Practice Insights
Kathy Wiseman receives FFI Richard Beckhard Award
Weekly Edition • October 20, 2021
Kathy Wiseman receives FFI Richard Beckhard Award
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From FFI Practitioner
In this week’s podcast, FFI Practitioner is pleased to present Kathy Wiseman, the 2021 recipient of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award. In her conversation with Jordan Rich, Kathy reflects on her memories of Richard Beckhard, the founding years of FFI, and her evolving practice as an observer of dynamic systems.
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Kathy Wiseman
Kathy Wiseman, FFI Fellow, is a founding member of FFI and in 1995 was the first recipient of the Barbara Hollander Award. She has over 30 years’ experience a family business advisor and is the Founder and Co-President of Navigating Systems. She also serves on the faculty at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family she speaks about the application of Bowen Theory to family enterprises, families of wealth, and professionals in the field who are interested in deepening their knowledge of human behavior and who see the dilemma of quick fixes. She can be reached at
Interviewer: Jordan Rich is celebrating a quarter century at one of America’s top legacy radio stations, interviewing thousands of celebrities, authors, actors and interesting personalities throughout his career. Jordan is co-owner of Chart Productions Inc, and also teaches voice-over acting. His main focus these days is in podcast creation and production, featuring conversations with the world’s most creative people.


The Richard Beckhard Practice Award was established to honor a founding member and distinguished practitioner in the family business field. It recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of family business practice.

Learn more about the award and to see the list of past recipients.