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Our webinars aim to support you and your loved ones through unprecedented times as our experts explore change and disruption in our personal, family and business lives.

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Circular Economy Principles and Family Business and Wealth Ownership

In this session, Feisal, Philip, Iraj, and Kenneth will share what the circular economy is and what are the principles involved, how can families use circular economy principles to support the sustainability of the family and the family business itself, and how do these principles help inform how families prepare the younger generation for their future roles, manage the aging process and risks associated with the older generation, develop meaningful roles for family elders and much more. They will also talk about how holistic continuity audits uncover opportunities for paradoxes to be taken advantage of, and circularity and the family constitution and related governance.

Phillip Marcovici: Philip Marcovici is retired from the practice of law and consults with governments, financial institutions and global families. Philip was a partner of Baker & McKenzie, a firm he joined in 1982, and practiced in the area of international taxation in Hong Kong and Zurich while with the firm. Philip has also practiced law in each of New York and Vancouver, British Columbia. Philip retired from Baker & McKenzie at the end of 2009. The author of numerous publications, Philip is also the author of The Destructive Power of Family Wealth published by John Wiley & Sons. Among others, Philip is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and chairs its Responsible Stewardship of Wealth thought leadership group. Philip Marcovici holds law degrees from each of Harvard Law School and the University of Ottawa (magna cum laude).

Iraj Ispahani: Iraj Ispahani is CEO of Ispahani Advisory and based in London. Ispahani Advisory advises family and private businesses on business strategy, governance, people, and education. Iraj serves as a Board Member of the Ispahani Group, a family business headquartered in Bangladesh which marked 200 years in 2020. Iraj is editor and co-author of recently published Family Business and Responsible Wealth Ownership: Preparing the Next Generation. Iraj is Chair of Shakespeare’s Globe Council, an independent trustee of the Standard Chartered Foundation, Advisor to UNICEF and a Member of the ICRC’s UK Development Board.

Dr. Kenneth Goh: Dr. Kenneth Goh is Asst Professor of Strategic Management at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, where he curates the entrepreneurship curricula to support the University’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. As the Academic Director of the Business Families Institute at the Singapore Management University (BFI@SMU), Prof. Goh leads BFI@SMU in its engagement with business families and ecosystem advisors to enhance their growth and impact.

Relationships: Love, appreciation and understanding. How to effectively communicate with Nonverbal language

Christine and Feisal explored the interpretation of non-verbal indicators and how we can communicate effectively with nonverbal language.

Christine Gagnon: Christine is a synergologist, analyst-profiler, international expert, trainer, consultant and speaker, in the field of applied nonverbal communication. She has intervened in major forums in North America, Central America and Europe. Christine is an author and co-author of several books, a trainer and an e-learning trainer on behavioural analysis techniques for 15 years.

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How can you have a Secure Lifestyle?

Kate and Feisal explored the differences between a proactive vs reactive approach to security, and why a strong emotional support network is key for living a Secure Lifestyle.

Kate Bright: Kate has worked in and with private security for 20 years. She is trained in close protection and worked as a Chief of Staff to international wealthy families in London. Kate is a member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and a Trustee of their Charitable Trust, as well as a member of the Security Institute and RUSI. She was shortlisted as Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year in the Citywealth awards in 2019.

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Preparing to Leave the Cave – What will life be like in a post Covid world?

Kathleen and Feisal explored what will life be like for our post Covid, what do we see as mental and emotional challenges, and the lessons we learned from this collective experience.

Kathleen O’Hara: Kathleen is the Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Head at Qineticare. She provides innovative strategic solutions for individuals, families and Family Offices facing the complex mental health and well-being challenges. She supports relational issues, couples counselling, co-parenting, anxiety, depression & substance dependency.

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Living with an Outward Mindset

Senthiyl and Feisal will address why mindset matters and how it drives behaviour, and tools to develop self awareness and how to change our mindset.

Senthiyl SSG: Senthiyl is Director (Consulting) for Arbinger Singapore/Malaysia, he leads his team in delivering programs with the concerted objective of leading and supporting organisations, families and voluntary organisations in their transformation efforts.

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The Importance of family offices in your family’s philanthropic journey

Peter and Feisal explored the family offices’ philanthropic journey, the emerging trends in philanthropy, and how family offices can be leveraged strategically for the family’s philanthropic activities.

Professor Peter Vogel: Peter Vogel is Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and holder of the Debiopharm Chair of Family Philanthropy, Director of IMD Global Family Business Center. Peter works with family- & non-family enterprises on organizational regeneration through intrapreneurship, talent development & succession, strategy, governance, change management, and investment opportunities.

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Relationships and Role Models: The power and impact of social interactions on our wellbeing

Barbara and Feisal addressed why relationships and “radical friends” are vital to our health and wellbeing, and why we need role models in our life.

Barbara Dalle Pezze:
Barbara is an internationally established leadership and well-being coach, speaker and author, with over 18 years of global experience. She inspires individuals, entrepreneurs, and leaders to discover their highest purpose, resolve conflicts and bring about positive change and transformation in their lives and in the world. Barbara is the author of “The Unexpected Gift,” a true-life story of a woman’s journey of self-discovery and renewal after the implosion of her marriage.

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The Family Field – Entanglements and Flow

Steve and Feisal discussed ways to understand family and organisational systems, how they operate, what goes wrong, and what are some of the ways that they can be worked with and transformed.

Steve Vinay Gunther: Vinay has been involved with psychotherapy for over 45 years. He is the CEO of Gestalt Therapy International, and teaches professional therapy training in many countries around the world, especially China. His interests and study spans spirituality, systems and cybernetics, career development and organisational transformation.  He wrote a bestselling book of advice for men entitled ‘Understanding the Woman in your Life’.

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Managing Great Expectations

Ramia and Feisal discussed when and how we struggle to meet expectations and how it can hinder our growth and the capacity to meet our potential.

Ramia Marielle El Agamy Khan: Ramia is part of the second generation of her family business and fulfils the roles of CEO of Orbis Terra Media, editor-in-chief of Tharawat Magazine, and host of the podcasts The Family Business Voice and Women in Family Business. She is dedicated in bringing the power of content and technology to individuals and businesses to unlock their growth.

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Impression vs Expression – Ensuring authentic intentionality in our communication

Sukaiyna and Feisal discussed how are our impressions determine our interpretations, and how are our interpretations determine our expression.

About Sukaiyna Gokal: Sukaiyna is the imagineer at Qineticare and founder of Garden of Ayden. Garden of Ayden provides us all with a mirror and tools for self-reflection. Sukaiyna has developed this school of thought that allows us to detach from our story and reframe it in a higher frequency of values and belief. She works with adults, children and families to ensure collective harmony.

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The Process of Individuation – Understanding Late Adolescence

Jessica and Feisal discussed how adolescent individuation plays out and how to facilitate healthy individuation.

About Jessica McGawley: Jessica is a Consulting Psychologist and the CEO and Founder of Dallington Associates. Her expertise is in mentoring next-gen young adults, helping them to become the happy, competent and fulfilled people they want to be. Her personal and professional experience uniquely position her to be able to understand the challenges of transition from the perspectives of both the parent and child.

Entitlement in the Family Business

Ramia and Feisal discussed what types of entitlement do we encounter in the family business, and how it can affect our relationship, health and wellbeing.

About Ramia Marielle El Agamy Khan: Ramia is part of the second generation of her family business and fulfils the roles of CEO of Orbis Terra Media, editor-in-chief of Tharawat Magazine, and host of the podcasts The Family Business Voice and Women in Family Business. She is dedicated in bringing the power of content and technology to individuals and businesses to unlock their growth.

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Why Antifragility Is Essential to Families

Henry and Feisal discussed the importance of the ability to adapt in these challenging times.

About Henry Chong: Henry Chong is the Chief Executive Officer of the Fusang Corp. Fusang’s mission is to enable stakeholder capitalism by operating Asia’s first Digital Stock Exchange. The goal is to allow us to live in a world where companies are aligned with their customers and their communities. Henry is also a Board Director for Portcullis, Asia’s biggest independent group of trust companies. Portcullis provides a one-stop shop for corporate, trustee and fund administration services to high-net-worth individuals, family offices, philanthropists, private banks and investment managers.

Using your Time Together to Communicate about Family Wealth

Philip Marcovici and his son, Luca, shared issues facing families when dealing with family wealth and succession.

About Philip Marcovici: Philip is retired from the practice of law and consults with governments, financial institutions and global families in relation to tax, wealth management and other matters. Philip is the author of “The Destructive Power of Family Wealth: A Guide to Succession Planning, Asset Protection, Taxation and Wealth Management”.

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How to Improve the Home-Schooling Learning Experience

Danette shared how, as parents or a family, you can help make children’s home-school learning experience a positive one.

About Danette Fenton-Menzies: Danette is the Co-Head of Family Dynamics at Qineticare. She provides coaching and facilitation to families facing challenges in their lives and businesses.

Conscious Living and Parenting in Unprecedented Times

Dr. Shefali shared how to awaken ourselves to a world of change.

About Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Dr. Shefali is a world-renowned Clinical Psychologist with a doctorate from Columbia University, New York. She is a Wisdom Teacher who delivers workshops around the world. Her first book, “The Conscious Parent”, has been endorsed by Oprah as one of the most profound books on parenting she has ever read.

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Prolonged Proximity and Family Life: How to Strengthen Bonds and Relationships and Neutralise Conflict

Senthiyl shared how to neutralise conflict and re-engage with each other in meaningful and respectful ways.

About Senthiyl SSG: Senthiyl is a Director (Consulting) for Arbinger Singapore/Malaysia. He leads his team in delivering programmes with the concerted objective of leading and supporting organisations, families and voluntary organisations in their transformation efforts.

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Achieve Family Longevity and Generational Continuity by Incorporating the 3 Ps

Professor Roger King shared how business families with a foundation of wealth preservation, family harmony and a family value system are more likely to endure.

About Professor Roger King: Professor Roger King is the Founder and Senior Advisor at HKUST – Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business & Entrepreneurship Studies.

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How to Improve Family Dynamics During Disruptive Times

Kathleen shared how to reduce tension among family members by understanding how to recognise triggers, defuse potential conflicts and stay from a distance.

About Kathleen O’Hara: Kathleen is the Psychotherapist at Qineticare. She provides innovative strategic solutions for individuals, families and family offices facing complex mental health and wellbeing challenges.

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How to Communicate Effectively while Experiencing the Unexpected

Danette shared how to communicate effectively during disruption, including how to adopt a positive language and communicate with clarity.

About Danette Fenton-Menzies: Danette is the Co-Head of Family Dynamics at Qineticare. She provides coaching and facilitation to families facing challenges in their lives and businesses.

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How our State of Being Impacts the Family

Through a case study, Philip and Feisal explored what impacts our state of being.

About Philip Marcovici: Philip is retired from the practice of law and consults with governments, financial institutions and global families in relation to tax, wealth management and other matters. Philip is the author of “The Destructive Power of Family Wealth: A Guide to Succession Planning, Asset Protection, Taxation and Wealth Management”.

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