CEO GROUPS

Peer members, from diverse non-competing businesses meet on a monthly basis to engage in structured, candid, and confidential discussions facilitated by Vistage Chair Charles Marino. You learn from fellow CEO’s and get feedback on your toughest decisions from peers that have experienced and overcome similar challenges.  Members discuss their most pressing topics, opportunities and issues and get trusted advice. Your peer advisory board’s only agenda is to help you succeed and hold you accountable and in return expects only to receive the same.  This program keeps you and your business on the cutting edge of growth.

In addition, included in the program are up to 8 national expert subject matter speaker programs annually that will offer interactive workshops of learning and new ideas for you to put into action. Also, included each month is a two hour private executive coaching session with Charles. Membership is by invitation only.

Upcoming CEO Group Meetings

Topic: 17 Reasons Why Your Company Isn’t Investment Grade and What to Do About It

Date: May 18, 2021

Tuesday CEO Group

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Speaker: Zane Tarence

Zane Tarence outlines 17 issues business owners face that impact both the likelihood of selling their companies and the valuation potential acquirers assign to them. These issues span a broad range of topics from company size and market share to competitive differentiation and customer diversification, and are accompanied by real world examples pulled from Tarence’s 18 years of experience participating in and advising on M&A transactions.

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Topic: 17 Reasons Why Your Company Isn’t Investment Grade and What to Do About It

Date: May 20, 2021

Thursday CEO Group

zane-tarence

Speaker: Zane Tarence

Zane Tarence outlines 17 issues business owners face that impact both the likelihood of selling their companies and the valuation potential acquirers assign to them. These issues span a broad range of topics from company size and market share to competitive differentiation and customer diversification, and are accompanied by real world examples pulled from Tarence’s 18 years of experience participating in and advising on M&A transactions.

Read more and request an invitation.

Topic: Identifying, Recruiting & Hiring Difference Making Top Talent

Date: June 15, 2021

Tuesday CEO Group

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Speaker: Severin Sorensen

Consistently attracting and capturing top game-changing talent – aka, the “difference makers” — for your business is a critical life skill for business owners and senior executives to master for sustainable company growth and business success. Difference makers are game-changing impact players and include key executive talent and much needed technical employee utility players that great businesses and teams are built upon. Unfortunately, knowing that you need and want employee “difference makers” does not make them magically appear, nor help you retain them.

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Topic: Identifying, Recruiting & Hiring Difference Making Top Talent

Date: June 17, 2021

Thursday CEO Group

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Speaker: Severin Sorensen

Consistently attracting and capturing top game-changing talent – aka, the “difference makers” — for your business is a critical life skill for business owners and senior executives to master for sustainable company growth and business success. Difference makers are game-changing impact players and include key executive talent and much needed technical employee utility players that great businesses and teams are built upon. Unfortunately, knowing that you need and want employee “difference makers” does not make them magically appear, nor help you retain them.

Read more and request an invitation.

Topic: Building a Raving Fans Engine

Date: August 17, 2021

Tuesday CEO Group

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Speaker: Scott Wozniak

Magic happens when you pair consistent excellence with unexpected delight. Some companies have figured out how to make this the normal experience for their customers. This workshop will teach you a system so you can make this your “normal” too. This goes beyond a marketing message or a script for phone reps. I will teach you exactly how great organizations, such as Chick-fil-A and Disney Theme Parks, actually operate their businesses. This workshop includes specific methods and practical tools. It’s a how-to workshop, not a you-should workshop. If you are ready to have highly-engaged employees, generate more sales, and build a community of brand ambassadors who can’t stop talking about you, you need to build a Raving Fans Engine.

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Topic: Building a Raving Fans Engine

Date: August 19, 2021

Thursday CEO Group

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Speaker: Scott Wozniak

Magic happens when you pair consistent excellence with unexpected delight. Some companies have figured out how to make this the normal experience for their customers. This workshop will teach you a system so you can make this your “normal” too. This goes beyond a marketing message or a script for phone reps. I will teach you exactly how great organizations, such as Chick-fil-A and Disney Theme Parks, actually operate their businesses. This workshop includes specific methods and practical tools. It’s a how-to workshop, not a you-should workshop. If you are ready to have highly-engaged employees, generate more sales, and build a community of brand ambassadors who can’t stop talking about you, you need to build a Raving Fans Engine.

Read more and request an invitation.

Topic: From 5 to 50 to 500 – How to Build and Run Scalable Organizations

Date: November 16, 2021

Tuesday CEO Group

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Speaker: Eric Kish

Scalability is not about resources, it’s about a mindset. An adaptability mindset. Organizations are complex organic living systems that can adapt and grow. Developing and sustaining adaptive capacity in organizations is the main job of a leader preparing to scale. Eric Kish was on the front lines of developing adaptive capacity, continuously experimenting with methods to create scalable organizations. Intent Driven Management™ is a methodology to build and sustain scalability in any organization. It is based on a leadership philosophy inspired from a 200 years old military leadership style, practiced with great success by the IDF.

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Topic: From 5 to 50 to 500 – How to Build and Run Scalable Organizations

Date: November 18, 2021

Thursday CEO Group

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Speaker: Eric Kish

Scalability is not about resources, it’s about a mindset. An adaptability mindset. Organizations are complex organic living systems that can adapt and grow. Developing and sustaining adaptive capacity in organizations is the main job of a leader preparing to scale. Eric Kish was on the front lines of developing adaptive capacity, continuously experimenting with methods to create scalable organizations. Intent Driven Management™ is a methodology to build and sustain scalability in any organization. It is based on a leadership philosophy inspired from a 200 years old military leadership style, practiced with great success by the IDF.

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Topic: The Asking Formula – Ask for What You Want and Get It

Date: December 14, 2021

Tuesday CEO Group

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Speaker: John Baker

The Asking Formula is a one-of-a-kind program that teaches leaders and sales professionals how to more effectively ask for what they want through a simple and accessible six-step process that can be practiced, repeated and mastered. As a result of learning this methodology, people will ask with more confidence, more influence and with more self-assurance and they will get the outcomes they desire. Using The Asking Formula creates a culture that empowers people to get things done. Its simplicity drives clear and consistent communications that gain alignment from all departments including C-suite, sales, marketing, project management, operations, etc. It allows for leaders to communicate with a purpose that generates buy-in and action. Sales professionals use The Asking Formula to proactively move a deal through the sales progression shortening sales cycles and accelerating growth. During the workshop we analyze how professionals detract from their effectiveness by practicing bad asking behaviors and we eliminate these habits from daily habit.

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Topic: The Asking Formula – Ask for What You Want and Get It

Date: December 16, 2021

Thursday CEO Group

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Speaker: John Baker

The Asking Formula is a one-of-a-kind program that teaches leaders and sales professionals how to more effectively ask for what they want through a simple and accessible six-step process that can be practiced, repeated and mastered. As a result of learning this methodology, people will ask with more confidence, more influence and with more self-assurance and they will get the outcomes they desire. Using The Asking Formula creates a culture that empowers people to get things done. Its simplicity drives clear and consistent communications that gain alignment from all departments including C-suite, sales, marketing, project management, operations, etc. It allows for leaders to communicate with a purpose that generates buy-in and action. Sales professionals use The Asking Formula to proactively move a deal through the sales progression shortening sales cycles and accelerating growth. During the workshop we analyze how professionals detract from their effectiveness by practicing bad asking behaviors and we eliminate these habits from daily habit.

Read more and request an invitation.

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