Francine’s superpower has always been asking insightful and thoughtful questions that inspire personal growth.
Her mission, as Chair and leader of Vistage groups (an unbiased, agenda-free group of non-competing corporate peers) in the Chicagoland area, is to spread the message that paradoxically, you are at your strongest when vulnerable and accountable for change.
The blueprint for her CEO Group and Key Employee Group is to design a safe space for a diverse group of growth-oriented people to feel less alone and thrive in all aspects of their lives.
In her previous life, she was CEO of her family’s medical device manufacturing business, working her way through a variety of roles (sales, quality, ops, marketing). As a seven-year member of Vistage, she achieved historical highs in revenue, profitability, hired her dream team of managers, opened new markets, and then came to the realization that she wanted to trade-in a vision of success measured in dollar signs for the payoffs that come from deep, supportive relationships. She now advises over 45 successful, curious, smart executives that travel from as far away as Madison, Grand Rapids and even Austin, Texas to attend her monthly all-day meetings.