Family Owned Businesses Drive the U.S. Economy
Employ 60% of the U.S. workforce
Create 78% of all new jobs in the U.S.
Generate 64% of the entire U.S. GDP
Family Business Leadership Requires Extraordinary Skills
Only 30% survive the transition from the first to the second generation leader
Only 12% survive the transition from the 2nd to 3rd generation leader
Less than 14% remain in the family for more than 60 years
Successfully leading any organization into the future is a tough and challenging job with a high failure rate.
Our members know first-hand that leading a family-owned business, particularly during and after a leadership transition, is far more difficult because family relationships significantly complicate how decisions are made and what is needed to gain the trust, support and alignment of everyone in the organization.
With confidential, unbiased strategic advice and decision-support from peers, our members succeed where many fail as the 2nd or 3rd generation leader of a family-owned businesses.
Our members help each other identify and prioritize the strategic changes that are needed to stay ahead of the competition and then how to implement those changes in a way that builds family-member confidence, employee productivity, customer loyalty, and sales growth while competitors and the world continue to rapidly change.
We are a membership organization exclusively for founders and next-generation chief executives of family-owned business.
We bring members (chief executives of non-competing businesses) together in a safe, confidential environment where they can discuss professional and personal challenges, gain access to the collective wisdom of their peers, receive decision-support and unbiased advice on successfully navigating the leadership challenges they face. Members share their knowledge, experience and strategic thinking with their peers — supporting each other in achieving the business and personal results each member desires.
We began operations in 2006, in Providence, RI, as the Chief Executives Club of Rhode Island. Our mission was to bring chief executives in the region together to gain new ideas, share their experiences and help each other achieve business growth with increased profitability — ultimately increasing jobs and strengthening the state’s economy.
In 2012 we launched the Chief Executives Guild in Portland, Oregon.
In 2019 we relocated our organization to central Connecticut and focus exclusively on working with next generation chief executives of family owned business.
CEG MasterMind Board participation provides confidential & unbiased decision-support and strategic advice from a curated group of peer chief executives who help each other tackle their most important challenges. Professionally facilitated meetings using our proprietary wisdom sharing process. Learn More
CEG L² Coaching helps members identify their blind spots, maximize the value of their CEG MasterMind Board and grow their leadership effectiveness — members gain the clarity and focus needed to significantly increase performance and achieve the business and personal results desired. Learn More.
President & CEO of the Chief Executives Guild, CEO MasterMind Chair & Leadership Mastery Coach
Robert’s passion and purpose is helping next generation leaders of family-owned businesses increase performance and achieve the results and legacy they desire because leaders who continually hone their leadership performance have a major positive impact on many lives, including their employees, family members, customers, vendors and the people in the communities in which their businesses operate.
Robert offers the following services to chief executives:
CEG MasterMind Board curating, convening & facilitation
CEG L² Coaching (a hybrid of CEO leadership mastery coaching & life coaching) – proven to increase the success and leadership performance of next generation leaders of family-owned businesses
Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching
Adaptive Coaching — Client-Centered Performance Improvement
Confidant & Advisory Services for CEOs dealing with a personal crisis
Robert's professional experience includes:
Over 14 years’ experience forming and leading MasterMind Boards (peer advisory groups) and providing coaching services for chief executives of small, medium and large family-owned businesses, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies
Founder & CEO of the Chief Executives Guild (originally as the Chief Executives Club of RI, in 2006)
Author/Developer of the CEG L² Coaching methodology and Trainer/Certifier of CEG L² Coaches
Managing Partner of the C&F Brand Communications Agency
Fortune 500 Executive – Head of HP's global C-Suite Executive Engagement initiatives
Managing Director of the 1995 and 2000 World Business Leader Forums
Founder & CEO of DataSolutions International, Inc.
Chief executives praise Robert for delivering maximum results in the minimal time possible and for standing behind his work and consistently exceeding expectations.
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