Vistage Chair Overview
the lives of leaders
A Vistage Chair is an executive mentor who guides top business leaders through their toughest turning points, so they can make great decisions that benefit their lives, companies and communities. Our Chairs are accomplished business leaders and mentors, hand-picked from a cross-section of industries. At the peak of achievement in their own careers, each realized how much they could contribute as a mentor. The guidance of a Vistage Chair creates a ripple effect felt from C-suite through company ranks, and into your community.
Bob Duncan has been a Vistage Chair since 1998.
“It’s the most satisfying thing I’ve ever done,” he says. “Being a Chair means making a difference.”
What does a Vistage Chair do?
As a Vistage Chair, you’ll first build a private advisory board of 12-16 high-caliber business leaders from non-competing industries.
With your board in place, you become its executive Chair. Nine times a year you’ll gather members for candid, confidential roundtable discussion of their most pressing business issues. In these meetings you will:
- Stimulate critical thinking as you frame issues to inspire impactful discussions
- Facilitate collaboration to help members map out plans of action
- Become an agent of influence to help members push their businesses forward
- Ask the difficult question to motivate high-impact decisions.
You’ll meet one-on-one with each board member nine times a year to provide guidance tailored to their unique challenges—establishing the kind of rapport that builds a strong foundation for trust and growth.
Critical to your role as an executive Chair will be connecting your members to the right resources, tools and experts available to them as members of Vistage—to inform their most important leadership decisions.
What does having a Vistage Chair mean for a member?
Vistage members benefit from a business leader and mentor who is proven, experienced and unbiased – someone dedicated to serving their best interest. Vistage Chairs are committed to their own continual learning and development, to ensure they proactively provide the most leading-edge tools, resources and knowledge for the growth of each member’s business. The relationship Vistage members build with their Chair is a game-changer, professionally and personally.
Vistage CEO Chairs—more than 1,000 worldwide—help today’s top leaders reach their next level of success.
“My Chair and group have helped me in countless ways. They hold me accountable, act as my external board of directors challenging my thinking, and have helped me achieve 20x growth rate of our company since I joined.”
Armond A. Dinverno
President, Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC
Member since 1999
Why partner with Vistage as a Chair?
Think of it as being an entrepreneur with an infrastructure—from day one. Your Vistage journey starts with an intensive learning and development program to ensure your success as a Chair. It continues with the backing of an expert staff dedicated to the successful launch and longevity of your practice. Sales and marketing, membership development, IT and more—by your side every step of the way.
“I help people become better business leaders—and business leaders become better people—who run better companies and make a more significant difference in the world.”
— Philip R. Liebman
Vistage Chair since 2005
Vistage partners in your success to a degree no other organization can rival.
- Proven. The platform of an “executive development” industry institution and brand with 60 years in business.
- Power. A worldwide community of more than 22,000 members and 1,000 Chairs.
- Motivation. Leading-edge learning and development for your long-term success.
- Results. The opportunity to achieve exponential results for your members—and yourself.
- Prestige. For six consecutive years, Vistage has earned recognition among Training Magazine’s Top 125 Organizations.
It’s meaningful, financially rewarding work. On your own terms.