Vistage, a corporate leadership training organization, has recruited veteran oilfield executive Jim Doré to serve as chairman of the company’s new Lafayette group.
The local group, which is the first in Lafayette, includes executives from Acadiana companies who meet for monthly sessions in which members are exposed to workshops and one-on-one coaching. The group currently includes insurance and banking executives with room to grow the group and enhance the experience for members.
Doré says members meet to discuss business issues, share expertise and experiences and provide one another with confidential feedback.
“One person’s perspective may enlighten others in the group who have many of the same or much the same problems and challenges,” says the New Iberia native who grew up in New Orleans.
The sessions, however, are not limited to business issues. The personal problems faced by executives and small business owners can too be daunting, especially in trying financial times and periods of economic uncertainty.
“There are no limits on what’s discussed in the private sessions,” adds Doré, who spent more than 30 years as an executive vice president for Global Industries Ltd., leading teams and establishing markets in the U.S., Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Mexico. After retiring from Global, he steered the growth of small oilfield services company Javeler Marine Services, leading both its operations and business development.
Based in San Diego, Vistage was established in 1957 to assemble and facilitate private advisory groups for CEOs, other senior executives and business owners. Vistage currently operates in a broad array of business fields in 16 countries with approximately 21,000 members.
To join the peer advisory group or for more info, email Doré at [email protected] or call (337) 519-7070.