Coaches & Trainers

Margarete "Magi" Graziano

CEO & Founder

The heart and soul (as well as founder and CEO) of KeenAlignment, Margaret “Magi” Graziano lives and breathes culture. With a contagious energy and undeniable candor, Magi has helped hundreds of companies transform their cultures and drive results.

 

Magi’s groundbreaking work is driven by her passion to uncover and catalyze human potential. Pioneering the leading edge of conscious leadership, organizational development and corporate cultural alignment, she was named one of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Influential Women in Business. KeenAlignment was named to the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. 

Leveraging more than 20 years’ experience, Magi delivers customized leadership programs to transform teams and improve corporate culture. Using a unique combination of experiential coaching, evidence-based leadership tools, and actionable strategies, Magi and KeenAlignment empower business leaders to reshape company culture, increase employee performance and grow revenue.

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Coach

Greg Herrera is currently an executive coach for more than a dozen C-level clients in Silicon Valley, including 10 CEOs. Previously, Greg led a business analytics software and consulting company. He started the company from scratch and in 19 years grew it into a nationwide business with 65 employees and $13M annual revenue. Greg also founded and led a SaaS company that provides marketing analytics and margin optimization software for casinos.

 

Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Greg was vice president of sales for an e-business solutions provider where in three years his team grew revenues from $5M to $80M and an equity valuation of $220M. He started his career in technical roles at Accenture and sales roles at Oracle.
 

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Leadership Coach

Dr. Mike Pelfini is an accomplished Leadership Coach with a passion for creating transformative learning communities with and for C-level executives and business owners of small and mid-sized companies.

As a CEO within the Easter Seals network and Inspire USA Foundation, Mike built executive teams of passionate, entrepreneurial experts, resulting in expansion of key services; improved financial systems; and engaged employees and boards. He’s led the development of local and regional strategic plans and planning systems resulting in increased revenues and profitability.

Today, Mike guides executives in 1:1 or peer group coaching sessions to identify where they want to be and uncovering the barriers to achieving their goals.

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Leadership, Operations Management

As an experienced and highly successful sales and operations manager for iconic companies including Disney Stores, Williams-Sonoma, and David's Bridal, Darlene brings 25-plus years of experience to the KeenAlignment team. She’s passionate about creating innovative workplaces, inspired leaders, and engaged employees everywhere she goes.

 

Throughout her career, she has demonstrated extraordinary team-building skills and the ability to coach leaders to grow their effectiveness through courageous conversations that build trust.

 

Darlene received her professional coaching certification through CTI, Coaches Training Institute, over a decade ago and continues to educate herself in service of her team and clients. Darlene hired a coach during an extremely challenging work situation, which saved her life and was the catalyst for her work today –energizing high potential and high-performing leaders in business and leadership. She assists executives and leaders in family-owned and corporate companies to up-level their skills to meet the ever-changing demands. 

 

In her leadership and sales management role for KeenAlignment, Darlene brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to every situation.  

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Women's Leadership Coach, DE&I

Kisha Wynter is a leadership development consultant and DE&I strategist with more than 20 years of corporate experience working with organizations such as GE, Baker Hughes, Twilio and Concordia College. She has worked with executives and teams in more than 50 countries globally to create inclusive cultures and effective leaders so that their best talent thrives.

 

She helps companies leverage diversity as a competitive advantage driven by personal and team transformation resulting in market-place impact and bottom line results.
 

She helps corporations create cultures where their female talent will succeed and eliminate practices that undermine their goal of getting more women to the C-Suite.

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Leadership Coach

Lauren Monack has been partnering with KeenAlignment for more than eight years — first as a client and now as part of the KeenAlignment 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 HR practitioners develop and grow their departments and their careers. With a practical, down-to-earth style, she shares her first-hand experience in 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 more than 20 years as an HR leader in the public sector. After a career of 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.

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EOS Implementer, Kolbe Consultant, Velvet Glove Accountability

Jackie Kibler grew up in an entrepreneurial family with her father in the music and entertainment business. Her father had a passion for music and like many entrepreneurs, wasn’t able to create a solid business infrastructure to grow the business. At a very early age, Jackie realized her passion was to help business owners get more from their businesses.
 

After college, Jackie worked for larger companies like Dun and Bradstreet, Wells Fargo, and Corporate Executive Board to learn best practices. She progressed through the leadership ranks and over the next 25 years, quickly became known as the “go-to person” for underperforming offices, regions, or companies using a strategic mix of goal setting, process development and personal accountability.
 

At Vistage, Jackie partnered with more than 100 entrepreneurial CEOs to help them improve their businesses. Within 12 months, her region improved in rankings from #10 to #2 nationally. It was there that she learned about EOS. It was everything she had done, in a proven process that was being used globally with entrepreneurs in all types of businesses. She considers her clients partners – working with them to achieve their next level of success.
 

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EOS Implementer

Andreas has more than 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 operations to support double digit growth rates and has built high-performing leadership teams by creating clarity and alignment on direction, building a safe environment that enables high trust, and opening communication to foster innovation.

Andreas was introduced to EOS through his membership in Vistage and began using the system in his companies.

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Collaboration & Innovation Trainer/Coach

While Aaron Schmookler’s career appears anything but linear — 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 more than 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.

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Experiential Coach

Red Werner provides team building and leadership development programs for groups seeking 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.

After each event, Red leads a session where the 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.

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Bilingual Spanish Facilitator

As KeenAlignment’s Multilingual Integration Specialist, Ulises Raul Martinez Ramirez 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,” he says.

 

His areas of expertise include mental health, interpretation, translation, interpersonal skills and facilitation.

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Adjunct Consultant Mentor & Coach

A respected coach and expert in organizational dynamics, Stephanie Marberry has a doctorate in industrial organizational and social psychology. She partners with leaders to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the workforce through the assessment of internal processes.

 

Areas of specialty include organizational development, selection, talent/performance management, HR technology, talent analytics, leadership development and coaching.

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