Business People in a Meeting and Working Together

At Black Diamond Leadership, we understand that owning a business is paired with heavy responsibility – often responsibility that our friends and family cannot understand. That’s why we’ve created the CEO Peer Forum, a community that connects like-minded CEOs who run companies of similar sizes and complexity, that meet regularly to work through business-related issues.

Why be in a CEO Peer Forum

Black Diamond Leadership brings together 10-16 non-competitive industry leaders to share ideas and challenge each other in a confidential environment. Designed for CEOs and business leaders of multiple industries, this forum promotes growth by sharing knowledge, providing a safe zone to tackle challenging business obstacles, and enhancing leadership development through accountability and monthly support.

CEO Peer Fourm Overview

  • Monthly  scheduled meetings with 10-16 peers
  • 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, PST
  • Professional Development
  • One-on-one support from a professional executive coach
  • Guest speakers and facilitated topical discussions
  • Confidential feedback and advice from top local leaders
  • Industry exclusivity and non-competitive matching

Group Chair and Facilitator

Robert Grossman

Robert Grossman is the Founder and CEO of Black Diamond Leadership, a national management training and executive coaching agency that works with individuals, organizations, and teams to drive peak performance profitability.

Robert is a 360 Solutions certified high-performance leadership and teamwork consultant and one of eighteen Fearless Organization certified Psychological Safety coaches in the United States. He has undergone extensive training with one of the world’s largest CEO coaching and peers advisory organizations, where he led a CEO group that yielded transformative, game-changing results for its executive participants. With his lifelong passion for leadership and development, Robert’s extensive background has allowed him to coach and train more than 500 exceptional leaders across the country and internationally.

Robert has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting his clients during critical growth points in their business journeys. Offering both one-on-one and team coaching and mentoring, Robert has helped leaders across multiple industries build innovative, customer-focused, and collaborative teams, engaging all team members involved as contributing partners in their businesses.

Seven Reasons to Join An Executive Peer Forum

One of the toughest parts of running a successful business is learning how to scale. Mismanaging growth causes many businesses to fail. Within the groups, there are always people who have been through that process and who can guide you on what to do, and more importantly, what not to do, which will significantly improve your chances of scaling successfully.
We all have blind spots, but when you're running a company, it can be difficult to see what these are. In peer groups, you get honest feedback and tough love that helps you see the areas where you need to improve -- not only in business but also as a leader.
Accountability is one of the major keys to being successful, and within the groups, the CEOs act as accountability partners. They not only offer advice and support, but they also check-up and call each other out on how they are doing with their proposed plans.
Growing a business is difficult, especially if you are experiencing hardship in your personal life. It’s hard not to bring your personal problems to the office – we all know the feeling. Built of a community that knows the struggles of balancing life and leadership, our peer group can offer support to help you through tough times.
The stronger our networks, the bigger the pool of resources that are available to us. When you network monthly with a group of eight to 16 CEOs, you not have access to them but potentially their resources. The more resources that we have available, the more options we have when looking to address problems.
The best idea is a well-tested idea, that has been examined and challenged from all angles. The more we can test our ideas before we look to implement them, the stronger we can make them, or understand that it might not be the right thing to do, which could save us from costly mistakes.
When you're part of a mastermind group, even if the issues being discussed were raised by someone else, you can always learn from them. The challenges that others face may not be the challenge you face today, but at some point, it may pop up in your business. Being aware of how these things start, and knowing how to deal with them will help tremendously. It's good that we can learn from our mistakes, but it's great if we can learn from the mistakes/challenges of others. The same is valid for successes.

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