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PEER Technology® breaks every rule in corporate training. This is a one of a kind approach, and I haven’t seen a better tool for Millennial engagement. There is a retention issue in the gas industry, and an employee admitted to not pursuing a lead from a headhunter because of his involvement with one of our cohorts. He said it gave his career with CONSOL purpose. That’s a true testament to the power of Align’s cohort experience. Christy’s passion is ‘contagious’, and I attribute the success at CONSOL not only to the cutting-edge programming we are delivering, but also to Christy’s spirit as our PEER Technology® coach. Christy provides a completely judgment-free environment where everyone can feel safe to develop both personally and professionally.
- Michelle Buczkowski, Manager of Talent Strategies at CONSOL Energy
As a result of working with Christy and Align’s PEER Technology®, our group was able to spend one day building the trust and camaraderie that other groups work for months on end to build. This experience included intensive, meaningful and specific exercises that our group needed in order to start to meet our goals. Christy’s clarity and vision clearly showed as she allowed our members to grow and develop (when and as they needed) throughout the program.
- Courtney, ATHENA Circle of Trust (ACT)
In 30 years I’ve never been in a “training session” focusing on both personal and professional development in this way. We’ve created connection between different divisions, departments even between the field and office. Genuine relationships are building as we learn and grow together. I am really thrilled about helping my company recruit the next cohort behind us because I know the value they will see from this experience.
- Cohort Member
I never knew there were so many other people inside my own company who experienced the same things as me. What I thought was individual to me is really a part of a collective experience my peers are having across the country. PEER Technology® gave us the vehicle to share our stories, our successes and our best practices so that we now don’t feel so alone AND can be a part of helping others to succeed.
- Cohort Member
Christy helps me see possibilities where I couldn’t see them before. Her support, energy, enthusiasm, and incredibly kind and generous spirit have made such an impact in my life. Our conversations always bolster my soul and nurture my motivation. I am so thankful to have her as a coach.
- Cohort Member


Align Leadership was instrumental in helping our executive team learn about ourselves and each other. With this foundation, Align helped me to understand the capacity and strength of each team member and to focus on individual development opportunities. As a result, my management team is more highly functional and more aware of possible improvement areas. I worked with Mary Shippy of Align Leadership for 2+ years. It was my first experience with an executive coach. In that time, I learned more about myself and my organization than I thought possible. I have consistently used the skills I learned throughout coaching to communicate more effectively and to better position our company.
- Greg, CEO, Bancroft Construction Company
Five Stars! I cannot say enough about my coaching experience with Dr. Mary Shippy with Align! Simply put, it has been one of the best experiences I have had while navigating through my career. At the time of my coaching, I was faced with professional and personal challenges and changes and Mary was able to effectively balance those things throughout the coaching experience. More importantly I’d say, is that she was extremely sincere and understanding and we were able to talk at personable levels. Her forward thinking and coaching enabled me to prepare for and respond to situations before I even encountered them – she knew what I needed to take me to new levels before I recognized them. That, to me, is exactly what a coach should do and is just one of many reasons why I would recommend Align for anyone!
- Kevin B., Corporate Director
Dr. Shippy at Align Leadership has inspired lasting change that has positively affected my influence and impact at work. It’s been a couple years since working with Mary but strategies we developed about ‘managing up’ are still effective and frequently used.
- Eric Cusic, Emergent Leader
I will forever be indebted to Mary Shippy. While coaching me, she not only identified a debilitating blind spot in my character, but she reflected it back to me in a way that I both could see it and own it. Then she equipped me with language, thinking, and practical tools to overcome the blind spot and improve my character. It has been a decade since Mary coached me and today I use what she taught me on weekly basis. I am a better husband, father, friend, and leader because of Mary Shippy. I intentionally and regularly share what I have learned from Mary with others. It is simply too good and too important to keep to myself.
- Tim Spiker, Founder, The Aperio Company


One of the major outcomes of our work with Align is our leadership strategically taking the time to understand each individual’s personal and collective visions for our firm. Through this process, our group has a better appreciation of what we are all have in common and what we want to achieve together, which fosters buy-in from everyone at the table. The development of our Why Statement was so important to us as a firm, as we are now are able to assess our decisions against the Why statement to make sure the results of those decisions are indeed moving us in the right direction we want. Thoughtful of how we move forward as a firm, the leadership is able to promote and foster this vision to our staff and clients who are integral in making our vision a reality.
- Wendi, Associate, Architectural Firm
As a result of coaching with Mary and Align Leadership my ability to build stronger teams and manage the teams with the proper level of oversight has lead to quicker more accurate decisions improving company wide efficiencies. Mary and Align Leadership guided me along a path of self-learning. The end result is a confident belief that I am bringing the proper balance to decisions and strategy within my organization. The work with Mary has grown my strategic, management and communication tool-box. This has made me a better CEO, a better Communicator and a better Spouse/Parent.
- Decky, CEO & Entrepreneur
One of the major outcomes of our work with Align has been to draw our family owned and managed business closer together as a team by tacking an honest look at the strengths and weakness of the team members and how to utilize the strengths that each team member brings to the team.
- Walter B., President


Five stars. The cohort model has afforded me the opportunity to be part of a group of individuals who know me on an intimate level: who I am professionally and personally, where I stand in my career and life, and where I want to go. I now have 17 other women looking out for me and making things happen around me – introducing me to people at community events, providing suggestions for development, and opening doors I couldn’t open on my own. This connection with my professional peers is invaluable to me.
- Carsen Nesbitt Ruperto, ATHENA Circle of Trust (ACT)
I am grateful my organization thought I could benefit from this cohort experience because it gave me the opportunity to cross paths with all these other amazing women across the country and discover ways to better each other as we do.
- Jenn
The most important and valuable part of the cohort experience is the launch retreat. That single experience allows the cohort to build critical trust. Without setting the precedent that within the cohort you can be frank about challenges as well as successes, personal or professional, the cohort model would be just like any other team-building experience, and it is decidedly not. Christy creates an environment where people not only feel comfortable being candid, but completely honest with each other.
- Molly, Cohort Member
It took 15 years to get here but I am here. Never in my life ever have I had this many women I feel comfortable with as I do within this cohort. I’ve always been surrounded by men at work, so knowing there now I have a woman to pick up the phone and call is huge. I’ve been so conditioned over the years to be tough and strong at work and I don’t have to feel that way here. Being vulnerable together make me feel stronger.
- Cohort Member