Francine Z. Carlin, founder of the Business Harmonizer Group, is a Certified Family Business Advisor and seasoned business leader who has held senior management positions in communications, public affairs and marketing for a variety of industries across North America.
Ms. Carlin knows first-hand how interpersonal dynamics and emotionally sensitive issues can affect decision-making and organizational well-being. Her keen business insight and exceptional communication and facilitation skills makes it possible for her to make sound assessments, focus on critical needs, and keep on task, so that emotionally charged issues, the silent barriers, do not disrupt family and business decision-making.
Relocating in 1998, to Vancouver, BC, from Washington, DC, Ms. Carlin has been able to apply this valuable experience, energy and dedicated focus to her work with dozens of business families to help achieve individual and collective goals related to succession planning; communication and conflict resolution, business-family harmony, business family governance; strategic business planning; leadership development, successor coaching and team building.
As a Certified Family Business Advisor, Francine has completed professional trainings in the Business Families Foundation Course for Professionals, the BDO-SuccessCare - Most Trusted Advisor Program; the RoadMap Course for Entrepreneurial Families and the Family Council Facilitation Course. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise now Family Business Association of Vancouver Island, for over 20 years.
Additionally, Francine has served as Senior Consultant for BDO, primarily working with farm family enterprises. BDO is a leading advisory and accounting firm with over 90 years serving communities across Canada.
Farm Credit Canada
Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
BDO Canada LLP
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Webinar
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, National Symposiums
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Vancouver Chapter
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Vancouver Island Chapter
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Okanagan Chapter
The Succession Network
Pacific Business and Law Institute
Retail Confectioners Institute, Regional Conference
Purdy’s Chocolates, Inc.