Welcome to Compass Point.

A business consulting firm specializing in family-owned companies.

We work primarily with companies in the manufacturing, construction & professional service industries. Our ideal client has revenues between $5M and $100M, who want to grow, care about the legacy of the business and want to protect their financial future.

Compass Point provides hands-on consulting & coaching to help businesses close performance gaps; give owners practical, actionable tools that drive growth; develop leaders and position the business for successful ownership transition.
All on their terms.
 

People

All great companies figure out ‘who’ first, then what. These 3 principles are a guide to determine who gets on the bus.

  • Defining its core values and purpose
  • Selection and retention of A-players
  • Continual leadership development of senior team

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Strategy

Every owner wants his or her business to be something more tomorrow than it is today. How do you make that happen?

  • Develop focus, direction and accountability
  • Apply the 3 crucial habits that take you from good to great
  • Break through the “ceilings of complexity”

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Succession

Owners can’t get out if they don’t have a successor, and companies can’t grow if they don’t attract, develop, and retain talent. 

  • Prepare tomorrow’s leadership
  • What’s next for the owner
  • Create the single most important document to protect your investment

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  • “I see the value in a 3rd party facilitator to keep on track and not get off subject…Compass Point brings a lot to the table that may not be our "industry specific”, but is helpful overall.”

    - Sterner Insurance

  •  “It is obvious you put your craft first, rather than your self-interest, and that is the hallmark of a star to me.”

    WIlliam Aubrey, President & CEO, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates

  • “Our session with Tom Garrity was extremely informative, productive, and positive. I enjoyed it immensely.”

    - IDP

     

  • The entire process from start to finish was extremely informative about each of the final candidates - right up to the final selection for CEO. Very thoroughly done.

    - Hospital Central Services Corporation Board

  • “Tom Garrity coordinated and facilitated the efforts of our team to identify both operational problems and priorities…He provided direction for the implementation of goals and objectives to achieve strategic plans to improve current and future operations.”

    - Miller Keystone Blood Center

Does your family business cause confusion, conflict, or rivalry within the family when it should be the glue that brings everyone together?  Learn about the complexities of a family business and how to get on the same page. 

  • Understand the unique challenges of a family business
  • Get on the same page about roles and business direction
  • Prepare the next generation  

Dive deeper into the family business dynamic

“The value of a man ... should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”

Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
Swiss physicist and Nobel Prize winner

Why Hire a Consultant?

Outside perspective. Honest feedback. Accountability partner.

Facilitaton is powerful tool. A consultant can help you uncover the unique obstacles to your company and plot the pathways to growth and profitability.

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Why Hire Compass Point?

The right fit.  The best tools. An experienced coach.

Tom Garrity is a Gazelles International Certified Coach & an EPI Certified Exit Planning Advisor.  Learn why that matters.

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