The Untold Benefits of Coaching

Have you ever considered leadership coaching?  As I’m sure you’ve realized, women in family businesses (and men as well), do have unique opportunities and challenges as they take on leadership roles in their family’s business.  In fact, just by working in family business, you can be viewed as a leader even if you don’t want to be.

Here’s a podcast I recorded with Ramia El Agamy.  We discussed how coaching works, the issues people bring to a coaching engagement, and the different ways a coach might work with you.  I hope you find it helpful.

The Untold Benefits of CoachingWomen in Family Business

All the best,

Mother and Daughter at Work & The Great Value of Good Advice

I hope you had a great summer!

I’ve been continuing to join Ramia El Agamy, the Editor of Tharawat Magazine and the newsletter, Women in Family Business, for a series of podcasts.  Ramia is creating world-wide recognition of the influence women are having on their family businesses, and I hope you enjoy my conversations with her and with our guests:

Mother and Daughter at Work — Women in Family Business
The Great Value of Good Advice — Women in Family Business

All the best,

Defining Success in Family Business

How do you define success in your family’s business?  It’s an important question with many possible answers – answers that may change as your career evolves.  Ramia and I discuss success in this podcast – I hope you enjoy it!

Ramia works in her family’s business, and her sisters do as well.  She’s the Editor of Tharawat Magazine and a co-founder of Women in Family Business.

Listen here:

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Changing Dynamics of Sibling Relationships

My conversations with Ramia M. El Agamy, Editor of Tharawat Magazine and Women in Family Business, are continuing to be very satisfying.  It’s fun for me to learn about family businesses around the world, and Ramia is certainly an expert with a wide-ranging view.

In this week’s podcast join Ramia and I as we discuss the changing dynamics of sibling relationships in family business… click here to listen in.

Let me know what you think!

Why We Have to Talk About Women in Family Business

In the next few months I’ll be sharing my conversations with Ramia M. El Agamy. Ramia is the Editor in Chief of Tharawat magazine, which focuses on family businesses and entrepreneurs. She also co-created Women in Family Business, which offers a wealth of content to women like you.

Ramia is a true global citizen who grew up in a family business. She is thoughtful and funny and devoted to family business interests and concerns. I hope you enjoy our conversations as much as I have!

All the best,

How to Work Happily with your Mom and Grow her Business | Elizabeth Blount McCormick | Episode 049


Theme: A Daughter Successfully Manages Business Change

Summary: Elizabeth Blount McCormick describes how she took over her mother’s business and introduced the changes and culture that have helped the business continue to thrive.

Featured Guest: Elizabeth Blount McCormick, President and Owner of Uniglobe Travel Designers


Key Quotes:

  • “My sister and I had a call with my mom, who was thinking of selling the business. We told her ‘Don’t sell…we’d like to work in the company. Give us a chance.’”
  • “A lot of people my mom hired had watched me grow up. It was challenging. I had so much to learn and to prove. But I was also bringing in a lot of the best practice I had learned. My sister and I had to change the culture, and our mom allowed us to change things.”
  • “We’ve had some millenials come here—and I tell them the world is their oyster, but they have to work hard. I try to lead by example. I’m trying to bring on the right people-you’ve got to surround yourself with people who are smarter-people who are eager and ready to go.”