By Sadie Hess, Founder and CEO
What a whirlwind the past 6 years have been. We have put so much hard work and dedication into each other and the pursuit of dreams. We have been an organization that works tirelessly to make our industry and the lives of our clients and staff better. In a world that never seems to slow down, the importance of taking a moment to pause and recharge can be the last thing on anyone’s mind. At Compass, after six years of dedicated efforts, we have declared 2024 as a year of rest. This intentional pause aligns with our faith roots and draws inspiration from biblical principles, allowing us to reflect, inhale, and exhale before embarking on the next phase of our journey.
Over the past six years, we’ve been on quite the adventure. From building up our presence in California to achieving some incredible growth, we’ve undoubtedly left our mark and achieved more than we thought possible. We added four new offices by 2020 and two new regions. We successfully grew by 268%, solidifying our position as an industry leader in service quality plus staff and client dream achievement. And you know what? We’ve accomplished everything we set out to do in the last six years (while enduring a pandemic) which means it’s time to dream even bigger for the next seven!
Rest and Rise in 2024:
As we enter this year of rest, our focus is on letting the accomplishments of the past six years unfold and preparing for the future. So, what does this year of rest look like for us? It looks like celebrating our achievements while gearing up for what’s next.
But for now, let’s focus on something near and dear to our hearts: taking care of ourselves. We’re making our well-being a top priority in 2024. We’re encouraging everyone to get moving with a special giveaway of new running shoes for five team members. And that’s not all—we have more surprises that will be revealed throughout the year. Towards the end of 2024, we will unveil our next seven-year vision statement, which we will percolate on this year.
At the heart of our core value of resting is the recognition that it doesn’t mean doing nothing—it means finding joy in what we do. We’re making joy a priority in our workplace culture. After all, joyful work isn’t just fulfilling—it’s a reflection of our faith and values. We’re proclaiming 2024 as a year of joyful work, encouraging our staff to embrace the meaningful impact of the services they provide. Joyful work involves appreciating the daily tasks, recognizing the much-needed services we offer, and understanding the positive impact we have on lives.
As we embark on this journey of rest and rise in 2024, we invite our team at Compass to lean into the joy of their work. By taking this intentional break, we not only recharge but also set the stage for greater achievements in the years to come. I am so proud of all we have accomplished in the last 6 years, and so thankful for every team member who has helped propel us to greater heights. Eric and I often say Compass is like our 4th child and it is so true that we beam with pride and joy over every accomplishment and every milestone.
We have big dreams for you, Compass, and we are soaking up this year of rest to keep moving forward in our effort to continue to impact our industry and the lives of those we serve for the better. Here’s to a year of reflection, rest, and anticipation of what lies ahead in our renewed pursuit of excellence.