Leadership Quote: Innovation Is Hard…

January 25, 2015

  This month’s leadership quote: “Innovation is hard because ‘solving a problem people didn’t know they had’ and ‘building something no one needs’ look identical at first.” -Aaron Levine Steve Jobs is noted for “solving a problem people didn’t know they had” time after time, first with the Mac, then ITunes, the IPhone, the IPad, etc. … Read More

Is Coaching For Me Or For My Company?

January 18, 2015

  As a leadership coach, working with both CEOs and senior executives, I am sometimes faced with this question: Is leadership coaching for the individual or Are there specific results this individual is expected to produce for the company? For CEOs, the answer to this question is usually easy, the development a CEO gains from coaching usually has a direct … Read More

Vistage CEO Confidence Index: Optimism At Highest Level In Ten Years in Q4 2014

January 11, 2015

  The quarterly Vistage Confidence Index is now available. Confidence among CEOs reached its highest level in ten years in the Q4 2014 Vistage CEO Confidence Index survey. The gain in the closing quarter of 2014 was largely due to more favorable assessments of the current state of the economy as well as more favorable prospects for … Read More

Who we are

January 4, 2015

Your peer group are people with similar dreams, goals and worldviews. They are people who will push you in exchange for being pushed, who will raise the bar and tell you the truth. They’re not in your business, but they’re in your shoes. Finding a peer group and working with them, intentionally and on a … Read More

Leadership Quote: Success Is All About Growing Others…

January 4, 2015

  December’s leadership quote: “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” -Jack Welch While personal growth and development is lifelong, it is only through developing others that we achieve measurable results in our businesses. As a Vistage chair and leadership … Read More

What we do

January 3, 2015

Through facilitated discussions, problems become perspectives. A definitive plan of action is determined. In subsequent meetings, progress is checked and accountability ensured. Vistage International’s Private Advisory boards include more than 18,000 CEO, business owner and executive members worldwide. Member companies are better run and grow their revenues, on average, at more than twice the percentage … Read More

Our impact

January 2, 2015

VISTAGE WORKS Over 30% of Elisa’s Vistage member companies doubled in size within two years of joining. Several are members of the Inc. 5000, Crain’s Fast 50, and Crain’s Largest Privately Held. Since 1957, Vistage has been dedicated to improving business performance by fostering peer-to-peer interaction among business leaders.  Vistage member companies are better run … Read More

Learn more

January 1, 2015

Why Join a Private Advisory Board Led by Elisa Spain? We look for interesting people with interesting businesses. Successful business owners and professional managers who want to become more successful. CEO members have in common a desire to build professionally managed businesses that operate independently.  Key Executive members represent the key leaders who CEOs have entrusted to … Read More