True North Consulting

When employees struggle, performance and profits tank

True North Consultants can help you build and keep a stronger team

When pilots get off course, they rarely make major changes back to their destination. Instead, they make slight corrections to course. Managing in today’s increasingly competitive and uncertain environment is no different. Especially in smaller organizations, even a small course miscalculation can have serious consequences. 

Few people embrace major shifts in how they work or how they communicate. Instead, helping your employees make small but significant changes can increase your bench strength and improve performance and profitability. 

No employee, no supervisor, no manager is perfect. The ability to guide your employees toward a straighter course, one nudge at a time, can mean the difference between keeping a good employee and looking for that next less-than-perfect hire. Each employee, properly motivated and managed, can be a part of the team you need to lead your industry. 

Today’s hiring challenges can mean your organization can’t grow

Locating, hiring, and keeping key team members is one of the top risks faced by today’s managers. Without the right team, or with a group that is disunified and disloyal, your organization can fail. 

Guidance that improves team performance is more important today than ever. Let True North Leadership help you build a culture that works today and into our increasingly uncertain future. 

From the smallest service company to non-profits to government, True North leaders understand the business challenges you face. 

Here are some of the services we offer

  • Employee development and motivation
    • Anger management training
    • Communication skills training
    • Diversity training
    • Financial management for employees
    • One-on-one employee coaching, including management coaching
    • Stress management for employees
  • Managing grief and loss for police/fire/EMTs
  • Risk management consulting 
  • Sexual harassment training
  • Stage-two recovery coaching 
  • Substance abuse and other harm-reduction interventions
  • Workers compensation training and process improvement

Here are the industries we serve

  • Associations
  • Civil service
  • Communities of Faith
  • Contractors, from general contractors to smaller service companies
  • Fire/Police/Emergency Medical
  • Insurance agencies and brokerages
  • Insurance carriers and insurance pools
  • Non-profits
  • Recovery industry organizations
  • Risk retention groups
  • Third-party claims administrators 

The benefits of working with True North leaders

Our experience in multiple industries and government, as front-line employees, managers and business owners, allows us to help you meet the challenges your organization faces. From petty rifts that damage productivity to substance abuse or communication issues with key members of your organization, our team can help. We offer a free consultation to discuss your performance and leadership issues, then find if we’re the right fit to help your organization overcome these challenges.

Our Team

Our team brings talent to your table, often with direct experience in your industry.

Nancy Germond

A well-known insurance and risk management speaker and coach, Nancy brings 30-plus years of risk management and training experience to your organization. Nancy has earned a master’s degree in sociology, as well as the Associate in Risk Management, the Associate in Claims, the Insurance Training Professional, the Senior Professional in Human Resources, and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional designations. Her practical experience running a successful contracting business provides her with the hands-on experience managing a team and making a profit in a highly competitive industry.  

Anthony Covington

A retired Waukegan, Illinois, firefighter/EMT, Anthony leads with his heart. Anthony is a Gorski/CENAPS-certified relapse prevention guidance facilitator and a current graduate student at Phoenix Seminary. Anthony is also a lay counselor at Scottsdale Bible Church and a DivorceCare™ Marriage Guidance program facilitator. 

Why True North? 

Our joint experience offers the understanding and skills you need to handle difficult organizational development challenges and develop your team. 

For more information on our consulting and training services, contact Nancy at this link.