The Entrepreneurial Operating System® 

Many owners of entrepreneurial companies struggle to

get what they want from their business,

so we guide owners and their teams to implement EOS® to gain Traction®

Signs your business needs to gain Traction® by implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System®

You are not getting the results you want

Vision is unclear and not shared by all

The right people are not in the right seats

Lack of predictive data points

Failure to effectively solve issues

What is EOS?

EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, is a complete set of simple and practical tools to help entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. Implementing EOS will help leadership teams get better at three things:


Getting everyone in the organization 100% on the same page with where they’re going, and how they plan to get there.


Instilling focus, discipline, and accountability throughout the company so that everyone executes on that vision – every day.


Helping leaders become a more cohesive, functional, healthy leadership team.

Tom has added tremendous value to me and my leadership team. We started with a workshop which was a great way to get the team engaged, bought-in and ultimately, on the same page. We continue to engage Tom to help us stay focused on what is most important and to act on the vital few areas that have the greatest impact on the business.

David Jones

CEO, Yesler

Tom lead our management team through a series of exercises adapted to fit our phase of business. It was enlightening to look at the company from many vantage points, and make decisions as a team about what the next 3 years will look like. We are starting 2018 with a crystal clear target, and initiatives to execute on it. It’s been so helpful to have a map, a path, and for that matter be clear on what mountain we’re climbing.

Greg Bear

President, Bear Group

We hired Navigate the Journey to facilitate our annual retreat last year and it was revolutionary for our culture and our business. Tom helped us get a lot of skeletons out of the closet, and deal with some unsaid things that had been looming. Tom also helped us map out a plan for where our agency is headed and to drill down into What’s Important Now (or WIN initiatives).

Chad Paris

CEO, Parisleaf

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The EOS Model

The EOS Model™ provides a visual illustration of the Six Key Components™ of any business that must be managed and strengthened to be a great business. This model applies to big and small businesses alike, in any industry.

The Six Key Components of Any Business

Vision. Strengthening this component means getting everyone in the organization 100 percent on the same page with where you’re going and how you’re going to get there.

People. Simply put, we can’t do it without great people.  This means surrounding yourself with great people, top to bottom because you can’t achieve a great vision without a great team.

Data. This means cutting through all the feelings, personalities, opinions and egos and boiling your organization down to a handful of objective numbers that give you an absolute pulse on where things are with the Vision, People, and Data Components strong, you start to create a lucid, transparent, open and honest organization where everything becomes more visible and you start to “smoke out all the issues,” which leads to…

Issues. Strengthening this component means becoming great at solving problems throughout the organization – setting them up, knocking them down and making them go away forever.

Process. This is the secret ingredient in your organization. This means “systemizing” your business by identifying and documenting the core processes that define the way to run your business. You’ll need to get everyone on the same page with what the essential procedural steps are, and then get everyone to follow them to create consistency and scalability in your organization.

Traction®. This means bringing discipline and accountability into the organization – becoming great at execution – taking the vision down to the ground and making it real.


The EOS Process

The EOS Process™ provides a proven way to put all the pieces together, incorporating each of the EOS Tools in the right order to best strengthen each key component of your business.

The EOS Journey

Getting Started

The 90 Minute Meeting. Led by Tom Barrett, a Nashville-based Professional EOS Implementer, the 90 Minute Meeting introduces your leadership team to EOS®, getting everyone on the same page to decide if you want to use the system and tools to strengthen your company.


Getting Focused and Clarifying Vision


The Focus Day™


A day to give your leadership team tools to clarify who’s responsible for what, set priorities, improve communication, resolve issues and track critical numbers.

Your leadership team then uses their new tools for the next 30 days to experience real improvement.

EOS® Tools:

  • Hitting the Ceiling
  • Accountability Chart™
  • Rocks
  • Meeting Pulse™
  • Scorecard


Vision Building™ Day 1


Another day with your leadership team that starts by reviewing and sharpening the Focus Day tools. You will then begin to use the Vision/Traction Organizer™ (V/TO) tool to clarify your vision, starting with who you are, why you exist, what you do and where you are going. You will also get a great tool for reviewing your people.

Your team again uses the tools for the next 30 days to experience more improvement. This is a spaced-learning approach which has proven to be most effective for quickly gaining proficiency with the tools.

EOS® Tools:

  • Review Focus Day Tools
  • Core Values
  • Core Focus™
  • 10-Year Target™
  • IDS™

Vision Building™ Day 2


Another day with the leadership team to master the Focus Day tools and continue using the V/TO tool to complete your vision, clarify your Marketing Strategy, 3-Year Picture™, 1-Year Plan and priorities for the next 90 days.

With your leaders now focused and all on the same page, you’ll use the tools for the next 90 days to execute your plan and experience more improvement.

EOS® Tools:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • 3-Year Picture™
  • 1-Year Plan
  • Quarterly Rocks
  • IDS™

Achieving Traction


Annual Sessions


Two days with your leadership team each year to work on team health and update the vision and plan for the next year and next quarter.


EOS® Tools:

  • Review Last Year/Last Quarter
  • Team Health
  • Organizational Health Checkup
  • SWOT Analysis
  • V/TO™ (3 Year Picture)
  • 1 Year Plan
  • Set Q1 Rocks
  • IDS™

The Result


A healthy & focused leadership team and organization


Strong on the six components of Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process & Traction®


Making continual progress towards achieving everything in your vision

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