Elaine Froese
Agriculture, Farming and Succession Planning Expert
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Elaine Froese is a certified professional speaker and coach, and author for nearly 25 years, known as the ‘farm whisperer’ and ‘mother of farm succession’. Elaine Froese specializes in helping farm families who want better communication and conflict resolution to secure a successful farm transition.

Expertise in

  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Team Building & Teamwork

Speaker Types

  • Agriculture
  • Conference Keynote
  • Economic Development
  • Family & Parenting
  • Gender Equality
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health

ELAINE FROESE BIOGRAPHY

Elaine Froese (Certified Speaking Professional), is a lifelong farmer. Every day she uses her background in conflict resolution and communication to help fellow growers and ranchers face make-or-break issues head-on so they can focus on the business of farming. Starting with 4-H presentations in Manitoba at age nine and moving on to audiences today in Mexico, Australia, and beyond. She has always understood that communication is the key to building trust and understanding, especially when your family members are your business partners.

Elaine Froese is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and an award-winning author of two books: Planting the Seed of Hope: A Celebration of Prairie Life and Do the Tough Things Right. She currently writes a regular agricultural column for Grainews for 20 years and previously appeared on Canada’s national AgVision TV. Elaine Froese is also a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors.

Elaine Froese has personally experienced the stresses and frustrations that only families in today’s agriculture climate understand. She has seen it all, heard it all, and survived it all — from buying the in-laws’ farm, the isolation of farm life, a sudden illness or death in the family, and every crisis you can imagine. She has given families worldwide the practical tools they need to save their marriages, hold onto their farms, and gain some much-needed peace of mind.

Elaine Froese hates it when people say “she must be busy.” As a certified coach from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, Elaine has amazing strategies for mapping out a great way to live intentionally and make conscious choices. She removed “all hurriedness from her life” after a serious bout of post-partum depression. Her empathy for mental health is widely appreciated by her audiences as she confronts the true challenge of self-care which is not selfish. As a depression survivor, Elaine Froese places a high priority on staying healthy.

Elaine Froese knows it is never a quick fix project but an ongoing process of choosing what is most important to you in the present season of your life. More than 600 families have received her personal coaching advice, along with thousands more who have attended her keynote presentations on emotionally complicated topics and walked away with life-changing results. If you want relief from uncomfortable discussions about roles and responsibilities, arguments over ownership and succession agreements, and procrastination in planning for the future, there are several ways to put Elaine’s expertise to work for you.

Discuss the Undiscussable - Tools for Talking About Tough Issues in Farm Transfer

  • Conflict avoidance is the biggest barrier to the next generation’s succession success. Elaine Froese provides practical conflict resolution tools to help families have courageous conversations for business continuance and to reduce family tensions. Founders typically want to know where their income streams will be after they let go of power and control of management and/or ownership. They also have marital conflicts about home residence issues and how to be fair to non-business heirs.

    The next generation can’t wait to gain equity and more decision-making power. Young farmers are smart, tech-savvy, and want to have their opinions heard by parents and respected. They also need certainty that timelines for transfer and succession agreements will be honoured. Add the conflict dynamics of a new spouse and you have many interesting conversations ahead! Elaine Froese’s expertise is her practical common sense approach to starting courageous conversations between the generations, and auditing the key challenges. You’ll gain insight into the tools you need to talk about tough succession issues and then act on them with agreements that work for the different demands of each stage and age of the successor or founder. Learn to listen to your head, heart, and your “gut”.

    Elaine delivers actionable information farm business owners and managers can implement today. She challenges farm family businesses to get “unstuck” and not accept the high anxiety and stress of poor decision-making. Her tools are grounded in years of working with farm succession planning and coaching. Her award winning book Planting the Seed of Hope helps build insight and trust quickly with families seeking tools for dealing with conflict and change.

     

  • Keynote Presentation

Planning for Change - The Cycle of Renewal - Farmers Don't Retire... They Re-invent!

  • You love farming and you never plan to really quit. Your spouse has other ideas. You are both in different stages of the cycle of renewal but don’t know it. Your adult children want you to move to town. What are you going to do? Nothing? That doesn’t feel very good! How about planning for change, letting go, and taking on new plans? Discover how in this revealing presentation.

    Elaine is a certified Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara Coach and is highly trained to help people see where they are on the cycle of renewal map in order to plan for change. The key issue is discovering that your perspective and stage of the cycle can be completely opposite to your spouse and business partners. This makes planning for change a challenge unless you identify what to let go of, “drop the bananas,” and what to take on. Elaine is the farm family coach your clients need to connect with!

  • Keynote Presentation

Who Wants the Farm... and When? Farm Succession Planning Tools for Action

  • Farming dads need to transfer control and ownership (eventually) to younger farmers. If there is no successor, then what? If there is a keen successor… congratulations! What do young farmers want? They want certainty of ownership and a plan with deadlines. They want the farm intact. What do older founding farmers want? To be useful and appreciated. Fairness. They want an income stream for their lifestyle needs.

    Elaine Froese delivers actionable information farm business owners and managers can implement today. People seek out advisors after she hits home with her message. She challenges farm family businesses to get “unstuck” and not accept the high anxiety and stress of poor decision-making. Her tools are grounded in years of working with farm succession planning and coaching. She’s survived two succession plans and can talk about it. Elaine’s a farmer and speaks to the heart of farm family issues. Her stories make people feel like she’s literally been at their kitchen table for years!

     

  • Keynote Presentation

The Gift of Encouragement - Encouraging the Heart of Your Family Business

  • Lack of appreciation is one of the top key reasons farm succession planning fails or is blocked. Families need a strong emotional bank account and huge relational capital, not just net worth. Each generation needs to feel their work counts. In this presentation, you’ll discover how to use encouragement as a leadership tool.

    Dr. Nikki Gerrard, farm stress specialist discovered that “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Her resilience research was the foundation of Elaine’s award-winning book Planting the Seed of Hope. Families need to communicate, celebrate and connect with the community. Elaine farms, has employees, and manages role overload, just like her clients. She has been a popular retreat speaker for many years as she is gifted as an encourager. Her common-sense approach and toolbox will help your farm clients see encouragement as a leadership tool.

  • Keynote Presentation

Living an Intentional Life - Balance in a Complex World

  • Folks are tired and overloaded. They think self-care is selfish. Too many roles and too little time. Where did the fun go? Elaine Froese is an active farm partner with off-farm demands, just like you. She’s experienced a serious health issue which makes her passionate and practical about being intentional, not “busy” and she shares her story and strategies for living a balanced life.

  • Keynote Presentation

Elaine came to our community in Dominion City and talked about how rural communities could be vibrant communities by working together. In her workshop she made us really think about who we were and who we would like to be. It made us realize that what a community becomes is really within itself. People can get together and talk about their visions for their community and make it happen. It was a really positive experience and she did an excellent job of leading us in that discussion.

Harold Penner

Canadian Food Grains Bank

Our experience with Elaine was very beneficial. We did a presentation called “The Death of a Farmer” to talk about certain things you need to address during times of a death or in preparation for it. Our involvement with Elaine was fantastic. She brought a lot more of the emotional side to the issue. A lot of the issues you tend to ignore or put to the side, she brings to the forefront. To address those tough areas was important to our clients… During the seminar, Elaine would be speaking and you’d see the wife elbowing the husband saying ‘This is something we’ve got to do.’ They left the seminar inspired and motivated to take action.

Mark Verwey

Partner

BDO Canada

We do a lot of business with farmers — estate planning, disability insurance, etc. — and Elaine works in the industry and is very knowledgeable. She works with farm families and shows them how to solve their problems. We liked her human approach – she’s aware of the stress issues that a lot of farmers have and felt that she was the right person to talk to us. Many of my clients had already used her services and before and were in love with her and I’ve heard so many good things about her. We were really impressed with what she had to say.

George Malstrom

Faith Life Financial

When I heard Elaine was going to be a presenter at our BDO Farm Seminar, I was excited because my family had worked with Elaine before when we were doing estate planning with our farm and I knew she had lots of good advice and that she would give our clients some food for thought and guidance. She likes to let everyone listen and have their say so others can hear what they have to say. She was a real benefit to us on our farm.

Shelly Friesen

Employee and Farmer

BDO Canada

IN THE MEDIA

PODCASTS

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS

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Elaine Froese CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Team Building & Teamwork

Speaker Types

  • Agriculture
  • Conference Keynote
  • Economic Development
  • Family & Parenting
  • Gender Equality
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Women of Influence
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