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Years Experience

Driving results and 
improving organizations 

With a formal education in business, organizational management, and leader development, Rick possesses the foundation to guide organizations and people within the public safety community through change management and evidence-based leadership development practices.


His ongoing work in policing, academics, technology implementation, and consulting gives him the experience to “put knowledge into action” to improve processes and change behaviors to drive results with focus on:

Leadership & Executive Coaching

Measuring Leadership Program Effectiveness


Coaching Emerging Leaders and Teams

Rick's work helps organizations develop emerging leaders through improved development practices that drive better performance and overall employee well-being


Helping public safety employees do their jobs safer, smarter, and become more resilient


Using a background in public safety, coaching, and business experience  to help develop emerging leaders and support organizations with evidence-based practices


Making Results

Dr. Bistline focuses on the development and coaching of people to help organizations improve practices and measurement of leader development programs.


Customized programs that increase learning and development


Improvements that will show a measurable transformation

Richard Bistline, PhD, organizational law enforcement leadership consultant

What clients are saying

“Rick is an outstanding and respected member of our faculty and criminal justice team. He is consistently present for, responsive for, and supportive of his students. Their learning experience is enriched as a result of his dedication and commitment.” 


Criminal Justice Faculty Team Lead, SNHU

Book your first consultation, free.

If you want to learn more about coaching or how Dr. Bistline can help your organization build a better leader development program sign up for a free 30-minute phone of video consultation.

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