JOHN BAILIE, Ph.D.

As a Senior Family Business Advisor, I work closely with business owners and their key executive teams to uncover performance gaps, develop the next generation of leaders, build a strategic plan for sustainable growth, and create a strong company culture that attracts and retains the best people.

My work is centered on leadership, organizational culture, and adult learning. Helping senior leaders learn how to forge stronger relationships, repair them when needed, and put those skills to work in building more successful companies is my life’s fascination. It's been an exciting journey – one that has led me to Compass Point.

In my undergraduate work, I studied English, Art and Military Science at Norwich University and then spent a year studying Management, Logistics, Accounting at the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School. After devoting 2 years to the Moravian Theological Seminary, I earned my master’s degree from the IIRP Graduate School and a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Adult Learning, from Lesley University. My last scholarly endeavor was attending the MIT Sloan School of Management to receive an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership. Yes, I love learning.

Through my personal blog, Leading Conflict: How to Fight at Work, I explore resolving conflict at work by approaching it with a martial arts mentality. A book is in the works! In my spare time I continue to speak on the topics of leadership, human dignity, and organizational culture.

I feel right at home here at Compass Point because I share the company's belief that when family businesses succeed, our communities and country succeed as well.

I call Bucks County, Pa., home along with my wife Erin, our four children, and ever-growing array of rescue pets. I enjoy outdoor activities with my boys and watching them play baseball. I also love MMA, gardening, and “rucking”, the new hip lingo for walking around with heavy things in your backpack.

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