The Forge

  • monthly gatherings to elevate the craft and vision of being a CEO

If you’ve outgrown the surface-level conversations and posturing you’ve found at other gatherings of CEOs, it may be time for you to engage with a more deeply connected community, discussing topics that matter more, with peers who can contribute to your maturation as a leader.

The Forge is an informal community of chief executives of sizable organizations, gathering monthly (in-person) to elevate the vision and craft of being a CEO.   Here, we do deep inner work, in community.  

For 17 years, the Kairos team has helped chief executives build elite executive teams, equipping them with new awareness and capabilities to navigate inflection points and enter new chapters of growth.  We’re well-positioned to facilitate the healthy conversations you and other CEOs are craving.

Participant criteria:

1.  You are the chief (senior-most leader of your organization, accountable for a team of executives).

2. You’re not done growing as a leader, and you’re eager to contribute to others’ growth.

3. You lead a big-enough enterprise (surpassing at least one of these thresholds: 25+ employees, or $1m+ EBITDA, or $10m+ revenue, or $5m+ funded) to have similar challenges as other chiefs in The Forge.

Season 4 (“Navigating Disorientation”) is coming in September 2024 after a summer break.  Each session is part of a whole, and they each stand on their own.  You can join us for as many or few of the monthly sessions as you like.

If you meet the participant criteria and you’d like to attend one or more Forge sessions, email us, and we’ll add you to our invite list.


Summer Gatherings For Forge and Kairos Clients

The Kairos staff is committed to creating community-building opportunities for members of the Forge and our clients to practice “slowing down” together. We have several events (many with multiple dates) we’ve scheduled and are planning. Click on the website link to learn more, and let us know if you’d like to be contacted with specific details and updates related to them.

Contact Andrew Hoffman ( with any questions.