Recommendations

Rick Landuyt
Founder, RF Ideas

“When an entrepreneur makes the decision to exit their business, they are embarking on two journeys: leaving their business, hopefully in great hands, and entering the next chapter(s) of their life. Navigating through all of the details filled with financial and emotional decisions can be tough to get through. For me, having Elisa, a business/life coach with experience helping CEOs through this process, made the whole process rewarding and relatively stress-free. I am very grateful for all her insights and ability in allowing me to discover and execute what was best for me.”


Kerri Schoonyoung
Owner and CEO, Dept 11

“Working with Elisa as a business coach has been invaluable. Her insight and approach to coaching is impactful because of her experience across a wide variety of industries. She brings this background to coaching and really provides a 360-degree perspective to business strategy. Elisa encourages me as an entrepreneur , and she also knows the value of honest conversation when needed. Together we’ve asked tough questions, solved complex challenges, and discussed creative strategies.”

Kevin Krak
CEO, Gallant Building Solutions

“Membership in Vistage and especially in Group 3361 has been invaluable to my growth as a business leader. Working with high-performing individuals that understand the challenges associated with the most senior roles in an organization has accelerated my learning while providing me an outlet and forum to work on my business rather than in it. Elisa Spain, Master Chair of the group, is spectacular. She is the best chair I have been involved with and is hands down one of the reasons I stay involved and get so much from the Vistage experience.” Learn more about Kevin’s experience with the group here.

Maria Kim
President & CEO, Cara Chicago

“Elisa has been my professional coach through Vistage for the last five years. She pushes me, challenges me, affirms me, and appropriately scares me – in only the way a coach who knows your true capacity can. Her intent is to buoy me on days when I feel less confident and provoke me when she knows I am not embodying my best leader self. As leaders, we have a tendency of seeing an avalanche when maybe just a few chips have fallen, and hers is the type of coaching that is simultaneously reality check and accountability partner that helps you move from ‘what’s done’ to ‘what you are doing.’ Thanks to her and to our Vistage group, I am more effective, more confident, and having more fun — that is a winning combination for any growing CEO.”

Laura Ellis
President, Baird & Warner Residential Sales

“Few individuals have the ability to so powerfully impact your professional and personal growth like Elisa Spain. Membership in her Vistage CEO Group 3361 has transformed me in countless ways. I now spend far more time working on the strategy, growth, and development of my business, and far less time working on what’s perceived as the “urgent” issues. Particularly, Elisa and the group excel in exploring/processing issues, educating, challenging, holding one another accountable in a ‘carefrontational’ manner. I highly recommend Vistage CEO Group 3361 and Elisa Spain to any business leader who is looking to break through to new levels of success, both personally and professionally.”

John Yerger
President & CEO, Advanced Diamond Technologies

“Elisa is an excellent coach who will help you get the most out of yourself and your talents. She combines the strong, diverse and supportive leaders in Group 3361 with informative and provocative speakers, and all the resources of Vistage to deliver a unique and comprehensive set of tools. She then works with you to take full advantage of them. I strongly recommend Elisa and 3361 to CEOs who want to take themselves and their organizations to another level.”