Illuminating the hidden dynamics
in founder-led and family business

Illuminating the hidden dynamics
in founder-led and family business

This 3 day training led by John Whittington offers an in-depth learning journey for those who are connected to founder-led and/or family business as a founder, a coach, consultant or member.

It also offers opportunities to invite founder or family business clients to the in-person days to explore a specific issue.

This workshop will be held in English.

Free online taster: December 1st 2022 from 2 – 4 pm CEST
Day One Online: March 15th 2023

Day Two & Three: March 27th & 28th in Affligem, Belgium

About this workshop

Working with or in a founder-led or family business system can be exciting and rewarding, but is also often very challenging. For founders, family business owners, members and their employees, customers and coaches.

A systemic perspective and method offers a respectful way to surface what’s held in the unconscious of these complex systems.

For example, founders are sometimes trying to attend to an unconscious need to belong, by creating a sense of ‘my family’. Others are caught up in a fight with a need to control everything. These and other deep patterns causes a number of challenging dynamics in the business that can be respectfully illuminated and softened through systemic intervention and constellations.

The struggles with control, letting go and handing on to the next generation are distinctive challenges and common patterns in a family business. As the organisational system ages the original energy or intention can become less clear or energising. There is very often also a need to address the question: who and what has priority in this business?

This three-day learning journey offers a comprehensive introduction to this many-layered topic as well as offering opportunities to explore particular issues connected to a founder-led or family business system you are in or work with as a coach or consultant.

The training

This three-day training (one-day online, followed by two days in-person) offers an in-depth learning journey for those who work with founders, in founder-led organisations or with family business systems. It also offers opportunities to invite founder or family business clients to the in-person days to explore a specific issue.

This training will offer you an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the key patterns seen in founder-led and family business systems
  • Find your place with (or in) a specific founder or family business so you can stand in your authority and make a difference
  • Find your place and relative size in your own professional relationship system
  • Learn exercises designed to support clarity of role and place for founders and family businesses
  • Be a part of several constellations (online and in-person) as a client and as a representative

As well as teaching and facilitating whole group constellations, John will offer several exercises and resourcing handouts throughout the training that you can use for yourself and then with your clients.

About the facilitator

John Whittington

This learning journey will be facilitated by John Whittington, founder of Life Love Leadership, Coaching Constellations and author of best-seller ‘Systemic Coaching & Constellations.’  

Masterclass Bewegingsvrijheid (in organisaties)

Testimonials

This workshop was profoundly useful. I had several key insights about my own relationship to founding that has allowed me to move forward in a way that supports me and my business. So much of my inner experience now makes sense and can be worked with in a way that is both practical and inspiring to me.

Annette D

Founder and coach

John is a masterful facilitator who always holds you in safe hands. Often it seems that he knows where are you going much before you do.

Maja T

Coach and facilitator

Practical information

Price

Price workshop, facilities, drinks & lunch: 1.500 EUR excl. VAT

“KMO-Portefeuille” (Belgian government subsidies facilities) are applicable for BE VAT registered participants only.

When

  • Free online taster 1 December 2022 from 2 – 4 pm CEST
  • Day 1 Online: March 15th 2023
  • Day 2 & 3 : March 27th & 28th in Affligem, Belgium

Where

This international workshop will be held in Affligem (near Brussels and Aalst) at the Kluizerij (Aalstersedreef 1, Affligem)

About the location

  • The Kluizerij in the former Abbey of Affligem is more than a refurbished monastery. The garden, vineyard and forest contribute equally to the strength of this green environment. This is where people find peace and inspiration.
  • This prime location between Aalst and Brussels is easily accessible. It only takes a 30-minute (35 km) drive from Brussels or Ghent or a comfortable train ride from various Belgian cities like Aalst, Brussels, Ghent or Antwerp.
  • No parking stress as there is enough free parking space on the domain
  • Quiet domain with beautiful gardens adjacent to the protected “Kluizenbos”.

    Overnight stay

    If you’re interested to stay overnight in The Kluizerij, we will take care of your reservation.

    • Price formule 1 : 1 overnight stay, 1 breakfast & 1 dinner : 160 EUR excl. VAT
    • Price formule 2 : 2 overnight stays, 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners: 270 EUR excl. VAT
    • Price formule 3 : 3 overnight stays, 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners: 350 EUR excl. VAT

    Travel arrangements

    Travel arrangements (flights & transport to and from the Kluizerij) are yours to arrange. The Kluizerij, Aalstersedreef 1 in Affligem is located 25 kms away from Brussels Airport or Brussels South. You can take a taxi or train to the city of Aalst. That’ll take 30 to 50 minutes depending on the type of train. More info on train tickets & bookings here.  The Kluizerij is about 5 kms away from the train station of Aalst.

    Info and tickets

    Feel free to contact Lieve Picard from Human Architects if you have any questions about this workshop.

    lieve@humanarchitects.be or +32 479.98.33.59

    To register for this event, please click the button below and fill in the form.

    You will receive an e-mail with payment details to transfer the amount due. As soon as we receive your payment, your registration is final.

    See you soon!

    Cancellation policy:

    • Before March 1st, 2023 : 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.
    • After March 1st, 2023 : no refund of the registration fee. However, if the place is eventually filled by another participant the full registration fee will be refunded.

    Human Architects is een erkend dienstverlener voor de KMO-Portefeuille.