“Whatever your situation, we guide you along the road to your destination.”

Consultancy for family businesses

Setting impulses

Do you already have a shared vision for your company?

Sometimes it just needs a firm push to start the conversation within the family and to talk openly about how you want to shape the future of the business as a family.

We support you in this debate as impartial and experienced professionals.

Planning successions

Is there about to be a generational transition in your family?

Succession planning focuses on determining whether you as a family want to keep the business and have it run by a family member, or whether a sale is the better solution.

We support you in finding the appropriate succession solution for your family business.

Managing crises

From time to time, it is necessary to react quickly – for example, escalating conflicts can endanger the existence of a family or a company.

However, you should not forget that it is normal to have conflicts and they can be overcome.

In such situations you can turn to us. The way we work is straightforward and personal.

Our expertise

The issues that family-run businesses face are as varied as families themselves. We can pick you up from wherever you are. Through individual or group coaching sessions, we support you in developing your skills and advise you as a family throughout your process. In doing so, our team draws on many years of experience in business management, in-depth knowledge in operations management and specialist knowledge in communication, team building and conflict management. If necessary, we consult carefully selected experts.



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Listening carefully, asking the right questions and trying to understand the other person – that’s what communication is all about.  

Communicating well takes practice. In our individual and group coaching sessions, you will learn what makes for successful communication and how to cope with difficult conversations. You will reflect on your own communication style and learn tried and tested techniques to be able to talk to each other constructively and cooperatively.


Mediation helps to build bridges. The aim of mediation is to resolve conflicts fairly and amicably and to enable the parties involved to resume their activities.

Mediation is a confidential and structured process led by an impartial third party.

Our offer includes assisting individuals, families or communities of heirs who are confronted with complex conflicts in which emotions and factual issues are closely intertwined.


Corporate governance refers to all the rules, procedures or laws according to which a company is managed or operated. An entrepreneurial family defines its values, structures and goals based on these rules of the game and thereby creates transparency for future decisions. A governance workshop aims to develop a common direction, discuss the roles of the individual family members and define rules for working together, to find and fix smart decisionmaking processes for a prosperous future.

Each family must shape its own path. We are there to guide and support you through this process.


Supervision is an effective method for reflecting on different situations. On the one hand, supervision – either individually or in a group – helps to prepare for an upcoming event: blind spots can be avoided and different approaches to solutions can be elaborated. On the other hand, it allows one to think critically about a situation. Risks can be reduced for longterm decisions that have to be made. Both approaches help to deal with personal issues or challenging situations.

In mediation, supervision is an important instrument for ensuring the quality of a mediation process.


You are more likely to make good decisions if you are well informed. In the Publications section you will find a selection of literature on the subject of family businesses, written by Franziska Müller Tiberini. Please contact us for books in English. We are in close contacts with our colleagues worldwide and are more than happy to recommend appropriate literature in English or other languages as well find you experts near to you.

Every quarter, we publish a newsletter in which we report on topics of interest to us and our clients.  

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Familienunternehmen.ch AG
Seefeldstrasse 62
8008 Zürich

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