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    Institute for Family Business to Offer Lecture on Making Your Kids into Your Next CEO

    Nov 4, 2010
    It's one thing to have your children work for you in your business. It's an entirely different matter to convince your children to take over the family business.

    Business consultant Ann marie Houghtailing will discuss how to groom your children into CEO's, or if your children don't want to work in the business, how to let go and allow an employee to take that role. The workshop is hosted by the Institute for Family Business and will be held at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 18 in the Westgate Center at University of the Pacific's Eberhardt School of Business. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

    The workshop will focus on how to groom the next generation of business leaders, how to find out which family members are interested in being in the business, and how to let go of the leadership role.

    Houghtailing is principal of The Houghtailing Group, a Sales Consulting and Business Development Firm. She graduated from Harvard but attributes her success to creating instead of waiting for opportunity, a sense of humor, and the fearless pursuit of pursuing her passion. Houghtailing has trained sales people in both the United States and Mexico, and has trained thousands of professionals in a variety of industries.

    Houghtailing often speaks at events and conferences around the country and is currently writing a book entitled, "Blazing Your Own Trail," along with a companion piece for parents entitled, "How to Raise a Trailblazer." She is the proud mother of two sons, 12 year old Austin and 13 year old Jackson.

    To reserve space for the workshop, call 209.946.2956 or 888.439.2867, or e-mail ifb@pacific.edu. More information about the event can be found online at www.pacific.edu/ifb.