What CEOs Say About the Effectiveness of Phil Liebman’s Work

“While my Vistage colleagues have provided valued advice & essential referrals to proven resources during the very rapid growth of my business, it was really Phil Liebman’s joining as Chair which has catalyzed a much higher personal value. His insightful questioning and guidance have been instrumental in focusing my strategy, better defining short and long-term goals consistent with my personal needs and objectives. His energy and talents in meeting facilitation and communications have routinely helped our members bring clarity to complex issues, both personal and business. “
Darren S. Adams, President & CEO ,Scientific Design Co. Inc., Scientific Design Co. Inc.
I have been working with Phil for over 51/2 years where he is the Chair of the Vistage group that I am a member of. He has been a valuable asset for me as I have grown into my position as President of the company. I have also worked with Phil in some capacity through his consulting company (Strat4) and have experienced the same level of professionalism and expertise as he brings to our Vistage Group.
Bruce Fuchs, President, Uneeda Enterprizes, Inc
Building a successful business can be a tremendous challenge, that requires clear leadership and a strong culture. Phil Liebman has helped me a great deal in my ongoing development as the leader of my 3rd generation family business. He has become my trusted advisor and an insightful coach. My discussions with Phil have inspired and challenged me to transform the way I look at my company and all the changes needed to help us grow and build a stronger foundation for the future. I am continuing to move away from the comfort of simply managing my family’s business to the more challenging, but rewarding task of leading my company from good to great.
Bob Matsukawa, CEO Miya Company
Philip is a very astute listener who brings clarity, compassion and a wealth of experience. He gives you the tools to solve your own problems
Angela Nesbitt , Jaziri Grop
As somebody who has had the pleasure of working with several Vistage Chairs, I am confident in stating that Phil Liebman is in the upper echelon of that distinguished group in terms of his experience, knowledge and technique.
But what really separates Phil is his willingness to go the extra mile for his members. On more that one occasion, he has truly surprised me by going to great lengths to extend himself beyond the usual activities one would expect from a Vistage Chair. Phil forms a deep connection with Members that becomes one of the most valuable aspects of Vistage for those in his groups. I recommend him at the highest level of confidence.
Dr. Richard Juman,President, RG Psychological Services, PC
I have only known Phil Liebman for the past year as my Vistage group leader. However, in that short period of time, I have found Phil to be extremely knowledgeable, articulate and personable. I now count him as a true advisor and friend.
As a Vistage Chairman, he is one of the most efficient and extremely dedicated individuals I have known. I can confidently recommend Phil Liebman as a solid and reliable group leader and expert in his field.
Phil is one of the top consultants to entrepreneurial businesses I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Phil was my Chair in Vistage and provided invaluable assistance over the years in my moving forward with my business. We operate in the same marketplace with the same type of clientele, and I have seen Phil provide an extremely high level of service to numerous other business owners.
Robert Eatroff, Managing Partner , Sun Mergers and Acquisitions
I have only known Phil Liebman for the past year as my Vistage group leader. However, in that short period of time, I have found Phil to be extremely knowledgeable, articulate and personable. I now count him as a true advisor and friend.
As a Vistage Chairman, he is one of the most efficient and extremely dedicated individuals I have known. I can confidently recommend Phil Liebman as a solid and reliable group leader and expert in his field.
Knut Rossbach , CEO Comforte USA
Phil is a source of terrific feedback, patient coaching and effective communication. He calmly assesses the group dynamic and listens intently before offering feedback and always does with care and a passionate intensity.
I just wanted to say thank you for everything that you have done for me in the last two years since we met and I joined your Vistage group. Our Vistage group has helped me make positive change to every aspect of my professional and even personal life. At first I thought that the areas that needed improvement within my organization were unique and could not possibly be understood by anyone except people within my company. Very shortly after I learned that with your facilitation, each member of the group would add their past experience to those exact issues helping me to make decisions that would ultimately lead me to a successful outcome. Our 1-1 meetings have proven to be invaluable to me as you have a gift of being able to understand my needs even when I am not clear or certain of what they are. Your vast knowledge of every aspect of business is exceptional and has helped me to become a better leader.
Above all else, there are two important gifts that you and Vistage have taught and given me. As a generally shy person, I am much more comfortable talking in groups on general business discussions. I learned that there are many people who lack the same confidence in certain areas as I did and together we can improve; and we did! Additionally, several issues, that I never considered as issues were brought to my attention before they turned into real threats. Not only did you help me discover what these issues were but you sat down with me to address them as if they were your own.
Today, we are a much stronger company, I am a better leader, and my employees are happier since our introduction. Thank you for all that you have done and I look forward to seeing how much further I can grow.
In an effort to improve my personal business skills and leadership for the benefit of my company, a friend suggested I look into Vistage.
With some skepticism, I made the inquiry and shortly thereafter, I received a follow up phone call from Vistage Chair, Phil Liebman. In our first conversation, he asked about me, my business and my purpose in seeking out Vistage. After chatting for a while, he invited me to become a member. I took Phil up on his offer and to this day, it might be the best decision I ever made.
Not-withstanding the people I have met, the Guest Speakers I have learned from, Phil has been the #1 reason for the improvements I have made in myself and my business. It doesn’t take long to realize that his guidance comes from years of professional experience and his pleasant delivery makes the sometimes, really tough decisions, easy to understand the why’s of what must be done. Though persistent for your benefit, Phil’s goal is always the same, to challenge, to teach & guide you to further success as a leader, but most important, as a better person in your everyday life.
I have now been a member of Vistage CE3984 for just shy of 2 years and I can honestly say that I have had dramatic growth as a CEO. While I have done my part in making the changes in myself, I would have never had the foresight to identify what they were without him.
So here’s the best part – I have now made 18 friends ( the members of my CE Group ) who I can, at a moment’s notice, call upon to help me with whatever I need. They are there to help me network and make introductions to resources I might have never known about. They are there to solve a problem with my personal life, my business life or to just pick me up when I feel I may have failed at something.
All that I have written about in the above paragraphs is great stuff, but it doesn’t happen without that special person who can gather all the horsepower and focus the energy into a result. Like any college or professional ball club with vast talent & ability, success is never achieved without a GREAT coach. Phil is that GREAT coach. He is the nucleus that makes all of us better leaders for our business and better human beings for our families & community.
I forget to mention – I made a friend for life along the way too!
Phil’s coaching talents are many. Having been a member of his Vistage CEO group for a number of years, I have had the benefit of receiving his first rate coaching and guidance on becoming a better leader and thinker. His knack of pushing one out of their comfort zone most often leads to unimagined discoveries and insights and I firmly believe I have advanced my thinking and expanded my horizons under his tutelage. Phil wears many hats in his role as Chair and I find each and every one adds value to my life personally and professionally.
Easton King , CEO WEROC E-Commerce