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Succession Planning for Families

“There is nothing permanent except change.” – (Heraclitus)

A major source of failure in a family business is the lack of a long-term company vision and succession issues. 

This can be disastrous when the time comes for an entrepreneur to step down as head of the family firm. Its  may have to be sold at a fraction of its value or, it could collapse entirely. Worst of all, it destroys family relationships, sometimes forever.

We coach the owners of family businesses through the ‘4 Pillars of Succession Planning’ © (4Ps).

Our 4Ps programme coaches owners and founders through a structured approach designed to avoid these pitfalls. We help you to clarify exactly what you want your legacy to be and then support you in crafting a robust plan to see it through. 

We combine extensive business experience and sophisticated coaching techniques to help you plan for:

Transition Planning: Crafting a clear and comprehensive action plan for transition

Human Capital: Identifying a successor and addressing family tensions

Governance: Distinguishing between leadership and ownership

Wealth management: Realising the true value of your business and protecting your future and that of your family

At AKA, we address the 4 Pillars to ensure that each is sturdy and rooted in your vision. 
Contact us to explore how we can tailor a solution precisely for your needs.



“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things” (Mother Teresa).

A Mastermind Group is a gathering of 7-10 participants, who meet for no longer than 90 minutes, once a week, over 8-10 weeks. The aim of these meetings is to explore current challenges which they are facing, share experiences and develop solutions which are rooted in fundamental leadership principles.
Mastermind Groups broaden leadership skills and, behavioural change is facilitated through the use of Accountability Partnerships. An Accountability Partnership is where members of the group commit to mutual support on their development journey; resulting in an improved likelihood that all will reach their personal goals.



“Only I can change my life, no one can do it for me.” (Carol Burnett)

Our Executive Coaching programme is a series of one-to-one, and group, interactions designed to create sustained improvement in personal performance. Our sessions are conducted in-person and remotely, using video Skype and similar applications. Consequently, we work with clients globally and locally, without compromising on the quality of our work together.

Coaching is about many things, however, principally it is about growth. Our certified coaches will help to identify personal goals and challenges, agree on desired outcomes and work with clients to deliver measurable results.
Along the way, we will raise emotional intelligence and conscious awareness; enabling us to attain outcomes which we never dared to believe possible.

At AKA, we take a holistic approach to Coaching. Our lives are not compartmentalised into professional and personal; each will have an effect on the other. We explore these mutual influences and address them in tandem, to move clients to their next level of performance.

The global growth of Executive Coaching by forward-thinking organisations, reflects a new understanding of how crucial these skills truly are. The ability to inspire teams and unlock potential, in themselves and others, is a skill that every leader should have.


“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” (William James)

Tailored Workshops: A Tailored Workshop is what it sounds like – a workshop tailored to a client’s leadership needs.

This is where the AKA team really comes into its own; our experts bring an impressive array of skills, knowledge and experience to the table. Based on clearly defined outcomes, we will produce and deliver content which precisely meets client needs.

The project coordinator will liaise closely with the client throughout, to ensure that we are on the same ‘page’. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Critical Success Factors (CSFs), will be embedded into the process to ensure that expectations are thoroughly and completely met.
Examples of recently delivered workshops include Leading Through Change, The Leadership Challenge and The 5 Levels of Leadership.

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