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Golden Compass, LLC is unapologetically a minority and service-disabled veteran owned and operated small business. 🇺🇸

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Jay Ly | Founder & CEO

Meet Jay - Your Go-To Guy for All Situations

Jay's calm, friendly demeanor, expert communication skills, and sound judgment are invaluable in complex, volatile, uncertain, and ambiguous situations, whether they occur at home or in the workplace. Jay empowers professionals and organizations to move beyond merely collecting a paycheck and strive for unlocking full potential to live a life of purpose!

Jay has an extensive background as a Navy Special Operations Bomb Technician. During hundreds of combat missions worldwide, he delivered explosive expertise to Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Green Berets. He is committed to eradicating the leadership crisis in our country, and has transitioned from dismantling bombs in combat to dismantling stress in people's lives.

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Coaching | Training | Speaking

Our Executive Communication Assessment creates a moment of awareness for personal growth and development. Pairing the communication assessment with Basic Team Training creates movement toward team communication and cohesion. Taking your team to the next level with Advanced Team Training and Executive Coaching creates momentum for transformational team success.

Executive Communication Assessment

Individuals complete Maxwell Disc Personality Indicator (MDPI) Assessment

90-minute Coaching Session to debrief MDPI results and create a Personal Development Plan

**To ensure maximum attention to detail and presence for coaching relationships, we maintain a strict four debriefs per day policy. Virtual or In-Person**

Team Workshops

Basic Team Training

All components of the Executive Communication Assessment

60-minute Team Workshop:

Personality Indicators & Leadership Communication

Advanced Team Training

All components of Basic Team Training

Three additional 60-minute Team Workshops:

  1. Core Values
  2. Leading in Distributed Environments
  3. Know, Trust, & Hold Your People Accountable
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Coaching Packages

Bronze 6

This package includes all aspects of The Executive Communication Assessment

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A one-hour monthly coaching session for six months, for a total of six coaching sessions. Sessions are held via a mutually agreed-upon hosting platform or physical location. Phone coaching is an option but least preferred.

Silver 12

The Silver Coaching Package includes all aspects of Bronze

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Six additional one-hour coaching sessions per month for one year.

12 coaching sessions annually.

Gold 24

The Gold Coaching Package includes all aspects of Silver

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Twelve additional one-hour coaching sessions per month for one year.

24 Coaching sessions annually.

Platinum 48

The Platinum Coaching Package includes all aspects of Gold

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Twenty-four additional one-hour coaching sessions per month for one year.

48 Coaching sessions annually.

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Speaking | Signature Keynotes

Keynotes are a fantastic way to serve your team or organization. We recommend that each Keynote explicitly addresses your team's requirements and pain points. Let's have a conversation to align our mission with your goals!

Serve For A Purpose, Not A Paycheck!

Delivered by Jay Ly

What gets you out of bed every day? Is it to serve a purpose? Far too often, that is not the case. During this keynote, Jay takes you on a journey from dismantling improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in combat to dismantling stress in peoples’ lives. Reflecting on his time living too close to the edge, going hands-on IEDs in Afghanistan, risking everything—nearly losing everything, and deciding to make a change, Jay delivers actionable lessons to implement into your life right now. By positively identifying your purpose and living for it daily, you will become a better steward of your money and YOUR last name! Ultimately, you will become a better leader, a better spouse, a better friend, and a better human being.

Lead With Purpose, Maximize Potential!

Delivered by Ivan F. Ingraham

It’s why Ivan gets out of bed every day. He firmly believes in servant leadership with a purpose. He thrives when others are successful. It is the ultimate spiritual paycheck. During this keynote, Ivan explores the lessons from nearly a quarter-century of leading in high-pressure environments. Reflecting on his time in combat in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Libya, he takes you on a journey right to the edge to inform, mentor, and influence positive change. Ivan delivers vignettes and takeaways to implement as a leader right now. People don’t work with Ivan because he is unique or different; they work with him because they are. Ready?

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Executive Coaching

The Journey

The Executive Coaching Program requires a minimum of six months. Coaching is a marathon rather than a sprint! We will schedule monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly accountability sessions to propel you forward along your personal growth and development journey.

You will adapt to changing habits while shifting your mindset and behaviors. Your actions will align with your values and personal mission statement. The choices you make will serve the S.M.A.R.T. Goals you set.

The primary objective of our sessions is to focus on one significant or a few small growth areas that you believe will improve all your relationships. Through this process, you will learn and experience what it takes to take charge of YOUR last name, creating momentum and transformation into a better leader, spouse, friend, and human being. You will unlock your potential, serve your purpose, and truly LIVE FREE!

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Financial Freedom Coaching

The Live Free Series

Forever change your relationship with money, and learn what it takes to truly live with financial freedom!

We will get to your core to learn what makes you tick, and WHY you do the things you do.

This journey begins by establishing a baseline personal finance assessment and immediately beginning the education and training phase of the program, also known as

“Strategy Phase.”

Strategy Phase consists of four masterclasses (All 60-minutes in duration)

I. Calibration | II. Core Values | III. Risk Management | IV. Actions On

Coaching is an ongoing conversation where we provide encouragement, guidance, and honest feedback, as you pursue your personal financial goals. Our responsibility is to provide content, insight, tools, wisdom, framework, ideas, and feedback. Your responsibility is to move from awareness to action and accountability.

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One of the best ways to grow yourself and others is to understand your personality and what naturally drives you. When you recognize your strengths and weaknesses, you can give your best as you work with people around you.

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Personal Finance

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We are Servant Leaders only when our actions inspire the behavior of others.

As leaders, we are responsible for intentionally adding value to those who depend on us.

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Many people fail to realize that financial problems are the root cause of stress and anxiety in their lives.

Does your team exist to collect a paycheck, or do they serve for a purpose?

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Connect With Us

Working with Golden Compass begins with a conversation!

If you and your team are ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime, our team is prepared to guide you!


Phone: 757-447-4929

Jay Ly | Founder & CEO

Golden Compass, LLC is unapologetically a minority and service-disabled veteran owned and operated small business. 🇺🇸

Our Mission

There is a leadership crisis in America.

By strengthening our family, societal, and business leaders, we, the people, will fix the leadership crisis in America.

Maximize you and your team's full potential! Whether you and your team need individual coaching or team building, we cultivate and identify opportunities to create momentum and transformation for better leaders, spouses, friends, and human beings. You will become the best steward of YOUR last name!

We are driven by a sacred responsibility to build the best leaders at home, in our communities, and in our businesses.

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Our Values

Freedom is doing the things you love, with the people you love, when you want to, as often as you wish.

Leadership is the ability to develop others around you to become the absolute best versions of themselves for the sake of their team, family, and future.

Service is the action of helping or doing work for someone. A servant helps or does work for someone else.

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What Clients Say:

“They even made the uncomfortable parts like admitting all of your financial debt and bad decisions incredibly easy and stress-free.”

“Holy smokes, did I get my eyes opened!”

“They have such a positive attitude the entire time you meet! When I was done with my session, I felt like I could conquer the world and finally had a real plan.”

"No kidding, seven days later, I've already completed the first few steps of The Live Free Series, and I'm DEBT FREE! All it took was seeing the vision and having support through the entire process."

“They truly want to help every person they can live a better life.”

“GC changed my life for the better, and I couldn’t recommend the Golden Compass team enough!"

Golden Compass, LLC is unapologetically a minority and service-disabled veteran owned and operated small business. 🇺🇸