Angie Keister Ph.D
President & Team Insights Leader
Angie is passionate about coaching leaders and guiding teams to thrive. Driven by curiosity rooted in human connection, Angie leads teams and executives to redefine opportunities that bring out the best in others and increase the organization system's overall health and performance.
As an organizational development consultant and executive coach, Angie draws on her deep expertise in navigating complex systems to identify useful behavior patterns, anticipate impact, and determine necessary changes to optimize the way the team operates. By recognizing sustainable and meaningful changes, Angie helps build healthy teams that move forward with an approach to support the strategy, align behavior, and generate cross-system collaboration.
For the past 20 years, Angie has shared her organization and talent development expertise with various industry sectors nationally and globally, including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance/financial services, and pharmaceutical. She designed and led large-scale change with sales, quality, human resources, data science, and analytics divisions. Her approach leverages human-centered design methods and a deep understanding of system/group dynamics to heighten the awareness of individuals to their role as a leader, impact to the organization, and each other.
Angie has a Ph.D. in Organization Development and resides north of Denver, Colorado, with her husband and two children. She enjoys indoor rowing, pilates, and camping. She serves on the board of directors for a non-profit organization that supports stroke survivors by mentoring survivors on the path to recovery.
Sarah brings pragmatism, candor, creativity, and a bit of humor to each of her projects. With a background as an HR Business Partner, she brings a unique blend of perspectives across Human Resources functions. Her passion lies in helping to elevate individuals and teams through creative cross functional solutions that serve the business strategy.
Sarah has a background as an HR Business Partner in pharma, tech, and manufacturing partnering with leaders in Sales and Shared Services functions. She has supported projects involving large scale organizational change, team development, end to end talent strategy, and cultural evolution.
Sarah has an M.B.A. in Management from Loyola University Chicago, an SPHR certification (Senior Professional in Human Resources), is a Co-Active trained career and leadership coach, and certified yoga teacher. She lives in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago with her husband and two young children and enjoys spending time outside playing with the kids, gardening, camping, yoga, pilates, and downhill skiing.
Neelima Paranjpey, Ph.D.
Neelima Paranjpey has experience partnering with clients to create data-driven talent management solutions. She has led and developed high-potential programs, assessed leaders in critical roles, and designed leadership competencies for a wide variety of industries. She is a Neuroleadership “Results Trained” coach. Her clients appreciate her strong partnership and ability to simplify development by providing them with tangible ideas that they can implement right away. She has led people through role transitions and successfully helped them achieve higher roles and responsibilities. She has partnered with Takeda, AstraZeneca, Astellas, Dexcom, Gilead Sciences, Citigroup, and Carlyle Group on various talent management and leadership development initiatives.
Prior to Vaya, Neelima worked with the Chicago Transit Authority in a Human Resources function. In that role, she designed and implemented a research-based Appreciative Inquiry intervention to identify generative and innovative ways of engaging employees within the organization. Her work regarding generativity was published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, and SAGE Research Methods Case Study.
She has her Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Benedictine University and Master’s in I/O Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology.
In her free time, Neelima enjoys traveling and exploring various cuisines and cultures with her son and husband.
Jennifer H.G. Connelly, NCC, PCC
Attune Collective Coach Network
Jennifer serves as CEO of Triple W Forum, a personal and leadership development organization. As a certified coach and consultant, she leads retreats, workshops, keynote sessions, and provides team and one-to-one leadership development coaching both in the US and internationally. Jennifer works with global team development across regulatory, international business, sales, product development, strategy, communications, business operations. She supports DEIB initiatives for executive leaders and teams across health systems and government agencies.
Jennifer’s work in connecting individuals with their strengths and helping them become more effective paved the way for innovative training and development programs, executive and leadership coaching, and a work life integration retreat hosted annually in North Carolina which was featured in the Leadership issue of Yoga Journal. Additionally, Jennifer is a Founding Partner at The Soul of Leading Institute, an organization dedicated to developing people, organizations and communities in their efforts to connect with and lead from a soul level.
Jennifer is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and member of the International Coach Federation and a Newfield Certified Coach (NCC) with training from the international coaching and consulting organization, Newfield Network. Jennifer also received training from The Enneagram Institute and is a certified Birkman Method Consultant. She is a certified coach in the Tiara Model of True Leadership with Tiara International. Jennifer is also a certified Samapatti Yoga and mindfulness instructor and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Previously, Jennifer served as executive director of the American Marketing Association, Chicago Chapter and director of engagement for WOMMA. She is the recipient of the Miami University Women’s Leadership and Male Ally Award for her dedication to the empowerment and advancement of women.
Jennifer is passionate about working with people at all ages and stages of life and being of service. She volunteers on the board of Mental Health America of NWI and is a member of the Newfield Network Alumni Committee. For more on Jennifer, visit www.jenniferhgconnelly.com.
“When we know ourselves and understand and appreciate others, we flourish. With self-awareness, you can know your strengths, see your value, and learn how to reach comfort and fulfillment in being exactly who you truly are.”
- Dr. Roger Birkman
A message from the Founder: Angie Keister
I have made it my professional aim to make teams a significant and strategic unit of organization structure by developing the team and its members. I started my 20 year career as an internal OD consultant while I was studying Organizational Behavior. When I repeatedly was responding to questions such as, “How do we know this will make an impact?”, “How can we measure this?”. I knew the good feelings of personal insight and a productive team would not be enough to communicate the value of my work.
My doctoral program and research added strength to my understanding of organizations and I discovered many innovative methods for data generation and the analysis and interpretation of data to know what actions to take for positive impact and change. The value of being a scholar-practitioner is to translate academic research into intentional interventions relevant to the business strategy. After seeing the powerful insights that this compilation of knowledge and practice can bring, the only approach as a practitioner that makes sense is as a scholar-practitioner.
In 2019 I wrote ‘June 2021’ on a post-it-note as my aspirational date for launching my own organization development consulting firm to support teams and organizations from outside rather than internally. I’m not a follower of the Law of Attraction so I don’t think writing my launch date on a piece of paper and placing it next to my monitor actually brought it to life, rather this plan has been in the works for some time and my years of experience gained navigating and getting caught up in the webs of organizations has made me a stronger leader and a bruised by reality Organizational Development practitioner which translates into practical solutions for our clients.
Attune Collective, LLC is a team, a collective of multi-disciplinary backgrounds. Our work leverages organization science research, insists on inquiry, and offers deep understanding of the dynamics of teams and organizations. This might sound academic and impractical to some, but this is our differentiating feature in the crowded marketplace of consulting. We are scholar-practitioners, we translate the current and relevant science, conduct research studies to generate data, identify the optimal path for change, and intervene in the organization to create the desired outcomes.
“It’s different here” is a phrase commonly heard in organizations, most consultants shrug and think ‘yeah right’. Our team knows that there is truth in that claim, each organization is different and to truly differentiate and provide value, that differentiating feature must be leveraged. We know that the wonderful humans that are working under the same company name are each different in their own identities and deserve a voice, a chance for their perspective on the change the organization is making to be understood and considered.
If you don’t want to hear what your employees really think or you don’t have the interest in looking in the mirror for opportunities for your own development then we are not the firm for you. We will challenge your assumptions about how involved employees should be in decisions and we know that engagement upfront costs less time than resistance and a failed strategy in the end. Sure we will be kind, thoughtful, professional in our approach and yes courageous authenticity can spook some, but not all. If our approach sounds engaging and refreshing we look forward to working with you.
I can’t wait for you to meet the team. This group that we fondly call ‘The Collective’ have chosen to be here, because we built this together and we look forward to sharing our expertise with you.