people - pathways - productivity

About Us

Our Experience


With 60+ combined years of leadership experience, we are well-equipped to help you retain talent and increase employee productivity.  The old saying, “Those who can, DO; those who can’t, TEACH ” doesn’t apply to us. The ALIGN Team brings both real-world business and academic experience to the table -- all for the benefit of your organization.

Our Approach



Behavioral change doesn’t happen overnight, but neither does it have to be a long, drawn-out process. Align’s proprietary method helps clients learn quickly and apply their new knowledge, skills and abilities immediately. Align then reinforces new learning until it becomes routine.  We do this by providing employee development in several CORE areas.

Why Us?



* Unmatched domain expertise


* Proven ability to deliver large-scale training programs


* Highly experienced team averaging 20+ years each


Proprietary client communication methodology that identifies problems early on and quickly addresses any issues as they arise. 

CORE Areas



Getting everyone on the same page: the ability to impart, receive and exchange information in ways that maintain organizational civility and enhance workplace productivity.  


Helping workers manage their priorities: responding quickly and adapting to change, so that their time spent at work is optimized.  


Encouraging self-management: taking psychological ownership for everything they do; adopting intrapreneurial attitudes and a sense of urgency to innovate and solve problems.  


Inspiring self-motivation: creating a mindset that builds productivity, loyalty and trust; developing passionate and agile employees--those who adapt quickly to change.  

If you would like to know more, let us know by clicking the link below!



Ed Pickel, M.S.

Director of Organizational Learning


Deborah Shirley, Ph.D.

Director of Corporate Relations


Ron Pirtle, M.B.A., M.S.

Director of Operations