Welcome to Deep Blue Compass
Chief Monaghan (ret) is a trainer, consultant and speaker on issues that matter most to law enforcement and the communities they serve. His focus is on organizational culture, growth and change. Mental health, well being and resilience. Personal growth and leadership development. He believes that law enforcement should be partners with their communities to find equity through the pursuit of social and procedural justice for all and that these conversations need to be invitations, rather than the inquisitions we see too often.
Organizational growth and change
Leadership in motion can be messy, we provide ideas and work with leaders to find solutions to their long and short term challenges. Leadership is a bi-product of doing the right things for the right reasons. The adage that it is lonely at the top can be absolutely true, especially of no one is following. We provide the support and guidance to help leaders not just survive but thrive.
Mental health-well being-resilience
We work with leaders to examine the challenges that their workers face everyday and the long term effect these work environments can have on their mental well being. We try and take a systems approach to ensure that the health of their first responders is in the forefront and not an afterthought.
We understand the rapidly changing and demanding environments in the communities we serve. As leaders it is difficult to have a the forty thousand foot view and translate that into the daily workings of our departments. We work with leaders to find solutions and methods to help grow and develop our departments, which in turn grows our people while also meeting our citizens' needs.
Personal growth and transformation
We believe that a good organization grows it's people. Life isn't just about a pay check but rather meaningful work that provides an opportunity for employees to discover and reach their full potential personally and professionally.
Deep Blue Compass
Deep Blue Compass was inspired by the desire to create better working environments for law enforcement officers. And at the same time address the inequities that marginalized communities feel and experience on a daily basis. Though the two are often portrayed as adversaries by the media, at deep blue compass we believe that these two communities have more in common than believed. It is in this in this common space where we search for peace, equity and justice that we have the opportunity to make healthy and sustainable communities for those who serve and those who live there.
Chief Monaghan began his career as a city cop bringing his martial and TCM training with him, with his undergraduate degree in resource management and ecology he always saw the calls playing out as part of a larger system. Later in graduate school for leadership he saw this same trend in systems thinking classes he would take. He has always felt that those who serve and the ones needing service were part of a larger system. Having a strong belief that if you blame you lose your power to fix things but if you take responsibility you can do something about it. He brings this approach to growing and developing the future leaders of law enforcement and by addressing the injustices suffered by minoritiized communities. John firmly believes both groups can be and should partners for a better tomorrow.