Advice & Counsel
A Step Beyond
Whether a natural winner or experienced leader, at times everyone needs advice or wants confirmation of a strategy.
Friends, colleagues and investors care, but they can’t be truly objective. CEO Perspective Group understand these issues. We’ve advised over two thousand leaders—working with them closely on major and minor matters across diverse industries, functions and ages. Our advice has helped clients achieve the utmost and survive the worst. Prominent lawyers, CEOs, directors, investors and entrepreneurs expect and get results-why they remain fans for years. Even referring sons/daughters to ensure success. Savvy young stars seek top counsel-thus over 25% of clients are now under 40. We’ve lost colleagues but able to continue sharing their wisdom.
Extensive business expertise, psychological acumen and vast experience enable fast, objective and nonjudgmental advice that achieve long-lasting solutions. Advice is practical, highly confidential and works—if we can’t help, we will help identify someone who can. Clients work globally, at all hours, and so do we. We’re often able to solve problems for clients in a brief phone conversation.
Years prior to fame as a “pioneer of executive coaching,” Dr. Soder was advising top executives on critical matters, including interaction with boards, strategy, leadership presence, management and personal issues. Then and now she conducts highly sensitive, confidential CEO assessments and advises boards and private equity firms on necessary steps. Her research and counsel on preventing CEO failure and Early Warning Signs© is praised by leading media, governance groups, and clients.
Our Focus is Clients
The company and practices are designed for them. Their concerns are ours—thus at the forefront of executive coaching, Glass Ceiling & diversity, leadership succession, CEO evaluation, legal coaching, stress management, financial turbulence, business disruption, young achievers and best governance practices. Our advice has helped thousands successfully develop, move up, transition and excel further. We constantly interact with the best and brightest—while working, continually learning.
Almost from the firm’s start CEO Perspective Group Partners were involved in governance, providing advice and cover articles on numerous matters-from how to handle disruptive directors to board interview basics. We've helped over 50 clients achieve their first board, become a “Director To Watch”, and achieve more.
We’ve advised countless role models-helping them achieve their ambitions, scale the heights, and go a step beyond. Intensely loyal, we have surpassed the expectations of the most demanding executives for decades. That’s why over 90% of our business is referral-based.
Known for confidentiality, we are openly praised by stellar executives. Others prefer we remain a “secret weapon” to be shared only with their friends or clients.
Our elite group of clients often helps each other on issues. Clients, colleagues, professional and academic affiliations amplify the Group's Golden Rolodex to enable achievement of corporate, individual and philanthropic goals.
Our CEO Club helped develop Fast Forward University™, a unique accelerated training program. Insights from corporate and political friends including Dr. Regina Benjamin, Marie Chandoha, Darcy Bradbury, Virginia Gambale, Alexandra Lebenthal, Mark Dowley, Doris Meister, Robin Neustein, Leila Shakkour, Stephen Shepherd, Chris Weil, Cari Dominquez, Barbara Franklin, Cynthia Cohen, Jim Kristie, David Miller, Walter Kiechel, Yue-Sai Kan and other stars provided tips on how to ask for a raise, handle a blunder, difficult bosses, politics, presence and more.
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Result of the program? More responsibility, rapid promotions, and greater success a year later for young achievers. Fast Forward is currently available in segments with discounts for law firms, law enforcement, and non-profit firms.
A current problem is the lack of time to train supervisors and employees. There are a myriad of articles and seminars—but who has the time? True in nearly all companies, from healthcare to technology-but especially so for law firms. Soder put her love of puzzles, dogs, and knowledge of management to work and developed Basic Leadership Lessons from a Dog’s View©. Lessons are familiar, easy to remember, and work!