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: 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
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: 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
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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: 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: Strategic Planning That Grows Company Value

Date: November 15, 2022
Tuesday CEO Group
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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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