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’ve got the best partner for this journey in Tom and Compass Point.”

    - Steve Cygan, President/CEO, Appealing Fruit

  • “Tom does an excellent job of helping our team see our strengths, weaknesses and set goals on how to improve and grow. Compass Point has helped IDP tremendously!”

    - IDP

  • “For any company teetering on the edge of this decision, I would say that it is well worth the money and time for the business personnel and the business itself. “

    - HSA Mechanical

     

  • “I respect how you shepherd the family rather than tell them what to do. I have seen many family advisors and have liked none until I saw you working with the family. Very well done.“

    - William Aubrey II, President & Chief Executive Officer, Gertrude Hawke Chocolates

  • “I thought the experience was well organized and the plan provided excellent detail for the Board to make informed, quality decisions relative to management succession.”

    - Hospital Central Services Corporation Board

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

Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong.”

Fridtjof Nansen (1861–1930)
Norwegian explorer
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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