Vistage International

Ed is very proud of his seventeen year relationship with Vistage International, the World’s Largest CEO Leadership Development Organization.

The mission of Vistage is straightforward and powerful:  We strive to create Better Leaders who Make Better Decisions and achieve Better Results.

The Vistage model combines peer based learning groups, executive coaching, access to world class subject matter experts, virtual affinity networks, cutting edge research insights, a comprehensive knowledge library filled with decades of archived content, best practice whitepapers, regional wide conferences, and the ability to interact with more than 24,000 member in 20 countries.

The results for our members speak for themselves as they more than double the growth of their competitors and outperform all major business indices.  There is a reason why Vistage is the oldest, biggest and best CEO leadership development organization in the world.

Vistage has a variety of different peer membership groups:

Ed currently chairs 5 different Vistage Groups working with more than 70 members on a monthly basis. His current members generate revenues in excess of $3B and employee more than 2,000 people. His average member commits for 6-7 years with many staying for more than 10 years (some even predate him). In his groups there have been multiple exit transactions exceeding $250M.  There have also been successful family business transitions.

Feedback & Reviews

These reviews are taken from Google.

Ed has been an instrumental resource in growing my companies, helping me work through large issues, and growing as a leader. His guidance, and group facilitation of problem solving added millions of dollars of value.
Robert W.
17:44 16 Jul 20
Ed is a seasoned professional with a a deep toolset of best practices and approaches that he applies as they are needed to support business leaders in their growth and challenges. His deep passion for helping leaders is consistently demonstrated. Importantly, he is constructive yet candid, ensuring you hold yourself and himself, accountable to taking action. If you are interested in taking yourself and your business to the next level, and are willing to put in the true effort to get there, working with Capacity Building Solutions will help you realize your goals.
Nancie R.
19:45 13 Jul 20
Ed Robinson was an important Coach for me at a most difficult time in my business. He caring and guidance helped me to make the best decisions. Every CEO or Leader of an organization should make the time to have a coach. With Ed Robinson you’ll experience the best.- Doug Groves
doug G.
00:50 11 Jul 20
I've been working with Ed Robinson of Capacity Building Solutions for over 3 years and it has changed how my families 6 generation business does things for the better. He has helped us create a sustainable model that will support us and allow us to continue on for another 6 generations!
Amanda C.
14:10 10 Jul 20
I have worked with Ed for over 5 years in improving and developing my business and my professional skills. Ed is walking encyclopedia of resources for all aspects of business and personal development. He both encourages and challenges each client to move closer to their potential by providing education, honest feedback and holding his clients accountable. I found working with Ed to be a lot of fun! Highly recommend to business owners who want to take full responsibility for their actions (good and bad) and grow!
Cindi W.
22:07 09 Jul 20
Capacity Building Solutions helped me take my startup business to the top one percent in my industry in 8 years. The value is in personal and professional development. It's not lonely at the top when you have Ed Robinson on your side.
Amir R.
13:29 03 Jul 20
Ed is a fabulous leader and an even better coach for leaders looking to take that next step in their own development. Whether you are a business owner, CEO, or up and coming leader in your organization Ed is a superb resource for professional, personal, and company direction, strategy, and guidance. Highly recommend.
Tom W.
15:17 02 Jul 20
Ed Robinson has been an invaluable resource for me in my growth with my company and my life. The time spent with him has helped me deal with an ever changing landscape in the current business environment. Ed has been direct and supportive of my progress and critical when necessary. He has provided clarity with his insight and experience. He has the ability to cut through to the root of an issue and provide advice and guidance in discovering the best path forward. I have found him to be genuine and willing to share his own experiences, to be part of the solution. I believe in order to achieve this level of consciousness Ed's motivation is to make those he associates with better in all phases of life.
warren R.
21:27 30 Jun 20
Ed has always been a consummate professional and offered business advice that has helped me grow my business and improve my quality of life.
Yair F.
12:22 29 Jun 20
My experience with Capacity Building Solutions, as a part of the Emerging Leadership Program, was excellent! The material was relevant and helped me grow both professionally and personally. Presentations were always engaging and interactive. Thank you for everything!
Cindy W.
13:24 28 Jun 20
Working with Ed has been a game changer for our company. Our leadership team has come together under Ed's guidance and are all working in the same direction.
too O.
18:03 26 Jun 20
I have been a client of Ed Robinson off and on for over a decade. Ed intimately understands and effectively teaches every aspect of running a succesful small to medium sized business, regardless of industry. I have personally seen him transform not just businesses, but the leaders that run them. Highly recommend for any person or company looking to take their business to the next level.
James S.
16:55 25 Jun 20
Looking for a coach is no easy task. In 2010 I decided to take the journey of finding a business coach to help grow me personally and professionally. I found Ed through other trusted business leaders, and my life has changed ever since. Not only is he well read but has great practical experience and asks the right questions at the right time. He always provides me with impactful information that keeps my skills on par with the demands of any business leader. Ed has helped my company and I through the ups and downs and will be there in the future to help us grow. If you are ready for a coach and ready to share and get vulnerable. Ed is the coach for you. He will make you a better person.
Nick D.
13:19 22 Jun 20
Ed is an amazing executive coach, who i have had the pleasure to work with for the past 6 years. If you're looking to grow and develop your skills or your teams. I highly recommend you work with Ed.
Jason
19:19 19 Jun 20

Please also take a moment to view our video: A CEO's proven system for better decisions

Here is a video testimonial by Frank Priznar, a former member of my Frederick Group:

What Can I Do for You?

Ed currently serves as the Chair of two Chief Executive Groups, a Small Business Group, a Key Executive Group, and an Emerging Leader Group. There are currently 72 members in his five groups.

Leading In Challenging Times

Please also click on  Vistage Testimonial Videos to view comments from some of our members

Independent article about the value of business peer groups:   Should You Join A Business Group?