Vistage Chair Chuck Bartels launches new executive coaching group for chief executives in Lake County, Illinois

San Diego, CA (September 9, 2021) – Vistage Chair Chuck Bartels recently launched a new chief executive group in northeastern Illinois. Founded in 1957, Vistage brings together exclusive groups of high-performing CEOs through a proven leadership experience that delivers results both personally and professionally. When leaders come together in their confidential monthly Vistage private advisory board meetings, they gain the perspective, clarity and support to help them become better leaders and accelerate their company’s growth. More than 45,000 Vistage members worldwide have access to expert speakers, personalized coaching sessions and international networking.

Bartels said, “I find great satisfaction helping people and organizations explore and develop their unique talents, skills and gifts, and I am eager to begin working with small and mid-size business leaders in my community. These trustworthy and curious CEOs are committed to sharing experience and open to learning to become better leaders, who make better decisions and achieve better results.”

Bartels was the CEO and co-owner of ManpowerGroup franchises for 31 years and led the staff to achieve successful growth in northeastern Illinois, northern Minnesota, and Wisconsin. When ManpowerGroup acquired Bartels’ franchise group, he joined the Global Strategy and Talent team. There he developed and led  knowledge and expertise sharing initiatives that provided local leaders in 80 countries opportunities to learn from one another and achieve better outcomes. Bartels led community-wide not-for-profit, professional and civic organizations, especially public/private partnerships. He served as a board member for a bank, publishing company, hospital, college and county government. Bartels earned an M.Ed.  focused on global human resource development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 65 years, we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their greatest challenges through confidential peer groups and one-to-one executive coaching sessions. Today, more than 45,000 members in 35 countries rely on Vistage to help make better decisions for their companies, families and communities. The results prove it: Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while nonmembers with comparable small and midsize businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%, according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at

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