More Bottom Line, More Free Time via the Magic of Peer Group Savvy (See Testimonials Below)

businessmanIf you haven’t experienced a CEO peer group advisory board that is serious biz and not a social network, then know it can work wonders for expanding business success and in your personal life.

The CEO ELEVATION PEER GROUP process historically allows even highly successful CEOs to gain considerably more bottom line and more personal time through a mutual support process while expanding individual management skills and capacities. Peer groups also allow for smarter market tracking and, based on CEO feedback, dramatically reduce the sense of isolation many CEOs feel. 

In fact, a CEO Elevation Peer Group can provide the savviest, most trustworthy and most effective board of advisers imaginable. It can address the greatest challenges and problems you face in your business and personal life.

CEOs and managing business owners meet only with their peers from non-competitive industries. The topics cover every business challenge imaginable. Major progress is made on each business leader’s particular issues and leadership expertise through the special process in which the others in the group are able to assist. You get help – and you help others.

In business, this means we focus on all the core issues and challenges: strategic planning, growing revenues, managing costs, assuring the quality and stability of key people and staff, competition, capital needs, keeping up with a relentlessly changing market, customer retention, managing growth or lack of it, environmental sustainability and healthy and supportive internal cultures that increase staff morale and productivity, community responsibility and give back, taxes and financial management, healthcare, government, and more.

On the personal side, it also embraces the relevant core issues: overwork and overwhelm, knowing your blind spots, loneliness at the top, anxiety, lack of confidence in certain areas, family issues, work-life balance, self-management, and – crucially – growing your own capacities.

Similar groups have track records of potentially being a bigger game-changer than anything else you might do for your business or organization.

One major reason for this is that you get regularly to receive – and share in giving – the collective intelligence, care, resources and networks of smart, talented and experienced individuals whose contributions are not colored by self-interest because you either report to them or they work for you.

Instead, everyone’s commitment is to to be part of a project that elevates everyone’s boat …and life.

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Currently I facilitate two different peer groups that each meet monthly. You can read testimonials from them below.  

Our goal is that our members lead and operate much better and outperform the American business norm in any given year by a significant margin. This is completely possible when peer members are committed both to their own and to each other’s greater success – and then share their ideas and best practices along with their candid observations and feedback using the process I will guide you through.

The care and nurturing of every individual and business in the room by every other individual in the room is the kind of experience people long to have in this life – and which in fact is priceless. Expect best friendships of the most mutually caring kind to develop.

My coaching and facilitating draw on my many years of real world business and community leadership accomplishments during which I founded and piloted the largest urban weekly newspaper in the country and also founded or  ran three other companies and three non-profit organizations. The coaching is also based on my own studies in management and leadership tools, and on my 15 years of success in coaching clients already in ownership or senior management or leadership roles – or just about to move into them.

For more information or  a conversation about whether our CEO groups is right for you – and you for it – email for an appointment or call 310-628-7761 

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(See Testimonials Below)


There are two important elements to business and organizational coaching.

The first element applies to you if you are already a decision maker or if you have operational authority in some division. If so, it’s highly beneficial for you to optimize your strategic thinking capacities and your relational and leadership skills, so that you are performing at peak and not reacting emotionally or creating dramas and missed opportunities.

Could the business, organization or unit you lead be mal-targeted or innovation deficient in a way that you have not spotted yet because you need to refresh your own perceptions and elevate your capacities for creative and multi-dimensional thinking, as well as those of your colleagues?

The second element is: what are the unmet needs and training of your staff that are blocking cohesive and productive performance? Needed might be a structure that supports innovation and which arms staff with the means of optimizing meaningful conversation and opportunities so that both current needs are met and the uncertainties of the future are engaged.

If you believe that either of these elements could be improved, then Elevation Coaching for you personally or for your business and staff – or key individuals on staff –  has the potential to be invaluable. 

For a free consultation or a session in-person or by phone or Skype, email or call 310-628-7761 

  • Basic Private Coaching Rate: $150 per hour
  • Discounted Rate: Sliding scale within your budget and as my schedule permits
  • Prepaid Leadership Discount Coaching Package: 10 hours a month for two months – $2,490 (you save $510) Click here to view

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“As CEO of a $9 million company, I have found the CEO peer group sessions conducted by Jay Levin to be invaluable. Each CEO leaves with greater corporate knowledge and a deeper understanding of their own individual challenges and the solutions to them. Jay relies on his years of business experience and personal patience to guide our group into mutual support and business and personal growth. Combined with his personal coaching, we have gained the skills and insights necessary to approach difficult issues with an impartial focus on end results. As long as Jay conducts these peer group sessions, I intend to participate and I encourage anyone in a corporate leadership role to take advantage of the fluid, interactive, educational dialogue.” – Susan Mahlmann, CEO, Mahlmann Media, Inc.


“Jay’s talent is truly rare. He blends deep execution experience with humanity, sparkling intelligence and intuition in a way that produces clear, focused insight. If you’re a C-level executive looking to up your game and improve your life, I couldn’t recommend him and/or the peer group more highly.” – Jared Krause, CEO,


“Jay has been my executive coach for several years now and I really value his experience, advice and wisdom. Jay has helped me as a business/personal coach, and has helped Crowdfunder as well. I consider him somewhat of an Interpersonal Business Jedi :) .” – Rafe Furst, CIO,


“I always greatly enjoy our CEO peer meetings. Having a group of highly supportive and knowledgeable leaders to brainstorm through problems with has offered me an invaluable perspective on many occasions. Our gatherings always expose me to new ideas and keep me accountable for my progress. Jay’s separate coaching has been one of the most eye-opening experiences for me as a business leader and entrepreneur. His calm perspective and ability to ask the right questions have challenged me to be a better executive and person. I really appreciate his holistic approach to problem solving and goal setting, ultimately resulting in greater fulfillment for me.” – Lora Ivanova, CEO, Scare LA and CMO of


Working with Jay has been amazing. I have been part of one of his peer groups and also worked with him one-on-one. I don’t know of anyone with such sharp, hard-nosed business acumen who also admits and works with the personal — you know, the fuzzy touchy-feely stuff, the internal psychic underpinnings of why and how we work and achieve. Jay teaches how to combine capitalism with conscience to help ambitious business leaders succeed on many levels. He  understands the power of vision, the deep internal rumblings within the soul, to transform the world, all while creating business value. His life is an example of how staying true to yourself and your highest values is the very definition of success, and can be had without sacrificing profitability in the more conventional sense. Jay has found deep maturity and wisdom and aspires to bring this achievement to everyone he meets, patiently and respectfully giving the leaders he works with opportunities to grow and succeed. You won’t find a better teacher if you are aspiring to conscientious business power.” – Steven Scholine, CEO, Vain Media


“I am inspired, and in awe of the brain power / patience/ truth of the group. The input and support I receive is invaluable and appreciated. Thank you for another fantastically inspirational and informative meeting. I am grateful to be in the group. – Paz Stark, CEO, Stark Studios.


“I’ve been enjoying Jay’s Masterminds for several months now. He’s an experienced and well-connected entrepreneur and coach with a great heart and a sincere passion for making a difference in the lives of everyone he works with. I’ve had a bunch of personal and professional “ah-ha” moments, identified some key blindspots, and have a renewed focus on how to take my business (and life) to the next level thanks to Jay.” - - Drew Kossoff, CEO, Rainmaker Ad Ventures, Inc.


“In a professional climate of constant change and sweeping evolution, the life of a CEO can feel bewildering, paralyzing and lonesome.  Jay Levin has built a shelter from this, a CEO family that reflects the virtues of its patriarch: support, empowerment and decisive action.” - Brian V. Julianel, Managing Director, Hellophonic


“Jay’s CEO group improves your relationship with yourself and your business through peer support, advice and insight.  Jay is talented at coaching and coordinating the group to maximize takeaways for everyone.  Being accountability to the group is also helpful to making real progress” - Peter Just, Founder & CEO. JustGeneration


“I was a member of Jay Levin’s CEO Peer Group for a year. I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the group and the intellectually challenging topics each month.The format for interacting and problem solving has been very beneficial to me and my company. Also, Jay was my exclusive executive coach for almost a year. He is creative, insightful, and pragmatic. His personal assistance has helped me see my business more clearly and how to strategically plan for the future.” Michael Donnell, CEO, Solar Electric Scooters, Inc.