Business-owning families face the dilemma of living out their professional concerns in non-professional contexts – a situation that Pete Walsh is all too familiar with.
After convocation, Walsh worked for his multigenerational Arizona-based family business for 16 years. Over his tenure, he continuously came into professional conflict with his uncle. When it came to family business matters, they did not see eye to eye. As family members, however, this was not the case; cognisance of this duality, Walsh asserts, is a crucial factor in generating long-term success.
Now, Walsh leverages his family business experiences as a coach, author and blogger on the subject of boundaries. In 2013, he launched the Family Business Performance Centre, through which he counsels families, advancing professional best practices on relationship health.