Waterline was co-created by Kinsley Group and Solstice Coaching & Consulting to help clients achieve extraordinary results through strengthening organizational health.

Optimize leadership and team effectiveness.

Tap into employees’ discretionary energy.

Achieve results through a culture of trust, clarity and shared commitment.

Rick Emily

Rick Kinsley & Emily Osbun Bermes The Creators of Waterline

The Waterline Approach

The Waterline approach creates value by helping leaders become the kind of people others want to follow.

Exceptional Leaders, Exceptional Results

Successful leaders create a culture where your peoples’ first choice is to trust one another; where people proactively help one another succeed; commitments are held sacred; clarity is chosen over ambiguity; accountability is chosen over avoidance and blame; results are chosen over rhetoric and excuses; and where everyone is focused on shared objectives.

Achieving Tangible Results

Waterline’s proven methodology of aligning strategy with leadership development will give your business the opportunity for a real, sustainable competitive advantage. Exceptional leaders and the efficient, motivated teams they lead are hallmarks of a healthy organization.

Next, see the challenges organizations face.

Dr. Angelo C. Brisimitzakis

Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Compass Minerals

Waterline gave our company the concepts, skills and tools that enabled us to raise our performance to record-breaking levels. Without exaggeration, Rick and Emily helped us transform our culture and our entire company.

The Challenge facing modern organizations

The Status Quo

Many organizations invest in strategic planning and leadership development, but fail to create any noticeable results. Why? Because these investments are rarely part of an integrated, comprehensive process.

These organizations may be good at the traditional fundamentals of business: strategy, operations, marketing, finance, R&D, etc. Yet, these elements are only half of the formula for success.

Symptoms of Poor Organizational Health

What leaders are neglecting is their organization’s health. The characteristics of an unhealthy organization are easy to recognize: toxic politics, confusion, misalignment, poor morale, low productivity and high turnover of good people.

The Waterline approach has been designed to counteract these symptoms.

Invest In Your Greatest Asset: Human Capital

In order for an organization to truly excel, to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage, its culture must be healthy. It’s simply not enough for an organization to be “smart”—have the best strategy, state of the art technology and strong capabilities—today’s competitive environment requires more.

Next, see how the Waterline Approach works.
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The Status Quo

Many organizations invest in strategic planning and leadership development, but fail to create any noticeable results. Why? Because these investments are rarely part of an integrated, comprehensive process.

These organizations may be good at the traditional fundamentals of business: strategy, operations, marketing, finance, R&D, etc. Yet, these elements are only half of the formula for success.

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Symptoms of Poor Organizational Health

What leaders are neglecting is their organization’s health. The characteristics of an unhealthy organization are easy to recognize: toxic politics, confusion, misalignment, poor morale, low productivity and high turnover of good people.

The Waterline approach has been designed to counteract these symptoms.

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Invest In Your Greatest Asset: Human Capital

In order for an organization to truly excel, to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage, its culture must be healthy. It’s simply not enough for an organization to be “smart”—have the best strategy, state of the art technology and strong capabilities—today’s competitive environment requires more.

Next, see how the Waterline Approach works.

Did You Know?

Hay Associates, 2011

Up to 30% of the variance in the financial results among Fortune 1000 companies can be explained by differences in organizational culture.

How It Works

Waterline represents the two dimensions required for business success. The combined expertise of Kinsley Group and Solstice Coaching & Consulting provides their clients the ability to overcome challenges above and below the waterline in one cohesive process.

Above the waterline are the more visible, tangible aspects of business performance and organizational culture. Barriers to success and opportunities to accelerate progress are identified and proven change management disciplines are deployed to optimize the probability of success.

Below the waterline are the less visible elements of success but are key to the climate a leader creates. Though unseen, up to 70% of the variance in organizational cultures can be explained by differences in leadership effectiveness.

Next, meet the Waterline Team.
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Our Team

Rick Kinsley

CEO & Managing Partner

Kinsley Group

Rick Rick Shadow
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The Kinsley Group is a team of human capital consultants with deep expertise in strategic change management, organizational effectiveness, leadership development and talent acquisition.

Learn more at KinsleyGroup.com.

Emily Osbun Bermes

MA, CPCC, President

Solstice Coaching & Consulting

Emily
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Solstice Coaching & Consulting is an industry leader in executive coaching and human capital consulting, with a global team of certified, highly-experienced executive coaches.

Learn more at SolsticeCoach.com.

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Since 2011, Kinsley and Solstice have combined their complementary skill sets to help organizations reach higher levels of performance and achieve extraordinary business results.

Contact

Kinsley
Rick Kinsley
CEO & Managing Partner
KinsleyGroup.com
317 / 759-2005

Solstice
Emily Osbun Bermes
MA, CPCC, President
SolsticeCoach.com
260 / 422-0746

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