The following are testimonials provided by CIO Executive Council Participants.
“ The Pathways Leading Change Forum has been one of the most vital and supportive leadership programs I've experienced in my career so far. In the same year I attended the program, I was tasked with leading a major reorganization within our IT organization - so for me, the timing could not have been more perfect. The connections I made with peers and the coaching I received from an experienced CIO were invaluable. Being able to apply the learnings and the tools from the program helped me deliver some of the best results of my career. I will carry the Pathways experience, the network of collaborators, and more importantly a new found confidence with me as I tackle the next big thing! ” - Michaelle Smeller, Chief of Staff, ASG, Kaiser Permanente
“ I joined the Council to contribute. I believe that we, as CIOs, have a responsibility to develop and grow the future of this profession. I want to generate a next generation of CIOs that have the business background they need to be indispensable to the organizations that hire them. ” - Bob Fecteau, CIO, SAIC, Inc.
“ It drove me to a deeper level of self-reflection that helped reveal some of my own blind spots. Thank you for an insightful webcast! I look forward to using some of the tools presented.. ” - Women in Leadership Participant
“ I gained a deep insight into myself and my colleagues. Through an Insights Discovery training, I uncovered the meaning in preferences and behavior and how to adapt and connect with others to create strong and effective relationships. ” - Top 150 Ranked National University
“ Pathways more than prepared me for my next journey into IT Leadership. Their unique approach to leadership development was not only refreshing, but relevant to real world environment experiences required to move to C-Suite IT leadership. Pathways gives you an opportunity to not only understand your areas of strength, but helps you target your areas of improvement. I would highly recommend Pathways for any organization that is looking to develop their next generation of IT Leaders and would recommend to any participant that has a desire to grow and excel in their career. As a new CIO, Pathways prepared me to be successful and ready for the challenge. ” - Michael Smith, VP & CIO, AAFP
“ It's validating when you see that so many other people have the same challenges! ” - Women in Leadership Participant
“ I’m really enjoying the program and the quality of guest speakers. I feel like hearing from their experiences and various viewpoints is giving me something that I can use to grow and better develop my career. ” - Fortune 500 Technology Company
“ I found Pathways to be unique in that the material spanned business and IT and connected people across industries with a CIO mentor that facilitated relevant conversations within a peer group. It connected you across industries while providing you a confidential, safe forum for discussing ideas and challenges. ” - Pathways Participant
“ The message I took away was that I need to empower myself to show up differently, and these steps/resources will assist me in that direction. ” - Women in Leadership Participant
“ The interactivity and brainstorming required during the session was incredible at producing results. ” - Fortune 100 Manufacturing Company