The power of guided connections

Drive CEOs to success as a TEC Chair

becoming a Chair

Are you a seasoned business leader eager to forge transformative connections and mentor others towards greatness?

As a former CEO or business owner, you understand that the path to genuine leadership is not easy. It’s a daily commitment filled with hurdles and setbacks, as well as moments of opportunity and great success.

tEC Chairing opportunities

‘There’s an energy that comes from working with business leaders to generate surprising insights and solutions. At TEC, we make this happen from within my group environment by embracing diverse viewpoints to solve each other’s challenges. In our coaching sessions, the power of curiosity unlocks transformational change for each member.’

Could this be the highlight of your business career?

Deeply rewarding

You’ve always enjoyed the pace of business and need to stay connected. As a TEC Chair, you’re able to guide the decisions of executives and business owners using your past experiences.

Flexibility and recurring income

As a TEC Chair you’re an independent contractor who can build a practice, suitable for a portfolio career, that suits your schedule and ambition.

World-class support

Unlike coaching on your own, you’re supported with all the resources you need to succeed AND a structured learning program to grow your TEC Chair practice.

Our Chairs

What’s a Chair?

Chairing is a combination of listening and coaching and a blend of nudging and motivating. You’ll help drive business development and connect members to the right people to aid their success. It’s your job to cultivate the best group dynamic and foster group connection that drives impact for its members.


Do you have what it takes to inspire other leaders?

TEC Chairs bring their whole selves to the role. They come with strong business acumen, outstanding management skills and an innate entrepreneurial spirit.

  • 12-15+ years of C-level experience with $5M+ P&L responsibility.
  • Have a passion for mentoring others.
  • Experience in leading a high-performing team.
  • Availability and drive to build your own practice.
  • Ability to listen to—and challenge—CEOs and senior executives.
  • Desire to help other CEOs succeed at a higher level.
The life of a chair

An inside look at being a TEC Chair.

Once you’ve secured your foundation members as part of your first peer advisory group, you’ll set up monthly meetings. In addition to ‘processing the issues and opportunities’ that members bring to the table, most meetings will also feature a presentation by a subject matter expert on a topic of interest to your group members. You also meet with each member of your group every month for a private one-to-one session.

Who are TEC members?

TEC members are CEOs, business owners and key executives of small and midsize companies with $1M-$1B in annual revenue, representing nearly every industry. This diversity is key to furnishing advisory groups of members from non-competing industries and providing members with relevant expertise, regardless of their industry or company size.

What are member benefits?

Members participate in monthly, Chair-led confidential peer to peer advisory meetings, and have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert resources, online industry-and-interest-based networks and proprietary content where they can ask questions of the global community. As a result, members make better decisions, achieve an improved work-life balance and grow their companies. In 2020, member companies grew revenue at 4.6%. Non-members saw a decrease of 4.7%.

Who are TEC Chairs?

TEC Chairs are an elite group of independent contractors who build and run private advisory groups of high-calibre business leaders from non-competing industries. Ideal Chairs are marked by qualifications such as 15+ years of executive experience, strong business acumen, exceptional management skills and innate entrepreneurial spirit.

What are the Chair’s responsibilities?

With TEC’s support and assistance, Chairs build their first group, recruiting core members in order to initially launch, and then grow and sustain the group to up to 16 members. Every month Chairs gather their members for candid, confidential roundtable discussion of their most pressing business issues. They also meet one-to-one with each member monthly to provide tailored executive coaching and guidance.

What are the basic requirements to be a TEC Chair?

Generally, successful TEC Chairs are former or transitioning C-Level executives with at least $5M of P&L responsibility and the following attributes: possess an entrepreneurial spirit with bold leadership skills, have a passion for mentoring others, be experienced in leading a high-performing team, be a strong connector and networker, have the ability to listen to — and challenge — CEOs and senior executives, have achieved great success and are driven to grow their coaching practice.

Is TEC a franchise model?

No. TEC Chairs are independent contractors operating their own TEC Chair practices. TEC provides the support, resources, learning and development, best practices, and a framework for success.

How much will I earn?

As a TEC Chair, you operate as an independent contractor and can determine the scope of your TEC Chair Practice. Should you move forward with exploring the opportunity to become a TEC Chair, one of our team will be able to discuss compensation with you.

What will TEC provide to help me build my groups?

TEC invests heavily in helping new Chairs to be successful. The support provided includes a comprehensive and ongoing learning and development program, a sales support team, marketing campaigns, branding efforts with the strength of the TEC & Vistage brands.

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Ready to leverage your experience?

TEC Chairs mentor successful executives, helping them make better decisions, become better leaders and achieve better results.

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