Cindy Richter, Vanguard Fire & Security 2019 Vistage Lifetime Award Winner

Austin, Texas 2020– Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses, on April 6th announced that Cindy Richter is the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Vistage Lifetime Achievement Award honors the achievements and ongoing commitment to learning and development of a longstanding Vistage member. These members draw from a deep well of experience and are generous in their support of fellow members. Their business achievements are inspirational and they have a track record of great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.

Noteworthy stories over the years has to start with Vanguard Fire & Security Systems safety record. As a woman owned business for 16 years, Cindy transformed her company when it comes to safety. Vanguard went 130 months without an accident and received a 2014 national award for this over 10-year accomplishment.

As a peer advisory group member of CE4943 since 2008, she is the one the members look to for a thoughtful, objective view of any issue processed. Her Kraig Kramer’s KPI (Key Performance Indicators) charts and graphs are the benchmark in this group since 2009.  Rosey Rosenberger’s “Process Triage” workshop in 2018 enabled Vanguard to implement the process with her installation department and increased their performance and margins. Cindy remains focused on employee engagement and their retention is one of the highest in her business owner group.

The Austin Business Journal recognized Vanguard as one of the Best Places to Work 2019 and on the Top Women Owned Business list for 2019 and 2018. Cindy was a finalist for their Profiles in Power award in 2019. Cindy has been a member of the Austin Chapter of National Association of Women in Construction for the past 11 years where she has served as Safety Chair, Secretary, and President. She supports her alma mater Texas A&M University through speaking engagements.

Please help me congratulate Cindy for all that she has done for her employees, her customers and her community. A job well done Cindy Richter.

Ed Stillman

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I grew up in Carlsbad, north San Diego County, lost my dad as a teenager, went into the USAF for four years and hired on with 3M in 1969. Received my AA from Santa Barbara City College, BA and Masters from Redlands University and after 33 plus years, I retired from 3M in 2002. As I look back on my life, I have been creating myself and developing my skill sets to be a business coach and a Vistage Chair. I am president of SEOT, a "personal improvement" consulting firm spending most of my time working with Central Texas executives running small to medium size for-profit companies who are focusing on improving their profitability greater than their competition. My area of interest is assisting senior executives in creating a better balance between business commitments and personal relationships. I also facilatate three leadership labs each consisting of a dozen owners, presidents and CEOs. We meet monthly both in a group setting as well as in a 1-to-1 coaching session. Our focus is to sharpen each others' skills in becoming better leaders, making better decisions and taking ourselves and companies to that next level. Who are we? My members are experienced top executives who recognize that they don’t have all the answers and who actively seek the company of successful peers—both to give and receive insights and ideas. My members mine the 200 plus years of chief executive experience that comes together in our monthly meetings and members are eager to offer their own experience and insights in the process. As a group, we spend our time exploring topics members can't discuss anywhere else. My members have many other places where they can engage in idle, "cocktail party" chatter. Our mission is to provide the setting for discussing the "undiscussable." Where or who can you go to for confidential, honest feedback to assist you in minimizing your personal "Worry List"?