Wise Counsel Research Associates

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Cristoph Lichtenberg

Sharing Practical Wisdom

Wise Counsel Research Associates is a think-tank and consultancy devoted to helping leaders of businesses and families find trusted, strategic advice.

We consult with corporations on organizational design, leadership development, and team engagement. We help families with wealth communicate about their planning, make decisions together, and develop the next generation. For philanthropies, we consult on designing foundations, developing clear missions, and balancing family and philanthropic goals.

Research is the foundation of our work. We study giving within families, the best practices of successful family businesses, the impact of wealth on women, and the role of advisors to enterprising families. We also regularly write, speak, and offer workshops on these and related topics.

Please explore our site, including our unique Portrait Gallery of Wise Counsel, and check out our latest thinking on our Reflections blog. If you would like to learn about ways to support the charitable efforts of Wise Counsel Research™, please click here.