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Farm Family Coach Insights
Seeds of encouragement for success in farm transition
This book gathers wisdom to help your farm family with relationships, communication, team operations, transition, succession planning, and building healthy habits. Elaine’s collection of short essays is full of practical tools based on her life as a farm partner, certified coach, and seasoned listener. With encouragement, and sometimes tough love, this book will help you find harmony through understanding.
Building Your Farm Legacy
Tools to empower better family communication
Share this book with your farm team to have better communication, improved conflict resolution, and solutions for the continuance of your farm business. Don’t delay, it’s time to get everyone to the table to make actionable plans. Say goodbye to procrastination. Embrace the tools here as you enjoy a new sense of hope for your farm’s legacy.
Farming’s In-Law Factor
How to have more harmony and less conflict on family farms
Everyone wants harmony on their farm and this book will show you how to get it. Whether you are the daughter in-law, son in-law, mother in-law, or father in-law it is time to stop stewing and start creating solutions. Unresolved in-law tensions can create chaos, distract management, and split the farm. This book speaks to many unspoken challenges and the culture of your farm. Ask yourself: “Do I have a voice on the farm?”
Do the Tough Things Right
How to prevent communication disasters in family business
Are you having a hard time starting the conversations about who gets the family business and when? This book is designed to help you nail down the key challenges you need to talk about. It’s a workbook style to prompt you to address your tough issues like fairness, financial transparency, and family fights.
Planting the Seed of Hope
Elaine’s first and award-winning book
Strong families communicate, connect, and celebrate with their community. This inspirational book compiles Elaine’s first 10 years of writing in Grainews. This book is ideal for people who want to give the gift of hope and encouragement to folks who want to be intentional about making their farm family life more meaningful.
Winner of 2006 IPPY Award and 2006 Word Guild Canada Book Award.
Who Gets the Farm and When?
Is your farm stuck? Elaine provides structure for conflict resolution dealing with the head, heart, and gut resistance to change. Buy this audio as a primer for the things you need to understand to have more courageous conversations to kick-start transition on your farm.
Ten Tools for Talking About Tough Issues
There is a bull in the middle of your farm kitchen that no one wants to talk about. Discover curiosity, share your intent, play with possibility, and other helps to “discuss the undiscussabullTM” Use a talking stick and make effective meetings happen.
Planning for Change
Understanding what you need to let go of is key for helping navigate the changes needed in your farm family transition. Elaine provides a roadmap to get ready for a new chapter. You’ll discover new learning to take on and how to hold on to what is working for you. This cycle of renewal will help you make sense of your life on the farm.
Fixing Your Time Stress Mess
Workaholics will discover helpful strategies for managing their time stress. Gain understanding for the tensions of your age and stage on the farm. Learn why some problems are not solvable, but just need to be managed as polarities. Self-renewing people are joyful and productive producers.
Leaving a Lasting Legacy
1 hour and 40 minutes
Understand the barriers to farm succession planning so you can overcome them. Establish certainty about everyone’s future expectations and income. Define timelines for the process. Assess fairness in compensation. Get clarity of expectations, certainty of agreements and timelines, and a commitment to action. This is how you’ll be able to build a farm that will successfully continue to the next generation. Be the leader that gets your farm team back on track.
Don’t Split the Yard
Moving away from a lifetime of memories in the main yard is hard. This audio “tells it like it is” sharing ways to build respect and privacy, plan financially for a new home, and seek legal input for titles. Get the conversation started to learn more about the unspoken expectations and emotional factors affecting the move.
Webinars + Virtual Kitchen Table
Farming’s In-Law Factor Webinar
How to have more harmony and less conflict on family farms. It takes courage to admit that everything behind the front door of your farm is not as beautiful as you would like it to be. You are not alone. Elaine understands how marriage stresses on farms can fuel the fear of divorce. During this webinar, discover how love and respect are key to strong marriages, partnerships, and relationship capital on the farm.
How to Get Your Parents to Talk about Farm Transition
In this extremely popular Virtual Kitchen Table (VKT), you will be able to learn how valuable the Undiscussabulls™ are to create solutions and timelines for agreements that include, income streams, housing, fairness to non-farm heirs. Learn how to respectfully vocalize your needs and be clear about your intentions to have courageous conversations with farm parents. Create meaningful ways to have family meetings where all voices are heard and respected. Imagine that!
How to Deal with Entitled Siblings
You will be empowered to begin the courageous conversation with entitled siblings and create mindset shifts that level the farm field, helping everyone to be successful and contribute. Develop a buyout business plan that works and learn how to respectfully, yet assertively, attack the issue and not the people (siblings). Destroy harmful and hurtful assumptions, and develop a path forward to create more trust, empathy, and understanding. Re-write money scripts, shifting unsupported entitlement to a willingness to negotiate.
Conflict Dynamic Profile + Coaching
This is one of the best tools that we have in our coaching team toolbox to support you and your farm family in understanding what good conflict behaviors are and not so good ones.
One hour of coaching with Elaine to understand your CDP results.
$55 + $350 plus GST