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CBC works as a strategic partner with a select group of the world's most influential companies.

Extraordinary Results

Over 1000 high performing senior executives have completed the yearlong Pinnacle Program. These executives are a sophisticated, multi-cultural and discriminating population. They have intensive work, travel and entertainment schedules – and rigorous expectations for the effective use of their time. Yet their perception of the value received from the Pinnacle Program has been remarkably consistent.

  • 94% of senior executives found the program to be Extremely Valuable or Very Valuable.
  • 98% said they would recommend Pinnacle to a fellow executive.

*Post-program client survey results

What Clients Say About Pinnacle

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“I began my Pinnacle Journey in 2001, and I can honestly say the program has paid dividends every year since. I don’t consider myself an alumnus of Pinnacle. I’m a lifelong student of the principles and techniques I learned years ago.”

- Mike Ventling, Global CFO, Big 4 Professional Services Firm
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2001

“The challenge from the Pinnacle team was critical to helping me improve how I connect – both internally and externally.  The support has proven to be an inflection point.”

- Steve Varley, UK & Ireland Managing Partner, Big 4 Professional Services Firm
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2009

“Are great leaders born or developed? As Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the largest minority-controlled professional services firm in the U.S., it is my observation that great leaders evolve through their life experiences, mentoring and coaching. That is why I called upon the Pinnacle Program to assist me as I led our organization through a transformational change. The Pinnacle Team, through their coaching, development expertise and leadership content, ensured that we were realizing the potential of our Human Capital. Pinnacle is now an integral part of our leadership team’s development.”

- Anthony Kendall, Mitchell & Titus, LLP, Chairman and CEO,
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2009

“Pinnacle made me think ‘big’ about what my firm truly needs in the era ahead and about the kind of leader I want to be. The process enabled me to elevate my thinking above just my everyday duties and successfully pursue what I always aspired to do: lead Emerging Markets opportunities within my firm.”

- Alexei Kredisov, Big 4 Professional Service Firm, EMEIA Emerging Markets Leader, Country Managing Partner
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2008

“This program was very valuable to me as it brought a new way of thinking about my professional life and helped me define my professional and personal priorities over the years ahead. It pushes you in areas we may be less comfortable or familiar with – and that is a very valuable exercise for anyone in a management role.”

- Isabelle Santenac, Big 4 Professional Services Firm, Global COO, Assurance
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2006

"Work, Health & Family are three of the most important issues in people's lives. When there are challenges in any one of these areas, it will almost certainly influence the other two. The Pinnacle Program has been a very useful tool for USG, and of significant personal and professional benefit to me – and many of our key leaders."

- William C. Foote, USG Corporation, Chairman & CEO
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2011

“Our experience participating in the Pinnacle Program has been exceptionally positive. We are seeing it make a difference for our executives in their ability to set priorities, focus and perform effectively as leaders. They are consistently stretching themselves to perform to higher levels and raise the bar for themselves and their organizations.”

- Tobi DiAndrea, USG Corporation, Sr. Vice President
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2010

“My practice revenues doubled over the course of 18 months since starting the Pinnacle Program…This is a very powerful experience and I recommend it.”

- Michael LoVallo, Sachnoff & Weaver, President
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2007

“From my perspective as both an individual partner and as a former area leader for HR, the Pinnacle Program has delivered. The results, even with highly skeptical senior partners, has been uniformly positive. Participants have demonstrated improved energy, enthusiasm and strategic focus. We feel it can reinforce the unique quality of our partnership while enhancing the focus on what is truly important in our business—the bottom line. I highly recommend this program.”

- Ray McGowan, Big 4 Professional Service Firm, Chief Learning Officer
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2012

“I found Pinnacle to be tremendously valuable. It created structured touch points of reflection with a very experienced professional who, besides having my best interest at heart, was also deeply rooted in my firm – and in tune with the thinking of our global firm leadership.”

- Alex Postma, Big 4 Professional Services Firm, EMEIA Tax Leader
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2008

“The most dramatic result of the Pinnacle Program was that my Pinnacle Coach helped me very, very profoundly to market the group I lead and myself so much more effectively - and to capitalize on that network and use it to market to clients. It was great and not something that I really had focused on as a need or goal or desire. Pinnacle helped me identify the stresses in my practice group and focus on how I could use the power of the institution and change how I interact with the firm It’s made an enormous difference for me and the entire group. That is the #1 result I can point to and say, ‘The Pinnacle Program did that.’ It made me and lots of other people happy.”

- Tax Partner, Big 4 Professional Services Firm, Tax partner
Introduced to Pinnacle in 2004