What a Leader Says, Happens

My Ideal Client

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I work with businesspeople who are already successful but feel they have the potential to do more. Some are looking to make changes to their business model and want executives with experience to validate their plans and/or help them explore additional ideas. Some want to be part of a community of peers.

But everyone has questions about business and leadership that they haven’t found satisfying answers to.

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When I take on a new client or member of my Vistage group I make a commitment to dramatically increase their and their organization’s performance and results. In return, I expect them to take on the challenge of personal and professional change and growth.

That requires a high degree of openness and vulnerability and the willingness to question and transform unproductive beliefs and disempowering behaviors. An ideal client understands that learning and applying important lessons to their lives and businesses are central to performance, success and ultimately fulfillment.


The Furth Difference

What do I bring to the table?

  • Empathy: Having been a business leader for many years, I’ve felt your excitement and joy but also your disappointments and hardships and I’ve learned how to navigate both.
  • Experience: I have worked with 100’s of CEOs and senior executives for over 30 years.
  • Guidance: I will lead you through the challenges of personal and professional growth, helping you navigate the change and create positive results for you and your company.
  • Knowledge: Every day I learn something new. I write blogs, give presentations and make videos as a way to work through epiphanies and new learnings and communicate them to a broad audience.
  • A straightforward and collaborative approach: It’s not about me being right or having all the answers but about exploring and finding solutions that are right for you and your business.
  • Focus on results: I never forget why you’re working with me and look forward to celebrating your successes and achievements.

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My Service Offerings


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Vistage’s platform enables CEOs, business owners and senior executives to share their expertise and challenge one another to think critically as part of a peer-to-peer advisory group. As a Vistage chair I recruit and run Chief Executive groups based in the NYC-metro region.

Membership in Vistage includes:
  • Monthly facilitated group meetings
  • Experienced and agenda-free 1-2-1 coaching
  • Access to a network of 28,000 CEOs, business owners, and senior executive Vistage members around the world
  • Expert speakers and events
  • Training programs to develop senior executives’ leadership abilities

Individual Coaching

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Some business leaders are less suited to group work as a way to achieve a high level of learning and growth. For that reason, I also provide services and tailored programs for clients who prefer to work with me individually, such as:

  • Leadership coaching for newly minted/first-year CEOs
  • Business coaching for company owners and hired CEOs
  • Transition coaching
  • Business partner dispute resolution

Training and Development

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I create and deliver bespoke programs for companies and non-profits. Often these involve coaching modules and extensive interviews and planning meetings as part of the overall program.

Recent projects include:
  • Training programs to develop senior executives’ leadership abilities
  • Multi-day strategic planning processes
  • Visioning and core values workshops

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I also put together online learning (“how to”) sessions open to the general public. These are usually produced and led by me using platforms like LinkedIn Live and TalentTalk.

Past topics have included:
  • “Avoiding the Myths, Misconceptions and Mistakes of Marketing”
  • “If Your Sales Fail, So Does Your Business”
  • “Who Keeps the CEO Up at Night More? Customers or Employees”
  • “There’s no ‘I’ in Entrepreneur”