Vistage International Launches Vistage Connect

The Power of Professionally Facilitated Peer Advisory Groups Is Now Available Online

SAN DIEGO, June 04, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — At an ever-increasing rate, CEOs and business executives are relying on their peers, particularly outside their own expertise, to help them grow personally, professionally and organizationally. Yet, many of today’s business leaders have unpredictable travel schedules, live in outlying markets, or simply prefer to connect with their peers online. To meet the needs of these executives, Vistage International, the world’s foremost peer advisory membership organization for business leaders, has launched a new program – a robust online, issue-resolution offering that makes it possible to engage a group of business peers on specific subjects. Vistage Connect provides executives with access to the professionally facilitated “advisory board” they need to process and solve their toughest business challenges and optimize their opportunities. The new online platform has been in the research and test phase for the past year and is now officially available to CEOs and business executives of growing and mature companies.

According to Vistage Chairman of the Board and CEO, Rafael Pastor, “Vistage Connect makes the power of the peer advisory experience accessible to more business owners, CEOs and their key executives than ever before possible. It will further broaden our Vistage community in myriad ways and enhance our future growth while remaining rooted in the peer advisory value proposition that we’ve been delivering and perfecting since 1957.”

The five components of the Vistage Connect platform are: Peer Advisory Sessions, Executive Coaching, My Network, My Resource Center, and Goals. Peer Advisory Sessions enable executives to meet virtually to engage in topic or industry specific issue processing led by professional facilitators (Vistage Chairs). At their convenience, Vistage Connect members can also elect to have Executive Coaching sessions with a Vistage Chair to help them define and stay on track toward their goals. My Network makes it possible for executives to select their own team of peer advisors from a range of industries, to whom they can reach out on specific issues. My Resource Center is a collection of more than 500 topical and relevant articles, blog posts, and videos. Using a personalized dashboard, members can also post and monitor specific, measurable, attainable, and time specific goals, along with commitments they will make to achieve those Goals.

Vistage Connect General Manager, Casey Jones added, “After extensive testing and modification of the platform to bring the value of the Vistage peer advisory group experience to the online space, we are excited to now deliver the value of Vistage to people from companies of nearly all sizes in a variety of industries and geographic locations.”

To learn more about joining your peers online, visit Vistage Connect.

About Vistage International
Founded in 1957, Vistage International, headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading peer advisory membership organization, serving more than 15,000 CEOs and senior executives in 15 countries. Vistage members participate in Chair-led peer advisory boards, receive one-to-one coaching, learn from expert speakers, and interact among a global network of CEOs representing a broad range of industries. The renowned Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been tracking CEO confidence and main street business issues since 2003.

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Leo Bottary
Vistage International