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.
SR. HR CONSULTANT
Diana has extensive experience across the Healthcare and Manufacturing industries. Through her 15 plus years of human resource experience, Diana collaborates with leaders and organizations who want to create an environment where communication is fostered, employees are engaged and goals are met. She prides herself in providing leaders practical and high-impact tools that can be applied immediately and obtain measurable results. Her perspectives on leadership development and training are evidenced-based and real world; which is why she has combined her experience as a Human Resource Executive with other world-recognized Leadership Philosophy Organizations such as the John Maxwell Team and True Colors International.
Diana supports organizations with HR strategies on Employee and Labor Relations, Executive Coaching, Emerging Leader Programs, and Performance Management. A certified and trusted trainer, Diana has developed and facilitated private and public workshops and seminars on Leadership Communication, Effective Employee Engagement Tactics, CA compliance, Wage and Hour best practices and more.Languages
Certified John Maxwell Coach, Trainer and Speaker
Certified True Colors Trainer and Facilitator
DDI Behavioral Based Interviewing Trainer
American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
Healthcare Human Resources Management Association of California (HHRMAC)
Advanced Areas of Expertise Include:
Labor and Employee Relations
Organizational Human Resources Leadership
CA Workers Compensation, Risk Management and Mitigation
HR Chapter - Joint Commission Regulatory Compliance
Human Resources Strategy & Execution
Talent Acquisition & Retention
Compensation Practices and Wage Scales
Strategic Business Partnerships
CA Leave of Absence & Benefits Administration
SR. ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS CONSULTANT
Lisa is an experienced manufacturing leader who has managed Production Operations, Continuous Improvement, Quality and Sales. She is experienced in a variety of industrial environments including pharmaceutical packaging and fulfilment, food production, iron foundry, machining, and assembly, as well as serving other sectors as an independent consultant. Through these experiences, she is acutely aware that organizations will thrive or fail because of leadership and culture regardless of technical skills and robust processes.
Lisa led the continuous improvement initiatives in each organization she served. By its very nature, continuous improvement equates to continuous change. The intensity of change quickly exposes cultural weaknesses and leadership. Change requires vision, adaptability, resilience, and communication. The ability to successfully improve and create operational capacity is contingent upon how well teams can collaborate, experiment, adapt and embrace diversity. Lisa focuses on developing leadership skills within the frontline supervisor roles that lead the largest population of the workforce.
They are charged with achieving results through people, yet are often unprepared to convey the company vision, effectively manage people and develop the capabilities of the team. Strengthening the supervisor's connection with the company vision, goals, and strategy is key to creating aligned patterns of thinking and acting throughout the workforce to achieve results.
KeenAlignment works across the spectrum of the organization to regain focus, alignment, and leadership capacity. From the CEO to the frontline workforce, we holistically strengthen individual and organizational talent. Lisa has a passion to support each manufacturing company to become an “Employer of Choice”: to attract and retain top talent and overcome today’s workforce challenges. She regularly presents manufacturing careers to our emerging workforce, educators, families, and community partners. By working together with KeenAlignment, she is fulfilling her vision of making sure everyone can say “today was a good day at work” and promoting a positive view of the rewarding and satisfying careers found within manufacturing.
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.
VP, Strategic HR Insourcing
The reason Julianne is a “Rock Star” Success story in the field of Talent Acquisition is because she has a keen sense of attention to details, with an eye for identifying, engaging and attracting top-level talent that matches the vision and road map for her customers’ recruiting teams.
Julianne has earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University, Northridge while working full-time and raising her two sons, Justin and Ryan.
For over 10 years, Julianne has successfully placed “Forbes 1000” Wealth Management Financial professionals at Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Securities, Raymond James and many other national brands.
For the past 8 years, Julianne has grown by recruiting professionals in Accounting, Finance, Operations & IT for additional sectors such as: Manufacturing, Real Estate & Construction, Technology, Fintech & Professional Service Firms.
When Julianne is not working diligently for her customers, she enjoys hiking, riding horses, going to museums, and concerts, and spending time with her family and friends at her home in Agoura Hills, CA.
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.
Multiculture, Diversity, Inclusion, Sexual Harassment
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.
Ombudsperson, Mediator, Conflict Coach
Yvette Durazo is the Ombudsperson for customers of KeenAlignment. She brings a wealth of knowledge and professional experience from mediating conflicts ranging from workplace, bullying prevention, settlement negotiations, community, nonprofits, government and business disputes. As a mediator, facilitator, conflict resolution trainer and conflict coach, she assists organizations in engaging in strategies to promote positive workplace culture. She is passionate to help professionals and large groups to engage in constructive problem-solving toward instilling respect, civility, and justice in communities, organizations and professional relationships. Human conflict is one of the most important energy organizations must learn to work with and harness to overcome any derailing of employees’ performance and engagement.
Yvette holds a PCC coaching credential from the International Coach Federation, a Master Degree in Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Peacebuilding from California State University Dominguez Hills and an undergraduate degree in International Business with an emphasis in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University. She is a certified as a mediator, restorative justice facilitator, and non-violence communication expert. She is a former Core Adjunct Professor at National University where she taught courses in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Communication for over six years. In 2011, she founded Unitive Consulting, a strategic conflict management and mediation firm in San Diego, CA. She is the former ADR Program Administrator for the Superior Court of California, Alameda County. She is actively involved in various organizations in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Yvette is fully bilingual in Spanish and has expertise with cultural diversity and inclusion.
Executive, Leadership & Performance Coach
In 1993, Thanh was introduced to an intensive life, leadership, and coaching training and development program that deeply and profoundly transformed his life. He became a leader, mentor, coach, and participant in this leadership program and other similar programs. These programs enabled Thanh to make great strides in his personal & family life and professional career. Through these experiences and accomplishments, Thanh’s passion for coaching was ignited and burns brightly. He makes a difference in the transformation of the people’s lives he interacts with and coaches, and he is continuously and actively engaged in the transformation of his own life. Thanh has been involved with coaching and mentoring in a professional and personal capacity for more than twenty years.
Thanh has a wealth of knowledge in the IT and Software Development industry. He started as a systems engineer/software developer and worked his way up to head of product development for a CRM suite of products with one of the world’s largest business software companies. During his 18 years in the Software Development and IT industry, Thanh worked on almost all aspects of the business. His experience includes scoping and requirements gathering, coding, full project management, consulting, training, implementation, managing resources internationally, sales support, product management, and fully running departments with P&L responsibilities.
Thanh has been involved with martial arts from childhood. He loves the physical training, hard work, and discipline of the martial arts. Several years ago, he joined an Aikido dojo and delved head first into it, achieving his black belt in 2015. He currently holds a rank of second degree black belt. Aikido is a physical expression of the transformative work he has been deeply involved with over the last two decades. He is passionate about sharing this with others!
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.
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.
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.