Leadership Guides

Guide CEOs to new heights as a Vistage Chair.

Leadership Guides

Guide CEOs to new heights as a Vistage Chair.

Are you an accomplished business leader ready to guide others to greatness?

As a former CEO or business owner, you know that the journey to true leadership isn’t easy. It’s a daily climb fraught with challenges and obstacles, setbacks and opportunities. At Vistage, we’re built on the knowledge that CEOs who climb together go higher. And with you as an experienced CEO guide leading the charge, the sky’s the limit.

Vistage knows this climb.

Could this be the capstone of your business career?

The Guide:

What is a Chair?

Our leadership guides are called Vistage Chairs. They’re accomplished leaders who’ve led companies to greater heights throughout their careers. Now, they want to share that wisdom and knowledge. Vistage Chairs are at a place in their lives where they’re ready to help other leaders plant flags on their dreams. How about you?

Do you have what it takes to guide other leaders?

Vistage Chairs bring their whole selves to the role. They come with strong financial acumen, outstanding management skills and an innate entrepreneurial spirit. Requirements: 

  • 12-15+ years of C-level experience with $5M+ P&L responsibility
  • Have a passion for mentoring others.
  • Experience in leading a high-performing team.
  • Availability and drive to build your own practice.
  • Ability to listen to—and challenge—CEOs and senior executives.
  • Desire to help other CEOs succeed at a higher level.

Learn about Vistage Chair qualifications

Preparing you for success

If you qualify to be a Vistage Chair, the next step in your journey is “Chair Academy” — a specialized curriculum that prepares you to build and lead CEO peer advisory groups. This is a virtual, week-long, highly engaging program that equips you with tools, skills, and best practices for helping your client members get the results they’re looking for. 

Learn more about Vistage Chair Academy

An inside look into “the life of a guide”

Once you’ve secured at least 8 members as part of  your first peer advisory group, you’ll set up monthly, full-day peer advisory meetings. In addition to “processing the issues” that members bring to the table, most meetings will also feature a presentation by a Vistage subject matter expert on a topic of high interest to your group members. You additionally meet with each member of your group each month in a private one-to-one session (about two hours). 

Ready for the climb of a lifetime?

Vistage Chairs mentor high-integrity executives, helping them make better decisions, become better leaders and achieve better results.

To learn more about this role, complete this short form and upload your resume/CV/biography. Our Chair selection team will be in touch shortly.

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