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Family Conflict Resolution

Conflict occurs in all families.

In families of significant wealth, there are additional complexities associated with wealth which impact conflict in different ways. Money can be used to “fix” a conflict when in fact all it does is put a band-aid over it and allow it to fester. Conflicts that externally present about being “about the money” are often about deeper issues that all families deal with: rivalry, jealousy, favouritism, and power.

Understanding both the nature of family conflict and also the way wealth impacts and can amplify conflict is essential to being able to manage the conflict in the family.

How I can help

My own journey encompasses growing up in a wealthy family and seeing the lifecycle of conflict both up close and in other families. I have studied the topic extensively and written about conflict in high profile families and families portrayed in pop culture. I have helped many families understand and deal with the conflicts they have experienced, and worked with them holistically to identify and confront the core issues (rather than kicking them down the road).

I understand families and conflict inside out, so I have genuine empathy for what you are experiencing and can help.

What next?

Book a free 30 minute discussion where I will listen and provide some feedback and guidance on your own family’s challenges. If you find that helpful and we proceed no further, I’m happy to have provided my time. If you then decide I can help, then I’m even happier.

Further Reading

Here is some further reading on the topic.

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What People Say About David

David brings his professional and spiritual self to everything he does. This shows up so well in his work with families. As we all know wealth means well-being and financial capital is something else. David understands the profound difference a families’ experience of well-being will be as he helps it unpack this vast difference in consciousness and its outcome for them. .He helps the family put its efforts towards enhancing each individual’s and the whole families’ well-beings towards theirs and its flourishing.

James E Hughes Jr - author of Family Wealth

David has been an inspirational and insightful thought leader as a member of PWN. He has presented for us on many occasions and always done an excellent job, with different and compelling content and ideas. Furthermore, he writes beautifully and express complex ideas through his writing exceptionally well. As an advisor he offers a unique perspective and an important offering for business families, focusing on releationship and succession challenges without having any conflicts of interest. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services and I often do.

Richard Milroy, Private Wealth Network

David chairs the advisory board of GBA Capital and board of Koa Capital. He has excellent commercial acumen, good humour, and the ability to maintain our strategic focus. As a consultant, or board member, David is a trusted adviser and ongoing source of wisdom.

Sebastian Jurd, Managing Director of GBA Capital, Co-Founder of Koa Capital

David is one of the most insightful thought leaders on family dynamics. I regularly read his newsletter and value his perspectives. I read his book “Transition” when I first started studying and applying the intellectual discipline of family business succession planning. It sits on the bookshelf beside my desk and I often refer back to it. Its wisdom is universal and timeless.

Henry Brandts-Giesen, Dentons Kensington Swan