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Podcast 184 – How CEO Peer Groups can get you “Poised for Exit”

How CEO Peer Groups can get you “Poised for Exit”

Our guest for this episode is John Palen, CEO and Founder of Allied Executives, a long running executive peer group in the Twin Cities. When John's career led him to a place where he sought his own peer group for some professional guidance and feedback, he couldn't find what he was looking for. With necessity truly being the mother of invention, he decided to start his own. Fast forward 24 years, and Allied Executives is likely the most well known name in executive peer groups in the Twin Cities area. 

The groups meet monthly in person; no virtual options, and the requirements to become a facilitator are quite strict. Afterall, how can a facilitating coach give relevant advice, if it's only theoretical? The leaders of each group are required to have been business owners themselves, be financially secure and have a track record for success and leadership. 

Allied expects to grow to 500 members over the next 3 years. Members must have annual revenues of $5M or higher to join a group. The resources offered go beyond the monthly peer group meetings, and even include “drive up coaching” whereby a member can contact their facilitator for some up to the minute advice on a pressing matter. Their large scale events and professional network of connections are also part of the peer group menu of benefits. 

John shared some compelling success stories with us! Listen here _________ 

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Julie Keyes
Julie Keyes

Founder & Owner at KeyeStrategies, LLC

Julie is a Certified Exit Planning Adviser and Value Growth Advisor with 30+ years of experience. She works with business owners who seek to understand and maximize their exit and critical transition options.

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