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Vistage CEO Climb | The CEO’s Extraordinary Why

Friday, February 25, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

The CEO's Extraordinary Why: How to Live and Lead Successfully

Get a deeper understanding of your own purpose and your most compelling drivers in life during this CEO Climb Event. One that you’ll remember for years to come.

As a participant, you’ll begin by identifying what truly matters most to you, both professionally and personally. You will then be led on a journey of deep reflection to clarify the all-important drivers behind those priorities – the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ – to gain insight about your purpose and what a life of true significance means to you.

It’s a big, deep, truly unforgettable experience that many have called ‘transformational.’

Brett conducts this highly interactive CEO Climb Event by employing artful storytelling, spontaneous humor, and authentic vulnerability to create a safe environment for guests to embrace and express their own emotions. He sometimes even taps into his Broadway-actor parents’ heritage to act out a movie scene or two to craft a one-of-a-kind experience that will be remembered for years to come.

What you will learn:
How many times in life do we challenge ourselves, and our businesses, with lofty goals only to discover that our achievement ultimately fails to satisfy? When articulating a vision, setting goals and choosing where to invest our time, do we think deeply enough about:

  • Who are we?
  • What we’re passionate about?
  • What we, and our companies, are uniquely gifted to accomplish?
  • Why any of these things really matter in the first place?

You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of your own purpose and your most compelling drivers in life. You’ll also identify relationships that might need attention and learn a powerful strategy for pressing ‘reset’ to get you back on track.

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

Brett Pyle

Brett Pyle is an author, a TEDx speaker, and one of the most consistently requested and highly rated speakers on the Vistage speaking circuit. He is a former 10-year Vistage Chair himself and is the Founder/CEO of The Global Executive Group, developing global leaders and communicators who deliver breakthrough results that truly matter to the world. Over the past decade, Brett has delivered programs to over 20,000 CEOs and Executives worldwide, in nearly 1,000 keynotes, workshops and spousal retreats. As the son of a Broadway actor and actress, Brett’s heritage gives voice to his unique blend of masterful storytelling and character acting that keeps audiences mesmerized. His openness and vulnerability create a safe haven for all, inviting ‘listeners’ to become fellow ‘sojourners’ with him on their own journey of deep self-reflection. In the end, his audiences return having identified: - What people, relationships, and goals matter most to them, - Why those are each so significant to them, - Who they personally need to be in the time they have remaining, - Where they need to transform to become better versions of themselves, and - How to clarify and fulfill their life purpose to ensure they leave their unique, deeply satisfying legacy that truly matters to the world. Brett has been called “A Tour de Force!” His presentations, “Real, Raw and Relevant;” “Mandatory for Every Leadership Team;” and “An Emotional Rollercoaster Ride.” His audiences laugh and cry along the way and they return transformed; inspired to be better and lead better – to give their lives the meaning they most deeply desire. Over the course of his career, Brett has served as the President & Chief Marketing/Sales Officer for a start-up technology company, and spent 20 years in senior executive roles in the US, UK, China, and Japan in the petrochemical industry for BP/Amoco, and in the management consulting field for Andersen Consulting. His formal education includes a Systems Engineering degree from the University of Virginia and executive education programs at the Harvard Business School, Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the University of Cambridge.

Peter Schwartz

As an Executive Coach and Vistage Best Practice Chair, Peter works with chief executives and business owners who want to become better leaders, who make better decisions, and produce better results. He leads three Chief Executive Vistage Groups in the Washington, DC area. In addition, he is the co-host of The Executive Leaders Radio Show in Washington, DC. A Master Chair and 4-time STAR award winner, Peter was named Best Practice Chair for the Washington, DC/Baltimore market in 2013, received the Robert Nourse “Vistage Chair of the Year” award in May 2016, and the Don Cope Award in 2021.


Virtual Event

8:00 - 8:05 AM

8:05 - 9:00 AM
Brett Pyle - The CEO's Extraordinary Why: How to Live and Lead Successfully

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Q&A with Brett Pyle

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

9:25 - 9:30 AM
Closing remarks