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Intentionally Engaging the Crucial Conversations Every Family Needs and Avoids

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Monday, April 27 | 12:00 noon

This presentation builds on the book unHeritage: 11 Pitfalls to Family Legacy and How to Avoid Them and the AiP March webinar "The Hidden Reasons Advisors Fail with HNW Families.” In addition to an UHNW patriarch’s perspective, we will be treated to the candid perspective of second (and third) generation family members. Steve Gardner, Ambassador Enterprises, will interview the Doden Family to:

· Uncover the desperate but hidden needs of HNW families.

· Discover your most valuable contribution to HNW families.

· Grow from an Advisor with a product to sell to a trusted Advocate.

About the presenters:

Moderator: Steve Gardner leads Ambassador Press, the re#search and communication arm of Ambassador Enterprises. As an author and curriculum writer, he previously worked for Crown Financial Ministries, where he developed the curriculum for international expansion. Steve began writing curricula in 1996 as a Vice President with Emerging Young Leaders. He has co-written or edited twenty published books and dozens of study curricula based on books and movies. After graduating from Wheaton College in 1971 with a BA in Anthropology, Steve and his wife, Maria, traveled five continents as full-time concert and recording artists until 1996. They recorded 16 albums of largely original music while performing more than 4,000 concerts and 1,000 TV appearances. They hosted "Words of Hope,” a weekly TV show and "Marriage Matters,” a monthly radio program. Steve also hosted "Three Men and a Book,” a monthly live radio program. Steve has served on the board of ALIVE Ministries and is currently Secretary of the board for the Center for Family Conversations. A Certified Professional Coach, instrument-rated pilot, and USTA tennis player – currently ranked in the top million :) – he is also active in racquetball, squash, pickleball, scuba, and downhill skiing. Last – and most important – Steve and Maria have been married for 46 years and have one daughter and three grandchildren.

Daryle Doden, a lifelong entrepreneur, is CEO of Ambassador Enterprises. He along with four partners founded Ambassador Steel Corporation in 1974 with the common goal of business success and faith integration in the marketplace. When the company sold in 2008, it had annual revenues surpassing $500 million and a reputation of faith, integrity, and excellence. Raised in a pastor’s home in northern Indiana, Daryle received a diploma in Sacred Music from Moody Bible Institute, where he met his wife of 46 years, Brenda. He continued his education at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, earning a BA in Biblical Studies and Musical Performance. In addition to his passionate pursuit of learning and growth, Daryle enjoys tennis, golf, travel, and most of all, dining with friends and family, which almost always includes discussions about life and living. He likes to read and correspond regarding subjects of practical significance. Daryle has served on the alumni board of his alma mater, Moody Bible Institute, and the boards of Cedarville University and Lakewood Park Baptist Church. He has also served on the DeKalb County Council and is currently on the board of the DeKalb County YMCA. Daryle and Brenda have five children and nine grandchildren.

Eric Doden is currently the President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Eric was a principal for Domo Ventures LLC, a boutique private equity firm located in Fort Wayne, IN. In 2011, he ran for Fort Wayne mayor on the Republican ticket. Prior to that, he directed the investments of Ambassador Enterprises, also in Fort Wayne. He has more than 15 years of management and economic development experience. Eric earned his bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. His wife, Maci, is the Law Clerk for a U.S. District Court Judge, and together they have three sons and one daughter.

Kara (Doden) Bishop is the owner of Implied Design, a Fort Wayne, IN based company that specializes in residential and light-commercial design. Kara earned her BA in Philosophy from Cedarville University in 2000. She has subsequently studied at Dallas Theological Seminary and earned an additional BA in Interior Design from the University of North Texas. She married her husband, Duce, in 2008. In 2012, Kara and Duce left their life in Texas and moved back to Fort Wayne to be near her family. In 2014, she took on her biggest role yet: mother to one-year-old son, Race

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