Success Is What We Do

Kissinger Group delivers the expertise business leaders need to turn important projects into success stories. Our lean business model draws on an exclusive network of trusted, senior independent consultants to keep overhead low and quality exceptional. So you get precisely targeted, seasoned talent at a fraction of what you pay with the big firms.


Clients love working with our top-tier consultants. Moreover, they appreciate the added value and outsized results they get from our process and approach. Designed to develop a perfect solution for every client situation, Kissinger Group’s Scientific Success Model follows a prescribed system:



the problem we are solving and the specific outcomes that will drive the most value



a custom-fit solution that is practical, realistic and appropriate to budget and time constraints




precisely the right talent based on criteria that extend well beyond technical capability


Our Expertise

Kissinger Group professionals help clients execute key business initiatives with expert performance. Our services focus on the three disciplines most fundamental to successful business projects: Project Management, Process Optimization and Change Management. We overlay these competencies with deep subject matter and functional expertise.

Process Optimization

Looking to boost productivity, focus your resources on high-value activities and save time and money? Optimize your processes. Our consultants are experts in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, but focus on using the methods and tools that are best for your business.


Our business process experts have deep experience in a variety of industries and situations, including:


  • Benchmarking

  • Best Practices

  • Process Analysis

  • Analytics and Decision Support

  • Dashboard Development

  • Performance Management

  • Lean Workshops

  • Kaizen Events

  • Six Sigma Training


Working across your entire organization or within specific areas of need, Kissinger Group can help you solve complex strategic and operational problems, from diagnosis through to implementation.

Program & Project Management

Your projects need energy, structure, leadership and management. Kissinger Group project management consultants bring best practices and experience from a broad array of client engagements. Working across functional areas, we’ve skillfully delivered projects in operations, IT, HR, finance and marketing.


Clients turn to us for a range of project solutions including:


  • Business Case Creation

  • Scoping and Project Charter

  • Governance Design

  • ROI Analysis

  • Resource Planning

  • Project Initiation

  • Budget Management

  • Interface Management

  • Risk Management

  • Executive Dashboards

  • Project Controls

  • Reporting


With a hands-on approach, our consultants will get you to the finish line with grace and skill.

Change Management

Catalysts for change come fast and furiously. Whether you need to adopt new technologies, adapt to changing regulatory requirements, integrate a merger, or launch new products or services, we can help you convert these change events into strategic advantage. Services include:


  • Readiness Assessments

  • Impact Analysis

  • Stakeholder Analysis

  • Current State / Future State Mapping

  • Change Plan Design

  • Communications Development

  • Campaign Creation and Execution

  • Leadership Development

  • Ambassador Programs

  • Capability Building

  • Custom Training

  • Job Alignment

  • Success Metrics

  • Reporting


The result of our work is that the intended change not only takes, but also sticks, so you can realize the full benefit of the transformed organization.





Our Story

In 2003, Sondra Kiss went to work for Marion McGovern, the founder of a large Bay Area firm and a trailblazer in the new area of independent consulting. Sondra was brought in to open the San Diego office, and in 2005, Scott Lininger joined her to help run the rapidly expanding San Diego business. Both Sondra and Scott were intrigued with the business model, but as they worked closely with clients and consultants, they saw an opportunity to revitalize it and take it to the next level.



In 2012, Kissinger Group was born. Our goal was to take the independent consultant business model, refine the approach and add more value to both clients and consultants. First, we defined an industry focus. Then we enhanced the engagement process with our Scientific Success Model. Today, we are an award-winning company, supporting some of the world’s leading organizations with their most important work.  

Contact Us Today

Prospective Clients

Sondra Kiss: 619.356.2113


Prospective Consultants

Scott Lininger: 619.356.2111

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