VISTAGE Peer Advisory Boards

Vistage Member Companies Outperform Their Competition


Vistage members know what it takes to take their businesses to the next level. An analysis by Dun & Bradstreet revealed that Vistage members grow their companies at three times the rate of average U.S. companies.  The numbers prove what our members already know:   Vistage works.

Vistage is an invitation-only organization.  Contact us to learn if Vistage is right for you.




Leadership Development

When you own or run a business, even the simplest decisions can have profound implications.

Vistage members find that the peer advisory and leadership development training they get out of their group has a profound effect on their growth as a leader.  Not surprisingly, our members soon discover that their companies also experience significant growth as a direct result of the executive leadership coaching provided by their Vistage group.

Vistage members are a special group of leaders who are qualified to provide valuable insight advice based on their extraordinary achievements. This unique peer group is a mix of experts with varying professional backgrounds, allowing members to tap into different perspectives and solve difficult challenges.  That expertise gives members a tremendous sense of trust in the capabilities of the Vistage peer group.

Vistage members control businesses with annual sales ranging from $1 million to over $1 billion, representing the most vital component of the economy.  Around the world, Vistage-member companies generate nearly $300 billion in annual revenue and employ approximately 1.8 million people.

Vistage works.

Because in every group and in every meeting, no topic is off-limits.  If you are willing to talk candidly about the tough decisions you face, fellow members will rally around you, listen, ask tough questions and bring to bear every resource they have to help you grow as a leader and improve the workings of your business.  When our members have access to new perspectives – whether from fellow business peers, an outside facilitator, or expert resource speakers – they expand their view beyond their company walls in a way that traditional executive leadership training just can’t offer.

Members report that our leadership development initiatives help them grow, learn, and find new ways to apply their newfound knowledge to their businesses.  Vistage private advisory boards enable business leaders to leverage the wisdom and experience of their peers, the guidance of an expert leadership coach, and the collective knowledge of the worldwide Vistage community.


CEO / Executive Coaching

From the beginning, our Chairs have been at the heart of what makes the Vistage experience so powerful for so many members.

Vistage Chairs are a distinguished group of business leaders who come to us from a wide range of industries.  Some have owned businesses, many have been CEOs of domestic and international companies, and all are united by a desire to share their insight and expertise to educate other business leaders in their communities through executive business coaching.

Group coaching is the foundation to your success as a leader.

Put twelve or so high performing business executives in a room and the potential is enormous. Each Vistage group is specifically tailored to CEOs, small business owners, key executives, or trusted advisors. They’re purpose-built so that members can help each other to solve their most pressing business concerns through a process we call peer advisory. More than 21,000 members across the globe count on the peers in their Vistage group to provide fresh perspectives and new ideas to the problems facing our CEO’s and executives at every monthly meeting.

Vistage Chairs give the group the best executive coaching possible.

The role of a Vistage Chair is to ensure that every bit of their group’s experience and wisdom is applied in a training meeting. Chairs are accomplished leaders. You can call them a CEO or an executive coach, but they are so much more than that. They are totally committed to the success of group members. Through their executive coaching services, they help stimulate thinking, frame issues, guide discussions, and ensure accountability in the group. Vistage Chairs take on the role with the express purpose of helping others build great businesses.

Vistage Chairs are experienced business leaders – many of whom are former CEOs – who assemble and facilitate private advisory boards for CEOs, executives and business owners. At each monthly meeting, they provide valuable professional insight, one-on-one coaching and mentorship.  As a result, their members stay with Vistage for an average of 7 years – and grow their companies at three times the rate of the average US company, according to a recent Dun & Bradstreet analysis.

Terry Dunn serves as Chair of Vistage Peer Advisory Boards in the Charlotte, NC region.  Since 1957, Vistage has been bringing together successful CEOs, executives and business owners into private peer advisory groups guided by expert executive coaches.  Terry has been designated a Vistage Master Chair and is the recipient of multiple Chair Excellence Awards.

Coaches hold you accountable to drive your learning and development.

During meetings, and in their private one-to-one coaching sessions each month, Chairs encourage and support members’ personal and professional growth, and hold members accountable for taking action on their goals.  They help to develop their members and give back the knowledge they have earned through their own outstanding careers as CEOs, executives, and business owners.


Business Mentoring

Traditional corporate executive coaching programs and business consulting firms focus on one-time training workshops or leadership development retreats. Vistage takes another path, by combining peer advisory and corporate coaching to impact the lives of our members both personally and professionally.

Our members bring a wealth and diversity of experience to the table and apply their knowledge to helping each other overcome challenges and seize opportunities.  Each Vistage peer advisory group is designed to help members help each other work on their most pressing business issues and improve their lives.  This is the kind of business mentoring that can only come from a team of business professionals working towards one another’s success.

The role of a Vistage Chair is to ensure that every bit of that experience and wisdom is applied in each and every meeting. Our Chairs, many of whom are former CEOs and seasoned business owners, have lived through the day-to-day complexities and challenges of being the person at the top.  They have experienced the intense highs and lows of having the ultimate responsibility for an organization.  They have personally sacrificed time, money and in some cases relationships to drive their organizations to success.  Their breadth of achievement has been no small feat.

All of that experience has placed them in a unique position to make a profound contribution to the lives of other businesses in their communities as a business mentor.  Chairs say they were first attracted to Vistage by the opportunity to give back.  After a lifetime of business success, they have turned to using their skills and wisdom to provide others with effective and impactful leadership development.


Through our peer advisory, business mentoring, and corporate coaching programs – all led by Vistage Chairs – our members learn how to affect positive change within their companies and improve their lives and the lives of their families and employees.