• Meet Hartley Goldstone

    His mission is simple. Hartley finds out why some families' trusts succeed over the long haul, then passes along what he’s learned. His clients include families, their family offices and private trust companies, and beneficiaries in all stages of life.
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Keynotes & Seminars

  • for your family office or organization

Hartley has spoken about flourishing trustscapes at family office events, in addition to conferences of the Family Office Exchange, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the Institute for Private Investors, the American Bankers Association, the Purposeful Planning Institute, and many others.

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Consulting & Coaching

As an experienced coach, Hartley has guided many who are living with trusts to successfully adapt to key roles, while deepening their understanding of trust-related relationships and responsibilities. Whether for a single hour or something more than that, clients hire Hartley to gain insight, valuable skills, and confidence.

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The Positive Story Project

In 2010, Hartley launched the ongoing Beneficiary and Trustee Positive Story Project to collect stories told by beneficiaries and trustees who – with compassion and wisdom – have successfully navigated challenges in the midst of complexity.

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Books & Articles

  • Family TrustsBooks

    Family Trusts is a step-by-step guide for anyone involved in family trusts: trust creators, trustees, beneficiaries, and advisors. It will help families create and administer a culture that recognizes trusts as a gift of love.

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  • The Moral Core of TrusteeshipArticles

    Hartley Goldstone, Rev. Scotty McLennan & Keith Whitaker discuss the origin, nature and power of trusteeship.

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  • TrustworthyBooks

    The book's objective? To transform the most complex, conflicted and difficult relationship known under the law -- the "arranged marriage" between beneficiary and trustee -- by supplanting prevailing negative assumptions and behaviors. Readers are given a peek at "what other families do."

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