Our Vistage 4943 Peer Advisory Board met today in person after over 12 months of Zooming thanks to Covid-19. Most, if not all of us, have our vaccine shots, and we were looking forward in spending 4 hours together today over an extended lunch getting re-connected, and meeting for the 1st time Tanisha Johnson, COO and co-owner of A&P Quality Care in Austin.
A full slate of issues and opportunity discussions took place sharing best practices on: Back-to-Work policies, maternity leave, recent hail damage to our offices, homes and autos, retention of our employees, staffing, recuiting and onboarding talent and what the new work experience and life’s priorities are in front of us. As we open our offices and as our employees return to the office in the months to come, what will the new norm look like and how has Covid-19 changed us, possibly forever?
I’m very proud and honored to be assisting these men and women in becoming better leaders, making better decisions and gaining better results.
After 15 years chairing, Vistage is the most meaningful chapter in my book called LIFE.
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"?
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