The Association for Corporate Growth Orange County & Inland Empire C-Circle delivers perspective, practical advice, community, and accountability from other business leaders on your most pressing business issues. Groups meet to tackle tough issues like which initiatives to focus on when there's cash for none and how to grow when the fires start faster than you can put them out. You can leverage the combined power of your peers in group meetings by:
Testing your ideas before the market does
Peer advisory group members provide timely, honest, unbiased perspectives so that you avoid the mistakes that so often derail us from our ultimate goals.
Seeing into your blind spot
Sometimes, we just don't know what we don't know. Having a group of peers who can see things we don't and give us perspective creates new opportunities.
Setting direction and be held accountable
We're so busy holding others accountable and know the benefit of motivating and guiding them to achievement. But, have you asked yourself who holds you accountable?
Obtaining priceless experienced-based advice
When you hear the expression "been there, done that", it should conjure up peers sharing their experiences and not necessarily telling you how to do something they may never have experienced themselves.
Helping others achieve success
There is no greater joy than seeing others succeed in-part based on the support, guidance and friendship you gave along their journey. Group members feel that way about each other.
Establishing lifelong friendships with leaders
Strong personal bonds form with other members of a group that last a lifetime. These bonds are often deeper than with personal friendships because so much more is shared.
Who Should Participate?
Our groups are formed for business owners, CEOs, presidents, managing directors, etc. - people with decision making authority who run companies generating $5 million and more in annual revenue with 25 or more employees. Groups are based on non-competing industries. What’s key is that participants have the aptitude and appetite for growth.
It's About You
It’s not always appropriate to take issues to family members, your leadership team, boards or even a business adviser. Being part of a C-Circle peer advisory group gives you, the overburdened leader an outlet to rely on supportive peers, who are either “living it” or already “been there, done that.”
What Makes Us Different?
Procedures are in place to help the group focus on identifying and processing an entrepreneur’s core issue. The protocol ensures a balanced discussion that is not dominated by any one topic or individual. Perhaps even more important, our system emphasizes the sharing of experiences rather than advice giving.
Members are selected based on specific objectives that can include company size, revenue, employee count and geography. Typically, non-competing companies based on industry or geography or business stage such as next-gen or people within the same area of expertise such as finance, sales, operations, human resources, etc.
ACGOC values diversity and welcome leaders across all cultures, faiths, race and gender.
Your C-Circle provides a confidential environment for discussing sensitive issues — both business and personal. Participants obtain new and innovative ideas on everything from marketing strategy and financial issues to dealing with difficult personnel problems and succession planning. What’s more, groups also spark accountability and strong bonds among members where they feel committed to each others' success.
Members develop strong ties with the other members of a group in a trusted, confidential environment. Your network of other business owners and CEOs who are facing the same problems and who can learn from one another with the guidance of a skilled facilitator turn into lifelong relationships.
What makes our groups unique is the process of experience sharing rather than advice giving. Advice giving is abundant in supply and often less in value. When someone receives guidance based on the experience of peers who have dealt with the same or similar challenges, they are more likely to respect the feedback and take appropriate steps to take action to implement change.
As a business owner, CEO or president, participating in a C-Circle group provides you a chance to step away from the day-to-day operations to work on your business, not in your business. Taking time away from your business to work with peers provide clarity that becomes the catalyst to growing your company.
Results and Accountability
Often business owners and heads of organizations are on an island with few if anyone holding them accountable. Your peers who join you each month have the same goals in mind and are searching for the type of accountability that can only come from peers they trust and respect. Accountability metamorphoses into results that change the trajectory of your company and personal life balance.
The roundtable is a network of people you
Judgement Free Zone
No one is judging you on your ideas or opinions because you’re sharing experiences about what you’ve done in the past. As result, you get a lot of honest, truthful feedback.”
I can't thank you enough for putting this group together and showing us how to get down to the nitty-gritty quickly!”