Leadership Development

A roadmap to success.

When you own or run a business as the chief executive, even the simplest decisions can have profound implications.

Vistage members find that their peer advisory boards and leadership development have a profound effect on their personal and professional growth. Not surprisingly, our members soon discover that their companies also experience significant growth as a direct result of the leadership coaching and development provided by their Vistage advisory board.

In fact, a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data revealed that Vistage member companies grew 2.2 times faster than average small and medium-sized U.S. businesses.  The numbers prove what our members already know: Vistage works.

Candid conversations, tough questions

Vistage works because in every advisory board meeting and in every one-to-one executive coaching session, no topic is off-limits. If you are willing to talk candidly about the tough decisions you face as a business executive, fellow members will rally around you, listen, ask tough questions and bring to bear every resource they have to help you grow as a leader and improve the workings of your business.

When our members have access to new perspectives — whether from fellow business peers, an outside facilitator, or expert speakers — they expand their view beyond their company walls in a way that traditional executive leadership training just can’t offer.

Members report that our chief executive and leadership development initiatives help them grow, learn, and find new ways to apply their newfound knowledge to their businesses. Vistage private advisory boards enable business leaders to leverage the wisdom and experience of their peers, the guidance of an expert leadership coach — called a Vistage Chair — and the collective knowledge of the worldwide Vistage community.

In addition to the Chief Executive Program, Vistage offers groups for:

“I asked my leadership team if they could see any changes in me, as a result of my Vistage experience, and they all said yes.”
— Nanci Porter, President, Eastridge InfoTech

What our members say

“You cannot Google, ‘What am I not doing that I should be doing?’ This is the essential question that gets addressed at every Vistage meeting. … You can think you are doing a good job, but inevitably you will be missing something. Attending Vistage meetings allows you to spend time working on and thinking about the items that do not regularly come across your plate.”

Brian Lauducci, CEO of Paylock IPT,
Member since 2015

“Vistage provided me with the personal growth and leadership development platform that I was unable to find on my own while running a fast growing company. I compared the cost of my membership dues to the associated growth Vistage has made in my company, and the results were over 50 times my initial investment.”

Keith DiMarino, President of Docuvault,
Member since 2012