MARGARET “MAGI” GRAZIANO
Margaret “Magi” Graziano’s groundbreaking work is driven by her power to uncover and catalyze human potential. Pioneering the leading edge of conscious leadership, organizational development, and corporate cultural alignment, Magi has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Influential Women in Business.
As Chief Evangelist at KeenAlignment, a solutions-focused organizational effectiveness consultancy, Magi delivers individualized programs that transform teams and solidify corporate culture operational values. Using a unique combination of experiential coaching, science-backed development tools, and actionable strategies, Magi and KeenAlignment empower business leaders to reshape their company’s culture—sparking increased employee performance by up to 35% and revenue growth of up to 200%.
Known for her courageous authenticity and massively impactful coaching style, Magi brings 20 years of experience to empowerment, collaboration, and alignment, with an unwavering focus on helping companies raise both their employee morale and their bottom line. A single mom and award-winning keynote speaker who started her career with a high school education, Magi is grounded in what it truly means to realize and elevate potential.
- 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley—Silicon Valley Business Journal
- Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America—Inc. 5000
- Best Third-Party Channel Partner/Customer Training Program—LEAD (HR.com)
- Women Run Workplace of the Year and Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Services)—The Stevie® Awards
- Chicago Woman Business Owner of the Year—National Association of Women Business Owners
- Influential Woman in Business—The DuPage Business Ledger
- Organizational Culture Inventory® and Organizational Effectiveness Inventory® – Human Synergistics
- Certified Co-Active Coach – ICF
- Product Owner – Agile Learning Labs
- Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst – Target Training International
- Organizational Development – DePaul University
- Certified Employee Retention Specialist – National Association of Personnel Services
- Psychometric and Behavioral Assessment
- International Coaching Federation
M.Ed., SPHR, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP, Strategic & Executive HR Advisor
JD Sanders has over 25 years of experience with extensive expertise in strategic management, OD, conflict management, harassment prevention, performance management, workforce planning and integration both in large and small high-tech, manufacturing, distribution, professional services and B2B companies. JD has worked extensively (over 12 years of experiences) with various Unions (policy/contract development, negotiations, grievances, day-to-day management, understanding labor law, working with the NLRB, etc.).
He has experience with schools/education institutions at all levels, private and public sector entities and is a qualified Federal, California State and local contractor. He has over 15 years’ experience training in diversity & inclusion and harassment prevention. He is known for the successful ability to align human resources with organization business objectives and leadership development. He has over 10 years of experience auditing and improving HR departments.
He was recognized with the 2015 NCHRA Distinguished Service Award, and the 2010 NCHRA Leadership Award. He has extensive experience with startups, creating organizational infrastructure and developing HR departments from scratch. He has mentored and coached numerous executives, managers, and HR Professionals. He focuses on helping individuals and organizations grow.
JD has facilitated organizations through the strategic planning process and developed/implemented complete compensation and benefits systems. He is a poised presenter, instructor and facilitator, able to bring together diverse working groups and project teams – fostering a genuine sense of motivation.
SPHR, SHRM-SCP, EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT, INCLUSION & DIVERSITY
Bernadette has extensive experience across the non-profit sector, working with organizations in the areas of health, education, arts, small business development and public works. She works directly with non-profit, philanthropic and for-profit organizations to provide interim HR leadership, day-to-day consulting and support.
Through her 20 plus years of human resource leadership experience, Bernadette supports her client’s vision with “Culture Focused” HR strategies on diversity and inclusion, board-staff relations, crisis management, workplace mediation and conflict resolution, executive coaching, and performance management.
A respected and engaging trainer, Bernadette has developed, and facilitated workshops and seminars on California mandated anti-bullying and sexual harassment training, communication, effective supervision and employee engagement.
Mike Shereck, PCC, Coach, Leader, Barrier Breaker
Mike Shereck is a thought leader and a coach that uses his insight, skills, experience, training, and ability to listen and understand to create sustainable change in today’s dynamic workplace environments.
Mike brings a unique background. With his vast experience and understanding from working in both manufacturing (metalworking, automotive, and machining processes) and construction (green construction, excavation, concrete, and paving), he has a thorough understanding of the processes and constraints that allow for success and also understands the limiting nature of the cultures that have developed throughout the years.
Mike has the unique ability to bring and implement 21st Century Leadership ideas and practices to these environments that allow for both the organization and the work to thrive and create both organizational and personal breakthroughs in performance. He does so in a way, that has everyone he works with have the experience of being listened to and understood, and also challenged and held to produce. Respect, humor, kindness, and authenticity, are characteristics often associated in describing Mike.
Experience and Credentials
- PPC from the International Coach Federation
- ACCC Accomplishment Coaching
- TEDx Talk
- Vistage Chair
- Landmark Education Seminar Leader and Introduction Leader Program Head Coach
- Member of the Deming Users Group
- Graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology
- Manufacturing Technology Certificate – IIT
- Kennametal Metalworking University
- Member of USGBC
- Mentor Coach and Trainer for Accomplishment Coaching
- Avid Harley Rider
MACP, Professional Leadership Coach, ELI-MP
Christine is a professional leadership coach with over 20 years in operations management including founding and managing a green industry service, administration in a healthcare and academic setting, and management of an independent food retailer. Her on-the-job people and business management training started with front-line positions and is supplemented with training in psychology and leadership coaching. Christine’s service-centric leadership style recognizes both the individual and the organization and seeks to build an alliance that facilitates meaningful shifts in perspective, participation and profits. Her focus is emotional intelligence, communication and relational development.
Leadership Performance & Stratify HR Coach, Psychometric Assessment Facilitator
Lauren Monack has been partnering with KeenAlignment for over 8 years — first as a client and now as part of the Keen Team, teaching others the “Keen Way”. She brings her many years of Human Resources, management, leadership and administrative experience with her as she helps solo and small Human Resources practitioners develop and grow their departments and their careers. With her practical, down-to-earth style she shares her first-hand experience on transforming a siloed department of one into a strategic and valued partner with her company’s leadership.
Before joining KeenAlignment as a strategic HR consultant, Lauren worked for over 20 years as a Human Resources Manager and Chief of Administrative Operations in the public sector. After a career scaling, systematizing and stratifying HR departments and developing HR generalists, Lauren now advises, teaches and coaches them on how to shift their departments and themselves to move from survival to excellence.
Lauren enjoys camping, hiking, reading good books and painting.
DR. MICHAEL SOON LEE
Executive, Leadership & Performance Coach
Dr. Michael Soon Lee has spoken and consulted about leadership and culture over 1,000 times around the world to companies like Coca-Cola, General Motors and Chevron. He is the author of nine books about culture including, “Men in the Minefield of Sexual Harassment”, which is the first book to help men survive in the workplace in the new era of #MeToo, “Cross-Cultural Selling for Dummies”, “Black Belt Negotiating” and is a contributing author to many others. He works with organizations who are experiencing cross-cultural challenges or seeking to take advantage of multicultural opportunities.
As an adjunct consultant for KeenAlignment, he specializes helping organizations to overcome cross-cultural communications difficulties in the workplace, build multicultural teams and sell to customers of all cultures. He helps companies to realize the promise of diversity that eludes so many organizations that includes increased productivity and profitability. He also helps foreign companies doing business in the United States to understand the intricacies and subtleties of the American culture.
Mr. Lee has doctorate and masters degrees in Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He was also Dean of the School of Management at John F. Kennedy University and has taught communications for many colleges and universities for over 25 years.
ULISES RAÚL MARTÍNEZ RAMÍREZ
Bilingual Spanish Team Building & Leadership Training Facilitation
As Keen’s Multilingual Integration Specialist, Ulises is highly committed to the well-being of the people and organizations around him. He firmly believes that every person is born with the capacity to transform the world with their everyday actions and thoughts. “By being conscious how our own choices can affect our life, we can start generating positive changes that will impact ourselves and the people around us.” His areas of expertise include mental health, interpretation, translation, interpersonal skills and facilitation.
Bilingual Spanish Team Building & Leadership Training Facilitation
As a Family Wellness Center Child and Family Therapist, Christian conducts individual and family therapy sessions to families with Medi-Cal insurance. Christian develops specific treatment plans to meet client and family’s needs. Through a variety of therapeutic interventions and modalities, Christian is able to help families with depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, etc. Christian’s areas of expertise include working with adolescents and families.
Bilingual Spanish Team Building & Leadership Training Facilitation
As Keen’s Multilingual Integration Specialist, Delia is a skilled and reliable Language Service Provider with expertise in the translation of written documents from a source language to a target language. A polished, articulate, and detail-oriented professional who is a native Spanish speaker living abroad for the last 20 years, making her fully aware of current multicultural and diversity issues. Recognized for her ability to carry out and take full-charge of translation and interpretation projects with accuracy, quality, and timeliness.
Andreas has over 20 years of experience working in executive leadership roles in Fortune 500 and privately-owned businesses.
As a co-owner and COO, he has helped companies scale their operations to support double digit growth rates, and built high-performing leadership teams by creating clarity and alignment on direction, creating a safe environment that enables high trust, open communication and that fosters innovation.
Andreas was introduced to the Entrepreneurial Operating System® through his membership in Vistage and began using EOS® in his companies. He has first-hand experience of the benefits of running a business with EOS® and the challenges of running one without it.
Joe Siecinski, founder of ActionCOACH of Santa Clara, is a Certified Business Coach, Certified Executive Coach, Best Selling Author, Speaker and NLP Practitioner. His book Brainshare (http://a.co/6syZ0CF) has changed the mindsets of numerous business owners. Joe sees abundance everywhere, comes from a place of generosity of spirit and channels that energy helping businesses to thrive.
Communication & Collaboration Expert
While his career appears anything but linnear — ranging from outdoor leadership to corporate contributor to theatre director and founder to teacher of theater and business communication — one thread ties everything together. For over 20 years, Aaron has been striving to help people find their own intrinsic motivation, their capacity to collaborate, and the fulfillment that comes from harnessing the creative impulse in us all to serve others. He supports business leaders to build structures, habits, and mindsets that support an enduring collaboration culture.
STEPHANIE MARBERRY PHD
Adjunct Industrial Organizational Psychology Consultant Mentor & Coach
Stephanie Marberry is a PhD in Industrial Organizational and Social Psychology. She partners with leaders to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the workforce through the assessment of internal processes. Some of her specialty areas include organizational development, selection, talent / performance management, HR technology, talent analytics, leadership development and coaching.
LOREN “RED” WERNER
Experiential Peak Performance Trainer
Red provides team building and leadership development programs for groups looking to increase their ability to work together in a positive and effective manner through various initiatives, low ropes courses, and High Ropes/Challenge Courses. Through this series of activities, groups are challenged to accomplish tasks through creative problem-solving, trust building, effective communication and most importantly, teamwork.
Each activity is processed, debriefed and transferred back to a practical application. Focusing on “What To Add To What You Are Already Doing Well,” the group is challenged to look at “What Works” “What Doesn’t” and “What’s Next.” Experientially based programs are profound; the principles are not taught, the discovery is experienced creating lasting results.
As Keen’s Production Manager, Terrell partners with our course leaders and is accountable for the overall delivery of offsite and strategic retreats. She is experienced in generating training environments that create an extraordinary customer experience.
A graduate of Maryville College with a Bachelor degree in Art, Caroline is one of KeenAlignment’s event production professionals assisting with customer training programs. Caroline has several years of guest services and event coordination experience, and prides herself on providing exemplary customer service. Her passion for delivering extraordinary events for attendees and meticulous attention to detail, makes her an essential member of KeenAlignment’s administrative and operations team.
Cultural Alignment Facilitator & Coach
In Susan’s work in various industries, including non-profit and for-profit, she’s led and lived many areas of organizational development. As an executive, product manager, outside salesperson, trainer, facilitator, and consultant, she’s honed skills to serve both external and internal clients. From the basics of sales and presentation skills training to the intricacies of change management preparation and training, to leadership development and values assessment, Susan delivers crucial, actionable knowledge with interactive give-and-take that enables team members and leadership “live lab” learning that they can put into practice on the job. Embracing and mastering the “Keen Way” and programs, Susan’s empathy and insight enable her to connect with clients wherever they are, in ways guaranteed to move the needle.
Susan counts as proudest moments the times she engineered experiences that created new beginnings for departments that were in conflict: in client services and sales, as a product manager, and among multiple stakeholders in a developing healthcare organization.
In healthcare, medical publishing, manufacturing, and even local “mom and pop” operations, Susan brings a curiosity about the culture and values of an organization that is contagious. Her certification as a Barrett Values Cultural Transformation consultant adds substance to skill, both of which she employs to assist clients in excavating and developing the best in their culture so they can: retain and attract talent, prepare to surf the coming waves of change, and help leaders link values to behavior. Susan’s mission statement is that she wants to help organizations create authentic workplaces where team members want to be and are allowed to bloom, and where all communities benefit.
Susan has a M.Div. from Duke University and is a Barrett Values Certified Cultural Transformation Consultant.