Strengthening your family business
About John G. Fast
John is a sought after inspirational speaker on topics related to Family Business. He is currently the founding partner and president of “Family Enterprise Solutions”, a management consulting and training organization through which he has emerged as a widely acknowledged expert on family & closely held business. He is also the author of The Family Business Doctor: Ensuring the Long-Term Health of Your Business Family, which has received acclaim for its ability to communicate the deepest issues facing closely held firms in a hopeful and constructive manner. John’s most recent book, The Hallman Legacy: Impact of the Hallman Family In Waterloo Region arrives in Fall 2022.
As a communications specialist, John’s workshops are noteworthy for their creativity, humour, and ability to relate effectively to intergenerational audiences. John helps family firms maximize their advantages through a variety of ways: serving as a director or external advisor for family boards; coaching key family and non-family executives; and quarterbacking multi-generational succession planning and implementation. John founded The Centre For Family Business affiliated with the University of Waterloo, one of the first in Canada. He has also co-authored a variety of books and curriculum used by professionals serving family firms. As an active researcher and speaker he addresses many trade, professional and academic audiences each year.
The Hallman Legacy
Impact of the Hallman Family In Waterloo Region
The Family Business Doctor
Ensuring the Long-Term Health of Your Business Family