American CEO students learn directly from Joel, who founded and built two companies to nine-figure exits. Joel has been in the CEO seat five times, including serving as CEO of a multinational public company. He is the owner of Texas CEO Magazine and Texas CEO Ranch, a retreat center and training facility outside Austin. His CEO platform is the only CEO-centric software on the market. Through American CEO, and through his books and speaking appearances, Joel is now on a mission to teach new and current CEOs what almost no one else is teaching: how to successfully perform the CEO job.
Sherif’s international background includes growing up on three continents and finding professional success in five industries, including business ownership. Most recently, Sherif advised CEOs of $1 million to $1 billion revenue companies privately and in groups. He observed an urgent need for them to have a blueprint for success when leading an organization at scale – something that did not exist in any MBA program. He founded American CEO with Joel to provide executives with a system that allows them to succeed and thrive.
As a board member, I wish I could require this program of my CEOs. You can bet I strongly encourage it.
This training is a ten out of ten. It exceeded my expectations and gave me practical tools that I can implement immediately into my business.
I have spent 30 years operating, studying, and coaching businesses, and this is the first complete system I have seen for the CEO and executive team. As a coach for young or first-time CEOs, I now have a tool for them to get the whole picture and a way to step incrementally into this role as they and their companies grow.
I needed to hone my skills and my craft as CEO, and American CEO is the first piece of curriculum that allowed me to that. The course is amazing because you get so many practical tools to apply to your business almost instantaneously.
This is an amazing course. No matter what stage your business is at, take it. There were people in my class who were in the infancy of becoming the CEO they want to be while other were running multimillion-dollar companies. We all grew because of this course. It’s a gift to be part of that.
Everything about American CEO has exceeded my expectations. I’m really blown away by the amount of value from the course in such a short period of time. I’ve never seen something like this so concisely stated with so many takeaway tools.
Joel’s book found me at time when our company was growing very fast, and it book saved my sanity to say the least. I saw American CEO as a really cool opportunity to block three days off, not only work on myself and expose some of my strengths and weaknesses but also develop tools that will be more effective in leading our company to greater heights and protecting our economic future.
This course offers a lot of information I never had when I started my company, but that would have been incredibly valuable.
As a new CEO, one of the biggest takeaways of this course is coming up with a strategic plan and goals for each department and using the framework that Joel has created to set us up for success and get the entire company aligned.
This course is unique because it’s designed as a playbook for CEOs. Before American CEO, I hadn’t seen anything that covers the whole gamut for chief executives specifically.
I decided to take the American CEO course because I come from a small business, and nobody teaches you how to be a CEO! Having a framework that is specific for what I should be doing with my time has been a game changer.
I highly recommend this course. It’s a valuable opportunity to learn tools for setting metrics, hiring and retaining good talent, and assessing your own skills as CEO.
I have attended dozens of leadership development workshops and conferences and none of them have directly addressed leadership in a practical/ready-for-Monday-morning way like the American CEO training. Organizations are typically slowed down by the whirlwind of their business, or struggle to discover truly effective processes for developing and managing teams—this three-day intensive not only addressed those dynamics but gave real handles that made it possible to envision success for our team.