How does Catalyst Cohorts(CC) differ from other Peer to Peer CEO groups in General?
Catalyst Cohorts is unique on several fronts!
We start with basic questions which are Keyed to our core values,
- “How can we disrupt this marketplace?”
- “How do we serve our Members so they are amazed & delighted with the value they receive? “
- “How do we excel in building Leaders who SUCCEED!”
Here are our Answers
- Members in each Cohort in each city all pay exactly the same amount. There are no penalties for growth!
- Membership is affordable to any serious owner wanting to survive and scale.
- CC has no legacy systems sluggishly slowing down execution of our mission to rapidly transform Members into Leaders who train their Leadership teams and implement what they learn.
- CC has a unique and proprietary online learning platform that makes the topical training available 24/7 to our Members and their leadership teams.
- The Leadership 4 Leaders (L4L) Program brings best practices directly to our Members on an easy to absorb topic by topic basis. No more firehose learning that cannot be digested or implemented properly.
- Catalyst Cohorts are smaller groups of 6 Teammates that are the best size for Members to really develop close, trusted relationships with valued friends
- Every month each Member shares objective financial and key performance data with Teammates and target issue resolution and finding leverage points to increase organizational value
- Members are paired with Bumper Buddies for encouragement and accountability throughout the month
- Training is bite sized pieces with exercises and tools for effective and efficient implementation
How does Catalyst Cohorts differ from other Peer to Peer CEO Groups, Specifically?
The following is readily available business intelligence discovered online.
Vistage (formerly known as TEC) is a peer-group organization based in California with an international footprint.
- Vistage groups are generally formed without regard to the size of a company or the complexity of the issues/opportunities it faces.
- Much of the content comes from external speakers (consultants who gain access to Members) that bring presentations for half of the day long monthly meetings. This allows less time to focus on the critical issues specific to the member organizations, although Members also receive 2 hours of monthly one on one coaching.
- Vistage has a start-up fee and monthly dues based on size of the organization that ranges from $12,000 to $15,000 per year.
- Groups of 12 to 16 meet monthly for a day.
- Led by a Chair
- Members have the opportunity to discuss issues and opportunities.
- Member fees based on size and other factors can be $1,000 or more per month.
Vistage is the largest of the profit-making peer advisory companies. Investors in Vistage include Lawrence J. Ellison, chief executive of Oracle; Michael R. Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute; and Thomson Reuters. Vistage Connect is a new online service.
Young Presidents’ Organization was founded in 1950 by Ray Hickok. They do offer a venue for small groups of CEOs to interact, but these sessions are facilitated by one of the members rather than an external professional and are not based on research around CEO performance. Many of the interactions are social in nature.
- Their mission: Better leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange ™, but no process for implementation of Education.
- YPO is a non-profit organization.
- Members meet in day long monthly meetings with 10 to 12 Members-making creating trusted relationships difficult.
- To join YPO, you must be under the age of 45 and the chief operator of a company that fulfills minimum size and revenue requirements. (generally more than 50 employees or $2 million payroll AND annual sales of at least $12mill. AND enterprise value of at least $15 million)
- Young Presidents’ Organization offers small monthly forums run by volunteer moderators, in addition to larger events.
- YPO members who reach the age of 50 may belong to WPO (World Presidents’ Organization).
- Members must pay the Annual International Dues Plus the Local Chapter Dues that can total $700 or more per month; plus an initiation fee of $7,500
Entrepreneurs Organization- EO
EO was founded in 1987 by Verne Harnish. EO is made up of business owners worldwide, who own or are significant shareholders of businesses with $1MM or more in revenues.
- Monthly all day meeting with 8-12 Members-again making long lasting trusted relationship hard to build.
- Global Dues & Chapter Dues – can run in the $500 per month area
- The organization is volunteer-run and the members do the bulk of the work themselves,
- Group focuses on both professional and personal growth of the individual members through educational and social events, but no program for implementation of the education exists.
The Alternate Board(TAB)
TAB is a Colorado corporation formed on January 2, 1996 under the name IHTAB,
Inc. now operating under TAB Boards International, Inc.
- TAB operates advisory boards in the United States and 10 other countries through its franchise network.
- Business owners pay a monthly membership fee of $450 to $1,000 depending on company size.
- You sit on a board with 8 – 10 owners of similarly sized businesses in noncompeting industries. You meet once a month for four hours when each owner can talk about a challenge or issue.
- The other members can ask questions, provide feedback and advice.
- You also get one-on-one coaching.
- No process exists for implementation of training
Buck Jacobs, C12 chairman of the board, founded the group in central Florida in 1992 out of a desire to share knowledge he learned in business. The group is now based in Greensboro, N.C. and operates as a franchisor.
- President/CEO’s who study Best Business Practices from a Biblical perspective, learn from and challenge each other to grow and improve their businesses.
- Monthly all day meeting in groups of 8 to 15; with a 2 hr consultation with the local Chair (franchisee)
- Average $600 – $1,000 monthly fee depending on company size
- Also does an Annual business review