The Generational Wealth Masterclass with James E. Hughes and Dave Specht is for individuals and families that seek to proactively prepare for the unique challenges and opportunities financial success creates. In this course you will be confronted with the non-financial complexities financial wealth can sometimes introduce. You will be encouraged to challenge closely held assumptions, engage in courageous conversations, and take action to improve overall well-being.


Jay Hughes
James E. Hughes

James E. Hughes is one of the early pioneers in the generational wealth consulting field. He is the author of titles such as Family Wealth, Family: The Compact Among Generations and The Cycle of the Gift.

David Specht
David Specht

Dave Specht is the Director of the Drucker School Global Family Business Institute. He is the author of The Family Business Whisperer and regularly speaks on topics surrounding multi-generational family business issues and the complexities of financial success.

About the Program

why should you invest time in this program?

Learning to understand your relationship with financial capital and apply empathy for those around you who are doing the same is crucial. This program will provide frameworks and a new lens through which you can look at your situation and your relationships with others that are impacted by financial abundance.

What will you learn?

In the Generational Wealth Masterclass, you will uncover what it takes to become a family of affinity. The objectives are to:

  • Encourage you to change your definition of wealth and reframe your relationship with money
  • Learn about the dynamic relationships and responsibilities of trustees and beneficiaries
  • Show the challenges and opportunities of shared ownership
  • Come away with ideas on how your family can create structures to assist with shared decisions and shared management
  • Have a greater level of empathy for yourself and the people around you
How long does it take?

The Generational Wealth Masterclass is divided into 15 modules. You will typically cover one topic per week. Institutional customization is available upon request.

How much does it cost?

Contact the Global Family Business Institute for pricing. There are group discounts for institutions taking large numbers of people through the Masterclass.

How can I learn more?

For more information on how to enroll in the Generational Wealth Masterclass, please contact or call Dave Specht at (509) 318-0706.