Heart at work

We believe the style of one’s life, character and leadership comes from the attitude of the heart: Heart-styles.

What is Heart at Work?

Common sayings in business are “That person spoke from the heart”, “They put their heart into it” and “Let’s get to the heart of the matter”. Heart is the character of the person. It is the emotional intelligence, self-awareness and insight into one’s behaviour – thus our impact. It is discerning where calm command, grit, courage and resilience are required to be an effective leader, team member and person.

Why Heartstyles?

Some of the biggest challenges organisations are facing today is to gain and retain talent by creating a culture that engages the hearts and minds of leaders, current generations and the frontline staff in the brand and the business.

The heart of Heartstyles is to enhance organisational culture by transforming lives and developing character in all your people – giving every person in the organisation the opportunity to develop their potential from the bottom up and top down, not just leadership.

What if your organisation intentionally inspired the hearts and minds of all your people to unlock their potential, personally and professionally? How would the heart-felt service be received by the customer?

Culture is either effective or ineffective, healthy or unhealthy, engaged or disengaged, or what we term above the line or below the line. Heartstyles measures the level of effective and ineffective culture in your organisation.

What is Heartstyles?

what is heartstyles diagramHeartstyles is the tool and strategy to measure and manage culture to transform people who drive performance.

Heartstyles is a global consulting firm, established in Sydney Australia in 1987, focusing on developing Heart with Smart culture and leadership in organisations. Head office is in London with Preferred Partners and Certified Practitioners across the globe.

The Heartstyles Indicator provides analytical data that measures effective and ineffective culture and the behaviours of the entire organisation.

Visionary, progressive and courageous leaders have partnered with Heartstyles to engage frontline staff with the brand and customer, to enrich their culture and develop the talent who drive performance.

The Heartstyles Indicator culture measurement tool

Hearstyles Indicator

The Heartstyles Indicator is not another personality profile.

The Heartstyles Indicator is a character and culture development tool providing insight into the heart attitudes and thinking that drive behaviour.

It is currently being translated into 25 languages.

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The Heartstyles Story

Our founders

Stephen Klemich, Founder & CEO

Stephen Klemich founder of Heartstyles, is the co-inventor of the Heartstyles Indicator with his wife Mara. For thirty years, Stephen Klemich has been transforming people and culture in organisations by leading the Heart Revolution, a movement that gives new meaning to the term “HR”.

As a consultant, facilitator and presenter Stephen has a proven track record working with senior leadership teams across the globe. His extensive experience in a wide variety of industries has furthered his objectivity and “global perspective”.

He has an unshakeable belief that people are capable of radical transformation and development. Stephen believes the collective impact of effective individuals is the greatest contributor to sustainable organisations that change the world. This rallying cry has resonated with brave, heart-led leaders around the globe, who have embraced Heartstyles as a compass to guide them and their people in creating a meaningful and productive place to work.

As an experienced mountaineer, Stephen incorporated outdoor experiential learning into the leadership and team development programs in the late 80s and is still taking executives into the outdoors for personal and leadership development. “The outdoors is a great teacher of strategy, courage, grit and character” says Stephen.

Dr Mara Klemich, Consulting Psychologist

Mara is a Consulting Psychologist and co-inventor of the Heartstyles Indicator. Mara specialises in helping organisations maximise their overall functioning by building individual, leadership and organisational resilience.

Mara has also spent 20 years as a broad based Leadership and Culture Development Consultant. Her unique clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology experience allows her to offer a broad range of skills to companies, utilising her psychology skills to hone in on the micro issues at the individual and divisional level, and then address the broader strategic issues from an organisational perspective.

Mara has a passion to bring neuroscience knowledge into the areas of leadership and management development, change management, consulting and coaching. Her expertise is at CEO and senior executive level coaching and personal development to effect constructive change at the professional and personal level.

For over 25 years Mara has facilitated thousands of people in leadership and character development programs across the globe and has concluded that “the quality of one’s life, character and leadership comes from the attitude of the heart”. The heart attitude is at the core of the person and our behaviour is a manifestation of that attitude. The good news is that people can have “a change of heart” and achieve sustainable change as a result. We have enough of that, we can change the world.

Academic Research

ubc-logoThe Heartstyles Indicator has been developed and refined over many years with the support of leading social science researchers and statisticians – Professor David Anderson and Dr Namsook Jahng – at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada. The Heartstyles Indicator is a valid, reliable tool that has vast application and can be used with a high degree of confidence that it will measure what it claims to measure. This has been achieved through multiple rounds of Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis and reliability testing. We are consistently analysing data sets and norming. In 2016 we have re-normed the tool based on n=7,000 Self and n=30,000 Others.