Aligns Business Advisory Services

We are advisors, facilitators and collaborators who work with executives in five core areas that are essential to their organization’s performance:

Strategy Validation

Provoking Question“Are you sure that your team has considered everything necessary to ensure the implementation of the strategy?”
How We WorkWe help leaders pressure test their assumptions and validate that the strategy is on target and will create lasting sustainable value.
What Clients Say“We underestimated the need to build readiness across our organization to understand and
embrace this massive change.”

Team Performance

Provoking Question“Are you sure you have the right leaders in the right roles to take the business forward?”
How We WorkOur business advisory services help CEOs map leadership and functional capabilities essential to execute elements of the strategy.
What Clients Say“In the changing world of healthcare we realized we did not have the level of collaboration skills required to build innovative partnership.”

Aligning Brand and Culture

Provoking Question“Are you certain you have
defined your culture and have a plan to close gaps that could derail your strategy?”
How We WorkIt has been said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. We know cultures are the foundation of high performing organizations. We identify gaps in focus, drive and capability, as well as employee engagement that are core to strategy implementation.
What Clients Say“While our employee engagement surveys results were improving, we were losing market share. We now understand the disconnect.”

Leader Development

Provoking Question“How can you be your best in a role where you can be who you are, doing what you love to do and do exceptionally well, while learning and committing to that which you are willing and able to sacrifice?”
How We WorkWe provide tools for self-assessment, conduct 360 interviews, synthesize feedback, support the development planning process and provide ongoing support as appropriate. Additionally, we serve as executive advisors/coaches as also provide custom group leadership learning experiences for next generation leaders.
What Clients Say“I now understand how to best leverage my strengths, continue to learn, and manage my weaknesses so they will not derail my career progression.”

Executive Service Impact

Provoking Question“In a high-speed culture, how can you remain fully focused to ensure maximum effectiveness in leading your team and organization to success?”
How We WorkIn collaboration with two gifted colleagues, Executive Service Impact has designed a non-profit program to unplug, reset, and restart the executive as a leader. ESI participants will get to know more about themselves through working and interacting with others in service-oriented projects within an impoverished American community.
What Leaders Will Say About This Experience“I have renewed my connection with my customers, employees and community, and have refocused my efforts on being both a servant and a leader to all.”
PROGRAM WILL LAUNCH IN THE SPRING OF 2016
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Aligns Resources

Our Valued Resources

We have a network of highly experienced colleagues and partners, and align our resources to those of our clients as needed in an exceptionally individualized manner.

SA

Senior Advisors

In affiliation with Holder Capital Partners, we serve as senior executive advisors, facilitators and collaborators with extensive experience in healthcare. Together, we help clients build compelling business plans and vetted financial, develop meaningful go-to-market plans, garner funding and find the right leaders to realize success.

IF

Industry Focus

Healthcare is the most complex industry on the planet. We devote our energy to this market because it can make a big difference relative to the quadruple aim. We apply what we learn from this work to other industries and vice versa. This makes our lives more interesting and brings more value to all of our clients.

SV

Strategy Validation

We provide an “investor” perspective that shifts leaders’ viewpoints towards long term value creation vs. solving only short-term operational issues.

LE

Leadership Effectiveness

We help leaders build self-awareness and action plans to optimize their contributions to their businesses, colleagues and the communities in which their business is conducted.

OE

Organizational Effectiveness

We challenge assumptions and provoke discussion that causes leaders to critically assess their organization’s structure, culture, leadership and brand against their current and future strategies.

IE

Implementation Excellence

We apply tools, methods and experience to create measurable line of sight to excellence in implementation.

Aligns Perspectives

Our Favorite TED Talks

We provide articles, opinions, our favorite TED Talks and collaboration sessions of relevant ideas and innovations.


David Grady
How to Save the World (Or At Least Yourself) From Bad Meetings

We’re all been in them: bad meetings. Long, unwieldy, unfocused meetings. “Every day we allow our co-workers, who are otherwise very, very nice people, to steal from us, and I’m talking about about time. Your time,” said information technology manager, David Grady.

Play Now


Shonda Rhimes
My Year of Saying Yes to Everything

The creative genius behind Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy opens up about the year she spent saying yes to everything. This may seem impossible for a workaholic, but in fact the word “yes” actually transformed her. Find what makes you feel good and play in that arena.”

Play Now


Tim Harford
How Frustration Can Make Us More Creative

Through English economist and journalist Tim Harford’s compelling narrative, this talk convinces you that while some challenges and problems can derail your creative process, they can also make you more innovative than ever.

Play Now


Magda Sayeg
How Yarn Bombing Grew Into a Worldwide Movement

“Do what you love.” It’s a popular, and some would argue cliche, saying. However for artist Magda Sayeg, it’s at the core of her business. Magda creates large scale installations around the world using yarn and has been commissioned by companies like Mini Cooper, Gap and Absolute Vodka.

Play Now


Roselinde Torres
What It Takes To Be A Great Leader

A researcher in the field of leadership, Roseline spent twenty five years observing and traveling around the world to study different leadership programs. Torres formulated three essential questions to ask oneself to able to thrive as a leader at work.

Play Now


Margaret Heffernan
Dare to Disagree

Quelling conflict in the workplace is a weekly task on every manager’s to-do list. However, CEO and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan says good disagreement is actually beneficial. In fact, she argues that great teams aren’t echo chambers, but instead, truly great organizations encourage members to regularly bicker.

Play Now


Dan Pink
The Puzzle of Motivation

Motivation and perks are all the rage from summer Friday’s to Facebook’s All-Hands meetings. But what are tactile ways that managers can inspire and motivate? Dan Pink will explore why traditional rewards systems for employees aren’t always the most effective. Plus, learn what else you can do to encourage your reports.

Play Now


Philip Zimbardo
The Psychology of Time

Ever considered how much of a role time plays in your team’s happiness? Slow down and take a different approach to the 9-to-5 with guidance from renowned psychologist Philip Zimbardo. This talk provides powerful insights on how all employees can adjust their outlook to improve their well-being.

Play Now


Richard Greene
The 7 Secrets of the Greatest Speakers in History

“Never give a ‘Speech,'” says Richard Greene. In this masterful talk, he explains how the great speakers in history use 7 secrets and how we can all become a great speaker by following these secrets and by not just giving a “speech” but rather creating “conversations” from the heart.

Play Now


Adam Leipzig
How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes

Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor. and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Play Now


Dorothy Roberts
The Problem with Race-Based Medicine

Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Many doctors still use race as a medical shortcut, making important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient’s skin color.

Play Now


Richard St. John
8 Secrets of Success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.

Play Now


Robert Waldinger
What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.

Play Now


Kent Thiry
Freedom at Work at DaVita

Kent Thiry, Mayor Of DaVita, speaks at WorldBlu LIVE in May 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Play Now


Jake Wood
A New Mission for Veterans – Disaster Relief

After fighting overseas, 92 percent of American veterans say they want to continue their service. In telling the story of his friend Clay Hunt, Jake Wood from Team Rubicon reveals how veterans can contribute to disaster response — and regain their sense of purpose, community and self-worth.

Play Now


Shawn Achor
The Happy Secret to Better Work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

Play Now


Michael Kimmel
Why Gender Equality Is Good for Everyone – Men Included

Yes, we all know it’s the right thing to do. But Michael Kimmel makes the surprising, funny, practical case for treating men and women equally in the workplace and at home. It’s a win-win that will result in more opportunity and happiness for everybody.

Play Now


Dan Gilbert
The Surprising Science of Happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

Play Now


Simon Sinek
How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership, all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Wright brothers…

Play Now


Ken Robinson
Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Play Now


David Grady
How to Save the World (Or At Least Yourself) From Bad Meetings

We’re all been in them: bad meetings. Long, unwieldy, unfocused meetings. “Every day we allow our co-workers, who are otherwise very, very nice people, to steal from us, and I’m talking about about time. Your time,” said information technology manager, David Grady.

Play Now


Shonda Rhimes
My Year of Saying Yes to Everything

The creative genius behind Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy opens up about the year she spent saying yes to everything. This may seem impossible for a workaholic, but in fact the word “yes” actually transformed her. Find what makes you feel good and play in that arena.”

Play Now


Tim Harford
How Frustration Can Make Us More Creative

Through English economist and journalist Tim Harford’s compelling narrative, this talk convinces you that while some challenges and problems can derail your creative process, they can also make you more innovative than ever.

Play Now


Magda Sayeg
How Yarn Bombing Grew Into a Worldwide Movement

“Do what you love.” It’s a popular, and some would argue cliche, saying. However for artist Magda Sayeg, it’s at the core of her business. Magda creates large scale installations around the world using yarn and has been commissioned by companies like Mini Cooper, Gap and Absolute Vodka.

Play Now


Roselinde Torres
What It Takes To Be A Great Leader

A researcher in the field of leadership, Roseline spent twenty five years observing and traveling around the world to study different leadership programs. Torres formulated three essential questions to ask oneself to able to thrive as a leader at work.

Play Now


Margaret Heffernan
Dare to Disagree

Quelling conflict in the workplace is a weekly task on every manager’s to-do list. However, CEO and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan says good disagreement is actually beneficial. In fact, she argues that great teams aren’t echo chambers, but instead, truly great organizations encourage members to regularly bicker. Plus, if you haven’t read it, her book, Willful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan is a must.

Play Now


Dan Pink
The Puzzle of Motivation

Motivation and perks are all the rage from summer Friday’s to Facebook’s All-Hands meetings. But what are tactile ways that managers can inspire and motivate? Dan Pink will explore why traditional rewards systems for employees aren’t always the most effective. Plus, learn what else you can do to encourage your reports.

Play Now


Philip Zimbardo
The Psychology of Time

Ever considered how much of a role time plays in your team’s happiness? Slow down and take a different approach to the 9-to-5 with guidance from renowned psychologist Philip Zimbardo. This talk provides powerful insights on how all employees can adjust their outlook to improve their well-being.

Play Now


Richard Greene
The 7 Secrets of the Greatest Speakers in History

“Never give a ‘Speech,'” says Richard Greene. In this masterful talk, he explains how the great speakers in history use 7 secrets and how we can all become a great speaker by following these secrets and by not just giving a “speech” but rather creating “conversations” from the heart.

Play Now


Adam Leipzig
How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes

Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor. and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Play Now


Dorothy Roberts
The Problem with Race-Based Medicine

Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Many doctors still use race as a medical shortcut, making important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient’s skin color.

Play Now


Richard St. John
8 Secrets of Success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.

Play Now


Robert Waldinger
What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.

Play Now


Kent Thiry
Freedom at Work at DaVita

Kent Thiry, Mayor Of DaVita, speaks at WorldBlu LIVE in May 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Play Now


Jake Wood
A New Mission for Veterans – Disaster Relief

After fighting overseas, 92 percent of American veterans say they want to continue their service. In telling the story of his friend Clay Hunt, Jake Wood from Team Rubicon reveals how veterans can contribute to disaster response — and regain their sense of purpose, community and self-worth.

Play Now


Shawn Achor
The Happy Secret to Better Work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

Play Now


Michael Kimmel
Why Gender Equality Is Good for Everyone – Men Included

Yes, we all know it’s the right thing to do. But Michael Kimmel makes the surprising, funny, practical case for treating men and women equally in the workplace and at home. It’s a win-win that will result in more opportunity and happiness for everybody.

Play Now


Dan Gilbert
The Surprising Science of Happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

Play Now


Simon Sinek
How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership, all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Wright brothers…

Play Now


Ken Robinson
Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Play Now

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For CEOs who value insightful exploration of issues,
provocative collaboration, candid advice, and innovative solutions,

Aligns gives you the direction, confidence, courage,
and assurance to make the right moves or course changes for your business.

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Dave Dowling
Founder & Managing Principal
Aligns, Inc.
23852 Cassandra Bay
Suite 100
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708-369-1718
www.aligns.net

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