About Navigate the Journey
We bring decades of combined executive leadership experience as well as outside objectivity and powerful processes to help owners and their teams focus and grow their business.
Tom Barrett - CEO, Certified EOS Implementer™When owners of entrepreneurial firms are held back by growth-stopping complexity, Tom helps owners & their leadership team create & implement plans to get what they want from their business & life.
He is driven by a passion to see entrepreneurial leaders succeed. Tom first comes alongside business owners to understand the specific issues that are preventing them from achieving greater success. He then enables leaders to succeed by identifying the few areas their company must focus on to achieve greater success.
Tom utilizes a number of powerful and proven processes to help business leaders succeed including implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to gain Traction, facilitating StratOp strategic planning workshops, as well as facilitating LifePlan for individuals.
Prior to leading Navigate the Journey, he served on the leadership team of an organization with an $8million budget, over 100 staff and 9 locations. Tom began his career in public accounting as a CPA at Deloitte, and was a manager in Ernst & Young’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
While Navigate the Journey helps businesses across a range of industries, Tom specializes in helping creative service firms in the digital agency, consultancy, and web development space.
Tom was born and raised in County Kerry, Ireland. After living in the City of Chicago for 23 years Tom, his wife Traci and their two daughters relocated to the Nashville, TN area in 2017. He enjoys Nashville’s great dining scene and abundant outdoors with his family.
Traci Schubert Barrett - President & FounderTraci Barrett is a Leadership and Strategic Consultant. After spending over 20 years in the television and advertising industry, Traci decided to merge her decades of experience leading, strategizing, managing and mentoring by starting the executive coaching and consulting firm, Navigate the Journey. Through NTJ, Traci helps individuals and organizations discover their motivations and strengths, build their leadership skills, strategize on cultivating business and ultimately, realize their full potential. Traci was part of a small team that launched the national cable television network HGTV: Home & Garden Television in 1994. She helped lead the network to success running their Chicago and Dallas Offices for over 17 years. Traci holds a B.A. in Telecommunications & Marketing from Indiana University. She also holds her M.A. in Professional Psychology from the Illinois School of Psychology.
Traci is a sought after speaker and enjoys sharing perspective on topics such as Leadership, Strategy, and Personal Mission. After living in the City of Chicago for 25 years Traci, her husband and their two daughters recently relocated to the Nashville, TN area. She enjoys reading, music and spending time with family and friends.
Zach Montroy, SHPR - Vice President of People, Team and Organizational StrategyZach serves as the Vice President of People, Team and Organizational Strategy at Navigate the Journey. He began his career in public relations and has since held a variety of executive leadership positions over the last 17 years. As an experienced strategic leader, Zach is passionate about helping organizations deliver tactical solutions in people strategy, organizational change, strategic planning and business process improvement. Zach utilizes innovative and strategic solutions to help organizations align mission, values, uniqueness and people competencies to ensure strategic plans are executed with excellence. He is a certified StratOp Facilitator, Leadership Coaching Specialist and a certified practitioner of the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO-B), Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360), MCore (Motivational Core), and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) DiSC and PeopleBest assessments. Zach is also an official member and contributor to the Forbes Human Resources Council.
Zach holds a MBA in strategic management and leadership from Olivet Nazarene University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). In all his work, Zach seeks to provide enduring value to organizations by coaching leaders to understand and live out their unique gifts, strengths, talents and passions in an emotionally healthy, authentic, results-oriented way. Zach, his wife Jacki and their three sons call Chicago home.