Peer Advisory Groups

At the heart of it all is the peer advisory group.

CEOs, business owners and high-level executives have a lot of people offering advice, from their board of directors to spouses. Others have key colleagues or even a mentor with whom they can troubleshoot … but very few business leaders have a consistent, structured forum for unbiased feedback. Very few have a confidential environment to work out concerns and plans, challenges and opportunities. They want guidance they can trust from people they respect.

Vistage peer advisory groups are:

  1. 100% confidential
  2. Consist of 12-16 business leaders (peers) from non-competing companies
  3. Made up of member businesses across all industries
  4. A safe forum for working out issues and exploring opportunities
An atmosphere of trust, support and encouragement
Executives who have been carrying the burden of having to know all of the answers can finally let their guard down. They can put any issue on the table for their peers to tackle with them. No topic is off-limits. If you are willing to talk candidly about the decisions you face, 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 your business. More than 24,000 members across the globe count on their Vistage peer advisory group to help them make better decisions, be better leaders and get better results.
A CEO Coach (Vistage Chair) Facilitates the Group
Chairs are accomplished business leaders, many of whom are former CEOs themselves. They are part facilitator, part coach and fully committed to the success of each member. They help stimulate thinking, frame issues, guide discussions and keep the meetings focused and productive. Members meet with Chairs individually for one-to-one executive coaching sessions, an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the issues they most wish to explore.
Vistage Stanford meeting in Pleasanton, CA on Tuesday, September 8, 2017.(Photo by Sandy HUffaker/Vistage)

Vistage members outpace the competition

Vistage member companies grew 2.2x faster than average small and midsize U.S. businesses, according to a 2017 study of Dun & Bradstreet data

60+
60+
years
24,000
24,000
members worldwide
2.2x
2.2x
faster growth
60+
60+
years
24,000
24,000
members worldwide
2.2x
2.2x
faster growth

What members say

Russ Phillips

Former CEO, SHURflo and Diedrich Co

Russ Phillips grew his company from $28M to $100M within 5 years, and led another company that became one of the fastest-growing stocks on NASDAQ. Learn how you can gain the same competitive edge by being part of a Vistage peer advisory group.

“Russ Phillips grew his company from $28M to $100M within 5 years, and led another company that became one of the fastest-growing stocks on NASDAQ. Learn how you can gain the same competitive edge by being part of a Vistage peer advisory group.”

Russ Phillips

Former CEO, SHURflo and Diedrich Co

Brian Lauducci

CEO of Paylock IPT

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.

Keith DiMarino

President of Docuvault

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.

Gordon J. Bernhardt

President & CEO of Bernhardt Wealth Management, Inc.

The accountability from my peers and Chair has been invaluable and has helped me make decisions that have benefitted my business. I also value the safety of being able to share concerns or issues that I cannot share with anyone else. My only regret is that I didn’t join earlier.

Why every CEO needs a peer advisory group

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