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CEOs are in the business of making decisions. And it's the outcome of those decisions that define their success. A Life of Climb: The CEO’s Journey is a business and leadership podcast by CEOs for CEOs. High-integrity business leaders share how they've overcome some of the most difficult challenges of their careers while growing their businesses and actively supporting their families and communities. Vistage CEO Sam Reese connects with executive coaches for the 10,000-foot view of the leadership lessons that CEOs can apply to their businesses. Join us for a unique journey on the path of leadership development.

A Life of Climb: The CEO's Journey Vistage Worldwide

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

CEOs are in the business of making decisions. And it's the outcome of those decisions that define their success. A Life of Climb: The CEO’s Journey is a business and leadership podcast by CEOs for CEOs. High-integrity business leaders share how they've overcome some of the most difficult challenges of their careers while growing their businesses and actively supporting their families and communities. Vistage CEO Sam Reese connects with executive coaches for the 10,000-foot view of the leadership lessons that CEOs can apply to their businesses. Join us for a unique journey on the path of leadership development.

    04: Sealstrip President Heather Chandler on leadership lessons as a first-time CEO

    04: Sealstrip President Heather Chandler on leadership lessons as a first-time CEO

    Sealstrip President Heather Chandler joins A Life of Climb podcast to talk about reinforcing a great company culture in difficult times and leadership lessons she gained as a first-time CEO. Then Vistage CEO Sam Reese talks with Heather’s executive mentor and Vistage Chair  Joni Naugle about the art of balancing theoretical leadership learnings with actually getting things done.

    • 21 min
    03: ME Engineers Managing Principal Ed Bosco on building a team for long-term success

    03: ME Engineers Managing Principal Ed Bosco on building a team for long-term success

    What do most leaders get wrong when it comes to hiring for long-term success?  In this episode, ME Engineers Managing Principal Ed Bosco talks about what it takes to build a team that works on some of the largest, most complex engineering projects in the world. Then Ed’s mentor and Vistage Chair Jerry Cahn talks with Vistage CEO Sam Reese about the power of transformational leadership and what leaders need to be doing to prepare for an unpredictable future.  For show notes and more information, visit www.vistage.com/climbpodcast

    • 23 min
    02: Hunt A Killer CEO Ryan Hogan on managing explosive growth

    02: Hunt A Killer CEO Ryan Hogan on managing explosive growth

    Hunt A Killer CEO Ryan Hogan joins A Life of Climb podcast to talk about the challenges of managing explosive growth and going from a good idea to a sustainable business. Plus, Ryan shares how failing at a Zombie relay race sent him on a path to #6 on the Inc 5000 list of fastest-growing companies. Then Vistage CEO Sam Reese talks with Ryan’s mentor and Vistage Chair (executive coach) Thomas Tomasevic about the potential, and the pitfalls, of evolving from a successful entrepreneur to an impactful leader. 

    • 30 min
    01: MAGNET CEO Ethan Karp on innovation in the face of adversity

    01: MAGNET CEO Ethan Karp on innovation in the face of adversity

    On the kickoff episode of A Life of Climb Podcast, MAGNET CEO Ethan Karp shares how his organization pivoted to mobilize thousands of manufacturers in Ohio to make life-saving PPE supplies during the COVID pandemic. He shares how the experience taught him about the power of relationships to make lasting change. Then Ethan’s mentor and Vistage Chair Cheryl McMillan joins Vistage CEO Sam Reese to discuss how she helps leaders to prepare for the unexpected.

    • 23 min
    00: Introducing A Life of Climb: The CEO's Journey a podcast from Vistage Worldwide

    00: Introducing A Life of Climb: The CEO's Journey a podcast from Vistage Worldwide

    CEOs are in the business of making decisions. And it's the outcome of those decisions that define their success. So how do leaders rise to the challenge day after day, year over year? In A Life of Climb podcast, CEOs share how they've overcome some of the most difficult challenges of their careers. And Vistage CEO Sam Reese will connect with executive coaches, known as Vistage Chairs, for the 10,000 foot view of the leadership lessons that CEOs can apply to their businesses. Join us on A Life of Climb Podcast for a unique journey on the path of leadership.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

A Denton1 ,

Great podcast for CEOs and Business Owners

This is a great series that shares the challenges, obstacles and triumphs of CEOs and owners of small to midsized businesses. It’s exciting to learn about the important decisions that these leaders had to make and the lessons that they learned when things didn’t go as planned. Filled with ideas that you can apply when running your business.

CJ.Nunez ,

Great for leadership and personal growth!

Are you looking for a podcast that gives you the ingredients for a successful business approach?! You’ve found it. Listen to this podcast and learn new and tested ways to navigate through the ups and downs owning or operating an organization. Excited for the next episode!

lindszimm ,

Great Podcast for Business Leaders!

Great insights shared in this podcast! Give these a listen if you’re looking to expand your personal growth and leadership growth. Thanks for sharing, can’t wait for more episodes to come out.

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