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Chicago | Virtual Sessions

Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. CST

Event Overview


In response to the coronavirus and with the Vistage community’s safety in mind, the Vistage Executive Summit is now offered as live virtual sessions with our keynote speakers.
These are tumultuous times. Now more than ever, leverage the support of the Vistage community to lead the way — together. This online event is an opportunity to:

  • Gain targeted insights and data about current events — and learn what it all means for your business.
  • Get informed to lead with confidence.
  • Step back for a morning and re-energize.
  • Be empowered by community. You are not in this alone!

Lead the way together

Diverse perspectives. Collective wisdom. Shared experience.

Lend your voice to a conversation incomplete without your insights.

Maybe, you’re feeling overwhelmed. Or, you fear being left behind. Though it can feel lonely at the top, know this — you are not in it alone. Roll up your sleeves and gain actionable new ideas to bring back to your team.

You are leading the way — together. With an impact that resonates from business, to community, to the world. Your leadership journey is unique to you. Join your peers on this day, and consider the mountains you’ll move tomorrow.

Event Speakers

John O'Leary

Best-selling author

The 7 choices to ignite a radically inspired life

John O’Leary asks the question: What would your impact and output look like if you lived a radically inspired life, every single day? Living radically inspired means you learn from past mistakes, rise above challenges and thrive — no matter the circumstances. It means, you choose how inflection points (moments in time that change everything that follows) affect you. Start owning your wins and failures to truly celebrate your outcomes. Learn how to adopt a victor-mindset to instill accountability in yourself and your team, and achieve unbridled success. Your choices can transform your life and business.

Brian Beaulieu2020

CEO, ITR Economics

Guidance in an uncertain economy

Never has it been more critical for you to have clear, impartial and data-driven perspective on how factors such as COVID-19 and oil price volatility will impact the economy moving forward, and what you should be doing in response. This session from ITR Economics will help you determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy — you and your business. ITR will cut through the noise to present its expectation of the human and business impact of these black swan events. Additionally they will:

    1. Look at a system of leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and markets.
    2. Present the outlook for the market segments most important to your industry.
    3. Assess interest rate and other financial market trends, including the latest information on stock market performance.
    4. Consider your 3, 5 and 7-year planning needs, and talk about preparing for challenges and opportunities in the 2020s.

Jack Uldrich

Global futurist and bestselling author

Business as unusual: How to future-proof your business in transformational times

The pandemic has catapulted the world into a future of deep change. In his presentation, acclaimed global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich, will not only discuss how the coronavirus is transforming the world of tomorrow, he’ll explain why it is accelerating many trends already in play.

History reminds us, great crises produce great change — and great opportunities. To take advantage, businesses must position themselves now, to operate in a world where “business as unusual” is the new “usual.” This session will help you leverage 10 unconventional techniques to do just that.

Joe Galvin 2020

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Vistage Research perspective: Managing the coronavirus crisis

The dramatic and sudden onset of the coronavirus crisis has changed the trajectory of growth for every business. With circumstances changing daily, this “Black Swan” event has disrupted every CEO’s strategic plan for 2020. The duration of this health crisis will determine the depth of the financial crisis; learn new perspectives that help you rethink priorities for 2020 through a coronavirus crisis lens.


9:00 - 9:10 AM
Welcome remarks

9:10 - 10:10 AM
Brian Beaulieu, Guidance in an uncertain economy

10:10 - 10:20 AM

10:20 - 10:50 AM
Joe Galvin, Vistage Research perspective: Managing the coronavirus crisis

10:50 - 11:50 AM
John O'Leary, The 7 choices to ignite a radically inspired life

11:50 - 12:00 PM

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Jack Uldrich, The big AHA: How to future-proof your business against tomorrow’s trends, today

1:00 - 1:10 PM
Transition remarks

1:10 - 1:20 PM

1:20 - 2:20 PM
Mike Ross, COVID 19: Navigating through a pandemic

Register here for the workshop.