Meet Our Team
Founder & CEO
Magi’s dynamic personality and programs offer groundbreaking ways for companies to maximize organizational performance, increase employee engagement, and develop high-performing teams who consistently break records and positively influence the customer experience. She is the Chief Evangelist for KeenAlignment, an organizational effectiveness consultancy firm and Inc. 5000 award recipient, being recognized as one of the fastest- growing private companies in America.
Magi began her career as a single mother with a High School education, earning 100% straight commission as a recruiter. In over the last decade, she has built a workflow software for Conscious Hiring®, created one of the fastest-growing consulting companies in the US, and has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Influential Women in Business.
Magi is a leading corporate culture strategist, keynote speaker, and author of The Wealth of Talent with over 20 years of real-world, hands-on experience enabling Business and Strategic HR leaders to shape constructive corporate cultures that achieve, elevate the agility of their workforce and create Best Places to Work. Join her at an upcoming highly-interactive talk, and find out why KeenAlignment’s customers experience, on average, a reduced operating expense of 8%, improved net profit of 5.6% and increased revenues by as much as 200%.
- Chicago Woman Business Owner of the Year—National Association of Women Business Owners
- Influential Woman in Business—The DuPage Business Ledger
- Women Run Workplace of the Year and Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Services)—The Stevie® Awards
- Certified Professional Co-Active Coach—CTI
- Certification in Organizational Development—DePaul University
- Business Administration—University of Illinois
- Landmark Education Seminar Leader
- Certified Professional Behavior Analyst—TTI
- Global Trainer for the National Certification in Retention
- Emotional Intelligence Program Coach—Choice Center
- Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching
- Organizational Transformation—Center for Human Systems
- National Association of Personnel Services Certified in Employee Retention
- Approved Provider—HRCI
- International Coaching Federation
- Association for Talent Development
- Conscious Capitalism
- National Speakers Association
- Women Speakers Association
VP of Growth
Tim is a Servant Leader with 25 years’ experience in Software, People and Growth Strategy.
He is known for building trust and an international team of 500 to coach a unique employee motivation concept based on the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages. During his time with Gary Chapman and team, Tim had the honor of helping hundreds of companies, universities, non-profit organizations and government agencies create best places to work and retain existing talent.
As the Chief of Growth for KeenAlignment, Tim elevates strategy and builds a Family of Leaders that work together in creating a strong culture that drives employee engagement and purpose-driven companies.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Executive Human Resources & Safety Consultant
Strategic HR Evangelist & Coach
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.
Stephanie Marberry PhD
Adjunct Industrial Organizational Psychology Consultant Mentor & Coach
Catherine T. Kwantes PhD.
Adjunct Industrial Organizational Psychology Advisor
Catherine Kwantes holds a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology and is a full professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is an expert in Organizational Culture assessments and recommendations, Leadership Analysis and Coaching, as well as Benchmarking with specific expertise in developing inclusive organizational cultures and addressing the opportunities and challenges of diversity in the workplace. Her dedication to client relationships and her extensive background is an asset to the clients she works with. She has lived and worked in four countries – Canada, India, Japan, and the USA. Drawing on both lived experiences, consulting, and research, she brings a deep understanding of how social culture can impact employee attitudes and behaviors.
She has worked with organizations undergoing mergers and acquisitions across national divides to assist navigating the effects of social culture on that process, and has consulted with organizations for developing strong working relationships and effective organizational cultures in multicultural workplaces.
Dr. Kwantes is one of the founders of the Trustworthiness Research Alliance (TRA) as well as the Director of the Centre for Culture and Organizational Research (CCOR) at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Michael Soon Lee
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.
Loren "Red" Werner
Corporate Team Building & Leadership Development
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.
Ulises Raúl Martínez Ramírez
Multilingual Integration Specialist
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.
Multilingual Integration Specialist
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.
Multilingual Integration Specialist
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.
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.
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor degree in Music Business and Management and Performance, Tai is one of KeenAlignment’s leading professionals assisting businesses to develop to their full potential. Tai has worked for S&P 500 Companies like Robert Half International and received a valued education from the Harvard School of Business in their collaboration with the Berklee College of Music Business Department. Tai brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge from working with some of the country’s top independent record labels and music companies helping them to implement managerial techniques of operations to increase business productivity and profit. Tai’s love for people and her enthusiastic spirit for the work she does, makes her a key component for KeenAlignment’s administrative and operations team.