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How Leaders Can Craft a Meaningful Life

Thursday, December 15, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

How Leaders Can Craft a Meaningful Life

Charles R. Scott, a 14-year veteran of Intel Corporation and co-founder of Team See Possibilities, explores how to create a meaningful life that encompasses more than just a professional title. 

Charles believes the answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is the work of a lifetime.



What will you learn from this workshop on leadership wellness and work/ life balance?  

During this event, you’ll receive tips on effective leadership skills, handling naysayers, and developing healthy work environments. They are also guided through three interactive exercises designed to:


  1. Offer insights on ways to grow from loss
  2. Improve workplace performance while simultaneously increasing leisure time, and
  3. Identify and harness the sparks of vitality that live within each of us


This Climb Event is structured around three modules, each with an interactive exercise:


Module 1 – Obstacles and Growth: Sharing anecdotes from cycling over 7,000 miles with his young children across Japan, Iceland, Europe and the U.S., and from guiding the first blind runner to cross the Grand Canyon and back nonstop, Charles offers a unique perspective on leadership, naysayers and the sometimes unexpected benefits that can come from loss.


Module 2 – The Secret to Optimal Performance: Charles shares the hard-won secrets of success from a world-renowned professional marathoner and, in a unique and provocative twist, applies those principles to the workplace. This module often stimulates lively discussion about practical actions business people can take to work more efficiently and with greater satisfaction.


Module 3 – What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Charles builds on this age-old question, guiding participants through creative exercises intended to identify opportunities to inject vitality into their professional lives.

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

Charles Scott

Charles R. Scott is an adventurer, author of two books, co-founder of the nonprofit organization Team See Possibilities, and a 14-year veteran of Intel Corporation. He serves as a mentor to CEOs and senior executives, helping ambitious people work more efficiently and offering tools to craft a meaningful life. He gives conference keynotes and developed an executive workshop called “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?” He has delivered this popular workshop to thousands of CEOs and senior executives across North America and was named Speaker of the Year by the CEO peer group TEC Canada. Charles has spoken at Uber, Intel, The World Bank, Harvard Business School and many others. His adventures have been featured in press around the world, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FOX News, National Geographic and Outside Magazine. He also gives talks at schools and to parent groups about raising resilient children. Mixing in anecdotes from cycling over 7,000 miles with his young children across Japan, Iceland, Europe and the U.S., and from guiding the first blind runner to cross the Grand Canyon and back nonstop, he helps people achieve ambitious goals while prioritizing their personal health. For more information, see www.ExecutiveMentorCharlesScott.com.

Gary Brennglass, Vistage Master Chair

Gary Brennglass is a highly accomplished leader, business consultant and executive coach with over 30 years of C-level experience leading for profit, nonprofit and volunteer organizations. He spent over 15 years as CEO of a multi-factory contract manufacturer of National Brand Health Care and Personal Care Products. Gary holds a BA in Economics from UCLA and a MA in Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University. He is certified by the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach and by the Center for Credentialing Education as a Board Certified Coach. Gary is a Master Chair, Chair Excellence Award winner, S.T.A.R. Award winner, and was named both the 2017 Pacific Region Chair of the Year and the 2017 Robert Nourse Chair of the Year.


Virtual Event

8:00 - 8:05 AM

8:05 - 9:00 AM
Charles Scott - How Leaders Can Craft a Meaningful Life

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Q&A with Charles Scott

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

9:25 - 9:30 AM
Closing remarks