As a 100% employee-owned company, we’ve seen firsthand what a powerful model employee-ownership can be for driving business success and fostering a collaborative, engaged workforce. Our mission is to empower teams through comprehensive people, business, and financial coaching.

Why ESOPs love working with GRITT

Experience You Can Trust

Our team of seasoned professionals bring expertise from diverse industries, ensuring a well-rounded and tailored approach to meet the unique needs of your employee-owned business.

Proven Track Record

We have partnered with numerous employee-owned companies to help them enhance operational efficiency, boost employee engagement, and achieve sustainable growth.

Comprehensive Coaching

Whether you need individual coaching, team workshops, leadership training, or strategic planning, our holistic suite of tools are designed to help you achieve goals in every aspect of your business.

Actively engaged in the ESOP community

Jennifer Briggs

Current Board Chair of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO).

Patrick Carpenter

Member of The ESOP Association’s Advisory Committee.

Alexa Lott

VP of Communications for the Heart of America ESOP chapter and was selected as a judge for the 2023 TEA Annual Awards for Communications Excellence (AACE) awards.

Michael Northrup

ESOP Committee member for GRITT Business Coaching’s parent company, PFSbrands.

3 Ways to Build a Thriving ESOP Culture

1. Invest in your people

People Literacy

Understanding the strengths of your workforce is an essential step in building teams that are engaged, aligned, and fulfilled.


LEADERSHIP TRAINING: Equip leaders with the skills they need to inspire and guide their teams. Develop the tactful leadership presence needed for effective communication, conflict resolution, and strategic thinking.

TEAM WORKSHOPS: Foster collaboration and improve team dynamics through interactive and engaging workshops. These sessions are designed to break down silos, encourage open communication, and build a cohesive team culture.

HIRING STRATEGIES: Attract and retain top talent by implementing effective hiring practices. We help you create a recruitment strategy that aligns with your company values and ensures you bring in the right people who will thrive in an employee-owned environment.



2. Grow business acumen

Business Literacy

Navigate the complexities of running an employee-owned company with confidence. There are several pathways to this:


STRATEGIC PLANNING: Develop and execute strategic plans that align with your long-term goals. We work with you to identify key objectives, set realistic milestones, and create actionable plans to achieve them.

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY: Streamline processes to maximize productivity and profitability. Analyze your current operations and provide recommendations for improving efficiency, reducing waste, and optimizing resources.

PERFORMANCE METRICS: Implement robust performance measurement systems to track progress and drive continuous improvement. We help you establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and provide tools to monitor and analyze your business performance.



3. Teach the numbers

Financial Literacy

Empower employees with the knowledge to understand and contribute to the company’s financial success.


FINANCIAL TRAINING: Enhance financial literacy across your organization, ensuring everyone understands key financial concepts. Our training programs cover topics such as budgeting, financial statements, and cash flow management.

PROFIT AND CASH GAMES: Make financial principles engaging and accessible with interactive sessions designed to demystify financial concepts and show employees how their actions impact the company’s bottom line.

BUSINESS METRICS: Teach your team how to interpret and use financial data to make informed decisions. We provide training on how to read financial reports, analyze data, and use this information to drive business toward greater revenue and profits among other measures of success.



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Why Employee Ownership Matters

Employee ownership is more than a business model; it’s a philosophy that fosters a culture of shared responsibility and collective success. We believe in the transformative power of employee ownership and are committed to helping you harness its full potential. By investing in your people and equipping them with the right skills, you can create a resilient, motivated, and high-performing organization.


Benefits of Employee Ownership


Employee-owners tend to be more invested in the success of the company, which leads to higher levels of engagement and productivity.


Studies have shown that employee-owned companies often outperform their non-employee-owned counterparts in terms of profitability and growth.


Employees who have a stake in the company are more likely to stay, reducing turnover and retaining valuable institutional knowledge.


A culture of ownership encourages employees to think creatively and contribute innovative ideas that drive the business forward.

Partner with Us

Choose a partner who understands the unique challenges and opportunities of employee-owned companies. Let us help you unlock your organization’s potential and drive your business forward.

Ready to take your employee-owned company to the next level?