BETTER LEADERS. BETTER DECISIONS. BETTER RESULTS.
WHY A CEO PEER-TO-PEER ADVISORY GROUP?
It’s still a human world where integrity, experience and relationships matter. VISTAGE is here to connect the most successful CEOs of small and midsize businesses so — together — we can share expertise, challenge one another to think critically and arrive at better decisions.
Through this ongoing collaboration, we build lifelong leadership excellence that elevates companies, strengthens communities, delivers meaningful results and fosters sustainable growth. We are proud to be able to have our CEO, Sonya Bailor, as the VISTAGE Chair serving North Alabama leaders.
WHO ARE PEER ADVISORY GROUPS FOR?
Our groups are designed for top business leaders who shoulder the weight of their company’s most important decisions. Find out how a CEO peer group can impact your leadership journey.
VISTAGE MEMBERS OUTPACE THE COMPETITION
In 2020, Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6%, while nonmembers with comparable businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7% according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data.
VISTAGE BY THE NUMBERS
Vistage has been driving excellence leadership since 1957.
A global network of business leaders offers broader, more diverse perspectives.
Our growing membership is attributed to one factor: results.
In 2020, member companies grew revenue at 4.6%. Non-members saw a decrease of 4.7%.
MEET YOUR VISTAGE CHAIR | WHAT IS IT ABOUT VISTAGE?
Imagine having a trusted group of peers, a private advisory board if you will... your Knights of the Round Table. These are fellow CEOs, high-value leaders, and business owners who are in similar positions as you, facing similar challenges, yet from non-competing industries. They understand the nuances, the weight of the decisions you make, the isolation at times - because they've been there.
Now add to that, an experienced executive coach - someone who’s been in your shoes, who can provide one-to-one coaching, guidance, and keep you accountable. And on top all of that, there’s the entire nationwide, and worldwide Vistage network of peers you have access to. Building this new CEO peer advisory group in Huntsville represents an incredible opportunity to be a part of transforming the North Alabama business landscape. I am driven by my passion for growing businesses and leaders to the next level, and am committed to using my skills to serve this community I get to be a part of.
That's the power of Vistage. It's about challenging norms, gaining fresh perspectives, and stepping out of your comfort zone. It's about making better decisions for the betterment of your company, your team, and yourself. Cheers to this new chapter of Vistage!
SONYA BAILOR | CEO, BAILOR GROUP | VISTAGE CHAIR | NORTH AL
1. IT STARTS WITH THE GROUP
At the heart of the Vistage experience is the confidential peer advisory group. Once a month, you meet to work through challenges and opportunities with 12-16 high-caliber executives from non-competing organizations. These peers can help you vet solutions in ways your subordinates cannot.
2. A DEDICATED EXECUTIVE COACH FACILITATES YOUR VISTAGE GROUP
As a member, you have access to your own executive mentor (Chair). Chairs guide group discussions using our proven framework for processing issues and keeping discussions focused.
3. THOUGHT LEADERS CHALLENGE YOUR THINKING
Learn from world-class speakers at workshops, regional events and boot camps. They’ll spark innovative approaches to optimizing your business and activate new ideas for personal development.
4. RESEARCH PROMPTS ACTION
Vistage Research collaborates with the top minds in business to create salient insights for small and midsize businesses. Our thoughtful reports, analyses and webinars help you prepare your organization for the future.
5. A GLOBAL NETWORK SUPPORTS
Connect with business leaders around the world for real-time advice, referrals and troubleshooting through our online networks. Choose from 22 networks based on industry or special interests.
6. EVENTS MOTIVATE, INFORM AND INSPIRE
Come together for large-scale and intimate exclusive events to access the experience, wisdom, and insights of your business peers. They are also great opportunities to grow your network with like-minded high achievers.
A PROVEN, COMPREHENSIVE PATH TO SUCCESS.
Executive coaching gets improved upon with Vistage’s proven approach to leadership development. No one else offers a more comprehensive method for making better decisions, getting better results and becoming a better leader. Our comprehensive platform for success features three core elements: valuable perspectives from a trusted group of peers, professional guidance from an accomplished business leader (Chair), and deep insights from subject matter experts. It’s a proven approach that helped member companies grow revenue 4.6% faster in 2020, while non-member companies saw a revenue decrease of 4.7%. For more than 65 years, top executives and owners of small and midsized businesses have relied on our unique coaching model to be better leaders, make better decisions and get better results.
VISTAGE CORPORATE | WHY WE SOUGHT OUT SONYA BAILOR
I am delighted to have Sonya Bailor of Huntsville as a part of our Vistage Chair team! We sought out Sonya Bailor to lead a Vistage Chair practice because of her strong values, commitment to servant-leadership, and impressive background. After getting to know her through our rigorous interview and vetting process, we became even more confident that she was the right person to lead a VISTAGE practice.
TIM GRAY | SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, VISTAGE WORLDWIDE, INC.
YOU MAKE DECISIONS.
VISTAGE HELPS YOU MAKE SMARTER ONES.
We’re excited that you are interested in taking the ﬁrst step towards becoming a Vistage member. Please ﬁll out the form below. If there is a program in your areas that matches, a representative will reach out to answer any questions and discuss the next steps for joining.