"Ian was instrumental in working through a significant conflict I was having with my father regarding my purchase of his dental practice. He just wasn’t holding up his end of the bargain. With Ian’s help, my father validated my feelings and position, and we moved forward to enjoy a very successful personal and business relationship for the next ten years."
"Ian is both a mentor and a colleague. His unique background as an entrepreneur, family counsellor and business family advisor makes him an unparalleled resource in my work as a Chartered Accountant specializing in financial and tax aspects of family wealth management. I value our ongoing relationship, and recommend Ian without reservation to any advisor or family seeking help with business family decision making, and conflict resolution around wealth management and business ownership."
"Ian brings many great things to projects, chief of among these is clarity and insight developed from a lifetime of experience, study, and reflection."
"Of the many professionals I know, I can say without hesitation that Ian is one of the best trained, most skilled, and most effective. He is a man of grace, honour and warmth who brings to his family business clients a rare combination of an intense understanding of the business together with deep knowledge, skills and expertise in family dynamics. Clients adore him. Colleagues want to work with him. And everyone learns and is so much better off from being with him."
"Ian is an example of living and leading with both personal and professional integrity in all aspects of his life. He has an innate ability to create a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about the most sensitive issues faced by individuals and families, and his gentle humility empowers people to be the best they can be. I whole-heartedly recommend Ian to work with you or your clients. His presence and experience is invaluable."
Ian possesses the most consummate skills of anyone I have ever met in a comparable relationship. They are so great as to become less visible and obvious as time goes on, while increasingly revealing their great power to inspire & provide connection.