Speakers: Eden Gillott Bow and Roger Gillott
Topic: Crisis and Reputation Management: Managing Family Feuds and Business Disputes Without Drawing Blood
They don’t need therapy and they don’t need mediation, but some families and businesses do need some common sense help when working through sometimes contentious estate planning and business succession issues. Eden Gillott Bowe and Roger Gillott of Gillott Communications bring the negotiation skills they honed working with the media on high-profile crisis PR matters to families and businesses trying to solve acrimonious estate and business succession planning. They work with lawyers and financial professionals and their clients, sifting through emotional issues that frequently accompany how families divide assets with both monetary and sentimental value and how businesses plan for the future. It’s about communication skills that get all the parties on board with what’s in their best interests, but they also have tips about how to out-maneuver the opposition.
Eden Gillott Bowe, Crisis PR expert and president of Gillott Communications in Santa Monica and New York, resolves issues both in and outside the media’s glare — from celebrity scandals and corporate fraud to criminal and civil litigation. Educated in business and communications on three continents, Eden has worked in Seoul, Manhattan, and Los Angeles.
Roger Gillott, a former business and economics reporter for The Associated Press and corporate public relations executive, has spent the past dozen years as a PR Fixer. With more than four decades of expertise working with journalists under deadline pressure, Roger advises companies, non-profits and high-profile individuals confronting outright crises, as well as threats to their reputation from damaging news, rumors and gossip.
Together the father-daughter team at Gillott Communications have authored “A Lawyer’s Guide to Crisis PR” (2014) and will publish “A Board Member’s Guide to Crisis PR” this fall. The pair frequently speak to law firms, accounting firms and other businesses and groups about reputation management in the business world.