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A private peergroup to help you reach your pinnacle


For Executive Leaders in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Southern Virginia


A private peergroup to help you reach your pinnacle


For Executive Leaders in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Southern Virginia


Monthly Peer Group Meetings

Give and receive valuable feedback and experiences with fellow CEOs from non-competing businesses

Leadership Workshops

Stay current on best practices and be inspired to take action with monthly presentations from world-class speakers.

1:1 Executive Coaching

Monthly 1:1 coaching for CEO’s and owners can keep you accountable and on track to achieve your goals.

Isolated CEO

This is no time for you to go it alone!

As the leader of your organization, you know how lonely it is at the top. Sure, you may have an advisory board or leadership team, but everyone wants something from you. They have their own narrow agendas and they don’t understand the broad complexity of the decisions you’re responsible for.

But peers, real peers – people who run organizations of a similar size and scope – know exactly what it’s like to be in your shoes.

They share your perspective and have “been there, done that.” And, since they have their own unique experiences, they bring solutions and insights you never considered, and opportunities you never even conceived.

It’s still a human world where integrity, experience, and relationships matter.

Imagine how valuable it would be if you were surrounded by a small group of non-competing CEOs who not only didn’t want anything from you but knew what it was like to face the type of decisions you face. 

Peernacle connects the most successful Roanoke, Lynchburg, and southern Virginia executives so that — together — we can share expertise, challenge one another to think critically and arrive at better decisions.

Through this ongoing collaboration, we develop life-long leadership excellence that grows individuals and organizations, drives excellent results, and inspires communities.

Isolated CEO

Designed for CEOs/Executive Leaders

Below are just a few of the typical challenges members face and how their peer group helps them make the best decision possible.


Challenge - You're New to the Seat

Whether your title is CEO, President, COO, Director or whatever, you’re new to this leadership role and the responsibilities of the position.


Peer Group Solution

Join a group of high-integrity leaders and learn from their experiences on the job. It’s the fastest way to get wisdom and training from those who have been there, done that.


Challenge - Employee Engagement

Whether you run a non-profit or for-profit organization, you need employees connected to your mission and values in order for them to thrive.


Peer Group Solution

Learn what non-competing leaders are doing in their organizations to create powerful missions that inspire people. Get caring feedback on what you’re doing and ways you may be able to improve.


Challenge - Raising Equity

You’re not sure if you should raise money to seek aggressive expansion or continue to build the business without raising private equity or venture capital.


Peer Group Solution

Get your critical decision processed using our structured decision framework and receive unbiased, objective feedback in a confidential setting from non-competing CEOs with real-world experience.


Challenge - Succession Planning

You’re concerned about succession planning and how to structure the business so that it endures without you and benefits its stakeholders.


Peer Group Solution

Many of the businesses in your peer group are family businesses are ESOPs. You’ll learn how and why other CEOs dealt with succession planning so you can make the best decision for your business.


Challenge - Recruitment/Retention

You’re struggling to both recruit and retain key employees and are concerned that your business can’t grow unless you solve this critical problem.


Peer Group Solution

Since your peer group members come from non-competing industries, they’ll gladly share what they’ve done so that you have access to the best practices of what’s working (and what’s not) so you can maximize your performance.


Challenge - Imposter Syndrome

Yes, you’re the CEO…but you may wonder if you deserve that title since you’re often unsure of what decisions to make or what direction to steer the ship.


Challenge - Leadership Development

You want to grow your business to the next level, but you’re not sure of the best way to develop leaders. Plus you have underperforming people you’re not sure what to do with.


Peer Group Solution

You’ll be comforted to hear that almost all leaders deal with “imposter syndrome” and your group’s experience will help you grow into the CEO role with confidence.


Peer Group Solution

Learn how other CEOs and founders dealt with underperforming managers who “couldn’t keep up” and how they identified great leadership candidates and developed strong leadership teams.

How a Peernacle CEO/Leadership Peer Group Works

Peer Group Meetings

Grow personally and professionally to inspire your team and organization

    • Structured agenda led by a professionally trained M/C (Mentor/Chair).
    • Depend on support from other CEOs for difficult decisions you face.
    • Gain valuable perspective from CEOs with no vested interest beyond helping you succeed.
    • Share and learn from impartial reviews of financials and key performance indicators in a safe, trusting environment.
    • Build relationships with local CEOs and learn about their businesses.

    Expert Speaker Workshops

    Integrate tactics & perspectives learned from expert speaker workshops

    • Learn cutting-edge strategies and best practices in interactive expert speaker workshops.
    • Professional workshops on various leadership topics and how to address current business challenges.
    • Personal workshops on wellness, nutrition, and work/life balance so you can present the best version of yourself to your business, your community, and your family.
    • Get ideas and tips from experts to help you see new opportunities and continually grow as a leader.

    1:1 Executive Coaching

    Grow personally and professionally to lead more confidently and inspire others

    • Monthly one-to-one coaching meetings to dive into your challenges, opportunities, and most pressing issues.
    • Your M/C will serve as a confidant and sounding board to help you navigate your most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities.
    • Get confidential and private feedback on issues impacting your business from your M/C.
    • Grow personally and professionally to inspire others.

    Who Can Join (and how)?

    Our CEO peer groups provide tremendous ROI to members, but they’re not for everyone. And we’re selective about who we invite in as new members (just as you would want us to be if you were already in one of our peer groups).

    Here’s the 3-step mutual selection process for joining.

    30-Minute Introductory Meeting

      • Explore your background, current situation, and goals
      • Share how our CEO group works
      • Assess the potential mutual value of proceeding
      • If mutually agreed, receive an invitation to experience Peernacle

      Experience Peernacle

        • Attend the next monthly group meeting as a provisional member
        • Experience firsthand the Peernacle process and the value members receive
        • Mutually decide to continue membership or not

        Benefits of Belonging to a Peernacle CEO Peer Group

        • Make better, faster decisions with guidance from experienced CEOs when you need it.
        • Become a more competent, confident, and decisive leader.
        • Learn from other CEOs how their businesses work and how they’ve dealt with challenges and opportunities similar to those you face.
        • Share tips and your experiences with other CEOs.
        • Get out of the day-to-day weeds and focus strategically on your business.
        • Grow your leadership skills.
        • Discover ways to free up time to focus on what’s important to you.
        • See your blind spots.
        • Become a better listener & questioner.
        • Continuously learn from other CEOs.
        • Be surrounded by excellent leaders rather than being all alone at the top!

        Meet Your M/C (Mentor/Chair)

        "As a former CEO who has experienced the isolation of leading a business firsthand, I'm passionate about creating supportive and trusting environments for local leaders. My goal is to bring non-competing leaders together to foster meaningful connections, encourage personal and professional growth, and provide a space for accountability. By facilitating these relationships, I aim to help leaders make smarter decisions, feel less alone, and achieve greater success."

        - Tim Young, CEO, Peernacle

        Hi, I'm Tim Young. My leadership experience began early when I was promoted to a VP position at the ripe old age of 23. By 25, I was promoted to division president of that same Fortune 500 company, a position I held for over 8 years.

        When I was 35 I felt the entrepreneurial urge, so I jumped ship to form a self-funded start-up, a marketing firm that served technology companies. While serving as CEO and Chairman of the Board, we grew to 450 employees and hit #130 on the Inc. 500 list within five years.

        -continue reading-

        These combined experiences, first spending 16 years working in a large corporation, and then leading a fast-growing start-up, forged my passion for and understanding of what it takes to inspire and lead motivated teams to success.

        All of this to say that I have been where you are as a business leader.

        I have deep respect for the awesome responsibility you've undertaken to lead a business. And I understand how isolated it is in your role. Sure, you may have a board of directors and an executive committee. But you can't tell them "everything." You can't always tell them when you're uncertain or conflicted, and you certainly can't expect honest unbiased feedback. Because you're supposed to be the one with all the answers.

        A CEO Peer Group changes all that

        By joining a group of non-competing CEOs, you'll belong to a group that knows what it's like to make isolated decisions, are willing to be helpful and brutally honest with you, and will hold you accountable. And they want you to do the same for them.

        I want to help you learn how to increase your effectiveness and find more time for what’s important in your life.

        As for me, I do what I do because I believe in the power of what effective leadership can accomplish. Because even the most well-known and successful leaders, performers, and athletes have coaches and accountability partners to help them improve. You deserve the same, from me as your executive coach to your Peernacle team as your trusted advisors.

        Whether you're struggling to navigate supply chain issues or recruiting/developing talented people, figuring out how to efficiently scale your business, or just finding time to work ON your business strategically, a CEO peer group can help.

        If you’re ready to take another step in your growth and development as a leader, then get in touch with me. We’ll discuss if my CEO peer group is right for you and if you and your business are a good fit.

        Thanks for visiting. I'm eager to speak with you, so please, get in touch.


        Tim Young
        CEO, Peernacle
        Roanoke/Lynchburg/Blacksburg & Southern Virginia


        Our Mission

        To facilitate trusted peer environments where high-integrity leaders connect and collaborate to achieve their full potential

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