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Meet Margaret Graziano, Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author

Margaret 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, Margaret is a Wall Street Best Seller Author for her book "Ignite Culture" and 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, Margaret 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, Margaret 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, Margaret 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, author and award-winning keynote speaker who started her career with a high school education, Margaret is grounded in what it truly means to realize and elevate potential. 

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One of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Influential Women in Business, Margaret has helped hundreds of companies transform their cultures and drive business results. Pioneering the leading edge of conscious leadership, organizational development and corporate cultural alignment, Margaret groundbreaking work empowers business leaders to reshape company culture, increase employee performance and grow revenue.

Magi’s contagious energy and drive are exactly what you want in front of the room providing insight, knowledge, and wisdom to your members. She has been speaking to audiences across the U.S. and Canada for the last decade and has much to share about how to understand, align, and transform the energy of workplace cultures

Magi’s presentations are tailored to meet your organizational needs, and include:




Panel Discussions

Margaret regularly speaks to large and medium-sized groups, including:

SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)




CalComm Capital


You may have heard this quote from management guru Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Here’s what he didn’t say, but that you probably know from experience... “An entangled culture eats your leadership team for lunch and your CEO for dinner.”


This is because the harder an organization pushes strategies on an entangled culture, the more it rebels and the more entangled it becomes – we call this “strategic gridlock”.


Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. And it won’t be this way when you have an Emergent Culture because an Emergent Culture is the antidote to strategic gridlock.


Attendees will walk away with the following culture-building skills:

- Clarity on the 4 core needs of an Emergent Culture

- How to spot the 3 biggest “cultural torpedoes” that elude most leaders. 

- How to foster a peak performing culture that breeds trust, alignment, and accountability... without cracking the whip or allowing free-for-all behavior.



For almost any astute leader, it’s easy agree that we’ve inherited an outdated model of leadership. An old “command and control” model that is slow, clumsy, and ineffective. Especially in our rapidly changing, unpredictable markets.


What used to be state of the art has become obsolete. Not only has it stopped working, but it’s the greatest threat for most organizations. The longer we cling to it the faster it makes our organizations obsolete and irrelevant.


If we’re going to outperform our markets, we need a new, elevated leadership model. One the creates a culture of deep collaboration, rapid innovation, and intrinsic motivation.


Attendees will walk away with the following:

- A clear understanding of exactly why trying harder without elevating your leadership model makes things worse instead of better.

- How to identify and escape the invisible ‘forcefield’ that is hijacking your people’s time, attention, and energy.

- How to rise into the upper levels of personal, group, and organizational effectiveness

- How to move everyone in the organization into higher performance – where they’re highly competent and highly engaged

You to the
5th Power

You are the sum of the top five people with whom you surround yourself. Are they lifting you up or dragging you down? It’s great to be supportive of your friends, but if everyone around you is struggling, you’re not going to go higher. Energy, attitude and perspective are contagious. We need to surround ourselves with people who inspire us to pursue our dreams, achieve big things and live the lives we deserve.


In this presentation, Magi provides insight into the “You to the 5th Power” phenomenon and shares ways to ensure that you’re surrounding yourself with the right people.



Most people would agree there’s a tremendous amount of untapped power in leaders. And they would also agree that if that power was unleashed it would make a huge positive impact in our organizations, schools, communities, and families. The ripple effect would be unstoppable.


However, most of those same people don’t know why so much of the power within women remains dormant, hidden, and suppressed.


The key to unlocking this power is the ability to Ignite it. When power is ignited it turns into an unquenchable flame that lights our own paths and the paths of others.


We believe that a woman with her power ignited is the most powerful force for good on the planet. And when these women march forward together, there’s nothing they cannot accomplish.


Attendees of “Ignite Your Power” will walk away with the following:

- Crystal clarity on their unique vision for showing up powerfully for themselves and others – both at work and at home

- Finding and expressing their “inner voice of power” in a way that builds trust, demonstrates empathy, and commands respect

- The ability to tap into their personal well of unshakable confidence, deep compassion, and grounded certainty.

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In today’s rapidly changing world, you need a competitive advantage. Not just ANY competitive advantage will do… you need THE ULTIMATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.


That ultimate advantage is the ability to respond to changes in the world and in your market faster and more powerfully than your competitors. This is Response Agility.


Most organizations are mired in the quicksand of internal turf wars, failed initiatives, and power struggles. They’re so consumed by these behaviors that every day becomes a new battle to hold onto their tenuous market position and to survive the next sucker punch.


Attendees will walk away from this powerful, interactive keynote with the following: 

-Grace and ease in responding to adversity, stress, and pressure 

-Effective strategies to navigate change thoughtfully and effectively 

-Newfound ownership of their actions and ability to rapidly recalibrate 

-Upgraded perspectives that turn their potential into greater performance



“Thank you for a super excellent presentation. You are an enthralling speaker. A quick glance through the blue evaluation sheets yields this: ‘I have been coming to the EAC seminars for 15 years and Magi is the best speaker ever!’ - Patricia Lutz, Director of HR. I hope you will grace us with another speaking engagement next year!”

Larry Seiden, Santa Clara Employer’s Advisory Council, Evaluations/Speaker Liaison Chair

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Past & Upcoming Events

Elevate Leadership

March 8, 2023

San Clemente, California

HR Summit, Afternoon Keynote

March 8, 2023


2023 San Antonio Executive Summit

April 4, 2023

San Antonio, Texas


June 28-29, 2023

Anaheim, California


August 9, 2023

Greensboro, North Carolina


August 15, 2023

Minneapolis, MN

Full Summit Speaker

March 14, 2024


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