Become the hero of your own
Expert guidance for growth-minded entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Marc’s “get real” approach will help you grow the value of your company, increase your real productivity, and become a more effective leader in business and beyond. Marc offers one-on-one coaching,
collaborative peer groups, and expert guidance from start-up to exit.
1 to 1 Coaching
When you’re ready to…
- Make better business decisions
- Grow faster and smarter
- Learn “real” productivity
Collaborative Peer Groups
Marc’s groups are designed for top business leaders who shoulder the weight of their company’s most important decisions. Find out how an executive peer group can make you a more effective leader.
The Value Builder System™ is a systematic approach for helping improve the value of your business inspired by the book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You. After analyzing more than 40,000 businesses, we discovered those companies with a Value Builder Score of 80 or more received offers that are 71% higher than the average business.
“The ROI on my Vistage investment has been significant. I greatly value the ongoing business learnings, speaker content and group camaraderie. But where I’ve benefitted the most financially is the result of the deep knowledge and broad networks of my Vistage Chair and fellow members. In two instances, I was facing an unanticipated crisis (an internet hack and a legal challenge) and the connections through my group saved me from significant losses of money and time. Without my Vistage network, I would have been Googling to find support providers. Instead, I had the benefit of pre-vetted professional support within a 24 hour timeframe in situations where a quick response was essential.”
“I’m so tired.” This is our common refrain right now, from CEOs to across the work spectrum. Why is everyone tired? Three things in particular: Zoom fatigue, long hours, and our COVID environment. Fatigue is, unfortunately, our default operating mode right now. The sooner we name the mental drain, the sooner we can address it. How do you combat it, in your life and in your organization?
What do you have in common with a professional athlete? If you’re an effective business leader, there’s actually quite a bit of overlap. Training, coaching, and competitive intelligence determine who is successful both in sports and in industry. From skills development to the role of a coach, business leaders have lessons to learn from athletes.
COVID is an accelerant. Whatever were the major trends were in your industry at the end of 2019, take them forward ten years, and that is where the industry is now! As we look toward 2021: where are you and where should you be?
I didn’t watch the VP debate (honestly, I am on a diet forbidding alcohol, so it was not an option). However, the ensuing coverage has me thinking about the reality of sexism in the US.
COVID is changing business behavior forever. CEOs are changing leadership styles, companies are more inwardly focused, and many companies are pivoting to stay afloat. Huge changes are taking place in time scales that previously were unthinkable. However, this work is coming at a cost to employees. There is a huge disconnect between management and employees on how the company is dealing with them. That needs to be addressed.
COVID is causing women to leave the workforce at four times the rate of men. This trend has negative consequences for women, businesses, the economy, and the country. Prior to COVID, women accounted for just over 50% of the workforce, but that number has fallen. Fallen employment opportunities and salaries will discourage women from rejoining or entering the workforce. However, they now account for the majority of our undergraduates, law school and medical school graduates. Thus we could lose our best and brightest. We need adjust
The CARES Act Stimulus has ended, and the improvement in unemployment is slowing. Two-thirds of the U.S. economy is driven by consumer spending! As aid ends and more people run out of savings and credit, consumption will slow. Slowing consumption affects every sector of the economy. Falling spending will hamper any recovery, and Congress needs to act if you want a better 2021.
The stock market has corrected some, but things are still frothy in the financial world. Unfortunately, when things are frothy, the economic forces of gravity come into play at some point, and the pain ensures. Why do I think things are at the top?
We are struggling in the COVID world of working more hours, with more conference calls, little time to turn off and recharge. However, breaks are more critical as we need downtime from deadlines and stress, and to recharge.
As someone who didn’t grow up in the U.S., I have a different view of time and certainty. When I arrived, I was always amazed at how people planned for longer and longer events that were way out into the future, but with a certainty that everything would go to plan.