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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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Phil C.
I have known Ed for over a decade in his role as a Vistage Chair and additionally as the Program Chair for Associated Pest Services. Ed and Capacity Building Solutions 5 stars for both, if I could give a 6 I would!!Let’s start with Vistage. I have watched Ed in action over the years with both his CE and Key groups and the success his members have under his stewardship. I have also been present in his groups as a speaker. I view Ed as one of the top Vistage Chairs in the country as he truly facilitates, coaches and teaches his groups. Ed creates an atmosphere where his members hold each other accountable and when necessary Ed holds them accountable (which is fun to watch in action!!). He also is fierce on a true financial scorecard for each member that adds to the Accountability.Now let’s turn to Associated. This is a group comprised mostly of CEOs of the top pest control companies in the country. Ed has taken the programming and facilitation of our twice a year meetings to another level over the last 10+ years. Working with our Board of Directors he continues to keep the meetings fresh and lively. Ed also spearheads our annual Benchmarking Survey (the best in the industry) and the full day review of it where we look at best practices and uncover gems. Ed has this down to a science with a lot of art applied.Bottom line…If you are looking to take your business and yourself to the next level then their is no better person than Ed Robinson and Capacity Building Solutions!!!
Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words Phil. I am only ever as good as the people I work with and you set a very high bar in this regard. It's been great to have you as client, colleague and most importantly friend!
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!
doug G.
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
Response from the owner: Thank you Doug. It was a privilege to work with you and be not only your coach, but become your friend.
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!
warren R.
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.
Response from the owner: Thank you Warren. It is a privilege to work with you!