CIO Inner Circle Membership

Because Hot Shots Like to Hang Out with Hot Shots

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"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

- African Proverb


Instead of feeling alone, or having superficial CIO connections, gain your own tribe of peers, who have your best interests in mind, along with all of their collective knowledge. 

Connect with people who have the right answers when you need them.

How Does CIO Inner Circle Membership Work?

Meet in small groups and share the lessons you've all learned throughout your careers.

CIO Inner Circle (CIOIC) members meet virtually on a video call, with the same 4 to 10 members at every single meeting, each month. This builds connection and trust. There is no travel and members attend 80% or more meetings.

Each meeting is run by a professional Facilitator with Enterprise-Level CIO experience so that each member has their challenge addressed.

You meet with the same 4 to 10 Enterprise-level CIO members in your group, who share their career challenge they are currently working on.  These groups are kept small, so you get highly customized, individual attention from the people who’ve been where you are, and so you can help each other get to the next level.

Meeting with the same group members every month builds trust and bonding as you share your vulnerabilities and lessons. The ideas your peers share with you are more honest and you have better options to work with.

We use Hot Seats at CIOIC meetings.  When you’re in the Hot Seat, you present your challenge to your peer group of CIOs.

Members then ask you questions, and share their direct experience with a similar challenge, the solutions that worked, what surprised them, and the “gotchas” to avoid.  Next, they list action steps to solving your challenge. 

During each meeting, you’ll get a plan and action items to solve your challenge, and your CIO peers will hold you accountable.

  • You will take action, and beat procrastination, because you don’t want to let them down!
  • You’ll report back on your outcomes at each meeting.
  • No bragging or posturing is allowed.

CIOIC Peer Group Meetings are Discussion Groups.  These are very interactive, participatory meetings, using intimate conversations, which foster members to get know each other better.  This motivates the group to avoid lectures.

The CIOIC also gives its members:

  • Communication channels to talk to your peer members in between meetings, so your progress continues during the month.
  • A Repository of CIO best practices for different scenarios
  • An email/ distribution list or Forum
  • Help with presentation skills
  • Help with Financial Analysis
  • Help with Proposal Skills and financial understanding

BONUS:  If you become unemployed, or nearly unemployed, get on the website as a consultant or CIOIC Board member so you don’t look like you are working for yourself.

CIOIC Board of Director Membership:

  • Helps you look employed
  • Gives you great visibility to other companies and vendors
  • And Inner Circle Advisors

CIOIC Peer Group meetings ensure the Maximum Effective Use of Your Time. 

  • You will get your problems addressed.
  • Improve yourself by teaching others.
  • You’ll stay interested in every meeting.
  • This will be one of the most enjoyable and useful event or training you ever attended.  This will be a group you never want to miss!

Gain camaraderie while your connecting to people who have the right answers.

Small Discussion Groups

Small groups allow you to receive highly customized attention from people who've been in your shoes, so you can get to the next level.

Hot Seats

When you're in the Hot Seat, you present your challenge to your peers and receive in-depth problem solving and solutions.

Action Plan, Accountability, Results

During each meeting, you'll receive a plan and action items on how to solve your challenge. Your peers will hold you accountable. You don't want to let them down, so you take action and achieve results at every meeting.

"Learned a great deal, and I love the input and dynamic we have going.”

– Former Fortune 100 Executive 

“The ideas brought forth help us look at the business as a whole.”

- Manufacturing IT Director 

How Do I Apply to the CIOIC?

Applying is simple.  Just complete the application form below and set an appointment to speak to our team.  Then someone from our team will reach out to you.

Please complete all fields in the form, including your name, company name, email address and phone number.

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How much money and how many years could you save if you could just talk to your peers who've already done it?


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