“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

The Colorado Thought Leaders Forum (CTLF) is an organization of community business leaders who positively wield their influence in the service of others. Every day, CTLF members strive to elevate other business leaders by offering engaging programs, promoting authentic relationships, and inspiring people to lead with their whole heart. CEAVCO Audio Visual President Matt Emerson is proud to serve on the board of advisors of this exceptional organization.

CTLF Mission

CTLF is on a mission to redefine what modern leadership looks like, both today and in the future. The organization’s members believe thriving has everything to do with the quality of their leadership, the way they design their roles, and the people around them.

This mission closely aligns with Matt’s leadership philosophy and the culture he has built at CEAVCO. CEAVCO has long had a reputation for fostering and growing service-oriented relationships with company staff, clients, leaders throughout Colorado, and industry partners nationwide.

The Origins of CTLF

During the global economic downturn in 2009, businesses everywhere struggled to survive. In the face of this great challenge, CTLF created something special—a community that prioritizes genuine connection and authentic relationships as powerful drivers of personal and professional growth.

HEART-Level Values

As CTLF notes on their site, “[Colorado] is full of leaders who believe that doing better—as a leader, as a person and as a productive member of the community—is more than a concept. It’s a way of being that sets us apart and creates conditions ideally suited for personal and professional prosperity. Here in Colorado, we don’t do business in silos but through connections with others. Relationships among business leaders are highly valued and encouraged. CTLF creates events that exemplify these values of thought leadership and connection.”

To that end, what CTLF calls “HEART-Level values” are at the core of every CTLF program and event. This deliberate focus on knowing and serving others creates an authentic culture that helps members lead well in business and in life. Key tenets of the organization:

  • Design leadership to thrive.
  • Build business cultures that are human.
  • Succeed not at the expense of people but with people and for people.
  • Inspire optimism.

CTLF is elevating the future of Colorado business for good. To learn more about CTLF, visit https://ctlf.org/.