Posts Tagged ‘family’

Change Takes a First Step

Many of you know why I’ve been glowing the last two months. No, not “with child”. Rather, “with grandchild!” Yes, my husband and I have joined the magical, exhilarating Grandparents’ Club! Words cannot describe the feeling of watching our own daughter and her husband tenderly cherish and care for their own baby. What comes to mind is when the…

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Balancing Work Around Summer Schedules

I have to admit, this is an ironic topic for me to write about. First, because my work hours are cut in half during the summer thanks to the flexibility of DVFBC honoring the fact that I have kids home from school. Therefore, I do actually have more time for balance. Secondly, though, this blog…

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A Motto That Hangs on Our Wall

A motto that hangs on our walls at Delaware Valley Family Business Center reads, “Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy adds more love. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger.” I experience this truth first-hand. One of my warmest memories…

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The Roger Federers of Family Business

A few months ago Ted Spiker interviewed David Epstein, a sports science journalist and author of The Sports Gene, about what parents can do to help their kids develop into better athletes. The research, Epstein says, is a bit counter-intuitive. Many parents and coaches today focus on specialization – playing only one sport as early as possible…

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Just a Spoonful of Sugar

I have a soft spot for girly movies. OK, you’re right, I am a girl! And while I also do love a movie that makes me laugh out loud, every once in a while I like to snuggle up with some tissues and a good tear-jerker! Surprisingly, Saving Mr. Banks, Disney’s movie about the production…

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Can Broken Trust Be Repaired?

Stephanie Olexa, Strategic Business Advisor My husband, Seth, and I live on a 23 acre farm in Bucks County. Over the years we acquired an eclectic group of farm animals including six sheep, nine goats, two dogs, three cats, and a donkey named Barbie. For ten years, we enjoyed the large animals. And I can…

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Catalyst of Love

This article was provided by Heather Chandler, G2 President, Sealstrip Corp, and member of DVFBC’s Member Advisory Council. Find out more about Sealstrip Corporation. What are the tests of leadership? When do we know we are a good leader? When can someone else look at us and say that based on what they’ve seen, we are…

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Changing the Story in Family and Business

Scott Hackman, Partner & Family Business Advisor Listening is the beginning of a better story.   In moments of transition we are faced with voices of judgment, cynicism, and fear. The voices we hear allow us to enter the process of transformation. Opening up our minds, hearts, and wills can guide us through this process. Listening…

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