St. Clair Shores, Mich.– February 11, 2016 – Michael Balloch, a longtime Chief Executive (CE) Group chair with Vistage Michigan, a membership-based organization that provides business leaders with new business perspectives and innovative strategies, has announced his retirement.
The West Bloomfield, Mich. resident led two CE groups and one Trusted Advisor group during his 14 years with the organization. As Vistage Michigan Chair, Balloch served as his group’s advisor, mentor and business coach, conducting one-to-one coaching sessions with each of his chief executive group members. He also facilitated nine group workshops per year with his members to solve problems, evaluate opportunities and work on an assortment of strategic and operational issues.
“I’m very fortunate to have worked with incredibly smart business professionals who are passionate about continued learning and personal development,” said Balloch. “I will certainly miss their enthusiasm and curiosity about what next success is just around bend.”
Balloch brought practical experience of having “been there, done that,” to all of his professional activities. A former corporate executive, owner and founder of several successful businesses, he devoted more than 25 years to helping individuals make changes and attain their goals. He first began coaching leaders in 1993 as CEO of his own consulting company, Oxford Management Strategies, Inc., capitalizing on his leadership positions in business, civic, and social organizations.
In 2009, Balloch was recognized by Vistage International as the “Robert Nourse Chair of the Year,” an award honoring the highest performing Chair in the United States given each year.
“At Vistage, we pride ourselves in the quality of our chairs. Michael was no exception. He made a profound difference for the better in the lives of his peer advisory group members and his legacy has affected the entire business community,” said Jane Owen, President of Vistage Michigan. “We are sincerely appreciative of him for his many years of exceptional guidance. He has personally impacted thousands of people and companies.”
In addition to his Vistage activities, Balloch is past president of Southfield Community Foundation and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Brighton, Mich.-based SportView Technologies.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.