CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Peer to Peer Group Meetings in San Antonio

Topic: Improv to Improve Communication

Date: December 8, 2021
Wednesday Key Executive Group
jon-colby

Speaker: Jon Colby

Improv performers are taught to look for agreement, problem solve, make decisions, listen carefully, think creatively, and encourage each other. Jon Colby offers workshop participants an opportunity to play various improv exercises and games. Each game is debriefed and has a powerful takeaway which can be put into practice with clients, employees, and even friends and family members. Everyone is participating during each exercise, so no one is put on the spot.

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

Date: December 14, 2021
Tuesday CEO Group
john-baker

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
john-baker

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: Creating a Unified Customer Experience: The Connection Between Employees, Customers and Results

Date: January 12, 2022
Wednesday Key Executive Group
Steve-Yastrow

Speaker: Steve Yastrow

Each of the hundreds of interactions customers have with a Vistage member company combine to create their overall experience. Steve Yastrow argues that the best way to drive business results and motivate customers to buy is to ensure all customer touchpoints blend together to create a Unified Customer Experience.

This highly-interactive workshop translates Steve’s breakthrough marketing, branding, customer relationship and employee engagement ideas into a learning experience that provides Vistage members with exercises, tools and resources to bring these revolutionary concepts into their businesses.

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Topic: Vision, Culture, Climate – Leadership!

Date: February 15, 2022
Tuesday CEO Group
jimmy-blackmon

Speaker: Jimmy Blackmon

In this interactive, engaging, and insightful program, executives will see the power of casting an organizational vision, shaping culture, and the importance of climate to ensure success. Jimmy Blackmon will discuss how he effectively prepared an Army aviation task force to deploy to eastern Afghanistan, to the valleys where the attacks of 9-11 were planned and rehearsed. He will discuss how a culture of innovation and initiative, based on a climate of trust and empowerment, ensured success in a situation where the stakes were life and death. Furthermore, he will provide practical, pragmatic ways in which to shape organizational behavior that are certain to translate to success.

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Topic: Vision, Culture, Climate – Leadership

Date: February 17, 2022
Thursday CEO Group
jimmy-blackmon

Speaker: Jimmy Blackmon

In this interactive, engaging, and insightful program, executives will see the power of casting an organizational vision, shaping culture, and the importance of climate to ensure success. Jimmy Blackmon will discuss how he effectively prepared an Army aviation task force to deploy to eastern Afghanistan, to the valleys where the attacks of 9-11 were planned and rehearsed. He will discuss how a culture of innovation and initiative, based on a climate of trust and empowerment, ensured success in a situation where the stakes were life and death. Furthermore, he will provide practical, pragmatic ways in which to shape organizational behavior that are certain to translate to success.

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Topic: Navigating the Generational Shift – Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining Millenials and Gen Z

Date: March 22, 2022
Tuesday CEO Group
katherine-jeffery

Speaker: Katherine Jeffery

There is a huge generational shift taking place in the world. Some find this exhilarating while others are left scratching their heads not only wondering what happened but also trying frantically to figure out how to stay relevant. Millennials and Gen Z have upset the status quo that has existed for over half a century and organizations need to learn a new way of recruitment, retention, and engagement. This seminar will help you understand how we got here and offer practical steps to apply in your own organization. We will also look at the reactions of the generations to covid-19, remote working, stressors they are experiencing and what they need to hear/receive most from their managers.

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Topic: Navigating the Generational Shift – Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining Millenials and Gen Z

Date: March 24, 2022
Thursday CEO Group
katherine-jeffery

Speaker: Katherine Jeffery

There is a huge generational shift taking place in the world. Some find this exhilarating while others are left scratching their heads not only wondering what happened but also trying frantically to figure out how to stay relevant. Millennials and Gen Z have upset the status quo that has existed for over half a century and organizations need to learn a new way of recruitment, retention, and engagement. This seminar will help you understand how we got here and offer practical steps to apply in your own organization. We will also look at the reactions of the generations to covid-19, remote working, stressors they are experiencing and what they need to hear/receive most from their managers.

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Topic: Blindspots: How to Embrace Curiosity, Disruption and Imagination to See Yourself as a Change Leader

Date: May 11, 2022
Wednesday Key Executive Group
andre-van-hall

Speaker: André van Hall

An organization resistant to change is destined to stagnation and eventual obsolescence. It used to be that if you always did, what you always did, you always got, what you always got. If it isn’t broken, but in today’s world, if you always do, what you always did….you are out of business!

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Topic: The Art and Science of Getting the Most of Your Money

Date: June 8, 2022
Wednesday Key Executive Group
matt-garrett

Speaker: Matt Garrett

In this highly interactive presentation, Matt Garrett utilizes financial information and key financial benchmarks obtained from each member prior to the meeting to address specific finance and accounting problems (both known and unknown) they are encountering.

Matt is a small business owner who approaches the issue of accounting and finance from an experiential standpoint and provides participants with specific techniques for improving business performance through effective financial management. Whereas other programs on accounting are filled with acronyms and academic jargon, this one frames the issues in understandable terms that enable members to grasp easily understood techniques and implement them within their organizations to see immediate results.

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Topic: Positive Power of Servant Leadership

Date: June 14, 2022
Tuesday CEO Group
Tom-Thibodeau

Speaker: Tom Thibodeau

This presentation will engage participants in the process of understanding the positive power of service and leadership in our personal and organizational lives. The process does not include power point. Rather it is interactive, emphasizing conversations, presence, character, and energy in serving and leading. “Leadership is who we are, management is what we do. Through research, reflection, and dialogue we will experience Servant Leadership as Meaningful, Ethical, and Practical.

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Topic: Positive Power of Servant Leadership

Date: June 16, 2022
Thursday CEO Group
Tom-Thibodeau

Speaker: Tom Thibodeau

This presentation will engage participants in the process of understanding the positive power of service and leadership in our personal and organizational lives. The process does not include power point. Rather it is interactive, emphasizing conversations, presence, character, and energy in serving and leading. “Leadership is who we are, management is what we do. Through research, reflection, and dialogue we will experience Servant Leadership as Meaningful, Ethical, and Practical.

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Topic: Yes and Improv to Improve Communication and Leadership

Date: August 16, 2022
Tuesday CEO Group
jon-colby

Speaker: Jon Colby

Improv performers are taught to look for agreement, problem solve, make decisions, listen carefully, think creatively, and encourage each other. Jon Colby offers workshop participants an opportunity to play various improv exercises and games. Each game is debriefed and has a powerful takeaway which can be put into practice with clients, employees, and even friends and family members. Everyone is participating during each exercise, so no one is put on the spot.

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Topic: Yes and Improv to Improve Communication and Leadership

Date: August 18, 2022
Thursday CEO Group
jon-colby

Speaker: Jon Colby

Improv performers are taught to look for agreement, problem solve, make decisions, listen carefully, think creatively, and encourage each other. Jon Colby offers workshop participants an opportunity to play various improv exercises and games. Each game is debriefed and has a powerful takeaway which can be put into practice with clients, employees, and even friends and family members. Everyone is participating during each exercise, so no one is put on the spot.

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Topic: Likeability, Messaging and Storytelling – Powerful Tools for Successful Communication

Date: September 7, 2022
Wednesday Key Executive Group
bill-graham

Speaker: Bill Graham

Communication is not a Two-Way Street. Nobody has to listen to you! They don’t have to meet you half way. It’s all on you. What can you do to improve your communication results?

This program breaks down likeability, messaging and storytelling into easy steps that will improve your relationships and your impact.

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Topic: The Vital Choice – The Victim vs The Ownership Mindset

Date: October 12, 2022
Wednesday Key Executive Group
todd-musselman

Speaker: Todd Musselman

Todd’s focus for the workshop is on creating a mindset of personal ownership to optimize each individual’s leadership skills, capabilities and results.  Todd utilizes the victim/owner distinction to demonstrate the profound difference between operating in the victim mindset (reacting to circumstances) vs. the ownership mindset (creating your circumstances) and the effect each mindset has on one’s overall performance as a leader.  Using a series of distinctions, the presentation clearly defines and differentiates these mindsets, and demonstrates how to choose into the ownership mindset more consistently to produce lasting results both personally and professionally.

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Topic: You’re Not the Person I Hired – The Key Executive’s Guide to Hiring Top Talent

Date: November 9, 2022
Wednesday Key Executive Group
barry-deutsch

Speaker: Barry Deutsch

Why does research show that 56% of all executive hires fail in their first year to eighteen months?

Using the Success Factor Methodology, Vistage members can expect a dramatic improvement in hiring success from their companies almost immediately. Vistage members using and actively applying this methodology across a broad range of positions within their companies are bringing aboard extraordinary talent on a consistent basis.

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Topic: Strategic Planning That Grows Company Value

Date: November 15, 2022
Tuesday CEO Group
larry-o-toole

Speaker: Larry O’Toole

Our purpose as business leaders and executives is to create value.  Essential to building this value is robust planning and execution.  But to many, it’s a source of frustration as they face the uncertainty of how to tackle strategic planning effectively.  With the right mindset and process, a leader can drive a new level of vitality and momentum into their organization.  Hear from a career CEO of manufacturing and service organizations how to take away the planning process uncertainty and elevate your planning in a way that creates a direct bridge to growing long term company value.  Come prepared to leave the session with actionable insights and templates that can be used at any type of business to help inject new energy in to your planning and overall value growth.

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Topic: Strategic Planning That Grows Company Value

Date: November 17, 2022
Thursday CEO Group
larry-o-toole

Speaker: Larry O’Toole

Our purpose as business leaders and executives is to create value.  Essential to building this value is robust planning and execution.  But to many, it’s a source of frustration as they face the uncertainty of how to tackle strategic planning effectively.  With the right mindset and process, a leader can drive a new level of vitality and momentum into their organization.  Hear from a career CEO of manufacturing and service organizations how to take away the planning process uncertainty and elevate your planning in a way that creates a direct bridge to growing long term company value.  Come prepared to leave the session with actionable insights and templates that can be used at any type of business to help inject new energy in to your planning and overall value growth.

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Topic: Dream Sketch – Planning for Both Success and Significance

Date: December 13, 2022
Tuesday CEO Group
tim-mccarthy

Speaker: Tim McCarthy

The very concept of Vistage is to build our businesses and enhance our lives. This is most effectively done using a Life Plan – in addition to a Business Plan. Since hearing Walt Sutton and a few other great Vistage speakers present such concepts in the late 1990s, I have dedicated the fourth quarter of every year to planning my life, then planning my business. There are now seven top executives in our organizations who follow this practice with us (the owner/partners) each year at our annual retreat.

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Topic: Dream Sketch – Planning for Both Success and Significance

Date: December 15, 2022
Thursday CEO Group
tim-mccarthy

Speaker: Tim McCarthy

The very concept of Vistage is to build our businesses and enhance our lives. This is most effectively done using a Life Plan – in addition to a Business Plan. Since hearing Walt Sutton and a few other great Vistage speakers present such concepts in the late 1990s, I have dedicated the fourth quarter of every year to planning my life, then planning my business. There are now seven top executives in our organizations who follow this practice with us (the owner/partners) each year at our annual retreat.

Read more and request an invitation.

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