Ed Robinson | How to Thrive as a CEO During Chaotic Times

Ed Robinson is the Founder and President of Capacity Building Solutions Inc., a consulting firm he started in June 2002 which focuses on business management and organizational development for small and medium sized businesses and community-based nonprofits. He is also a Master Chair, which means he is one of the top performing Chairs in the Vistage International Organization, an invitation-only CEO/business owner peer leadership development organization. 

Ed is also an executive coach, management consultant, speaker, trainer, and author who strives to change the world for the better – one leader at a time. He holds an MBA from Penn State University and BA in Politics from The Catholic University of America.

In this week’s episode of Smart Business Revolution, John Corcoran interviews Ed Robinson, Founder and President of Capacity Building Solutions, about thriving as a CEO during tough economic times. Ed talks about his own experience of starting and building a business during an economic downturn, the benefits of peer to peer CEO groups, and how he has been helping fellow CEOs deal with the current health crisis affecting their businesses.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • The work Ed Robinson did at Community Wealth Ventures which aimed to help non-profits start for-profit ventures
  • Ed talks about starting his own business during the 2000-2003 economic downturn, where he got his first clients, and how he came to join Vistage 
  • Success stories of CEOs and business owners who’ve gone through Ed’s Vistage peer groups
  • Why the peer-to-peer format of Vistage leads to business growth
  • Why some people don’t get maximum results from peer-to-peer groups
  • How Ed has been helping businesses tackle challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Why many businesses reacted out of fear after the COVID-19 pandemic hit
  • The people Ed acknowledges for his achievements
  • Where to learn more about Ed Robinson

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:10  

Welcome to the Revolution, the Smart Business Revolution podcast where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution. John Corcoran.

John Corcoran  0:40  

All right. Welcome everyone. John Corcoran here, the host of the Smart Business Revolution podcast. And as you know, I talk with all kinds of interesting CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs of companies and organizations like YPO, EO, Activision Blizzard, Lendingtree, Opentable, X Software and many more. I’m also the co-founder of Rise25 where we help to connect and need to be better business owners to their ideal prospects. And we’ve done a number of interviews now with different Vistage chairs. Those of you who haven’t heard of this before it is a peer to peer group. Our guests will explain more about what it does, but it helps CEOs and top executives to gather in small groups and get feedback and swap ideas in a small group format. 

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