“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

Membership is by invitation only to leaders who are successful and committed to profitable growth and investment in their leadership development. The power of Vistage is in the combination of the peer private advisory board,one-to-one coaching and expert-led workshops. Vistage International is the largest CEO & business owner organization with 22,000 + members worldwide.​

As a CEO, do you have someone to share your significant challenges with? Can you talk completely confidentially to your employees, your Board, your financial advisor about your most crucial questions and have them hold you accountable? Have they been in your shoes? Will they stand up to you when your ideas might not be the best solution?

Joan’s CEO group at monthly meeting…reaching for the sky!

Joan’s peer advisory board is made up of Bay area CEOs and business owners running companies with revenue from $5mil to $300mil. They are non-competing diversified companies representing industries that include; Investment banking, Cyber security, Retail jewelry, tourism, advertising and Commercial Construction. These CEOs and business owners are no longer “Lonely at the top”, they support and question each other with no other agenda than to be of help. They are a group of individuals that work dilligently on their own business challenges, but they also get meaningful fulfillment helping their peers also succeed. They call “bullshit”, in a carefrontational way when a peer is glossing over why they are not dealing with a toxic employee or when they are spending a lot of time, working in the business, doing a $20./hour job, instead of working on the business’ Big picture questions that have real impact.

Wayne Perry, CEO Cornerstone

Kathry Stewart, CEO Metrodigi

“As the Chair, I learn new things at every meeting, I’m amazed at the growth of each member and receive immeasurable pleasure and reward in facilitating this group of exceptional members. Love to see those lightbulbs go on.” To be a potential candidate:​

  1. You are CEO, president or owner of a $5 million+ business.
  2. Both personal and business growth is a priority.
  3. You are open to critique, questions and suggestions and to give critique, ask questions and suggest.
  4. ​You will commit to the investment of time and be present.

Over 30% of Joan’s Vistage member companies doubled in size since joining the group within the last three years, Vistage is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness & enhancing the lives of Chief Executives.

“Finding a peer group and working with them, intentionally and on a regular schedule, might be the single biggest boost your career can experience.”

Seth Godin

2017 retreat…racing to win

What could you achieve if you had a smart group of CEOs and business owners, challenging and supporting you?

Vistage works
We have the data to prove it. According to a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data, Vistage member companies grew 2.2 times faster than average small and medium-sized U.S. businesses.

Greg Reber
Founder/CEO, AsTech Consulting

Joan has been the Chairperson for my Vistage group since I joined in late 2013. She has been instrumental in my evolution as a CEO during that time.  My Vistage group formed a “tiger team”to focus on me and my company. The results from that exercise changed the way I do business and lead the company. We are now in a different place, growing with extremely talented people and a clear strategy. I cant say enough about my Vistage experience and the benefits of being a member.