MEET TOM HUBLER, AMERICA'S PREEMINENT FAMILY BUSINESS CONSULTANT.
In 1980, when Tom began his career as a family business consultant, he was one of the few professionals addressing family-owned business needs in the United States. Since then, he has played a major role in shaping the family business consultant field, from helping colleges establish family business institutes to working directly as family business consultant for hundreds of clients.
Today, Tom continues his long-standing dedication to helping families of wealth and family-owned businesses succeed. He helps families develop a shared vision for the family and for the business; identify individual talents; tackle any unspoken issues; and create individual and organizational strategies to ensure a personally and financially rewarding business. In addition, Tom assists families of wealth with the creation of a wealth preparation plan that ensures family values continue to emphasize a family culture of gratitude, philanthropy and purposeful living.
ACHIEVEMENTS AS A FAMILY BUSINESS CONSULTANT.
Founding member and Fellow of the Family Firm Institute in Boston, a professional organization serving the needs of family-owned businesses
A professional in residence at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota) for ten years, Tom is a former adjunct instructor there, co-teaching a class in Family Business Management
RESPECTED SOURCE OF INFORMATION AND INSIGHT.
A nationally recognized expert on family business issues, Tom has made multiple appearances on NBC TV's Today Show. He has also been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Corporate Report, Nation's Business and Inc. Tom is an editorial board member of Family Business Review and has authored articles on success strategies for family businesses.
DEVELOPMENT OF A FAMILY BUSINESS CONSULTANT.
Tom developed many of his theories on family businesses and families of wealth while studying systems and organizational development as a Bush Leadership Fellow, and has taught at various universities. Today he lectures internationally on topics of interest to family businesses and families of wealth including:
Succeeding at Succession
The Power, Magic and Mystery of a Common Vision
Passion, Power and Purpose: Leadership and Career Planning for the Family Business
Understanding Legacy: Your Gift to the Future
Communication and Forgiveness: An Integral Force for Family Businesses
Certified leadership and career coach from the Hudson Institute (Santa Barbara, California)
Bush Leadership Fellow
Family Firm Institute Fellow
A PERSONAL NOTE:
Tom tends bees and harvests the honey for family, friends and clients. His "Three Acre Wood" honey is noted for its mellow flavor and vibrant color. Tom also hosts an annual "Feast of St. Ambrose" talk on beekeeping, a popular program at the Minneapolis Rotary Club where he has been a member since 1986.
For Tom, the adage Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life is particularly appropriate. To work with the dean of family business consultants, email us, call us at 612.375.0640, or fill out our contact form.
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Does your family business need help with succession planning, conflict resolution, management or other issues? If so, we'll arrange a one-on-one orientation meeting with you and Tom Hubler to help you explore the possibilities of working with us. If you choose, your family and business associates can also attend. Here, in a relaxed environment, you can talk about:
- Key family business issues - Plans necessary for the success of your family-owned business - Possibilities and expectations - Terms of the relationship