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San Antonio | Virtual Sessions

Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Dr. David Cook

Performance Psychology Coach

Greatness: Selfless Exceptionalism in a Business Arena of Uncertainty, Adversity, and Chaos

Dr. David Cook has spent the past four decades coaching the minds of World and National Champions, Olympians, elite performers and Fortune 500 executives. As a top Peak Performance Coach and thought leader, David’s “Greatness: Selfless Exceptionalism in a Business Arena of Uncertainty, Adversity, and Chaos” presentation inspires and equips performers and leaders in business with cutting-edge principles that inspire championship performances in the midst of our challenging world.

Connor Lokar

Program Economist, ITR Economics

Guidance in an uncertain economy

Never has it been more critical for company leaders and key decision makers to have a clear, impartial, and data-driven perspective of how factors such as COVID-19 and oil price volatility will impact the economy moving forward, and what they 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. We 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 the 2020s and how you should prepare for challenges and opportunities.
    5. Cut through the noise and present our expectation of both the human and the business impact of these black swan events.

Anne Petrik

Sr. Director of Research, 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 - 9:55 AM
Connor Lokar, Guidance in an uncertain economy (Part 1)

9:55 - 10:05 AM

10:05 - 10:50 AM
Connor Lokar, Guidance in an uncertain economy (Part 2)

10:50 - 11:00 AM

11:00 - 11:30 AM
Anne Petrik, Vistage Research perspective: Managing the coronavirus crisis

11:30 - 12:30 PM
Dr. David Cook, Greatness: Selfless Exceptionalism in a Business Arena of Uncertainty, Adversity, and Chaos

12:30-12:40 PM
Transition remarks

12:40-1:00 PM

1:00-2:00 PM
Virtual Session Breakouts
  • Details coming soon