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DREAM BIG

At the heart of every great growth story is a big, bold dream with lots of circles around it.

For a variety of reasons, unmet potential is commonplace in businesses everywhere. 

Whether it be obstacles, artificial limitations, distractions or fear, we let the small swallow the big.

What if you were surrounded by the right partners, the right people and the right strategy, could you confidently pursue the big growth goals at the center of your circle?

DREAM BIG

At the heart of every great growth story is a big, bold dream with lots of circles around it.

For a variety of reasons, unmet potential is commonplace in businesses everywhere. 

Whether it be obstacles, artificial limitations, distractions or fear, we let the small swallow the big.

What if you were surrounded by the right partners, the right people and the right strategy, could you confidently pursue the big growth goals at the center of your circle?

We are all about...

Targeted STRATEGY

At CircleMakers, our strategy services are targeted to our clients’ greatest challenges and opportunities for growth. We bring deep expertise in helping organizations identify new growth potential, craft strategy that moves people to action and enhance overall performance.  We’ve helped organizations access and activate their brands in multi-billion dollar markets, establishing paths to consistent double-digit revenue growth.

Varied INDUSTRIES

We work across a wide array of industries including: retail, hospitality, consumer products, manufacturing, construction, building products, non-profits, and service organizations.  From family-owned businesses, private equity portfolio companies, to publicly-held businesses, organizations range in size from $1 million to over $1 billion.

Valuable RESOURCES

In addition to custom strategy consulting, CircleMakers.co is an on-line destination and multi-media strategy resource for growth oriented executives, business owners, CEOs and professionals.  Our mission is to equip owners with tools, inspiration, best practices, and practical resources that can be accessed and applied against their business challenges.

Did you know?

We publish content centered in three core areas: business growth strategy, leadership, and personal/professional growth.

We're featured in leading business publications on the web.

HIGH PRAISE

What our clients say

We're privileged and honored to work alongside growth-oriented clients who share our passion for results. Our focus is building strong client partnerships where we can sink every ounce of energy into your most critical growth initiatives. For us, helping you cross the finish line towards new growth is simply, pure joy.

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Our company engaged Todd and CircleMakers™. He quickly became a very valuable team member. He rapidly became familiar with our company and our brands and was able to make immediate impact on the business. Through deep internal and external market research, he helped us design a comprehensive strategy to update and extend our core brand to support in current categories and capture market share in corollary categories. He was very pleasant to work with, as well as effectual. We will be looking to him again in the future to help us on more initiatives.

Jeff Picken
President and Chief Operating Officer, Beaumont Products
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Todd has brought so much to our organization since first partnering with us. He has a unique gift of being able to come alongside leaders and help them simplify big picture strategy to drive strong execution. I highly recommend Todd and have full confidence he can assist in driving your organization the same way he did with ours.

Stephen Murray
Chief Operating Officer, Booster Enterprises
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We were fortunate to have partnered with CircleMakers™ in designing our strategy to expand to new markets.  Their process of defining the market, establishing the go-to-market strategy and developing the business plan was invaluable to our team.

Trevor Lang
EVP & CFO, Floor & Decor

GET TO KNOW US

Todd Garretson
Founder and Chief Strategist

WHO IS IN CHARGE?

Founder and Chief Growth Strategist Todd Garretson has a passion for helping organizations unlock dormant growth potential in people, teams and organizations. The work he does helps his clients’ businesses explode through growth plateaus and barriers enroute to their full potential!

As a top advisor, author and speaker, Todd Garretson possesses a lifelong passion for unlocking dormant growth potential in people and organizations. Todd provides business advisory services for a myriad of family-owned, privately-held and publicly-held organizations (including presence with YPO, EO and private equity portfolio organizations) in the areas of strategic growth and high performance culture development.

Prior to his advisory practice, Todd spent 20-plus years in a number of corporate leadership roles at companies such as Newell Rubbermaid and Hunter Douglas, as well as having been an owner and key leader in a mid-size family manufacturing business.

Todd's advisory work with executives, leaders and teams spans a number of industries, including: retail, hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, food and beverage, consumer goods, manufacturing, distribution, construction, and utilities. As part of the world-renowned, Georgia-based Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University, Todd also serves as a faculty member in the areas of strategy, innovation and performance.

A growth strategist at heart, Todd specializes in projects featuring: strategy and organizational design, strategic innovation and planning, results and performance management, leadership and team development, management succession, as well as both customer and employee engagement.

In addition to his work as an advisor, Todd's practice has developed an end-to-end, strategy and results management system called ACCELERATE™, featuring unique business planning, performance management and train-the-trainer components. He also offers an innovative coaching training program, entitled CO-ACH-IEVE™, which provides leaders and managers with a framework for coaching people towards stronger goal achievement.

Todd is featured in leading publications, including, CEO.com, SmartBrief, the Axial Financial Forum and many others. His recent book, Good To Grow: Reorienting Your Business for Unstoppable Growth provides business leaders a roadmap for choosing, mapping and executing their organizational growth strategy.

You can find Todd at the intersection of the architect and the builder - with the unique skill to both envision it and make it come to life. Todd is available for speaking engagements to all size audiences, strategy retreats, guest writing and various board and advisory assignments.

READ TODD'S LEADERSHIP STORY

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