Testimonials.

What Clients Say

Claudia Cividino
,
CEO Americas, Bally

"I worked with Allan for several years starting in 2010 through a real crisis of confidence in my career. Allan was a masterful guide through these choppy waters and gave me the tools which ultimately allowed me to get beyond my self-limiting perceptions. A kind and passionate and wise coach. I would recommend him wholeheartedly."

"Allan gave me the tools which ultimately allowed me to get beyond my self-limiting perceptions. I would recommend him wholeheartedly."

Gaby Sappington
,
Executive Director, World Music Institute

"If you’re looking to create positive change and new professional opportunities for yourself, I can only recommend working with Allan as your coach. He has helped me work my way toward a new, more satisfying job that is fully aligned with my values and interests. Allan has that rare gift of consistently challenging you, while at the same time making you feel that he’s your number one champion – and he truly understands where you’re coming from. His insightful, probing and at times absolutely unexpected questions helped me become more aware of my blind spots as well as (old) belief systems that blocked my growth. The tools he provided activated a heightened sense of awareness that allowed me to pursue new opportunities in a positive and productive manner."

"Allan has that rare gift of consistently challenging you, while at the same time making you feel that he’s your number one champion – and he truly understands where you’re coming from."

Yale Zoland
,
CEO, Zolands

"In the years that Allan Fried has been my Vistage chair, I’ve improved processes and structures, enhanced my leadership skills and grown my business. Allan reads between the lines and is quick to interpret the inner struggles I’m grappling with. He brings clarity to these struggles and pushes me to interpret them as opportunities, then helps me strive for my best efforts. During our group meetings, Allan moderates thoughtfully and pushes each of us to be the best advisors to our peers that we can be. He challenges us and confronts us with sensitivity and compassion. As a result of my association, I’ve not only grown as a business owner but also as an individual, and I will be forever grateful to Allan – a great coach!"

"Allan reads between the lines and is quick to interpret the inner struggles I’m grappling with. He brings clarity to these struggles and pushes me to interpret them as opportunities."

Chara McGill
,
CEO, RMG Group

"Each Vistage group has its own 'personality,' which is a result of the meshing of the members in the group along with the guidance of the chair. Everyone should think of their group as "the best group,” because it should be so for them. The "best chair" is the artist behind the scenes that helps put the whole thing together. That's Allan. [The benefits of Vistage include] being challenged to think about things from a different point of view – to realize there are many roads available to get to a place, and maybe you should consider a different one than your own first choice. [There’s value in] people telling you this with real care and support, even if you're being stubborn. Six months later, you look back and realize you achieved something you never believed you could. And this happens over and over. [My Vistage group has made] the biggest impact of anything I've done for my business in improved outcomes, both for the business and for personal life satisfaction. This is where you can learn how to not be a slave to your business."

"Six months later, you look back and realize you achieved something you never believed you could. [My Vistage group has made] the biggest impact of anything I've done for my business."

Craig Weidhorn
,
CEO, Softwear LLC

"While I had some success prior to meeting Allan, it was my work with him that helped me to understand my value in the market. Allan’s methodology differed from other mentors that I’ve worked with in that he put an emphasis on his clients’ happiness – as opposed to just their paychecks. In my time with Allan, I developed a plan and was held accountable for the steps I took toward my goals, ultimately exceeding even my own expectations."

"Allan’s methodology differed from other mentors that I’ve worked with in that he puts an emphasis on his clients’ happiness – as opposed to just their paychecks."

Matthew Saravay
,
CEO, Wizard Studios

"Vistage’s approach to CEO coaching has changed the way I perform as a business owner. Using the tools and experiences I gained through my Vistage membership, I’ve doubled the size of my company in four years and bettered my work-life balance at the same time. Before I had a coach, I didn’t think I needed one. Now, I can’t imagine working without one. Think about this: Every high performing athlete has a coach to help them to be the best. Why shouldn’t business owners employ the same strategy?"

"Using the tools and experiences I gained through my Vistage membership, I’ve doubled the size of my company in four years and bettered my work-life balance at the same time."

David Koretz
,
Co-Founder & CEO, SlantShack Jerky

"It's funny how something much more powerful and insightful comes from a large group conversation rather than individual one-offs."

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