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We're a family-driven consultancy dedicated to ensuring organizations flourish across generations.

At Herringshaw Group, we understand that your people are your most valuable asset. That's why we specialize in creating tailored succession plans, knowledge transfer systems, and communication frameworks that not only safeguard your organization's legacy but also pave the way for future growth. As a family-run consultancy, we bring a personal touch to every project, ensuring that your team is equipped to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape.

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Leadership transition in your organization is inevitable. We help you address it proactively.

Effective leadership development and succession planning doesn't happen accidentally. Without intentional strategy, organizations can lose a massive amount of value. Departing leaders and employees take with them valuable knowledge, skills, and relationships that you may never get back. Your remaining workforce can feel disengaged, siloed from other departments, and develop leadership gaps that never truly get filled.

Mark and Matt Herringshaw

Who we are

We are a strategic consultancy partnering with individuals and organizations to help them sustain growth and impact through generational authority and responsibility transfer.
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"Since hiring Herringshaw Group, we have experienced tremendous organization growth and have been recognized with numerous awards including “Best Place to Work” and consistently achieve above industry average employee retention.  We credit Herringshaw Group's consulting as a big reason for our ongoing success."

– Andrew Dahl, President of Dahl Automotive
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Andrew Dahl - Dahl President
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"I hired Herringshaw Group to help me explore a potential succession plan and decide whether I would want to step in to leadership/ownership of my current company. They helped me through the logistics, but also opened my eyes to some other opportunities... My income has grown, my stress levels have also been reduced, and I love having a trusted advisor I can call to bounce ideas off of."

– Forrest Exley, JJP Mechanical Reps
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"I’ve done Executive coaching with Mark for nearly two years.  During that period, he has been a coach, mentor and friend to me on my professional journey... Mark is very insightful and thought-provoking in the way he goes about helping guide you to understanding your strengths and improvement opportunities.  I don’t know if I would be where I’m at in my career today without Mark’s encouragement and guidance."

– Andrew Ryks, General Manager, Duininck Texas
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"Working with the Herringhaw Group has been transformative. It's a requirement for my leaders to invest in themselves, and having a guide and mentor like Mark is invaluable. We all have our perceptions based on our experiences, but sometimes those can be faulty or broken. Having someone who is genuinely for us, equipped with the right tools and experience, is essential. It's been a dynamic opportunity to work with him, and the impact on my team and me has been profound. I would say to anyone considering the Herringhaw Group: You can't afford not to do it."

–Beth Maddox, Regional Agency Director

See how Dahl increased employee retention by 100%

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Content and Resources

Unleashing the Potential: The Impact of Mentorship Programs on Employee Retention and Engagement

Discover the secret to improving employee retention and engagement with a mentorship program. Unlock the power of mentorship to boost morale and foster professional growth.

Unlocking the Key to Talent Retention: Nurturing a Culture of Purpose and Growth

Learn how to cultivate a culture of purpose and growth to retain your top talent. Discover the importance of purpose-driven work and opportunities for personal and professional development.

Succession Planning: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Generational Transfer for Organizational Success

Discover how to successfully transfer knowledge and leadership between generations for organizational success. This step-by-step guide offers techniques for effective generational transition.
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Why they stayed: A look at why four individuals decided to work in their family business

In the midst of generational leadership transitions, many young leaders contemplate leaving their roles, often due to challenges in company culture, collaboration methods, purpose alignment, and skill transfer.

This article delves into the stories of four such leader. Each faced unique challenges in their respective organizations, from toxic work environments to outdated operational methods. Yet, with the right interventions and insights, they discovered transformative solutions.

Their stories underscore the importance of understanding and addressing the concerns of the younger generation, ensuring not only their retention but also the future success of the organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Herringshaw Group's core philosophy?

Our core philosophy is Humility-Based Leadership (HMBL). We believe in facilitating leadership succession through the transfer of knowledge and values, all anchored in the virtue of humility. Read more here.

How do you handle leadership transitions in family businesses?

Family businesses present unique challenges and opportunities in leadership transition. Our Heirloom service is specifically designed to guide family businesses through the delicate process of transferring leadership from one generation to the next, ensuring both continuity and room for innovation. Depending on the family's unique needs, Heirloom is typically a 3-year process to help ensure seamless transitions for family businesses.

How do you address the loss of organizational knowledge due to employee turnover?

Employee turnover can result in a significant loss of organizational knowledge and values. We offer specialized services like Legacy Forge and Fare-well to capture and reinvest this crucial "organizational DNA" before key individuals depart, thereby preserving the essence of your organization.

How can I be sure that Herringshaw Group is the right fit for my organization?

We offer a 20-minute Zoom session for an "I to I" conversation to understand your unique challenges and needs. This initial consultation will give you a good sense of our approach and how it can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. Schedule a call with us here.

What is the "Statement of Assurance Regarding our Use of Intelligence Technology in our Services"?

This statement assures our clients that while we may use information and intelligence technologies to assist us, the design and development of our offerings are strictly human endeavors. We consciously defer to human consciousness and reject the exploitation of artificial general intelligence. You can read the full statement here.

What is the 5 Voices framework and how do you use it? 

The 5 Voices Framework is a tool designed to help individuals and teams understand their unique communication styles and how these styles interact within a group setting. While the 5 Voices Framework is not a proprietary tool of Herringshaw Group, we are licensed facilitators and find its principles align well with our core philosophy of Humility-Based Leadership. We use this framework to help teams identify their dominant "voices" or communication styles, which in turn fosters greater empathy, understanding, and effective collaboration. By integrating the 5 Voices Framework into our consultancy services, we aim to enhance and create more cohesive, effective teams that can navigate the complexities of leadership transition and organizational growth.

What is Motivations AI and how do you use it?

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to lose sight of what truly motivates us, leading to a lack of fulfillment and direction in both personal and professional lives. Traditional personality tests often offer generic insights that don't get to the heart of what makes you tick. They can leave you with more questions than answers, making it difficult to make informed decisions about your career, relationships, and life goals. Motivations AI is a revolutionary narrative-based personality assessment tool designed to solve this problem. By analyzing your own life stories, it uncovers the core motivations that drive you. Backed by 60 years of empirical research, Motivations AI provides actionable insights that can transform how you engage with the world, making you more productive, inspired, and fulfilled. It's not just a personality test; it's a key to unlocking a more meaningful life.

Though Motivations AI is not proprietary to Herringshaw Group, we are licensed facilitators and rely on this proven tool is our succession planning consulting and leadership intensives.

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