Meet our CEO coaches

Guiding business leaders to greater success.

Heather Antonacci
CEO & Executive Coaching in Orlando

BACKGROUND

Prior to becoming a Vistage Chair, Heather worked as an executive in higher education for over fifteen years. She served as the President of a private university in Central Florida for twelve years before starting her career as an executive coach.

She has served on several community boards and gives her time to local non-profit organizations that support women in business and entrepreneurship. She recently served as the President of The Women’s Executive Council of Orlando, a non-profit that provides scholarships to low-income women attending a Central Florida university. She has been recognized for her contributions to the Central Florida community and is the recipient of the 2018 “Hats Off to Success Award” given by Dress for Success of Central Florida, the 2018 “Women’s Achievement Award” – Women’s Executive Council of Central Florida, a 2018 Nominee for the “Diversity Award” – Orlando Business Journal and the 2011 Recipient “Women to Watch”- Orlando Women’s Magazine.

She has presented on The Benefits of Continued Education for Veterans, Life as a Female Executive, The Benefits of Higher Education for Childcare Entrepreneurs and How to Facilitate Effective Meetings. She is a graduate of Leadership Seminole-Class 21 and Leadership Orlando-Class 93.

Heather believes that success in business can be attributed to two things, the ability to build and sustain positive relationships and the power of collaborative genius that comes from surrounding yourself with people who will challenge you with the tough questions.

When Heather is not working with the members in her Vistage group, she can be found teaching an online Business Leadership course for a private university or spending time with her husband enjoying the Florida outdoors. She is the proud grandmother of three and spends many evenings on Facetime. If you would like to reach out to Heather, please email her at hantonacci@vistageflorida.com or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Helping Leaders Reach Their Full Potential

Janet Fogarty

Vistage Chair since 1993

The rewarding part about being a chair is working with the members and watching the growth over time that they can’t even see.

“The rewarding part about being a chair is working with the members and watching the growth over time that they can’t even see.”

Janet Fogarty

Vistage Chair since 1993

Linda Gabbard

Vistage Chair since 2005

I’m a huge believer in the power of a group. Vistage combines this with the opportunity to work with high-performing CEOs and entrepreneurs. Together we create growth and value for each member, their employees, their families and their entire community.

George Glover

Vistage Chair since 2016

As a CEO, I was blessed to have worked in five countries on three continents, and I thought that just the impact on people I’ve worked with and led was life-changing. But to be able impact those who I don’t directly work with—and their organizations—has been life-changing.

Allen Hauge

Vistage Chair since 1994

The life of a Chair for me has been extraordinarily rich. If you have any orientation toward learning, it’s the best learning experience you will have as an adult, hands down.

Chair Stories

“Chairing demands I give others the full range of my experience”

Chair Guillermo Hysaw fought racism on the football field and persevered through Jim Crow. He became a pioneering auto exec and, ultimately, a leader of leaders.

Arturo Lopez

Vistage Chair since 2014

My approach to Chairing is firm, compassionate and resolute. I come from a military background and have worked hard to be an agile Chair. I help my members bring a warrior mindset to challenges so they’re prepared to face anything.

Liza LeClaire

Vistage Chair since 2017

It’s not just helping them be more successful, it’s not just helping them make more money, it’s helping them be a better person.

Dwight Frindt

Vistage Chair since 1994

What unleashes individual’s motivation? What gets team members focused, collaborating and acting effectively for a shared purpose? What keeps organizations productive and agile? These are the questions that drive my passion as a business leader and trusted advisor.

Mark Murphy

Vistage Chair since 2012

I work with CEOs individually and in a peer advisory board format to help them lead more strategically, effectively and substantially on both personal and professional levels. I am passionate about calling forth a leader’s clarity and courage to act boldly in advancing their business.

“I work with CEOs individually and in a peer advisory board format to help them lead more strategically, effectively and substantially on both personal and professional levels. I am passionate about calling forth a leader’s clarity and courage to act boldly in advancing their business.”

Mark Murphy

Vistage Chair since 2012

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