Illuminating the hidden dynamics in
founder-led and family business

Finding your place, making a difference

A two-day experiential learning workshop, May 2023, Paris, France

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Wednesday May 3rd and Thursday May 4th 2023: Paris, France

“This workshop was profoundly useful. I had several key insights about my own relationship to founding that has allowed me to move forward in a way that supports my work with founders and family businesses.”

Annette D,  coach and facilitator

“John is a masterful facilitator who always holds you in safe hands. Often it seems that he knows where are you going much before you do.”

Maja T, coach and facilitator


Working with or in a founder-led or family business system can be exciting and rewarding, but is also often very challenging. For founders, family business owners and their employees and coaches.

A systemic perspective and method offers a respectful way to surface what’s held in the unconscious of these complex systems.

For example, founders are sometimes trying to attend to an unconscious need to belong, by creating a sense of ‘my family’. Others are caught up in a fight and a need to control everything. These and other deep patterns causes a number of challenging dynamics in the business that can be respectfully illuminated and softened through systemic intervention and constellations.

The struggles with control, letting go and handing on to the next generation are distinctive challenges and common patterns in a founder-led or family business. As the organisational system ages, the original energy or intention can become less clear or energising. There is very often also a need to address the question: who or what has priority in this business?

This two-day learning journey offers an introduction to this many-layered topic as well as offering opportunities to explore particular issues connected to a founder-led or family business system you are in or work with as a coach or consultant.


This workshop will be facilitated by John Whittington, founder of Coaching Constellations and author of ‘Systemic Coaching & Constellations.‘ 

On the evening of May 3rd there will be a drinks reception to launch his book in French language edition.

The workshop

This two-day training offers a deep-dive for those systemic coaches who work with founders and/or with family businesses. It is for those with some existing experience of systemic coaching with constellations and who have read ‘Systemic Coaching & Constellations.

The workshop will offer you an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the key patterns found in founder-led and family business systems
  • Find your place with a specific founder or family business so you can stand in your authority and make a difference
  • Learn exercises designed to support clarity of role and place for founders and family businesses
  • Be a part of constellations as a client and as a representative.

    : this workshop will be delivered in English by John Whittington with French translation by Corinne Devery and Grégoire Barrowcliff.

Fees and bookings

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