Curvespanning™ offers advanced, new strategies for business owners considering a sale or transition to the next generation. This revolutionary approach combines value acceleration and transition-readiness programs while utilizing early stage entrepreneurship strategies as the two generations gear up to span the s-curves.

Program details

Join Sean Hutchinson and Rex Northen for five live classes on Curvespanning™, a new innovative approach to S-curves and family business transition planning. These sessions will be complemented by two one-hour group coaching sessions and online education, tools and resources.

  • Five weekly 90 minute virtual classes

  • Two 1-hour group coaching sessions

  • Tools and resources

  • Membership in the Curvespanning™ Community

Who should attend

Professional advisors who currently or would like to work with family businesses and the next generation.

Flash Class Series - Program Outline

  • 1

    Welcome to the course

    • A message from your instructors

  • 2


    • What is Curvespanning

  • 3

    Family Business Systems

    • Pre-work

  • 4

    The Five Accelerators

    • Pre-work

  • 5

    Before the Span

    • Pre-work

  • 6

    Spanning the Curves

    • Pre-work

  • 7

    After the Span

    • Pre-wrok

  • 8

    Next Steps...

    • Here's what's next...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...


Rex Northen

Rex has helped launch and operate more startups than many of us will meet in several lifetimes. He has spent 18 years in IT of which 12 years as CEO, followed by a decade in cleantech. Rex’s first software startup serviced corporate clients like Body Shop, Honda, Shell and Lloyds of London. In Silicon Valley, he was CEO of a ground-breaking online financial and e-commerce startup, then executive director of the Cleantech Open, the world’s largest accelerator for clean-technology startups. He now serves as a senior trainer for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and is consulting to technology startups. Rex holds an M.A. from Oxford University.

Partner, Strategic Development and Partnerships (USA)

Sean Hutchinson,


Over Sean Hutchinson’s 30 years in business, the most valuable lessons he has learned have been from business owners who generously shared their stories of success and struggle. Sean’s primary focus is strategy and growth. He helps owners and their leadership teams to imagine what being a ‘company of the future’ looks like for them, and then helps them achieve it.

What's included

  • Interactive sessions

    Five live virtual sessions with your instructors and access to on-demand web-based learning.

  • Group Coaching

    Two live group coaching sessions.

  • Curvespanning™ Playbook

    Tools and resources to deepen your knowledge on Curvespanning and family business transitions.

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