies to preserve the family wealth, without sacrificing the family 

Hi… I’m John Broons and I’ve dedicated my career to answering the question: 

How do I guide and support families in business to a place where they’re thriving?

Family business advisor

How do I guide and support families in business to a place where they’re thriving?

Hi… I’m John Broons and I’ve dedicated my career to answering the question: 

Hi… I’m John Broons and I’ve dedicated my career to answering the question: 

How do I guide and support families in business to a place where they’re thriving?

How we can work together...

A family business advisor who wants what's best for the family and business

From resolving conflicts to governance, advisory board, succession planning, and leadership, I walk alongside you to ensure family businesses thrive.

A compelling
keynote speaker

Filled with practical take-aways and drawing on my extensive experience, I offer insightful speeches tailored for families in or professionals working with family businesses.

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Some of the people I've helped to solve complex problems and find the way forward

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Ready for some expert insights?

From tailored advisory support to keynote speaking – if you’re a big-thinking business family doing great things, I’d love to work with you.

John Broons - Family Business Advisor

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