CEO Focus is a membership organization providing peer advisory boards, private coaching sessions, and consulting projects to small and medium-sized businesses. If you are an experienced business owner, entrepreneur, consultant, or executive, this is your dream job! Earn excellent money performing a job that you can feel proud of. Control your own destiny while you help other business owners improve their organizational and personal effectiveness.
Ideal candidates will possess a well-rounded knowledge of business and be comfortable advising CEOs of small businesses. Candidates must have the ability to work one-on-one with business owners on their issues. Position is very autonomous and independent. If you have a “corporate” mindset, this position is probably a bad fit. We deal with small businesses who value a consultant who thinks like they think.
If you are a well-rounded and seasoned business professional searching for a job that can balance excellent pay with plenty of personal time, this job is for you. No out of town travel.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does CEO Focus do?
CEO Focus is a peer group of company presidents and CEOs. In our group meetings, we work on business issues confronting our members. Groups meet once per month. Groups consist of 8-14 members from various industries and backgrounds. Although the benefits of group membership can be difficult to quantify, many members find benefits in:
• Increased accountability
• Business owners with similar backgrounds to bounce ideas off of
• A strong support network
• Access to professionals with complimentary strengths
• Improved delegation skills
• Higher quality of living
• Increased profitability
• Improved level of business expertise
What does a CEO Focus facilitator do?
Our program has two main components. The first is the one-to-one meetings. Each month the facilitator goes to the client’s business for a coaching/consulting session. These sessions have a coaching flavor rather than a “program.” CEO Focus uses a variety of coaching tools when working individually with clients, however, the most important tool is your business acumen. Your skill as a business person is just as important as the coaching tools we provide.
The second component is the group meeting. Once a month the entire group convenes to discuss issues, best practices, and conduct an “informal board meeting” in a structured format. Your job is to help each CEO get the most out of themselves and their business through our process. You will be facilitating the group meetings and working with the clients individually at their one-to-ones.
How long have you been around?
CEO Focus was formed in 2003. However, we have been involved in CEO peer groups since 1994 through competitive organizations. The industry itself is has been around since 1957. There are CEO peer groups worldwide. This is a concept that works anywhere.
What do clients say about CEO Focus?
Sometimes it can be tricky to get a CEO to let their guard down to join. However, once they join, they STAY! Our average member stay is 2-4 years. Once CEOs are involved in the process, they love it.
"Ignorance is NOT bliss. We never knew how much we needed a group like this until we joined! The group and individual sessions add an extra dimension in our quest for balance in our professional and personal lives.”
"After joining the group I realized there was life outside work."
"Membership inhibits my ability to procrastinate. The facilitator and the group hold me accountable."
"CEO Focus is an excellent medium for sharing ideas and experiences associated with running ones' own business."
"The Group has helped develop my skills as a CEO, and develop a broader picture of issues outside of my industry. The friendships that are also gained are even more valuable."
What can I expect in regards to my income?
There are quite a few variables: how well you market, how hard you work, and how well you do the coaching. The second variable is how you want to work with CEO Focus. We are growing and need qualified coaches in our existing markets. We offer several ways to work for/with us, so your pay may vary. Our most common employment option pays you over 50% of the total revenue. The bottom line is: members pay $595/month. A group of 14 members takes a week a month to run. You run the math.
What can I expect in regards to my lifestyle?
The workload will definitely be heavy at the early stages. However, this is never a sixteen hour job. Ten hours is a very full day in our world. Once you get your groups going, eight hour days are the norm. Personally, I enjoy lunch with my wife and afternoon movies while the kids are in school. Our model not only allows frequent vacations, it allows guilt-free vacations. You can schedule vacations so the clients will never know you are gone. I do not take my cell phone on vacation.
Is there travel involved?
Yes and no. We operate in metro areas. Clients are almost always located within fifty miles of downtown. By grouping client meetings by geography, there is minimal driving. You will also sleep in your own bed every night.
I’ll bet there is a ton of cold calling or some nasty sales activity
There is NO cold calling. You will not be required to do the nasty part of selling. However, you will be required to assist us in marketing efforts. We use a seminar marketing approach. We will bear the brunt of filling the room with prospects. Ideal candidates will be able to assist in getting prospects to the seminars.
What drives clients to the seminars?
Some of our secret weapons are Business Models for Dummies & The 51 Fatal Business Errors and How to Avoid Them by Jim Muehlhausen, the President of CEO Focus. The 51 Errors book provides an intriguing seminar as well as quality content for the attendees. Mr. Muehlhausen travels to each new market drawing large crowds to the initial seminars.
Learn more at http://ceofocus.net
Desired Skills and Experience
Applicants should have a well-rounded set of business skills and experience. We are not required to be expert at any particular business area, just the ability to help our clients thrive. Excellent backgrounds for this position include: former business owners, consultants, trainers, business coaches, or management professionals or executives.
You should enjoy variety as we spend a few hours with a client, then move on to the next one. We work on the biggest opportunities and issues in the business and leave the implementation to the client.