What’s next for you?
As a former CEO or business owner, you’ve logged a lifetime of experiences and successes. Perhaps you’ve sold your company, retired or left your previous position. Now, you are in transition, contemplating where to go next.
As an executive in transition, this may be an unfamiliar place for you. You’re no longer climbing the same ladder of success. You’ve already proved yourself and achieved a measure of financial security. You’ve run and grown companies. You’ve worked long hours, perhaps with significant personal sacrifices. You’ve been there and done that.
If you’ve ever thought about coaching other CEOs, you’re in the right place.
Make big impact as a Vistage Chair
Our Vistage Chairs are some of the most prestigious and renowned CEO coaches in the world. As a Vistage Chair, you have the rare opportunity to guide top business leaders through their greatest challenges, so they can make better decisions to benefit themselves, their companies and their communities. What you do matters, and the impact you make ultimately creates a better world.
Benefits of having a Chair practice
Help leaders succeed
Create an impact that ripples from the C-Suite, through company ranks and into your community.
Earn recurring income
There’s no limit on the number of groups you can launch. Chief executive members stay 5+ years on average.
A Flexible schedule
As an independent contractor, you can build a practice that suits your schedule and ambition.
Travel is minimal as your monthly meetings and one-to-one sessions are all local. *Virtual meetings & protocols are in place during quarantine to use at your discretion.
Learn from the absolute best CEO coaches & subject matter experts in the world
Chair Academy is conducted by a faculty of successful, high-performing and long-tenured Chairs, as well as subject-matter experts in leadership, communication, coaching and business development. Facilitators use a variety of methods and tools to fully engage participants in the principles and behaviors of being a Chair. This includes small breakout sessions, live demonstrations, role plays and lectures. The curriculum also covers problem-solving and skills practice.
Attend the next Virtual Chair Academy
We are accepting applications for our upcoming sessions. Apply and find out if you qualify, and our team will reach out about upcoming Academy dates.
This week-long, highly engaging executive-level program will support you as you begin your journey into executive coaching and leading peer advisory groups. You’ll receive tools, insights, and best practices for guiding Vistage members as well as for building your practice.
Everything in store for you at Virtual Chair Academy
- How to implement business development practices to build a new group.
- Steps to help identify and select your group members.
- How to conduct effective one-to-one selection conversations.
- Experience the power of Vistage’s proprietary “Issue Processing” model.
What Actual Vistage Chairs Have to Say
Vistage Chair since 2018
First as a Member, and now as a Chair, Vistage continues to be the place where I am “seen”, challenged, and championed at a level that is consistently higher and more rigorous than any other area of my life.
Houston, Chair since 2014
Chairing is one of the most difficult things I have done so far in my life and it is also the most rewarding to date. The impact as a guide for our Members is exceptional.
Frequently asked questions
If I meet the criteria to be a Vistage Chair, what are my next steps?
What happens when I graduate from Academy?
How do I become a Chair?
If I don’t qualify to be a Chair, what else can Vistage offer me?
Vistage Chair Application
Vistage Chairs mentor high-integrity executives, helping them make better decisions, become better leaders and achieve better results.
To learn more about this role, complete this short form and upload your resume/CV/biography. Our Chair selection team will be in touch shortly.