Ian Macnaughton, MBA, PhD, RCC, CFBA, CFWA, FRI, RI, FEA

Family Systems

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"I empower business owners and their families to develop the tools, plans and strategies to effectively run a family-owned business and to minimize family conflicts during the intergenerational transition of the business and the wealth it has created. I use a neutral, nonjudgmental approach to analyzing existing conflicts and separating business and family dynamics. I also bring to the table over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and manager, including being the successful second-generation owner in my own family’s business."

Ian is the principal of TransitionPoint Coaching, a consulting company that works with business owners and their families. Recognized as one of Canada’s most qualified and trusted business family coaches, Ian has more than 35 years of experience as a family systems consultant and as a change management and organizational consultant.

He advises a number of family businesses and maintains a practice as an executive coach for leadership development. Ian is also the former owner and CEO of a second-generation family enterprise.

Ian has an MBA and a PhD in human sciences. In addition to being a certified Family Enterprise Advisor, he has multiple certifications in Family Firm Advising and is a registered clinical counsellor. He is a long-time volunteer with PACE Children and Family Centre in Vancouver, an early intervention and education centre for preschool-aged children and their families.