Inc. CEO Project is a paid, exclusive community founded in 2005 by Jim Schleckser. It's a place where CEOs from fast-growing companies meet to discuss and assess business issues. 

The community requires you to have a company that makes between $15 million and $2 billion in revenue to join. There are only around 100 members.

The application process involves an interview. According to your answers, you will participate in a select group with other CEOs with similar company sizes and business challenges. This framework allows non-competitiveness and higher efficiency while solving the specific challenges of the group.

You can join weekly, virtual meetings hosted by the founder. All of these meetings are recorded and kept in an online library. As a member, you can review them for further growth and development.

You can also enter coaching sessions. For example, Succession Planning is a quarterly, 1.5 day-long session to plan who will be your company's next CEO.

On the other hand, Strategic Planning involves sessions with an expert advisor to help you and your team craft a long-term, strategic vision for your business. The length of these sessions is customized to better fit your needs and is recommended that you take one a year to keep up to date with your advisor.

Inc. CEO Project hosts also the Annual Summit, a networking event to connect with a broader group of CEOs and thought leaders.

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  • Membership: Paid Community
  • Year Founded: 2005
  • Founders:

    Jim Schleckser

  • Amount of members: 100
  • Online Group: No
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: In Person, Virtual


Exclusive, high-end community
Inc. CEO Project is a community with handpicked, high-performing CEOs from fast-growing companies. There are only around 100 members, ensuring quality people to learn from.

Select groups, only for you
All members are divided into groups based on company size and revenue, to guarantee non-competitiveness and similar challenges to solve within the group.

Successful advisors
Inc. CEO Project's advisors are all former or current CEOs, with a large experience and that have found success in their industry.

Proven framework
And a quarterly performance scorecard to keep members accountable.

Included in Free Version

You can access free useful resources for CEOs at Inc. CEO Project's website. The resources list includes podcasts, articles, videos, and book recommendations.


To have a company making between $15 million and $2 billion in revenue.



All members of the community are divided into 8-10 groups (after an interview during the application process). These groups are built with criteria like business size and organizational structure, to ensure all the people in a group share similar problems. CEO Peer Groups gather weekly and virtually, each meeting hosted by the founder Jim Schleckser.

There are also coaching opportunities. Succession Planning involves 8 to 10 one-hour-long coaching sessions. These in-person, group meetings were born to help you plan who will be your company's next CEO. Succession planning meetings are half-day long and are hosted quarterly.

On the other hand, you could join Strategic Planning Facilitation meetings, designed to establish a long-term strategic vision for your business. The length of these sessions is customized to fit your needs and is recommended you take one per year to keep up to date with the community advisors.

Networking Events

Inc. CEO Project hosts an Annual Summit, an event to network with a broader group of CEOs of all sorts of company sizes, industries, and backgrounds.

Content Library

Members have access to a library of previous CEO Peer Groups recorded sessions, if they wish to further expand their education.

Benefits with other companies

Inc. CEO Project has partnered with UBS and Roundstone Insurance (saving their members an average of 20% on health insurance).


"Chances are, somebody in your group has already been through it, and they are going to keep you from making a million-dollar mistake because they can provide the best advice." -Bob Wolters

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