Introducing The Heartstyles Book

A lifetime in the making, just a few months away

Above the Line arrives on 7th January 2020

What's it all about?

When our actions embody our deepest values, they push us towards our highest goals. That's a simple, beautiful truth. But there's another truth to go with it: our behaviours are driven by a lot more than just our values...

Above the Line untangles this web of unseen forces and plots a path anyone can use to become their best self.

What will I learn?

The book is designed to help you understand your own behaviours and provide practical advice on how shift them. It explains:

  • How our behavioural templates develop
  • Why our coping mechanisms hold us back
  • How to recognise situations that push us toward ineffective behaviours
  • The way our behaviours are linked and the impact they have
  • How to choose effective behaviours - even in the face of stress

For years, Heartstyles has been helping businesses and their people to grow. Now, for the first time, the tool that guides these journeys will be available to the public. Each copy of the book comes with a code you can use to access the Heartstyles Indicator.

What will change?

The process outlined in the book isn't about changing your personality - it's about building character. In other words, being more authentic, more often. Our data shows that people who act out of humility and love feel:

  • More effective, both at work and at home
  • Healthier, happier and less stressed
  • Better about their relationships

About the authors

Heartstyles co-founders Stephen and Mara Klemich are a husband and wife duo who've dedicated their professional lives to understanding how we can harness our minds to tap into the best of our hearts.

The Heartstyles Indicator, the tool they created to measure effective thinking and behaviours, has helped individuals, teams and organisations all over the world to unlock their potential. Now, their book is doing the same.

Stephen Klemich

Stephen Klemich

Stephen's work is based on a profound conviction that everybody is capable of transformation - and, though none of us are immune to fear or pride, we all carry gold in our hearts.

Outside of Heartstyles, Stephen has enjoyed a successful career in consultancy. When he's not delving into the depths of the human heart, he's scaling mountainsides.

Mara Klemich

Mara Klemich

As well as being Heartstyles co-founder, Mara is also a consulting psychologist. She uses her grounding in neuroscience to inform her work as a facilitator. In the process she's helped thousands of people gain a deeper understanding of their behaviours and better their lives.

With Above The Line, she's relishing the opportunity to take the painstakingly-developed Heartstyles methodology to an even wider audience.

Themes explored

What does it mean to be 'above the line'?

At Heartstyles, we spend a lot of time thinking about 'the line'. Our founders, Stephen and Mara Klemich, have dedicated their careers to helping others get above it. But what exactly is this line? And what does it mean to be above it?


Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

What do we mean by 'character development'?

If you spend any time dealing with Heartstyles (and we hope you will) you'll notice we're quick to remind people that we're not here to profile personalities. Instead, our mission is to develop character.


Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer