"Kristin was the highest rated speaker at our event, which is attended by top business school MBA graduates. Feedback commentary included "compelling, relevant, and authentic," "very high energy!" and "very explicit and clear actions and takeaways that I could go act upon"...We cannot wait to have Kristin back again!"

- Holly Yao, President, Northwestern Kellogg Career Symposium

"Kristin is a wonderfully relevant and motivational speaker. She has an excellent way of communicating her expertise through straightforward persuasive value propositions that impact and transform lives – professionally and personally. Kristin is enthusiastic and passionate about her work."

- PJ Hoke, Vice President, Marketing, Teknion

"With over a 100 in attendance, the evaluations were the highest of any presenter in the past two years. The audience included senior executives which are a tough group to please. Her professionalism and user-friendly approach makes it easy to recommend Kristin Kaufman as a speaker, coach and friend."

- Angela Robinson, Publisher, The JOB Guide

"Kristin recently facilitated a management workshop which covered a wide variety of issues. Kristin applied her high energy and enthusiasm to make it fun for the participants, and the content made a lasting impact on many of the mid-level management staff. Thank you, Kristin, for a job well done."

- David Viestenz, Vice President, HMS

"Kristin is a consummate professional. She is thoroughly prepared for the strategic planning assignment; effective in facilitating the planning meeting and prompt in her delivery of outcomes from the meeting. She is positive, energetic and respectful."

- National Nursing Staff Development Organization

"Kristin has been a valued and trusted thought partner to me and our school leaders in helping them build more effective teams. She has helped our schools on: new board team members, improve team dynamics, and individually coach school leaders to improve their personal effectiveness. We are very grateful to her for her expertise and leadership."

- Yasmin Bhatia, CEO of Uplift Charter Schools

"Kristin’s coaching has been a crucial component of my journey to alignment. Across a variety of situations and challenges I was facing, Kristin's guidance has been insightful, actionable and results focused and has helped me to more closely align to and effectively leverage my strengths."

- Kristi Erickson, Vice President, Partner, Accenture

"Kristin defines transformational leadership! I had the good fortune of working with her for many years at HP and I still benefit every day from the experience. She is an effective listener who knows how to meet people's needs."

- Janet Yauch, Application Sales Mgr, Oracle and
  Economic Development Committee, Houston Technology Center

"Kristin is an incredibly rare person that is truly business savvy and yet the epitome of a real people person. Her energy is captivating and her sensitivity alluring. Don't be fooled though into thinking these qualities don't mix in today's business world."

- Peter Read, CEO and Founder, 2020 Horizons

"Integrity. Kristin talks the talk and walks the walk. She is a shining example of what leadership is all about. In the face of adversity, she digs in. In the light of praise, she openly distributes it. Her intuition, experience, dedication, and positive attitude will add tremendous value to any organization across any vertical."

- Bob Knickman, Regional Director, Success Factors

"Kristin is a phenomenal professional resource. She has an engaging approach that helps you uncover the roadblocks and address the challenges in your business and career. Her insight and experience lead to out-of-the-box creativity and aide in uncovering the answers you are seeking."

- Mark Kelley, Vice President, Logicalis

"Many will tell you they are leaders; Kristin demonstrates it. As a person of integrity, she cares not just about getting the job done, but getting it done right."

- Nathaniel Bruce, Director, OEM Business Development, Hewlett-Packard

Alignment, Inc.'s ® experienced business professionals help companies, teams and individuals boost business and personal performance by aligning their values, talents, goals and intentions for success.

News Archive 04.09.2014

The world is in need of integrity - or so everyone says.
How impactful is this?



Integrity: what it is and what it isn't. Plaid for Women.



Kristin presents a collection of wise words at Women of HR.



Reviving an organization through strategic alignment: Kristin discusses at HR Matters .



Kristin talks about taking charge of our careers even when the game is changing, over at HR Matters .


Individual Alignment - Fortune 50 VP changes course, realizes
lifelong dream.


Kristin Kaufman



Over this past month, I have been exposed to many individuals who have defied the odds of creating, building, and accomplishing their dreams. It has been inspiring to watch each of them succeed. I wanted to highlight four such individuals and collections of individuals to not only spread their word and give them heightened visibility; but, at the end of this article, I hope to shine a light on a few 'lessons' I gleaned, from their experiences.
Parkland Hospital Hewlett Packard Boys and Girls Club NYC Leadership Academy Accenture Uplift Education Ingenix Bearing Point United Health Group Logicalis Michigan Highland Park High School Baylor Health Care Systems Venture FritoLay Pearson Partners International, Inc Pens Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich National Nursing Staff Development Organization Public School 69 Idea Boys and Girls Club of America Kellogg ceipea Like Minds Boys and Girls Club Milwaukee Tektronix Pioneer Academy Portledge School Noark Cheekwood Boys and Girls Club of Ft Worth HealthPoint BioTherapeutics CA Technologies Western Arkansas Human Resource Association Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District Women in Cable Telecommunications