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CEO Tools: Actionable Insights for Every Leader and Manager

Thursday, August 25, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PDT

CEO Tools: Actionable Insights for Every Leader and Manager

During this CEO Climb Event, 3x Vistage Speaker of the Year Jim Canfield will show you the CEO Tools that will create a cycle of success that delivers the results business owners hoped for when they started their businesses.


Why do some enterprises experience immense success while others drone on in mediocrity year after year?

The answer is some are able to make their businesses meaningful, make them come to life and make them fun again, for everyone involved. Thousands of CEOs and business owners share the same dream; to have a growing, profitable business that executes effectively and can run without them; providing them with more time for personal and professional interests. Sound familiar?

This dream can be a reality. There are tools available to help CEOs accomplish these goals. Those tools are the focus of this presentation. They are designed to create clarity, set direction, get things done and provide measurable results.

CEO Tools was originally created by a CEO, for CEOs. Kraig Kramers was the CEO of eight companies and CEO Tools is based on the successful methods he and others employed to get extraordinary results from everyday organizations.

What will you learn from this workshop on strategic planning and leadership competencies?

The CEO Tools methodology is focused on three key result areas:

  1. Communication: These are the “Make It Clear” tools. They will help set the direction, create an effective cadence of communication and build trust.
  2. Execution: These are the “Make It Happen” tools. They will track progress and provide feedback and create the plans and actions required for results.
  3. Optimization: These are the “Make It Better” tools. They will help align and coach people, organize yourself and others and create a system to celebrate successes.

Value to CEOs and Leaders
Leaders may have tried similar methods to improve their businesses in the past. However, these simple concepts produce the best results, not from a one-time use, but from repetitive application. To illustrate, a schedule of repetition is needed to improve your health through a fitness routine, and learning a new language requires repetition to achieve the best results. When followed in a disciplined fashion, CEO Tools will create a cycle of success that delivers the results business owners hoped for when they started their businesses.

About Vistage CEO Climb Events

Peak performers climb higher when they surround themselves with peers who’ve got their back.

Our CEO climb event is an exclusive monthly event for business leaders to take their companies — and their teams — to a whole new level of success. There is no charge or obligation — just a great opportunity to:

  • Join other business leaders around the country who are dedicated to elevating their company and leadership.
  • Participate in an engaging Q&A session.
  • Gain insight into what gives some of the world’s top-performing CEOs a tremendous competitive advantage.


Event Speakers

Jim Canfield

Jim Canfield is President of CEO Tools by Aprio. CEO Tools provides winning strategies and business performance tools that empower CEOs to drive profitable growth. Jim brings a unique blend of past experience, including extensive learning in leadership theory and practice as well as “been there, done that” practical experience running several companies. Jim is one of the only speakers to be named Speaker of Year three times, first in 2018 by TEC Canada, then in 2019 by Vistage UK and most recently for 2020 by Vistage Worldwide-US.

Danielle Baldwin, Vistage Chair

Danielle Baldwin is a Vistage Chair and leader with over twenty years’ experience and a proven record of launching new businesses, building strong relationships, and creating and executing go-to-market strategies which exceed organizational goals in rapidly changing environments. She is passionate about helping people and businesses tell their stories. Through her writing and consulting practice, as well as her coaching and facilitation with Vistage, Danielle helps business owners grow in their roles, conceptualize new solutions, explore new territory, and do so confidently.


Virtual Event

8:00 - 8:05 AM

8:05 - 9:00 AM
Jim Canfield - CEO Tools: Actionable Insights for Every Leader and Manager

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Q&A with Jim Canfield

9:15 - 9:25 AM
Vistage Member Ambassador story

9:25 - 9:30 AM
Closing remarks