Where Family Trees Flourish
Wealthy families often measure success not just by the assets they accumulate, but by the strength of their family and the difference they make in the world.
We understand that some families seek guidance to achieve success beyond financial wealth and we offer additional resources and opportunities to help them flourish personally, professionally and philanthropically.
We believe that preparing family members to handle the benefits, responsibilities and challenges of significant assets will help ensure that your family’s wealth remains a positive force for generations to come.
Sustaining family and financial well-being while preserving core values across multiple generations is difficult. Through 30 years of experience and our deep discovery process, we have found that successful families of wealth often share four distinct behavioral traits:
Based on these insights into the best practices of ultra-affluent families, we created Hawthorn Institute for Family Success.
Families who engage the Hawthorn Institute for Family Success will benefit from resources and activities that help them cultivate these four behavioral traits.
6 Questions to Create and Sustain Successful Family Meetings
We are happy at the Institute for Family Success to help you create successful family meetings and make them part of the traditions your family will value for generations to come.
It takes a village to raise a child — and nurture a young inheritor. We explore the 6 facets of what a prepared inheritor looks like and 5 steps for getting them there.
A Letter from the Institute President: Alexandre Monnier
Read a personal note from Alexandre Monnier.
What Is a Family Vision & Why Do You Need One?
Learn why most successful families develop a shared vision for their future together, how they go about it, and what impact it has on their well-being.
Webinar: Meaningful Moments in Financial Parenting
Building children's resilience requires lifelong learning. View this discussion on the opportunities and challenges of finacial parenting in complex times.
Legacy Preservation to explore and capture your family’s identity in innovative ways that provide a common language and understanding for all generations
Coaching to develop patterns of resilience and growth through one-on-one conversations tied to a customized plan with measurable progress
Family Retreats to gather as a family to purposefully discuss your goals related to wealth, assess and develop 7 Family Success Factors, and enhance family ties
Family Assessments to identify your family strengths and capabilities for well-being, opportunities for development, and where to begin
Workshops to engage in deeper and practical learning with other peer families
Salons to build “inner circle” networks of peer families to exchange experiences and learning through conversation led by knowledgeable facilitators
How Do We Compare?
It’s universal: everyone wants to know how they measure up, and ultra-high net worth families are no different. The Family Success Factors Assessment gives families a way of answering that question.
Family Success: Resilience & Well-Being in the Midst of Change
Building children’s resilience requires lifelong learning. Join the Hawthorn Institute for Family Success for a lively conversation about how to define, achieve and sustain family success in the midst of change.
Legacy Preservation: The Stories and Values Behind the Wealth
Along with preserving wealth, families can now preserve and bequeath their legacy — the stories and values that explain their success.