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
“I believe in continuing my education at all stages of my career. Vistage fills my desire to explore new ways of approaching life and business. Thought provoking speakers provide implementable ideas. My group and Chair hold me accountable. Also, I get to share my insights and knowledge with members when they ask for advice. Vistage enhances my life, business practices, wealth, and provides a venue to express my views to people who challenge the status quo.”
Theo Etzel, CEO – Conditioned Air Corporation – Naples, FL
Member since 2001
“I’m happiest when I am able to figure out a problem for a client and the tools I get from Vistage help me.”
Karen Mosteller, Partner – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company – Ft. Myers, FL
Member since 2012