Meet Our Team
Founder & CEO
Magi Graziano, CEO of KeenAlignment, is a leading talent management expert, keynote speaker, and author of The Wealth of Talent with over 20 years of real-world, hands-on experience in hiring strategy and talent development.
A pioneer in her field, she has developed a talent strategy system that gives business leaders the actionable steps they need to align their corporate strategy with their people strategy and thereby maximize employee effectiveness and engagement and develop high-performing teams who consistently elevate the customer experience.
A Certified Co-Active Executive Coach, Certified Employee Retention Specialist and Trainer, and an Organizational Development and Talent Architect, Magi has been a guest speaker at conferences and seminars where she’s captivated audiences with her presentations on Conscious Hiring, Leadership Effectiveness, and Workforce Optimization.
- 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
MACP, Professional 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 Human Resources & Safety Consultant
Stephanie Marberry PhD
Adjunct Consultant Mentor & Coach
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.
An ICF accredited coach with training in emotional and conversational intelligence. Mike provides leadership coaching for managers and supervisors. He has an extensive background in new business development, manufacturing, infrastructure and construction.
Catherine T. Kwantes PhD.
Adjunct Industrial Organizational Psychology Advisor
She is an expert in Organizational Culture assessments and recommendations, Leadership Analysis and Coaching, as well as Benchmarking. Her dedication to client relationships and her extensive background is an asset to the clients she works with.
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.
With more than ten years of experience in professional marketing, Neon contributes her expertise to employment branding, content creation and strategy to clients. She is the consistent “voice” of the organization, maintaining branding and media standards to reach target audiences for outward facing messaging. Neon is an expert in digital marketing, PR and community relations.
Promoter of Integrating People, Strategy & Culture
Dee Baldus has over 25 years of experience in sales in a variety of industries such as enterprise security, call centers, data management and more. She has worked with start-ups to large enterprises. She loves the challenge of meeting new people and is passionate about helping them grow their business.
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.
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.
Program Manager Operations
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.
Multilingual Integration Specialist