In March 2020, when the first shelter-in-place orders were issued, I leaned in hard to understand what CEOs were facing. Kicking off my 100 CEOs in 100 Days initiative, I conducted one-on-one interviews with CEOs of trade associations, professional societies, and certification organizations. I also hosted zoom meetings on specialized topics like retooling diversity, equity and inclusion activities, the financial impact of not meeting face-to-face, and the unique needs of associations serving front line health care workers.

I learned a lot from these interactions. The biggest takeaway was meeting CEOs who were leaning into the disruption, who understood the pressures exerted upon America created an environment that could accelerate their organizations’ growth. I spoke with two CEOs who planned to propel their organizations’ evolution forward five years in the span of the next 18 months. I find this tremendously exciting.

As a result of my work with CEOs, I have formed two new groups. For CEOs, the first is dedicated to building out plans for the net 18 months that will transform the group member’s organizations. Work will focus on building new capacities through new technologies and creatively using the special forces at play in society. The group will meet for 2-3 hours every other month for 18 months. Registration is limited to 10, with two spots already filled. The cost is $5995, and I’ll provide you with 36 CAE credits. If you are interested, send me an email.

The second group is a special edition of my Visionary Leadership Academy (VLA), designed for high potential managers and stellar executives who want to advance their careers by providing a new level of result to their organizations. Four of my VLA graduates have gone on to become CEOs. In this special edition, we will focus on a results-based leadership framework. Group members will identify specific results to deliver to their organization in the next 6-18 months. We will meet for two hours, once a month for six months. I will provide 18 CAE credits. The cost is $1995. Email me for more details.