The Summit
Only someone like you, a next generation leader of a family-owned business,
truly gets the leadership challenges you face

While your business and your leadership journey are unique — one thing is certain:
You will reach your goals faster & easier with the help of peers!

CEG Chief Executives Guild

Next Generation Leaders of
Family-Owned Businesses
Helping Each Other Succeed


Lead your business to new heights!

Your best path starts here with

Peers who are next generation leaders — the 2nd or 3rd chief executive (who is not the founder) of a family-owned business

Peers who lead non-competing businesses in different industries

Peers who personally understand the unique challenges of leading a family-owned business (better than any consultant, advisor, or coach possibly could)

Peers who share their wisdom, experience, and unbiased strategic thinking to help you and each other reach goals faster and easier

Achieve Better Results

Become Part of a Powerful Group of High-Caliber Chief Executives


Better Decisions

Achieve More in Less Time

CEG MasterMind Board

No leader can know what they don't know without the collective wisdom of peers

Receive confidential, unbiased, decision-support and strategic advice from a curated group of peer chief executives who help you tackle your most important challenges using our professionally facilitated wisdom sharing process.

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Better Leadership

Get More from Your Team

CEG L² Coaching

No athlete or leader reaches their peak performance without the right coach

Identify your blind spots, maximize the value of your CEG MasterMind Board and grow your leadership effectiveness — gain the clarity and focus you need to significantly increase your performance and achieve the business results and personal life you desire.

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Better Results

Out Perform the Competition

CEG Competitive Edge

No company outpaces the competition without unbiased feedback and advice

Our proven CEG MasterMind Board and CEG L² Coaching formula for leadership success has helped top executives of family businesses grow their companies more than twice as fast as the average small and midsize U.S. businesses.*
*2017 study of Dun & Bradstreet data

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Big Challenges, Deep Wisdom, Exceptional Performance

Member Challenges & Results


Regional Retailer with
Thousands of Employees

The CEO was planning a bold move to transform the business, however key executive team and board members had expressed serious concerns

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Manufacturer of Industrial
& Consumer Products

The president wanted to replace a long-time independent distributer in Asia with a newly-formed, company-owned distributer without damaging relationships

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Manufacture of
Complex Audio Systems

The CEO needed to decide if going down-scale on a high-end consumer product or staying high-end would be the best strategy to meet revenue goals

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Small Healthcare Software
& Services Company

The CEO needed to determine how best to set functional metrics so new executive team members were better able to focus on “big rocks” versus “sand.”

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Peer Perspectives


“When I first become CEO, I joined the Chief Executives Guild and have continually received exceptional value for the time and money invested. My MasterMind Board and coach have helped me build my confidence and leadership competence in so many areas. CEG keeps me focused on the big picture and I know I always have somewhere to go for experienced advice when tackling the tough issues that CEOs face.”
—Roger Lord, President, Mason, Bruce & Girard

“Nobody outside the CEO role gets the complexities of what we deal with – everyone in the Chief Executives Guild gets it and thanks to the members of my MasterMind board and coach I’m able to tackle the bigger challenges quicker and more effectively. My MasterMind Board is a brain trust of CEO advisors who are totally dedicated to each other’s success.”
—Rick Jung, CEO, Clinicent

“I have been participating in my MasterMind Board and coaching for over a year and find both to be extremely valuable. The opportunity to have candid dialogue with other CEOs has provided me great insights to tackle the tough issues I face as a CEO of a growing professional services company.”
—Larry Fox, President, OBEC Consulting Engineers

“Despite having every second of my life booked, I took a big chance and joined the Chief Executives Guild. The members of my MasterMind Board were the chief executives of family owned midmarket companies including Dave’s Killer Breads, LED Lensor, Biamp Systems, etc. — working with them and my coach, I was able to make new, innovative strategic change a major success and exceed revenue expectations. This is one of several reasons why I find my MasterMind Board so valuable, worth the time I spend with them, and why I strongly recommend the Chief Executives Guild to my peers.”
—Wendy Collie, CEO, New Seasons Markets

“My MasterMind Board is a brain trust of CEO advisors who are totally dedicated to each other’s success. Together we’ve untangled some pretty knotty problems, and it makes such a difference to have a group of people you trust, like and respect looking out for you.”
—Rakesh Sridharan, President, LED Lenser

“Chief Executive Guild meetings are invaluable; the peer conversations are strategic and substantive, and I always gain an important insight or a usable approach to effectively deal a problem I need to address.”
—Scott Judkins, CEO, PayTrace

Avoid Costly Misconceptions

Potential Blindspots

You Have a Coach or Mentor

A good executive coach can help you maximize your performance. Joining a CEG MasterMind Board is very different. A group of peers — next generation presidents and CEOs of family-owned businesses, who understand the challenges you deal with better than anyone else, because because they are living it.  They can help you identify your blind spots, provide unbiased advice based on their personal experiences. Each member of the CEG MasterMind Board is there to support each other in achieving the results and legacy each member desires.

You’re a Member of a Peer Group or Meet Regularly with Other Chief Executives

Trusted peer relationships can be invaluable, particularly of those in your group are next generation leaders of family-owned businesses and your group is uses a formal, facilitated wisdom sharing process that helps you quickly find the right answers and determine what will and won’t work, especially when you are facing your toughest decisions. Our curated and facilitated CEG MasterMind Boards dig deeper and delivers the clarity and ideas you need to make better decisions, take the right action sooner and get better results.

You Have Experienced Board Members, Smart Executive Team Members and Knowledgeable Outside Counsel

Strategizing with board members, executive team members, and advisors is invaluable, yet their advice is almost always biased by how your decision or strategy will impact them professionally and personally. Our CEG MasterMind Board provides confidential, objective, strategic decision support and unbiased advice from a group of experienced chief executives who have no stake in the outcome and whose only objective is your success.

You Do Not Have the Required Time

You are not alone. Many chief executives feel the same as you—too much to do, too much travel, too many high-priority demands, not enough time to get everything done. However, chief executives who actively participate in CEG MasterMind Boards report that they are now accomplishing far more in far less time and seeing higher levels of bottom-line growth, profitability and increased quality of life.

Expand Your Time — Exceed Your Goals

Is the Chief Executive Guild right for You?

  • Are you in the role of chief executive of a family owned business?

  • Do you lead an executive team and are you responsible for a workforce?

  • Are you a next generation leader—the 2nd or 3rd chief executive of your company?

  • Are ethics, social impact, purpose, and legacy very important to you?

  • Do you lead at a higher-level—believe in achieving worthwhile results while acting with respect, care, and fairness for the well being of all involved?

  • Are you a life-long learner, someone who believes in continually honing your leadership skills?

  • Are you willing to reprioritize and invest your time in a way that will expand your time, increase your performance and your organization's performance?

If you answered "YES" to the above questions

Let's Talk

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