Steering you towards
Succession and the
Second Ascent

Glenn A. Williams serves as the strategic compass for founders, boards and leadership teams through the complex events of succession, rapid growth and structural transformation.

Glenn A. Williams’ Succession Advisory

Glenn A. Williams is your strategic partner on the path to enduring success. His consulting services are designed to empower founders, boards and leadership teams to navigate complex transitions and embrace growth with confidence – especially along their succession journey.

Glenn’s succession advisory services are a journey tailored to empower those he advises. His long-term engagements navigate years of planning and execution, supporting multiple stakeholders to achieve their desired outcomes with laser precision.

Glenn’s core competencies are:
Glenn works with you to prioritize and streamline your developmental goals, ensuring clarity and alignment across your organization.
Glenn’s expertise in implementing strategic guidance systems equips your leadership team with the tools needed to navigate change effectively.
Succession planning is a critical phase in any organization’s life cycle. Glenn guides you through this transition seamlessly and with grace.
Achieving your strategic goals through meticulous planning and execution, backed by Glenn’s multi-disciplinary capabilities.
Whether you’re contemplating selling a business, orchestrating a management buyout, or envisioning an equity participation plan, Glenn’s strategic insights will light your path to a seamless transition.
Mergers, acquisitions, divestments, liquidations – no matter how intricate, Glenn’s consulting services empower you to navigate complex corporate transactions with confidence.
Achieving true greatness personally and professionally even through the most complex of succession transitions is possible with the strategic advisory solutions provided by Glenn A. Williams. Start by sending Glenn a little information about you and your situation so he can guide you to your perfect pathway.

“When I needed to replace myself as the Managing Director of our business operations in the USA to focus on our traditional markets in Europe and support the growth of our business is Australasia, we engaged Glenn to help develop a succession pathway for one of our senior managers to enter the ownership structure of our group. Glenn was exceptional. He brought his diplomatic style to the virtual, cross-cultural negotiation table to help us design, negotiate and implement a prudent pathway forward for all stakeholders involved. As a Founder, I’ve since turned to Glenn as a strategic thinking partner for expert counsel at pivotal points in the development of our global business portfolio. Highly recommended – a quintessential, old-school professional.”

Franck Janet
Founder & Managing Partner, Consulting Positions

Trusted By

Glenn helped me make a successful career transition from football to basketball after I accepted my first CEO appointment, orienting me to the role so the board and I could develop a winning strategy.
Graeme Allen
CEO, Dandenong Basketball Association
Time with Glenn is a break from focusing on other people, to better understand myself and develop insights. Cultivating vision. Reflecting on progress. Invaluable for regularly recharging my batteries.
Peter Cleary
Founder & Managing Director, Zinc Group
Prior to meeting Glenn, I lacked clarity in relation to my future aspirations. A truly inspirational program resulting in the clarity to confidently and actively plan my future pathway forward.
Angela Young
CEO, Strauman
I’ve participated in other programs for CEOs and directors. Nothing addressed my needs in a fast-track, personalized way like working with Glenn. A must for anyone wanting more out of life and business.
Paul Wheelton OAM
Chair, The Wheelton Group
Read the stories of our trusted clients who have navigated complex growth, succession and structural transformation with expert stewardship by Glenn A. Williams.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Glenn. You believed in my abilities. You got me to focus on the business in a way I was made to believe I couldn’t. As a result, we’ve won several industry awards.
Louise Ward
Director, Yarra Valley Estate & Edible Forest Yarra Valley
Glenn helped me clarify my vision, design a strategy and formulate a plan to make progress. This included internationalizing our business, which inspired me to relocate myself to live in the USA.
Sarah Findlay
Founder, Dawn til Dusk
Glenn was of enormous assistance. We worked together in a very laid-back fashion, meeting for coffee or lunch once per week. I was able to ride the changes, stay relaxed and keep my sense of humor.
Bob Pound
Managing Director, RJ Pound Services
Glenn helped me successfully navigate the dual succession of both the Founder/Chairman plus the outgoing CEO of a 20 years old ASX listed business to make a successful transition into the CEO role.
Matthew Chun
CEO, Becton Ltd

Let Glenn help guide your journey

The Official Bio:
Glenn A. Williams

Glenn A. Williams is the world-class advisor to companies at the pivotal points of succession, rapid growth and structural transformation. He has spent over three decades working with complex organizations on their strategic approach to change.

Educated at the Melbourne Business School, ESSEC in Paris and Harvard University in Boston, Glenn went on to gain experience in all facets of global organizations as a Manager, CEO, Director and Chairperson. As the Founder of strategic consulting firm nLIVEn, Glenn has pioneered the concepts of Strategic Guidance Systems, Strategic Fitness and AdaptAbility; all of which are backed by research and over 30 years of practical execution in growth companies.

As an expert consultant to established, purpose-driven organizations, Glenn specializes in acting as the strategic guide to the board and leadership team on major growth periods, pioneering new concepts, products or territories, or approaching a succession milestone.

A sought-after international keynote speaker, media commentator and advisor to global leaders, Glenn divides his time between consulting, board and advisory positions, as well as speaking and media appearances where he is a leading-edge thinker and futurist on leadership, succession, change and business.

Glenn has limited speaking dates available for global events. His show, The Founder’s Encore due for launch in Q1 2024 interviews accomplished leaders, global thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators, the wise – digging deep into change, adaptability, the truth of their success, their missions, succession and legacy.

The Succession Pathway

Glenn A. Williams has authored the guide to business transition called “The Succession Pathway” for founder-led businesses and non-founder-led businesses. Whether you are currently experiencing the complexities of steering your empire through succession or contemplating a succession transition in the coming years, “The Succession Pathway” will prudently orient you to this critical leadership challenge.

Glenn’s experience as the world-class succession advisor for over three decades means he has personally traversed almost every opportunity and challenge a founder, successor, business, board, shareholder and leadership team can face.

He has captured his most critically essential thinking in this clear, concise and effective guide.

“Glenn provided invaluable strategic guidance and direction for our business as our board and leadership team addressed the challenge of executing our succession plan. This involved preparing the business for sale, a successful Founder CEO succession and culminated with an attractive trade sale outcome to an international buyer; all within five years of engaging Glenn.”

Shaun Farrell
Director, Talogy

The Succession Pathway​

Download Glenn A. Williams’ e-book “The Succession Pathway​” to guide you through the complexities of succession planning.