To embark on the journey of creating your family business history is akin to a cross-country road trip. Let us be your trip advisors.
This is a short consultative project that can be done as part of a family weekend retreat or as a stand-alone consultative engagement. We facilitate a legacy or history conversation with your family. These early conversations include identifying the purpose of the project and preparing the family leader who will oversee the project.
In addition, we assist the family in evaluating who the project is for and what creative forms the project might take. The final outcome is a road map for creating and publishing your family story.
This is the rolling-up-the-old-shirtsleeves phase. Often family archives are scattered among family members in different locations. A first step in this phase is identifying what family legacy assets are actually available and who has what. A second step is identifying who should be interviewed for the project.
Often family members worry that the older generation may pass before their stories get told. We assist your family in conducting the research to identify which story or stories to tell. Ultimately the project's form (a book, a documentary, or an anthology, for example) will shape how the stories are told.