Ideal Surge Candidates
Ideal candidates for Surge are high performers in C-suite roles or identified in succession planning for C-suite roles. They are currently driving enterprise value through managing P&Ls, owning major customer/client facing accounts, leading significant initiatives for the company, or learning key functional roles as a transition step toward CEO/COO roles. These ambitious leaders don’t have time to add more to their calendars, but they value specific, on-target discussions and enjoy sharing wisdom in return.
How Do Surge Members Benefit?
Access to Advisors
Strategic, on-demand mentoring and counsel from CEOs, board members, and C-suite practitioners.
Two of our members were promoted to CFO of public companies. Within the first month of their roles, they were preparing for their first earnings calls with investors. Through Surge, they were able to access a highly-regarded, experienced former CFO for invaluable insights before these first investor calls.
Infusion of New Ideas
Intimate discussions led by cutting-edge thinkers, authors, and executive guests.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, guided members through leadership lessons from her new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times. A panel of our advisors shared best practices on preparing and presenting to the board of directors and the protocols for creating personal relationships with board members.
Experience-based problem-solving from a powerful peer group traversing similar challenges.
One member’s company was a client of another member’s company's services. The service integration had a number of snags, but the two members (who were not directly involved in the integration issues) were able to elevate the discussion and bring the right people together from each company to resolve the challenge. It resulted not only in significant savings in time and cost, but a stronger partnership.
Renewal and recovery built into Surge gatherings inspire better habits for sustainable performance.
Members share leadership lessons and ideas through small- and large-group discussion. One new member tapped into a small group discussion to help her navigate home challenges of being the breadwinner with a “stay-at-home” spouse.