The Frumi Group Announces New CEO Virtual Roundtable that Stretch Boundaries

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Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr, Why Institute Advocate and CEO Confidante, leads innovative virtual roundtables for CEOs to connect, collaborate and confidentially share everything from issues to best practices.

I really want to create a safe environment for CEOs to share what matters most to them. With the constraints of time and location, the CEO Virtual Roundtable is the best alternative.

The Frumi Group’s Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr announces the formation of a new virtual CEO peer group to help CEOs develop a confidential network of colleagues to share challenges, seek advice and gain access to referrals all from the comfort of their offices. These new CEO Virtual Roundtables will give CEOs what they need most:

  •     Time – CEOs will no longer waste valuable travel time in traffic or going long distances to network with a suitable group of contemporaries.
  •     Network – Top-level executives can now tap into a much broader peer group that is not dictated by location. For growth-minded CEOs this becomes a competitive advantage to have connections well-placed across the United States.
  •     Guidance – Whether it is dealing with the latest launch of a new product or trying to find a trusted advisor to handle the extra Health Care Reform logistics, a seasoned group of “been there, done that” executives, plus a group leader who has been a CEO and CFO, will provide step-by-step counsel or direct you to their network of resources.

Author of A CEOs Secret Weapon: How to Accelerate Success, Dr. Barr explains this new venture, “I really want to create a safe environment for CEOs to share what matters most to them. Typically, the CEO is the loneliest position in a company. Sometimes he or she just wants to bounce some ideas around or pose what-if scenarios, but fear the confidentially of his or her sounding board. They need someone who understands and can potentially share some insight because they too have considered or even executed those very ideas. And ironically, in the years I’ve been a trusted confidante and also in the positions of CEO and CFO, I found my greatest allies and resources were sourced from other CEOs who had similar situations and could guide me with their experiences and resources.”

The Virtual CEO Roundtables will be held monthly via video conferencing. Dr. Barr explains, “All you need is an Internet connection and a computer with a camera to join our group. I think the most exciting thing for members is the ability to connect with CEOs in different parts of the country. With the constraints of time and location, the CEO Virtual Rountable is the best alternative. Sometimes we get regional groupthink and this is an excellent way to spot trends and best practices that may just give our CEO a competitive advantage.”

And group dynamics are key to getting the optimum network of CEO peers, which is why Dr. Barr puts candidates through a vetting process to ensure that the CEO participant in matched with a virtual roundtable that fits where he or she is at—both professionally and with the stage of their company. This vetting process involves completing a questionnaire and an online interview to make certain that the CEO member is well-matched with others at the roundtable.

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