The CEO University Launches in Orange County; Executive Organization to Host Information and Networking Session

Seal Beach, CA, September 24, 2011 --( The CEO University (CEOU), a new executive organization that uniquely melds corporate culture with financial success, is launching in Orange County. To facilitate the launch, CEOU will host morning and afternoon networking and information sessions on Oct. 4 at the Center Club in Costa Mesa for local executives and entrepreneurs.

As the only executive organization to use corporate culture as a foundation for financial success, CEOU employs a peer group model to equip business leaders with the needed skills to build strong cultures, grow their business and achieve work/life balance. Each “Power Group” is led by a proven business executive with extensive leadership experience who has completed a rigorous CEOU training program.

CEOU is also the first organization of its kind to use advanced metrics to measure both the financial and cultural progress of its members.

“When companies have a strong corporate culture, people want to work for them. And good companies are the byproduct of good people, which translates into increased revenue and growth,” said Gary Takacs, founder of the CEO University. “This program will give Orange County’s executives an opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills through proactive mentoring, monthly group sessions and accountability with likeminded peers from a breadth of industries.”

Takacs has more than 30 years of experience as a business leader, executive coach and turnaround expert, including facilitating CEO groups for the largest business leadership and training organization in the U.S. Previously, he held executive positions in the manufacturing, retail and R&D industries, overseeing repositioning, expansion and acquisition efforts that led to sustainable growth.

Participants may choose from a breakfast session at 7:30 A.M. or a lunch session at 11:30 A.M. The meeting will feature a presentation on “The Six Critical Tools for Achieving Success with Your Business” by Takacs, and participants will have an opportunity to network, meet the group chair and learn more about the CEOU program. The Center Club is located at 650 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. Interested parties may RSVP at

Orange County’s Power Group will be led by Debra Valle, a highly respected national leadership and team development coach with experience as a consultant to multinational corporations. She is credentialed by the International Coach Federation and is a member of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association.

In the upcoming months, CEOU will also be launching groups in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, with plans to expand throughout the Western United States throughout 2012.

About The CEO University

The CEO University uniquely focuses on corporate culture as a mission-critical component for financial growth. Participants in this executive organization benefit from an established curriculum, accountability with like-minded peers and measurement of their company’s progress. The result is a visionary style of leadership and better work/life balance. For more information about The CEO University, please call the media contact listed or visit the website,

The CEO University
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