We empower YOU to direct and lead your organization’s board and executive teams.
Aligned Influence consultants believe that our clients hold the ultimate responsibility for improving their organizations and their governance. Our role is to bring new information and insight, to enable leaders – those that sit on boards and those on the executive leadership team – to understand and execute their roles, to commit to an ongoing coaching relationship with those leaders, and to structure both internal and external discussions to ensure that they are safe and effective.
Ken Schuetz is the CEO and founder of Aligned Influence Consulting and the creator of the Aligned Influence model. Ken invested the first 25 years of his career as an executive at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he also earned his degree and where he currently is a member of the teaching faculty of the Leeds School of Business. Ken is the author of many articles and of a soon-to-be released book which documents the Aligned Influence model and its application in organizations that have boards and executive teams. Ken has served on the boards of schools, churches, and nonprofits as well as the chairman of the Substantial Services Taskforce for the National Education Broadband Service Association and the International Development Committee for St. Vrain Valley Habitat for Humanity. Ken utilizes his 25-years of experience as an executive in higher education, multiple years as board leadership, and an academic background in organizational communication to help organizations achieve the effectiveness that they and their communities of interest desire. Ken's work in organizational leadership has extended to many organizations across the United States: profit and nonprofit, faith-based, and secular.
Jeff Robinson comes to Aligned Influence with broad experience in educational and nonprofit leadership. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi, and bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Theology from Harding University and Florida Christian College respectively. Jeff has engaged in higher education administration, church ministry, and nonprofit oversight for the past 30 years. He is enjoying increasing opportunities to speak to the development of boards and management teams.
John Woods has spent most of his career in management for high tech companies including IBM, Storage Technology, and Reference Technology, and later leveraged his high-tech leadership experience in a private consulting practice. John serves on the board of directors for Partners in Parenting and Flatirons Habitat for Humanity in Boulder, Colorado where he also served as president of the board, interim executive director, and drove organizational transformation using the Aligned Influence model to improve the affiliate’s alignment and effectiveness. He has a MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri.
Harold Tessendorf is an experienced executive leader, mediator and trainer who has worked in the non-profit, educational and community economic development sectors in South Africa, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Haiti and the United States of America. Harold served as the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Georgia for two decades where the Aligned Influence model allowed him to work with his Boards of Directors and staff to achieve greater affiliate effectiveness. He has also acted as an Officer on the Boards of established, and start up, non-profits and coalitions. Harold is the Founder of the Tessendorf Consulting Group (www.tessendorfconsulting.com) which has the goal of building resilient leaders, organizations and communities. He has a MA in Political Science specializing in Conflict Resolution from the Nelson Mandela University (South Africa) and, a MS in International Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University (USA).
Aligned Influence consultants believe that our client holds the ultimate responsibility for improving their organization. The Aligned Influence consultant's role is to bring new information and insight, to enable leaders to understand and execute their roles, to commit to an ongoing coaching relationship with those leaders and to structure both internal and external discussions to ensure that they are safe and effective.
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