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Vistage International

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

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

Ed currently chairs 6 different Vistage groups, working with more than 120 members on a monthly basis. His current members generate revenues in excess of $2B and employ more than 2,500 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 $300M.  There have also been successful family business transitions.

Listen to Ed’s Interview discussing his Vistage experience on the Arete Coach Podcast

The Vistage model offers a unique blend of peer learning, executive coaching, expert insights, and extensive resources. This includes access to leading subject matter experts, specialized networks, latest research findings, a vast archive of content, whitepapers, conferences, and a global community of over 45,000 members across 35 countries. This comprehensive approach supports leaders in navigating complex business landscapes, fostering personal and professional growth.

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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.

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Hear an objective member appraisal of their Vistage experience.

Advancing Leader Program

The Advancing Leader Program supports Vistage CE members by accelerating the leadership development of their Experienced and Advancing Managers.

Key Executive Program

The Key Executive Program develops the C-level executives that you rely on to contribute to your strategy and elevate your business.

Chief Executive Program

The Vistage Chief Executive Program is designed to help you make more effective decisions that lead to powerful results. At the core, a confidential advisory group of peers helps you focus on what’s most critical.

Emerging Leader Program

The Vistage Emerging Leader Program prepares your rising stars to reach the next level of leadership. Guided by a Vistage Chair, members develop leadership skills and the confidence to deliver on your company goals.

Small Business Program

The Vistage Small Business program gives you a forum to rise above the urgent and focus on what’s most critical: tough, strategic decisions that will drive your business forward and grow it faster.

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 81 members in his five groups.

Here is a brief overview of the Vistage Model:

A deeper look into the group experience

Vistage Member Testimonials

Vistage Member Testimonials

These reviews are taken from Google.

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Nick D.
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.
Response from the owner: One of the many blessings of my professional life Nick is working with you and our long-term relationship. You are a special leader running a great company!
Yair F.
Ed has always been a consummate professional and offered business advice that has helped me grow my business and improve my quality of life.
Response from the owner: Thank you Yair. I look forward to our continued journey together!
Nancie R.
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.
Response from the owner: Thank you Nancie! It is great having you as a member!
Cindi W.
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!
Response from the owner: Thank you Cindi! I hope all is well. Miss you...
James S.
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.
Response from the owner: Thanks Jim. It was a pleasure working with you and I am so proud of your growth and accomplishments!