Two doctors, who had been friends since college and now operated a successful business together, were considering expanding their practice and bringing on a third partner. They were being intentional and strategic in their process. The local business development director suggested that they participate in a Interpersonal Business Plan mediation to help them address their concerns and decide if expanding was the right direction for them.
We met for the first session, they agreed to commit to the full process, and include the potential third partner. There were tense moments and difficult conversations took place. Individual and interpersonal development also occurred, and at the end of the program, they had a clear understanding of what the next steps were in making this big decision as well as a plan for how to overcome challenges in the future. Fast forward several years, their practice has continued to expand and they have a solid reputation in the community. They are also able to do the type of meaningful outreach and work that is part of their vision; a vision that was supported through the work they did during the mediation sessions.
If you are in a partnership or considering one, I invite you to review the Interpersonal Business Partnership Plan program found under Services. If your goal is long-term business and financial success, the investment of time and money for this program pays for itself exponentially. It is an investment in the relationship that is the foundation of your business, something that the doctors realized early on in their partnership. I am happy to talk with you more about the program to see if it is right for you. Call or email me!
Sunny E. Sassaman Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Consultant