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The Vertical Leap Executive Forums provide a powerful experience where members discuss shared challenges and best practices.  No speakers, no vendors.

The success of these forums results from the unique format and the commitment of forum members to make the meetings a personal priority in order to help each other succeed.  Over a 3 hour meeting, the “action learning” that educators write about occurs because these forums are not about “the meeting”.   Instead, they focus on sharing with a small group of true “peers” what they are experiencing in topical areas that the group selects in advance.   Their commitment to each other is (barring emergency) to come to the forum prepared to share.  The trusting relationships and mutual admiration that grow within these forums builds an advisory board atmosphere.

If accepted as a member, your commitment involves an annual time commitment to participate in at least 2 of the 3 meetings, a modest annual fee, and you may be asked to host a future meeting.

Why have we created these forums?

You are expected to innovate, grow your organization, enhance customer/member engagement, address legacy issues, create new business models, counter emerging competition, make your organization a great place to work; the list goes on and on.   So you often make a last minute decision about going to another “event”, and frequently decide you just don’t have the time to spare.

  • Over and over, executives have told us that the education and networking forums that helped them early in their career no longer meet their needs; finding those traditional meetings:  Have content watered down to meet the needs of the masses

  • Fail to engage them (generally just listening to “talking heads” )

  • Are too populated by vendors seeking face-time

  • Are about the “event”, not about what happens between events

The Vertical Leap Executive Forums build upon our personal experiences as executives, and our  lessons-learned while helping clients  create executive roundtables that truly engage  their members.

If interested in learning more about our executive forums, please contact Steve Lane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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