The CEO of VSP Global has a laser-sharp focus on reimaging eyewear and eye care. Here’s where you’ll find insights, lessons, and thoughts on VSP, leadership and beyond.

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Seeing Eye to Eye

It’s been over three months since election day, and one month into a new administration in Washington D.C., but in some ways, the political climate feels every bit as intense as it did leading up to November 8th. No matter which side of the aisle you come from, you don’t have to look far to find cynicism and uncertainty still lingering.
Renee Emmerson Focus Blog

A Blind Employee Shows Me New Opportunities

I first met Renee Emmerson at an employee focus group I hosted in Sacramento, CA earlier this year.  Her passion for our business and the work she was doing inspired me. Renee joined VSP in 2010, where she excelled as a customer care representative ...

The journey to finding what defines you

Earlier this year, I introduced you to my good friend Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer, and told you about my plan to hike alongside Bill on the Camino de Santiago. The hike was amazing. All of us on the journey overcame obstacles, large or ...

Inspiration Is All Around Us

Thanksgiving is a time to acknowledge the blessings in our lives. It is a time to say thanks for all of the opportunities we have been given and the people in our lives. Here are a few of the things I am grateful this year.
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Undercover Boss

I recently finished a 71.5 mile hike along the Camino de Santiago in Spain with my good friend Bill Barkeley. We hiked over 14 miles each day – uphill, downhill and at times, in pouring rain. The physical demands were undeniably harder than I anticipated and the most enjoyable part was the time I spent with fellow VSP employees.

71.5 Miles to the Finish

As I write this blog, I’m on my way to Sarria, a small town in northwestern Spain, to meet up with Bill Barkeley for the final week of his hike along the Camino de Santiago.

My Friend, The Spaceman

Last month, on the 47th anniversary of the moon landing, I had the pleasure of introducing VSP Global employees to my good friend and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino. Mike (aka Mass) and I met 36 years ago during freshman orientation at Columbia University.

Summer Reading List

This summer, I have three books that I am reading for the first time or re-reading. As you’ll see, they are not typical summer getaway reads, and coincidentally, they all have technology or science as their foundation.
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