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Is it Time to Explore a Strategic Alliance or Merger?

Is it Time to Explore a Strategic Alliance or Merger?

Over the last 12 years, Vista Global has supported nonprofits across the country to examine whether a strategic alliance or merger was a strategy for increased impact.   When the pandemic began, most nonprofits looked at current reserves to evaluate whether they could...

What Sombrero Are You Wearing?

What Sombrero Are You Wearing?

Over the last 10 years, Vista Global has facilitated training for more than 100 organizations on the 10 responsibilities of nonprofit boards developed by BoardSource, the premier resource for nonprofit governance. One topic that we explore is the distinction between...

The Importance of Upstream Reciprocity During COVID-19

The Importance of Upstream Reciprocity During COVID-19

As we continue to ride the unpredictable wave of COVID-19, many of us are feeling a shift in our emotional wellness. It is not uncommon to have a shift in mental wellbeing, especially when faced with large amounts of change and uncertainty. This emotional...

Standing in Solidarity, Awakening, Time for Responsibility

Standing in Solidarity, Awakening, Time for Responsibility

Over the last two weeks, the world has watched people take to the streets across the United States with outrage caused by the killing of a black man, George Floyd by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. This story has been on replay for decades, with...

Building Resiliency Through the Pandemic

Building Resiliency Through the Pandemic

As “stay at home” orders extend across the country, and we begin to be more personally impacted by COVID-19, our ability to remain optimistic and hopeful becomes increasingly challenged.  We continue to experience expectations of productivity and effectiveness in...

Finding our way in the New Normal…

Finding our way in the New Normal…

As the month of March began, we were watching the Coronavirus spread across China and Europe but here across the pond, we continued to operate as business as usual. I look back at notes I took at client meetings and coaching calls during the first week of March and it...

Three Steps To Managing Your Energy This Season

Three Steps To Managing Your Energy This Season

As the year winds down and the days shorten, I find that my energy level starts to drop. The “Happy Lamp” that I have on my desk throughout the year is turned on more hours and I recognize that I need to be more mindful and intentional about managing the energy in my...

Three Ways We Can Reshape the Global Economy for Everyone

Three Ways We Can Reshape the Global Economy for Everyone

It's been three months since the Business Roundtable released a revised statement of purpose signed by 181 of its 193 members, issuing a new commitment to move from shareholder primacy to creating "value for all of our stakeholders." This declaration was met with the...

The Wisdom of the Brain is Expanding

The Wisdom of the Brain is Expanding

This post originally published on December 4, 2017 has been updated. In July 2017, Judith Glaser’s seven-month Conversational Intelligence® program culminated with an in-person graduation event in New York City. Vista Global Coaching & Consulting joined over 200...

2019 Champions Retreat Recap: How do we evolve capitalism?

2019 Champions Retreat Recap: How do we evolve capitalism?

A week ago, I returned from Los Angeles after three days of deep engagement at the B Corp Champions Retreat with 600 changemakers who are committed to building a globally inclusive and regenerative economy. The opening plenary set the stage for a new awakening for me....

3 Ways that Defining your Talents Will Help Build your Personal Brand

3 Ways that Defining your Talents Will Help Build your Personal Brand

I recently hosted a “sneak peek” webcast on the topic of personal values and strengths.  This offered participants a window into the Vista Leadership Institute programs and the journey of crafting your next chapter.We start with the broad question of “Who am I?" and...

Designing Your Life is a Team Sport

Designing Your Life is a Team Sport

Having played team sports since I was 9 years old, I have built the mindset that to be successful, I can’t do it alone. Although I have built this mindset, I often see with coaching and consulting clients that many people want to do it all on their own.  Whether it is...

How do we actually “Be the Change We Want to See”?

How do we actually “Be the Change We Want to See”?

If you have been following my blog over the last few years, you may recall that I wrote a blog series on a course I was taking on Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) for coaches regarding the impact that neuroscience has on the quality of conversations. The blog series...

Transforming Paradigms for 21st Century Leadership

Transforming Paradigms for 21st Century Leadership

The world is changing more rapidly, in more contexts, than ever before. Technology seems redundant or obsolete just as soon as we understand how to use it. Restaurants open and close, trends change - so often to our surprise, and who knows what television show we...

Every great nonprofit begins with a great board

Every great nonprofit begins with a great board

Modified and updated from a Vista Global Coaching & Consulting post from June 8, 2016 My experience with nonprofit board governance began in college when I was President of U.C. Berkeley’s Sports Club Council, comprised of 30 different clubs on campus. I had no...

The Future of Leadership Development is Now

The Future of Leadership Development is Now

All year long, I work with organizations, small groups, and individuals to identify their strengths and values, to forge cross-cultural connections, and to expand their conversational intelligence. So why is taking this work from the conference room to an online...

Blast Off! How VLI propelled me to the stars!

Blast Off! How VLI propelled me to the stars!

Guest Post by Elaine ClaytonVista Leadership Institute* participant, 2016travelaine.com | @travelainegram When I started the Vista Leadership Institute, I felt stuck in my career and life plans. I had a successful career, health, great community; but I didn’t feel...

Our Vista Global Reboot Has Launched!

Our Vista Global Reboot Has Launched!

It’s been a spring of renewing and refocusing our work at Vista Global. Two weeks ago we relaunched our flagship website at VistaGlobalCC.com with a whole new design thanks to KTD Creative and a flurry of new information to share with prospective coaching clients and...

How to Use Odyssey Planning to Design Your Life

How to Use Odyssey Planning to Design Your Life

Don't beat yourself up if haven't found your life's passion. Most people do not know what they are most passionate about, regardless of their age or accomplishments. Vista Leadership Institute uses a variety of today's most innovative tools to help you find your...

Join our Webcast and Live Chat for Your Sneak Peek into the Institute

Join our Webcast and Live Chat for Your Sneak Peek into the Institute

Are you feeling stuck in your work or life? Vista Leadership Institute’s innovative six-month program helps you answer the question, “What do I want to do next?” and put your ideas into action. Join Institute Founder Mary Stelletello and Class of 2016 Alum Cristina...

Cross-sector Collaboration and System Leadership

Cross-sector Collaboration and System Leadership

Leadership across sectors is a success factor for solving complex social problems. There has been momentum over the last ten years in the United States and globally to formalize multi-sector collaboration through various approaches including B Corps and systems...

Oaxaca, Mexico: A Journey to Restore Your Soul

Oaxaca, Mexico: A Journey to Restore Your Soul

Travel to Find Your Purpose Vista Leadership Institute's next retreat takes place October 21-28, 2017, when participants gather in person for an immersive cross-cultural experience in Oaxaca, Mexico. Customized peer-learning workshops are designed to transform your...

Designing the Next Chapter of Your Career

Designing the Next Chapter of Your Career

Feeling stuck? Design thinking can help you. We know a great deal about what leaders do and how they do it. But we know very little about the inner place, the source from which they operate. Successful leadership depends on the quality of attention, intention, and...

Video: Get Inspired with the Institute’s Alumni

Video: Get Inspired with the Institute’s Alumni

Watch Testimonials of Transformation Vista Leadership Institute's innovative six-month program helps you answer the question, "What do I want to do next?" and put your ideas into action. During the transformational 2016 retreat, participants were asked to describe...

Women and Leadership: Defining 21st Century Progress

Women and Leadership: Defining 21st Century Progress

Leadership Research Predicts Why "The Future is Female" In honor of Women's History Month and International Women’s Day, it's fitting to revisit The Athena Doctrine, written by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio. Their research of 64,000 people in 13 countries...

Video: “If you’re looking for inspiration…”

Video: “If you’re looking for inspiration…”

Take a Sneak Peek into the Institute This video highlights some of key themes in Vista Leadership Institute. Journey: At the core of the experience is the transformative journey you will take exploring your strengths in virtual classes as well as immersing yourself in...

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