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Increasing Alignment and Driving Effectiveness

Every organization represents an “eco-system” of influence and influencers which are all intent on growing the impact of their work. Growing that impact is dependent on the increasing the alignment on those influencers, the Board of Directors and the Executive, and using that alignment to drive effectiveness. Aligned Influence Consulting offers four unique engagements designed to increase alignment and drive effectiveness.

Check Alignment

Every organization represents an “eco-system of influence” and that is particularly true of organizations that have boards of directors. The key is to understand how well the influence of the board and the influence of the executive are “aligned” in your organization. Check Your Alignment is a web-based survey tool that explores and reflects the level of that alignment and the effectiveness of key influencers in your organization.

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Get Aligned

Aligning the “eco-system of influence” in your organization is a very structured, safe and effective process. The Get Aligned engagement will involve the board of directors, the executive director and the executive’s team in a series of exploration, document development and coaching engagements; all designed to better define and align key influencer roles in the organization.

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Stay Aligned

Maintaining the alignment of the “eco-system of influence” in your organization will not happen without on-going investment and commitment by all of the key influencers in the organization. The Stay Aligned engagement is designed to be an on-going, annually-renewed engagement that ensures the board and the executive have access to the coaching and consultation services that they need each year.

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Drive Effectiveness

Aligned Boards of Directors, Executive Directors and executive teams have done the hard work to define and align their roles and those of their staff, volunteers and committees. Now they can begin to leverage that alignment to drive effectiveness throughout their organization.

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The Model

The Aligned Influence model acknowledges that there is an eco-system of leadership at the top of every organization. Traditional board governance approaches primarily speak to and provide development for the board of directors. The Aligned Influence model speaks to both the board of directors and the executive; identifying three key roles for each as they influence the direction of their organization.

The board of directors directs, protects and enables the organization, and the executive leads, manages and accomplishes the work of the organization.

The board of directors directs by identifying the product, service or value to be created or delivered by the organization. They protect the organization by establishing appropriate operational boundaries, and they enable to organization by utilizing all of their personal, professional and civic relationships to advocate for and develop resources for the organization and maintaining discipline to their role.

The executive leads the organization through future focused planning, manages the organization through now-focused policy and procedural development, both of which are done in support of accomplishing the work defined by the board of directors.


Clients with Affiliates

Habitat for Humanity International puts God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope through approximately 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world.

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The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is the largest Protestant educational organization in the world. ACSI member schools serve more than 5.5 million students worldwide in nearly 24,000 schools from over 100 countries.

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Ambleside Schools International is the founding, training and accrediting organization for a growing network of private schools which all share the ideals of an Ambleside/Charlotte Mason education.

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public trustPublic Trust Advisors is one of the leading providers of Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) management and related services to public sector clients; delivering safety of principal, minimization of market volatility, superior risk-adjusted returns.

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CIRSA, the Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency, is the leading provider of comprehensive coverages and risk management services to Colorado municipalities and affiliated public entities.

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Clients in Focus

St. Vrain Valley Habitat for Humanity

“We did not know it at the time, but our work with Aligned Influence was preparing us for the affiliate’s biggest challenge yet.”


Macon Area Habitat for Humanity

“Even though they were making good progress and had just received the NRI grant, both the Executive Director and the Board of Directors knew that they needed to invest in themselves to continue being successful.”

Southeast Christian Schools

“We were facing an ACSI accreditation visit, and we knew that we would deserve criticism regarding the governing function of their Board of Directors.”

Rocky Mountain Christian Academy

“We had just gone through a change in leadership, losing our founding Head of School, and needed to invest in our organization.”




Dr. Sylvia Robinson | Executive Director/Principal, Rocky Mountain Christian Academy

“It’s a great thing to be able to have a board that is working properly and that is operating in a way that supports the executive, as well as the school, and has everyone working in the right direction toward the goals of the organization” 

Dr. Vernon Walters | Headmaster, Southeast Christian School

 “It’s allowed us to understand each of our roles very well, but it’s also given us some clarity of what each role is, and that they don’t get mixed together”

Tom Driver | President of the Board of Directors, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity

“Our board members now are looking at 5 year plans and even further out instead of being involved in day-to-day minutiae. I think that without investing in the board, without investing the time to set up this standard and these procedures, that would never happen.”

Rick Lovato | President of the Board, Rocky Mountain Christian Academy

“Working with Aligned Influence, now, we are a smooth running engine, being able to accomplish things that we probably have never been able to do for the organization”

Jeff King | Chairman of the Board, St Vrain Habitat for Humanity

“This framework will take your organization to the next level.”


Shirley Osorno | Chairperson of the Board, Southeast Christian School

“The biggest surprise to me was that there was someone out there that knew how boards should operate for Christian schools.”

Harold Tessendorf | Executive Director, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity

“Knowing that we’ve gone through this process, I feel that I am part of an organization that is well governed, that has a very clear vision, in which my role is very clearly defined” 

Dave Emerson |Executive Director, St Vrain Habitat for Humanity

 “It’s allowed us to understand each of our roles very well, but it’s also given us some clarity of what each role is, and that they don’t get mixed together”

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