Jump-Start Program for Chairs


Starts July 25, 2016

Step 2: Get Connected. In week 6 -7, you'll be creating the tools, plans, and practices that will help you, not only stay connected and engaged in making Your Unique Contribution, but that will also help you attract and connect with others who 'get' it and want to help you.

Program Leader

We're deep diving into the 5 Steps to Build a Contribution-Centered Chair Practice

Step 4: Get Good.  During week 11, you'll begin the 'Get Good' Jump Start level of Contribution Chair Mastery. You'll learn how to start leading and shifting yourself, your members, and your groups from a 'Me' to a 'We' culture. 

When: 12 Weeks Starting July 25, 2016

Every Monday Morning: (staring July 25th) that weeks learning lessons will be available in the online library.  Participants will be able to view the classes when convenient to them.  

During each week: Participants will have the opportunity to complete that weeks homework and ask questions.

Every Friday: Participants will enjoy a LIVE group Mastermind and Coaching Session. Sharing, interaction, and coaching will happen in these transformation sessions.

Tuition: $2995 - Payment plan available ($2495 if payed in full upon acceptance). 

NOTE: This is a By Invitation Only program.  Completed applications must be received by June 30, 2016. 

Interviews will be conducted with each appropriate applicant and must also be completed by July 8th. 

My calendar is booking up so if you would like to be considered for the program make sure to get your application in as soon as possible. 

Download, complete, and email your application to connect@suzannelivingston. com.

Suzanne Livingston

(A.K.A. Chair Coach) 

Suzanne is the Developer and Creator of The Contribution Approach  and Author of the upcoming book 'The Contribution Effect'.

Step 1: Get Clear. During weeks 1 - 5,  I'll be sharing the tools that can help you get crystal clear on your Unique Contribution, whom you're here to best serve, and your Unique Contribution Outreach Style.

Step 3: Get Members. In weeks 8 - 10 you'll create your Member Attraction Plan (based on you Unique Contribution and Outreach Style), your Unique Contribution Selection Process, and learn the Contribution-Centered Selection Interview (no selling found here!). 

Step 5: Get Your CEO On!  In week 12 you'll learn how to truly step up and be the CEO of your Contribution.  You'll dive into each of the 6 Pillars of Contribution CEOing and develop tools, strategies, plans, and practices that can help you maximize the Ultimate Contribution you'll be able to make.  

By the end of week 12, you'll have everything you need to Jump-Start your Contribution-Centered Chair Practice. 

There's another way. It works. It's time. 

Jim Jelinek - Vistage Chair,

 Canton, OH

Gadi Pollack - Leadership Coach /

Vistage Chair, Houston, TX

"Since I started the program I filled my group and successfully launched two more! I had a shift in perspective on begin a Chair and a person.  I defined and communicated my unique mission and contribution and that gave more meaning and purpose to my role.  Chairing has become easier, more effective, and more fun!"

 “Suzanne is a very effective leader and lives her contribution. She is a good teacher and role model.”

Mark Taylor - Chair, Vistage NYC,

International Speaker and Author

“Suzanne has helped me connect my thoughtful purpose with a soul-inspired vision of long-term contribution. This clarity of meaning has inspired me to take a different path than I have walked before, requiring a new level of courage and new competencies to embrace my continuing transformation.

She has been masterful in helping me stay mindful of the vision of contribution as I navigate this uncharted path, and she reminds me that the seemingly safe shore from which I have left, is not safe at all but really a trap of comfort and complacency.

Net, net….I now have a new passion and sense of fulfillment in my work and life and a guide in staying the course.”

“I went from 15 members to 50! When I first started in Suzanne’s program I was suffering about building my group. I would add a member and then lose one. I wasn’t having fun. I had become a Chair because I wanted to make a difference, but I was suffering so much with building my group it didn’t feel like I was making the difference I wanted to be making. I felt more like a door-to-door salesman than a Chair.

Everything changed once I joined the program. I moved from selling to Contribution as a way of being. I became much more self-aware and clear on what my Contribution is and how to articulate it in ways that are attractive to my Ideal Member Candidates. 

As a result of all of this I’m now having a lot more fun and not suffering about building my groups anymore. 

I’m very grateful for the learning that has happened for me. I was suffering a lot a year ago, and now I’m having fun, making my Contribution, and Chairing the way I envisioned I would. Thanks again.”

Ozzie Gontang — CEO Master Chair/Mentor/Coach-Vistage Int’l

Doug Bouey - Chair, TEC 


"After decades of being a Chair I was beginning to lose hope. My group was imploding and I contemplated quitting the work I was called to do.

Then I met Suzanne and she modeled another way to do things. She actually did with me what she teaches others to do. I wanted some of that. I wanted to learn how she did what she does. So I dove in.

In a short time the work reinvigorated me, and I became recommitted to making the difference I am here to make.

Suzanne showed me that my Unique Contribution was always there. She helped me mine it and gave me the conviction to put it in the driver’s seat. That changed my stance in the world.

The depression and loss of hope that had become my companions lifted and were replaced with a passion I thought was long gone.

My group went from imploding to being recognized by the top speakers who visit groups all over the world as one of the most fabulous, fantastic, and high-performing groups they have seen. 

This work not only changed my life, it changed the lives of many others.  Thank you."

“Suzanne helped me finally get clear on what my Unique Contribution is, and that has made a huge difference for me.

Instead of trying to live up to other people’s ideas of what I should be doing, I am now free to focus on what God put me here to do.

Peace and joy are now much more prevalent in my life!”

Eric Palamer — Vistage Chair,

 Granite Bay, CA

Greg Behm - Vistage Chair,

Baltimore, MD/Denver, CO

“I had no idea going into this that I would discover so much about myself, how I show up and why, how I have limited who I am, and the impact my life can have.

I am doing the work of being a Vistage Chair with a fresh perspective and higher level of confidence, and that is also carrying over into other areas of my life, including church, family, and friendships.

I live each day now with a deeper understanding of myself, and the intention to not hold back from who I was born to be and to use all of the unique gifts and experiences that have brought me to where I am.

I have changed how I generate qualified candidates. My Selection Interviews are totally different, and it’s working well. And I am no longer going at this as a sales process. Being in selection is so totally different, and better.”

“My mindset shifted. I got clear on my Unique Contribution and as a result decided my best direction.

Now, I approach my work and building my business as my calling rather than something I have to sell to be successful.”

Patrica Allgood — Chair Vistage International, Atlanta, GA

Philip Liebman – Vistage Chair,

 Greater New York

“The work with Suzanne forced my purpose to become clear. My relationship to my mission and my members has changed. I no longer have anxiety about members leaving or coming aboard. I own my work and my time now.

Contribution is very real in tangible ways and my work and my business are better and more fun! And, I built my second group completely from Contribution and it happened with more ease and a lot more fun.”

 “Suzanne’s ability to listen and to be present models what is capable when one is living out their unique contribution. Her work touches the spirit of mindfulness of being non-judgmental and non-attached to an outcome, rather to find those who resonate with one’s unique gifts to the world that only they can give. A realization that all creatures are unique and have something special to share by just being. Being present, Being awake, Being non-judgmental. Creating a community where people feel honored, loved and respected because they realize it starts within themselves.”

Download application, complete, and email to connect@suzannelivingston.

Laurie Riquelmy – Vistage Chair,

Lake Charles · Lafayette · 

Baton Rouge. LA