Work on Your Business with CEOs, Executives and Owners Just Like You

Since 1957, Vistage has made a difference by bringing together groups of successful executives across a broad array of industries. The goal: more success. Each group is designed to help members help each other improve their businesses and their lives.

Our Professionally Facilitated Peer Groups Dig Deep on Challenging and Important Issues

Vistage Michigan groups meet nine times a year to solve problems, evaluate opportunities and work on an assortment of strategic and operational issues. They are confidential forums of experienced executives who rely on each other for wisdom and counsel.

And Then It Happens

Through these expertly facilitated discussions, What to do? becomes What to do. Perspective is achieved, a definitive plan of action is determined. In subsequent meetings, progress is checked and accountability ensured. Are you ready for the challenge?

Our Chairs, Many of Whom are Former CEOs, Expertly Guide Our Peer Groups

Put 16 or so high performing business executives in a room and the potential is enormous. The role of a Vistage Chair is to question answers, not simply answer questions, so the core of an issue is exposed, clarity is achieved, and a forward path is charged.

World-Class Facilitators Make a World of Difference

Our Chairs are always learning

CEO Issue Processing

All Vistage Chairs participate in development programs to hone their skills through collaboration in our extensive Chair network.                                          

Chairs provide one to one coaching

The Chair and their members have private, one to one sessions designed to help identify the most important needs and opportunities.

Chairs form groups and facilitate meetings

Chairs build groups by personally identifying, engaging and developing members. They invest time and energy into creating productive meetings and relationships.

Chairs keep members ahead of the game

The difference with Vistage Chairs is education is ever-evolving. From industry trends to negotiating tactics, Chairs ensure members are always in the know.

Meet a Few of Our Michigan Chairs

Robert Holland

Southeast Michigan

Over the last 40 years, Dr. Holland has served as the CEO of four different technology organizations, and has served the academic community as a Professor and Department Chairman..

Barbara Lawton

Southeast Michigan

For more than 25 years Barb has held leadership positions focused on organizational effectiveness. She excels at helping teams obtain high performance and sustainable growth.

Erik Larson

Northern Michigan

Larson’s expertise includes strategic planning, organizational cultures and executive leadership. He has successfully led strategic planning and leadership performance efforts for business clients in various industries.

Dan Hurley

Southeastern & Mid Michigan

Dan leads a management consulting firm focused on a unique model for analyzing and optimizing executive performance. His executive acumen has helped numerous clients for more than 35 years.

Working with Their Peer Advisory Groups, Members Get Answers and Take Action

Members Know Industry Challenges Differ but Solutions Can be Similar

Jay Steinfeld, E-commerce

Jay transformed his “Mom & Pop” drapery business into the world’s number one online window coverings store, Dealing with growth and his role as CEO becoming more complex, Jay’s Vistage group helped him learn how to hire, coach, and set the right expectations for his employees – making him a more effective employer. Watch Video

Greg Fricks, Construction

Greg is the CEO of The Fricks Company, a concrete flooring business started by his father. When the family business’s succession plan faltered, Greg’s Vistage group advised him on how to assert himself within the business and his family – helping him to fully step into his new role as CEO. Watch Video

Elizabeth Waltman, Non-Profit

Elizabeth, the Executive Director of United Blood Services of New Mexico, was able to turn a $3 million shortfall into a $1 million revenue surplus with help from her Vistage group. “Their wisdom gave me the courage and confidence I needed to make the changes that I knew needed to be made,” she said. Watch Video

Keith & Ken, Overcoming Obstacles

Hear how Keith and Ken worked with their Vistage groups to overcome obstacles in their businesses. “The investment I’ve made both in time and resources clearly paid back during this opportunity,” Keith asserts. About his own group, Ken says, “They think of things I haven’t even thought about.” Watch Video

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