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New England | Virtual Sessions

Monday, April 6, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. CDT

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

You are the pioneers of your time. Innovating. Riding the wave of disruption. Being the disruptors. When you think you’ve found a foothold, things change. And yet — you still lead fearlessly.

You are here, because the best is not enough. You know what you’re capable of, and your peers support you. You are leading the way — together. With an impact that resonates from business, to community, to the world.

Diverse perspectives. Collective wisdom. Shared experience.

Your Vistage Executive Summit is an opportunity to step away from the minutiae of the day-to-day to work on your business, rather than just in it.

Think of it as a synergy of the resources you leverage all year.

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.

Your leadership journey is unique to you. Join your peers on this day, and consider the mountains you’ll move tomorrow.

Event Speakers

AmyK Hutchens

Speaker, Author, Facilitator, Business Strategist

Get It! Let's talk about story

With 20+ years of experience coaching executives, AmyK understands what keeps leaders up at night. In this invigorating presentation, she’ll share practical ways to raise your emotional intelligence, conquer your biggest fears and drive better behaviors.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Proof that energy, not time, separates the good from the great.
  • How to more effectively navigate change to build resiliency.
  • How to break through limiting beliefs.
  • Tools for stronger alignment between desires, purpose and decisions.
  • How to be driven by the core desires, not by circumstances and reactions.
  • AmyK’s easy-to-use methodologies will help you rewrite the story for more profitable results, personally and professionally.

    Connor Lokar2020

    Program Economist, 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.

    Joe Galvin

    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
    Connor Lokar, Guidance in an uncertain economy

    10:10 - 10:30 AM

    10:30 - 11:00 AM
    Joe Galvin, Vistage Research perspective: Managing the coronavirus crisis

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    AmyK Hutchens, The Power of profitable conversations: Story

    12:00 - 12:10 PM
    Closing remarks

    12:10 - 12:20 PM

    12:20 - 1:20 PM
    Breakout Sessions

    Leadership during a pandemic

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    Using Neuroscience Principles to “Wake Up” the Buyer’s Emotional Brain, and Shorten Sales Cycles

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