Pillars of Emotional Governance

The foundation, potential and power of all Emotional Governance lives in these 6 Pillars.

RELATIONSHIP

RELATIONSHIP

Family Emotional Governance changes every bottom line, next generation preparedness, and impact of legacy.

HARMONY

HARMONY

The weight of family relationships should be taken off the business.

FINANCE

FINANCE

Strained family dynamics cost the business money and will eventually threaten its long term, generational survival.

VISION

VISION

Emotional governance is the foundation for clarity, inspiration and empowerment to ensure the future.

LEGACY

LEGACY

Family Emotional Governance changes every bottom line, next generation preparedness, and impact of legacy.

STEWARDSHIP

IMPACT

Stewardship, when it includes contribution, improves the bottom line and ensures legacy–work with meaning results in better work.

For FAMILIES

ORGANIZED EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE RELIEVES FRICTION IN FAMILY BUSINESS AND ENSURES LEGACY.

Many believe money will solve and alleviate issues in a family. In actuality money emphasizes the human and social issues within every family. 

We guide families in creating an emotional governance model that holds the individuals, the relationships, and their wealth

Financial Capital, Social Capital, and Human Capital  

accountable to a shared set of pillar principles crafted by the family, for the family.

"Every family believes their dynamics are unique, and in some ways they are, but what many come to discover is that there is nothing unattainable, no matter what the dynamics, when they prioritize and invest in their family’s human capital first as critical in the journey of traditional governance."

Francesco Lombardo, Veritage

Does your family face… 

  • Avoidance of meaningful conversations
  • Not feeling safe, heard or emotionally supported by the family
  • Entitlement within the family
  • Division, disregard, recklessness or disrespect 
  • Emotionally unprepared heirs
  • A lack of interest in family and business matters
  • Inter-family conflict
  • Difficulty selecting the Next Gen leader of the family and business
  • Challenge to impart the best values of Contribution, Empowerment and Responsibility rather than entitlement, enabling, and burden

FAMILY UNEASE, WHEN REPAIRED, IMPROVES THE BOTTOM LINE AND ENSURES LONGEVITY.

"The work we have done will last generations to come and is the best investment we have ever made."

Family Office CEO, 2nd Generation
AUSTRALIA

"The work left me with freedom, peace of mind, altered my relationships with my business partners, and it got me clear about who I am and the difference I can make for others."

2nd Generation Family Member
SINGAPORE

"What I got is a whole new sense of peace of mind! I now choose which actions I want to take. And I choose to live in and enjoy the present! Thank you Franco!"

4th Generation Family Member
CANADA

"I could immediately see what was driving me in the goals I set — and even the dreams I say I had. Now I can ask myself authentically, what is it that matters and would truly be fulfilling. This work has been foundational to my and my family’s life!"

3rd Generation Family Member
CANADA

WHAT We Do — Our Work

We assist family businesses and their family members to go beyond politeness and “playing nice" with each other so they can make enlightened decisions that transform everyday operations of the business, family relationships, individual fulfillment, and longevity of its ownership.  

  • Creating authentic family culture across generations — bringing life to traditional governance, making it meaningful for all
  • Igniting vision and purpose toward meaningful contribution within the family, the business, and through the family’s influence
  • Next Gen readiness — designing the pathway to nurturing future generations well
  • Grounded and peaceful ownership transition
  • Moving from entitlement to contribution — within the family, the business and community
  • Managing sibling dynamics — stablishing an organized, fair, and equitable system for
  • Creating Safe Space™ throughout enterprising families — all dynamics 

HOW We Do It — Our Process

The process of Organized Emotional Governance starts with cultivating individual safety, where the individual understands why they do what they do and its impact on others. Next we create relational safety in key relationships and ultimately transform familial safety throughout the entire family system.

VERITAGE’s ORGANIZED EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE
Starts with 8 Measures:

MINDSETS + EMOTIONS

  1. Growth by Action
  2. Personal Accountability
  3. Value of Relationships
  4. Value of Family Matters

ROLES + ACTORS

  1. Family Champion
  2. Outliers — Challenging Convention
  3. Team Players
  4. Success Identity (Humility) 
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Through Veritage’s work across the 6 Pillars of Emotional Governance — Relationships, Finance, Harmony, Vision, Legacy, Impact the resultant Safe Space™ achieved transforms the entire conversation for each individual and throughout the family relationships. Safe Space™ changes everything. 

“The work we have done will last generations to come and is the best investment we have ever made.”

Family Office CEO, 2nd Generation
AUSTRALIA

“The work left me with freedom, peace of mind, altered my relationships with my business partners, and it got me clear about who I am and the difference I can make for others.”

2nd Generation Family Member
SINGAPORE

“The youngest generation are now supported with a documented Family Charter that outlines our Values, Beliefs and Mission.”

3rd Generation Family Lead
ITALY

“I got that my quality of life has nothing to do with the amount of money I make, and at the same time I am free to have an abundance of money with no guilt, or shame, and just enjoy life the way it is and the way it isn’t.”

2nd Generation Family Member
USA

“Our family discovered growth — financially and in relationships —through Emotional Governance with Veritage. We are now a far more effective, unified Family and Business, with all members understanding their role, and relationships continually improving.”

4th Generation Family Principal
UNITED KINGDOM

"I come out feeling more energized and better connected to myself and other family members as a result of the sessions"

5th Generation Family Council Member
ENGLAND

“The work we have done will last generations to come and has been the best investment we have ever made.”

Tony Canci, Canci Group Holdings
AUSTRALIA

“What I got is a whole new sense of peace of mind! I now choose which actions I want to take. And I choose to live in and enjoy the present. Thank you Veritage!”

4th Generation Family Member
CANADA

"Franco knows me more than I know myself."

6th Generation Family Council Chair
UNITED KINGDOM

“I could immediately see what was driving me in the goals I set — and even the dreams I said I had! Now I can ask myself authentically, what is it that matters and would truly be fulfilling. This work has been foundational to my and my family’s life!”

3rd Generation Family Member
CANADA

“It sets the tone for the future and leaves no discussion unsaid.”

Family Member and Chief Financial Officer
AUSTRALIA

"I used to tell my husband what to do, NOW I ask him how he is feeling."

72-year-old Matriarch and Husband of 50 years
BAHAMAS

ARTICLES — For FAMILIES

It does not have to be subjective or emotional—an objective system is buildable and deployable with the same predictability and control as a spreadsheet.

Needs to be outlined and developed for the Family Business to thrive.

ORGANIZED EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE, WHEN NOT CONFUSED WITH FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE, INCREASES THE BOTTOM LINE, ELIMINATES RESISTANCE, AND RELIEVES COSTLY WEIGHT IN ALL FAMILY BUSINESS.

NEXT GENERATION Readiness Projects

We at Veritage believe the most valuable asset in any family’s portfolio is their Human Capital — and the most valuable Human Capital is the Next Generation.  

If properly nurtured and developed, the Next Generation leaders will become the family’s most valuable assets on the balance sheet.  On the other side of the ledger, if this asset is not groomed, prepared or developed, it could become your family’s and business’s greatest liability. 

To create the Safe Space™ necessary for these next generation leaders of the family and business to be nurtured and developed in a transformative, on-site, life-impacting way, Veritage has two Next Gen-focused global experiences — The Scone Project at Scone Palace, home of the Earls of Mansfield in Scotland and The Masaai Project at the Bogani Village in Kenya. 

The SCONE Project

The Scone Next Generation Leadership Program
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Enterprising families around the world are consistently seeking leadership opportunities to cultivate, enhance and network their Next Generation family members. The Scone Project is a next generation (NxG) leadership program which is designed to develop the leadership potential of NxG family members who are born into prominent families of wealth and/or enterprise. It is a small, exclusive, by invitation-only event for ultra-affluent inheritors.

The Scone Project NxG leadership program is hosted by William Murray, Viscount Stormont and facilitated by Francesco Lombardo FEA.

The MAASAI Project

A Family Retreat for NexGen Development
MASSAI PROJECT

You are warmly invited to join us on a special trip to rural Kenya. We will be welcomed into WE Villages partner communities and work alongside community members on a sustainable development project driven by need, such as laying the foundation for a school.

At the end of the trip we will have a chance to reflect on the most impactful moments from the experience. Together as a group we will decide on a project to support to further our impact and keep giving back once we’ve returned home.

EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE, WHEN NOT CONFUSED WITH FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE, INCREASES THE BOTTOM LINE, ELIMINATES RESISTANCE, AND RELIEVES COSTLY WEIGHT IN ALL FAMILY BUSINESS.

For GOVERNANCE PROFESSIONALS

"The work we have done will last generations to come and is the best investment we have ever made."

Family Office CEO, 2nd Generation
AUSTRALIA

For too many families — and the traditional governance professionals they turn to — meaning has been missing across generations; meaning that can last for generations to come. The foundation of ORGANIZED EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE transforms the conversation of GOVERNANCE into an affirmation of every pillar a family business stands on and is affected by.

“It sets the tone for the future and leaves no discussion unsaid.”

Family Member and Chief Financial Officer
AUSTRALIA

“The youngest generation are now supported with a documented Family Charter that outlines our Values, Beliefs and Mission.”

3rd Generation Family Lead
ITALY

“Our family discovered growth — financially and in relationships — through Emotional Governance with Veritage. We are now a far more effective, unified Family and Business, with all members understanding their role, and relationships continually improving.”

4th Generation Family Principal
UNITED KINGDOM

"Every family believes their dynamics are unique, and in some ways they are, but what many come to discover is that there is nothing unattainable, no matter what the dynamics, when they prioritize and invest in their family’s human capital first as critical in the journey of traditional governance."

Francesco Lombardo, Veritage

ARTICLES — For GOVERNANCE PROFESSIONALS

Lawyers, Accountants, Wealth Managers, and Giving Strategists

Why Governance and Emotional Governance DO NOT COMPETE and how Emotional Governance improves business and reduces turnover, enabling Traditional Governance to be more effective.  

It does not have to be subjective or emotional an objective system is buildable and deployable with the same predictability and control as a spreadsheet.

Needs to be outlined and developed for the Family Business to thrive.

For FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

FAMILY UNEASE, WHEN REPAIRED, IMPROVES THE BOTTOM LINE AND ENSURES LONGEVITY

“As a result of our improved family dynamics and communication, our business has also improved, and the opportunities are seemingly endless”

2nd Generation
ITALY

For FACILITATORS

Veritage, through Francesco Lombardo’s life’s work of SYSTEMIZED and ORGANIZED EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE, is fostering a movement toward Safe Space™ in generational enterprise family businesses and legacies around the globe. 

In order to help families develop their own, uniquely endowed EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE, Veritage educates, equips, and supports professional Facilitators to become certified in this pivotal work of EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE. 

These 3 anchor statements embody what Vertiage’s work transformatively relieves and accomplishes in the Families (Human Capital), Legacies (Social Capital) and Businesses (Financial Capital) we serve. 

FAMILY UNEASE, WHEN REPAIRED, IMPROVES THE BOTTOM LINE AND ENSURES LONGEVITY

ORGANIZED EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE RELIEVES FRICTION IN FAMILY BUSINESS AND ENSURES LEGACY.

EMOTIONAL GOVERNANCE, WHEN NOT CONFUSED WITH FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE, INCREASES THE BOTTOM LINE, ELIMINATES RESISTANCE AND RELIEVES COSTLY WEIGHT IN ALL FAMILY BUSINESS.

If you are committed and passionate toward serving the world through facilitating and imparting positive and powerful measurable change in legacy family business, we look forward to meeting you.