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The Family Business Workout

Successfully working in a family business is similar to running a decathlon. Success depends upon your ability to master a variety of different skills performed over a long period of time. We've taken this track and field analogy and integrated it into our training in a way that creates an ideal framework for the Peak Workout Business Coaching process.

Regularly Scheduled Workouts

Like a track meet, we bring families together on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis to build skills, test performance and learn how to excel and compete. Coach Pete and the Peak Coaches know how to set boundaries for the event and challenge the participants in an objective and inspiring way. You’ll hear whistles blow, be challenged to stretch yourself and compare your results to other great family businesses. Just as an elite athlete, you’ll put in the consistent, deliberate practice that’s essential for long-term greatness.

Workout Events

Peak Workout Business Coaching has identified a series of key skills that are needed to succeed in every family business. Skills are classified into individual, business and family levels, and their practice is designed around each family's unique developmental needs. The common skills we work on are vision, accountability, work ethic, mindset, communication, goal setting and teamwork.

Skill Levels

In an effort to acknowledge competitive success while at the same time have some fun, we’ve identified the following skill levels and a corresponding grading system. Skill levels are as follows: Hall of Famer, Legend, Professional, Semi-Professional, Amateur, Rookie, and Hack (Bench warmer). Each participant is encouraged to self-assess and report their skill levels in every key area. The Peak Workout Business Coaches provide accountability and objective assessment for skill level designations.

Family Business Workout Events

Family Events

  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Appreciating Diversity
  • Creating Shared Vision and Values
  • Succession Planning
  • Family Council
  • Board of Directors/Governance
  • Employment Policy/Guidelines
  • Teambuilding
  • Talent Inventory

Individual Events

  • Personal Vision and Values
  • Behavioral Style
  • Feedback and Blind Spots
  • Personal Development Plan
  • Vitality and Mood
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Identity
  • Creating Autonomy

Business Events

  • Strategic Planning
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Culture Creation
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Leadership Development
  • Non-family Management

As a former member of a family business I have a unique perspective on the challenges involving a family business. Learn More