We’re back in person

My Vistage business owner group is back in person after 15 months. Placemats, agenda, big screen, Vistage banners, easel pad and stand and hand sanitizer for everyone creates a full, caring, trusting and challenging all day executive session.

It’s the right move now to get back together and create our new normal. We all have a lot to re-learn about ourselves and in developing deeper relationships with each other and out clients and customers. Thank you Zoom for bridging our past to our future.

Lunch and a happy hour after our meeting made this one of the most meaningful meetings in my 15 years of chairing. Throughout the day, watching members reconnect and embracing our new members put a smile on my face. I am so grateful and honored to have these Austinites as CE members and part of my extended family. We are making a difference in becoming better leaders, making better decisions for our employees and our clients, customers and community.

Published by edstillman

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"?