Running a business
can be lonely at times
Work on Your Business with CEOs, Executives and Owners Just Like You
Since 1957, Vistage has made a difference by bringing together groups of successful executives across a broad array of industries. The goal: more success. Each group is designed to help members help each other improve their businesses and their lives.
Our Professionally Facilitated Peer Groups Dig Deep on Challenging and Important Issues
Vistage groups meet once a month to solve problems, evaluate opportunities and work on an assortment of strategic and operational issues. They are confidential forums of experienced executives who rely on each other for wisdom and counsel.
And Then It Happens
Through these expertly facilitated discussions, What to do? becomes What to do. Perspective is achieved, a definitive plan of action is determined. In subsequent meetings, progress is checked and accountability ensured. Are you ready for the challenge?
Our Chairs, Many of Whom are Former CEOs, Expertly Guide Our Peer Groups
Put 12 or so high performing business executives in a room and the potential is enormous. The role of a Vistage Chair is to question answers, not simply answer questions, so the core of an issue is exposed, clarity is achieved, and a forward path is charged.
World-Class Facilitators Make a World of Difference
Our Chairs are always learning
All Vistage Chairs participate in development programs to hone their skills through collaboration in our extensive Chair network.
Chairs provide one to one coaching
Each month the Chair and their members have a private, one to one session designed to help identify the most important needs and opportunities.
Chairs form groups and facilitate meetings
Chairs build groups by personally identifying, engaging and developing members. They invest time and energy into creating productive meetings and relationships.
Chairs keep members ahead of the game
The difference with Vistage Chairs is education is ever-evolving. From industry trends to negotiating tactics, Chairs ensure members are always in the know.
Meet a Few of Our U.S. Chairs
Steve was a former CEO of Harris Chernin, Inc., a large regional shoe company in Chicago.
Alan is a successful entrepreneur, CEO and founder of 6 food service, construction, and real estate development companies.
Christine is a fellow CEO and business advisor with a passion for helping people and companies grow.
Debra has 20 years experience across diverse industries, between New York, Chicago and Kansas City.
Working with Their Peer Advisory Groups, Members Get Answers and Take Action
Members Know Industry Challenges Differ but Solutions Can be Similar
Jay Steinfeld, E-commerce
Jay transformed his “Mom & Pop” drapery business into the world’s number one online window coverings store, Blinds.com. Dealing with growth and his role as CEO becoming more complex, Jay’s Vistage group helped him learn how to hire, coach, and set the right expectations for his employees – making him a more effective employer. Watch Video
Greg Fricks, Construction
Greg is the CEO of The Fricks Company, a concrete flooring business started by his father. When the family business’s succession plan faltered, Greg’s Vistage group advised him on how to assert himself within the business and his family – helping him to fully step into his new role as CEO. Watch Video
Elizabeth Waltman, Non-Profit
Elizabeth, the Executive Director of United Blood Services of New Mexico, was able to turn a $3 million shortfall into a $1 million revenue surplus with help from her Vistage group. “Their wisdom gave me the courage and confidence I needed to make the changes that I knew needed to be made,” she said. Watch Video
Keith & Ken, Overcoming Obstacles
Hear how Keith and Ken worked with their Vistage groups to overcome obstacles in their businesses. “The investment I’ve made both in time and resources clearly paid back during this opportunity,” Keith asserts. About his own group, Ken says, “They think of things I haven’t even thought about.” Watch Video
Let’s Start a Dialogue
Vistage is a by-invitation-only membership organization. Fill out this short form to see if you are a fit to join our 17,000 executive members worldwide.
- You are a CEO, executive or business owner.
- You are committed to raising the standard for your business.
- Your company is established and open to innovative thinking.
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