Make better business decisions and be more effective
Make better business decisions and be more effective
About us

Navigate your Business Journey

Developed by Shirlaws Group, the Compass suite of indicators have been designed to help people navigate their business behaviours, be more effective and create successful business strategies.

Established in 1999, Shirlaws is a global community of business professionals all utilising our world-class IP, tools and methodologies which have transformed over 7,000 companies across 34 territories.

We offer business professionals the tools they need to transform their business, and create an environment in which businesses, and the professionals who work in them, can flourish.


Our Indicators

Unlike many profiling tools on the market, Compass indicators are based upon behaviours, not personality, and therefore offer a more nuanced assessment.

The indicators do this by describing your fundamental behaviours in a business context, focusing on management style (ELM), communication (TFK), risk appetite (Risk) and productivity (Pace). By mapping and understanding where you are now, the tools can be used to help you navigate your future path.

As well as individuals who want to enhance their self-knowledge and invest in career development, Compass indicators are used by businesses or organisations to create business strategies that inform on restructuring, aid recruitment and to help create a great workplace culture.

For optimal use within organisations, Training by Shirlaws regularly run courses on how to interpret and apply Compass results to help individuals and teams understand their behavioural preferences.

Business strategies
Business strategies


Compass indicators have been used for over 10 years by individuals, business owners, HR departments, business units and teams all over the world.

The indicators are used to support one off projects ranging from business strategy to cultural dynamics and visionary direction, as a standard component of recruitment processes and to benchmark the business on an ad-hoc or annual basis. 

Discover how Compass indicators can uncover your behavioural preferences and help you create successful business strategies.

I would recommend Think Feel Know to any company that wants a fast and simple way to first understand and then improve communication across the business.
Sara Daw, The FD Centre
Compass is incredibly practical, easy to grasp and actionable.
Kate Anderson, morph b2b
Entrepreneur Leader Manager is a powerful tool which unlocks partnership dynamics and supports understanding of differences.
Roddy Cameron, UK
Entrepreneur Leader Manager proved to be a powerful predictive tool for the strategic focal points that emerged from our planning session and helped set the tone for open, constructive dialogue and fast, aligned decision-making amongst the partnership.
Chris Cook, Canada
ELM has really good cut through into why a business might not be functioning as well as it could be and not achieving what it should.
Alastair Kight, Juma Investments
We have been using Compass Pace Indicators with our clients for many years now and find them extremely beneficial and complimentary to our programs. Their online systems are well designed and user friendly and they always provide prompt and professional support.
Karen Finucane, Captain of Logistics, Next Evolution Performance
The Risk indicator was truly eye opening. It revealed how each of us makes decisions and enabled us to address some underlying frustrations in our team.
Kathy Ryan, Chair & Founder, RoseRyan
Now I know my Risk profile and my team’s Risk profile, I know we have the right team to implement our strategic plan. I think it’s an incredibly powerful exercise to do.
Belinda Vesey-Brown, MD, Brio Group
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