New small business peer advisory group launched in Chicago, IL by Vistage Chair Debra Sunderland

San Diego, April 1, 2016— Vistage Chair Debra Sunderland has announced the formation of the newest small business group for business owners and CEOs in Chicago, IL.  As one of more than 400 Vistage Chairs in the US, Sunderland will help her group members get results using a proprietary issue processing method to tackle their most challenging business questions. More than 45,000 executives, business owners and CEOs around the world rely on local area groups to get the most out of their businesses.

Vistage Best Practice Chair Craig Stevenson applauded her success: “Debra Sunderland has had a remarkable start to her Vistage journey; 4 signed members before her March 1 event and 4 more within the next 3 weeks and she shows no signs of slowing down. While Debra credits much of her success to her support team (Steve Larrick – Mentor, Arthur Schwartz – NGB Director, and Adon Navarette – MDD) when it is all said and done Debra has delivered on all of her commitments and made the entire Great Lakes matrixed team very proud. Debra’s passion and willingness to model courageous vulnerability has made her a very appealing and inspirational new leader in the lives of her new members; we welcome Debra as our newest Chicago Vistage Chair!”

Debra Sunderland is Executive Coach at Sunderland Coaching, LLC; and Founder & former President of Gold Party Chicago. She has had executive coaching in conscious leadership training with the Coaches Training Institute where she became CTI certified. With over 20 years of experience, she is expert in small-group dynamics and leadership development, with a specialty in building collaborative teams able to achieve strategic objectives in any circumstance. Debra has a BA in Political Science & Government from Miami University.

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