VISTAGE is the world’s leading CEO membership organization with more than 23,000 CEOs, business owners and key executives in 20 countries. Since 1957, we’ve been helping high integrity leaders make great decisions that benefit their companies, families, and communities.
Members gather monthly with a group of high-caliber peers to discuss issues and pursue opportunities in a confidential setting. Members come from non-competing industries, so they can speak candidly and gain agenda-free advice from others who have faced similar challenges.
In addition, members have access to other valuable assets:
A candidate for Vistage membership is passionate about business and willing to be challenged and held accountable by a group of like-minded peers and business leaders, who work in a broad array of categories.
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“Pat is a terrific Vistage Chair, largely because he "gets" business. He's been there, and done that. He understands the role people play, not just "strategy" and operational execution. This surfaces in how he conducts his groups and personal interactions. He's passionate about growing businesses, and ensuring they reach their full potential."
"I’m so grateful to be in your orbit thanks to our Vistage group. Not only has knowing you exposed me to a whole network of wonderful people, from whom I learn constantly, but it has also given me the chance to learn from you. Your calm, steady support; insightful guidance; and empathetic way set a wonderful example for all of us. I don’t think we could all be as vulnerable, open and brave were you not leading by example and creating the space for us to do so. I’m excited to continue to grow both personally and professionally under your wonderful leadership. Thank you, Pat! 😊"
"Pat, Thank you for the time and energy you have put into my business and in me. I am a better business person because of you. I am also a better person. Thank you for calling me. Thank you for caring about me. Thank you for believing in me. You are a true friend and you have seen me through some difficult times with grace and compassion."
"Pat is an extraordinary leader for our group. Every time an outsider has joined one of our meetings, they comment on how open, candid, honest and impactful our group is. The highly effective dynamics of our group are supported and empowered by Pat. He knows who best to add to our group too. I’ve learned and grown tremendously since my first days with Vistage. What I’ve been able to bring back to my work and personal life is immeasurable."
"Pat, The thing I like best about you, aside from being an awesome leader, is your wit. You don’t miss a beat when I admire your opera singing (on your phone) to start our meetings. I always leave our meetings with something I can use in my everyday practice and you don’t take yourself too seriously in the process."
"I served as President of Seminary of the Southwest from 2007 till 2013. The transition from being the rector (head priest) of a church to being the chief administrator of a school was quite profound, and I found myself floundering. Fortunately I knew of Vistage and joined Pat's group. His wisdom, experience, and skill were vital to me as I learned my new job, and I cherished his friendship. I also thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie formed in the group and the ease with which my fellow members shared their insight as well."
"It is a rare and excellent opportunity to align yourself with individuals that, by their very nature, teach and inspire. Pat Mulligan is one of these people. It has been my good fortune to know Pat and to be included in his Vistage CEO group. Pat is a seasoned business professional and solid, exemplary leader. More so, Pat is a caring and compassionate friend. He inspires thought leadership, facilitates communication and solution discovery with an ease that is infectious, challenging and fun. Pat is quick to engage, an excellent listener and his sense of humor puts even the toughest situations in the right perspective for open communication and problem solving. I will forever be influenced by his leadership style.”
"Pat Mulligan is the best Vistage chair who every took that role. He had many years of management experience before chairing his executive and trusted advisor groups. As a member of the trusted advisor group, I strategized with top people in legal, HR, marketing, sales, insurance and other professions that all businesses need to thrive. Our issue discussions were helpful for everyone, and members’ suggestions generated more good ideas for everybody."
"Pat, It has been my pleasure knowing you on a professional and personal level for so many years. Your wisdom and experience in all matters “business” have been invaluable to me."
"Pat: My time with you in Vistage was invaluable. You are a wonderful and real leader who carefully teased thoughts and emotions out of me and the group. You have a great sense of humor and a small ego, which made my time with you all the more enjoyable. Thanks for all you did."
"Having spent nearly 6 years of my life processing my business, personal and family issues with Pat, I appreciated his style of asking probing questions that revealed the actual issue at hand and not what I thought was the issue at the outset. Often he would help resolve complex issues this way even if he didn’t have the background specialized knowledge of my industry at times. My employees and myself are better off for having worked with him."
"Pat will make you think. He'll challenge your ideas and force you to reflect on doing what you know you need to do. You can bring your biggest business problem to Pat and he'll ask all the right questions, forcing you to get your mind around the right answers to those questions. He also had great taste in music. :)"
"I have found benefit in the wise counsel of Pat Mulligan for years and hold him in very high regard. I’ve trusted him with client referrals and have personally counted on him many times to help me find a diplomatic and creative path forward when faced with a challenging situation or vexing problem. I have always found him to be non-judgmental, level-headed, perceptive, and funny! Business owners of any size in any industry will benefit from a professional relationship with Pat."
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