"David Bork was one of the original pioneers in the field of family business consulting.
ability to affect profound change in family systems is truly impressive."
-Dirk Jungé, Pitcairn Financial Group
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David Bork is an original pioneer in the field of family business consulting and is among the world's leaders in counseling family businesses.
Since 1968, he
has assisted over 400 families in charting their way through every imaginable family business issue.
is a proponent of the Family Systems Approach to family business and pioneered the integration of Family Systems Theory with sound business practice.
Bork's profile of the families who practice constructive behaviors - who remain "positively connected" and successful in business - has been researched and validated by objective, university-based studies.
encourages clients to take the long view in their business planning, a strategy that has served them very well.
Who is David
David's level of expertise is balanced by his
modest, friendly and approachable style.
has worked with clients in multiple countries on six continents.
These clients have spanned the entire range of businesses.
"At times I think I've seen it all," says Bork
"Just when that happens, along comes something I've never seen.
My work is so interesting, I plan to keep doing it as long as I can move my lips!"
is an avid bicyclist who pedaled 15,000 miles between 2006 and 2009.
In 2012 he
completed the 500-mile "El Camino de Santiago" pilgrimage from southwestern France to Finesterra on the northwest coast of Spain.
"I embarked on the pilgrimage as a punctuation of enormous gratitude for the extraordinary life I am having," says David
loves to find the best coffee shop in the places he
visits, where he
can sit down and engage the locals.
learning Spanish to enable further study of Mayan, Inca and Aztec cultures, which he
in search of the world's best banana cream pie.
David's goal in life is to have his
grandchildren squeal with delight when they see him… and they do!
David is an original FFI Fellow and has earned the organization's Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising.
Aspen Family Business Group
The most credible, highly respected group of international family business consultants.
founded the group in 1987 and today is founder-emeritus.
recommends to his
clients, "There is a time to step aside..."
advocates the Hoffman Process at the Hoffman Institute
, an eight-day educational program that teaches individuals how to replace emotional reactivity and pain with emotional intelligence.
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