8 episodes

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
    • 4.7 • 15 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.

    07: JEM Group CEO Jessica Meyers on Building to Improve Lives

    07: JEM Group CEO Jessica Meyers on Building to Improve Lives

    JEM Group President & Owner Jessica Meyers shares how increasing diversity has helped her women-led company raise the bar in the construction industry. Plus, she talks about the work it takes to cultivate an authentic leadership style and why she ties business growth to lives impacted.
    Learn more about how Jessica has: 
    Established transparency with customers and mapped the customer journey to strengthen customer relationships. Increased employee engagement through open communication.Created a long-term approach to recruiting talent and built a team for success. For show notes and more leadership development information visit vistage.com/podcast

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    Learn more about Vistage

    Vistage is the world’s largest CEO executive coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize business leaders. Vistage offers the most effective approach to achieve better results, grow your company faster and maximize your impact as a leader. 

    For more than 60 years, Vistage has helped CEOs, business owners and key executives reach new levels of success and leadership development.

    • 21 min
    06: Burns 1876 CEO Braydan Shaw on Staying Ahead of the Curve Through 145+ Years

    06: Burns 1876 CEO Braydan Shaw on Staying Ahead of the Curve Through 145+ Years

    Burns 1876 CEO Braydan Shaw shares how he balances 145+ years of company tradition with a relentless spirit of innovation. Plus, Braydan discusses how viral TikTok videos and a spot on the hit TV show Yellowstone have brought Cowboy swagger to a new generation. 

    Discover how the company has:
    -Found a new and distinct customer base in recent years
    -Repeatedly innovated while staying true to company vision and long term approach to success
    -Encouraged their team to challenge one another to avoid groupthink
    -Built a thriving and collaborative family business due to “supportive diversification” and communication

    For show notes and more leadership development information visit vistage.com/podcast

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    Learn more about Vistage

    Vistage is the world’s largest CEO executive coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize business leaders. We offer the most effective approach to achieve better results, grow your company faster and maximize your impact as a leader. 

    For more than 60 years, Vistage has helped CEOs, business owners and key executives reach new levels of success and leadership development.

    • 26 min
    05: Cosmos Corporation CEO Landon Hobson on sustaining success through three generations

    05: Cosmos Corporation CEO Landon Hobson on sustaining success through three generations

    In this episode of A Life of Climb podcast, Cosmos Corporation CEO Landon Hobson shares why his family business has continued to thrive over three generations in spite of the fact that many family businesses fail. Then Vistage CEO Sam Reese talks with Landon’s executive mentor and Vistage Chair Allen Hauge about how to tackle the talent challenges so many leaders are facing now.

    For show notes and more leadership development information visit vistage.com/podcast

    • 21 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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