Our Ongoing Promise to You

Ethically Grounded

It has always been important to us to be truthful, honest, and responsible in all areas of life, in our professional work and in our personal lives, in the people we are, who we hire, and who we choose to work alongside. This will always be our anchor.

Data Driven

We aim to harness the power of data in all we do, and in the future use data and evidence more fully to inform our work.

Adaptive

We commit to continuous learning and improvement and building this into our work.

Making A Difference

At the end of the day, this is what keeps us going and why we exist. Without this, there would be no Berlineaton.

25 Years of Methodologies, Tools and Tips for You to Download.

Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational Effectiveness Model

Our first tool is our seminal model of Organizational Effectiveness which started everything off, 25 years ago.  It provides a lens to see what creates organizational effectiveness and based on this, what interventions could be used to improve.

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People Development

Executive Coaching Approach

Our second tool is from our People Development Service Area. Here you’ll find out about our approach to Executive Coaching, our six steps of a coaching engagement and tips to get the most out of it!

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People Development

GROW Model

This is a tool we use with our Executive Coaching clients. We’ve included 25 questions you can use to get the most out of it!

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Continuous Improvement

The Power of Team Process Mapping

Our process mapping tool has been a staple in our set of tools. It has helped many of our clients come together in a fun, engaging, and objective forum to discuss process improvements, by looking at current processes, identifying areas of opportunity for improvement, and then redesigning the processes for implementation.

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Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement Methodology and Toolkit 

Our Continuous Improvement Methodology has been in place for over 20 years, and we have developed many tools and templates to assist us with clients. While an entire process is more than 6 tools, we wanted to share with you some of the templates we use and invite you to try them out.

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Strategy Development & Execution

SWOT Analysis 

At Berlineaton, we pair the analytical strength of a SWOT Analysis with an authentic opportunity to engage stakeholders and constituents to create collaborative SWOT Consultation Sessions. Alongside this framework, we’ve included questions you can use to facilitate your own SWOT Consultation Sessions.

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Strategy Development & Execution

Problem Solving Model

At Berlineaton, we adapted George Polyas’s 4-step model (c. 1945) into a more robust 7-step model, modernizing it for today’s workplace and challenges. It has helped us, and our clients solve problems, large and small and is adaptable for both. Alongside this model, we’ve included explanations about what to do at each step, and key questions that will help you use this model..

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People Development

William Bridges’ Transition Model

At Berlineaton, we use Bridges’ model as a foundation to guide leaders on how to best manage change. It has helped us coach leaders on how to recognize the human side of change and integrate people-focused strategies into change management plans.

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People Development

Communicating During Times of Change

When communicating change, we recommend leaders build the case for change, set the conditions required to make the transformation successful, and develop a communication plan that recognizes each person’s perception of what the change means them to them. At Berlineaton, we use a change communication matrix to help construct messaging that will address all audiences’ perceptions of the change that is happening.

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People Development

Tuckman’s Model: The 5 Stages of Team Development

Tuckman’s Model is a key tool in helping teams become high performing. We came across this model in the early days of Berlineaton, and it has guided our work for over two decades. Whether teams know it or not, they are moving through various phases. Sadly, some teams never get beyond “Storming”, and for those who have experienced this, they are very challenging situations. On the other hand, those teams that experience “Performing” have indelible memories about how great it was and seek to replicate this in their future teams.

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Thank you to all our clients for these 25 years, some of which are noted:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Berlineaton staff are proud members of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.  In 2021, Shelly Berlin & Richard Eaton were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for their contribution to the profession.

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    Head of School in Victoria,

    British Columbia

  • I have engaged Berlineaton over the years to support a few different initiatives. I have found they bring very strong skills and tools in the areas of strategic planning, change management, facilitation, problem solving, project management, engagement management and team building.

    Associate Deputy Minister,

    BC Government

  • Your efforts in guiding the robust planning process that has resulted in UCC’s Strategic Directions were quite simply extraordinary; your partnership was integral to any success achieved. Thank you. I hope you are as proud of the final product as we are.

    Sam McKinney, Head of School,

    Upper Canada College

  • Overall, I would highly recommend Berlineaton for anyone seeking superior results in the field of facilitated, team-based process improvement that blend a focus on more task focused business results with the team, and overall people, engagement required to promote higher levels of ownership and execution success.

    Executive Director,

    BC Government

  • Berlineaton helped me work through staffing changes and a significant workload immediately following the COVID-19 outbreak. Our coaching sessions were very much appreciated, and I was able to re-focus on the strategic goals of our organization, while still leading my team and day-to-day operations. Being able to improve my leadership competencies and navigate the last few months was invaluable to say the least.

    Executive Director,

    Not-for-Profit Organization in British Columbia

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