A Message From Callie..
My Dad sold our family ranch in western Colorado in 1990 after Mom’s passing. There were a multitude of reasons but the bottom line was that “we sold the ranch”. From that day forward I said I would do whatever I could to make it easier for other families to continue in the agriculture business.
I have worked a variety of jobs that have one way or another supported the industry. However, I believe making Crucial Conversations® Training available to Colorado families is the most important thing I can do to ensure those who want to remain in the industry have that opportunity.
Crucial Conversations® skills are important in all work and family environments. However, in a family business one doesn’t work an eight-hour day and then leave those relationships and challenges behind until they return to work. In a family business, you work, live, play, and celebrate ALL with the same people, which makes the use of these skills all the more important.
Crucial Conversations® skills help family members communicate during difficult times and encourages discussions to improve the odds of the farm/business staying in the family over multiple generations. The current family business will economically benefit from Crucial Conversation® skills as they are utilized to make difficult decisions based on productive dialogue with all stakeholders. The value of Crucial Conversations® skills is being able to work side by side with family members in an enjoyable and productive relationship, transfer the business to the next generation, and still have enjoyable holidays where the entire family can enjoy each other’s company.
~I Look Forward to Helping You Achieve Your Goals! Callie Hendrickson