"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."


                              -- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Dr. Kelley Freeman & Dr. Rick Jernigan are the co-founders of The Align Group, an organizational psychology firm devoted to helping people, teams, and organizations make a lasting positive difference in their world.


Their careers have paralleled each other for many years:  both are graduates of Baylor University, both obtained their doctorate degrees in psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and both served in the United States Air Force prior to entering the private sector.  Their work has taken them into Fortune 100 companies, international organizations, fast-growing privately held firms, and vibrant community organizations that cover a breadth of industries and levels of leadership.  They coach business executives (from C-Level executives to front-line managers), facilitate organizational strategy, and create innovative programs that accelerate growth and development.


Kelley and Rick are passionate about teaching ordinary leaders how to develop extraordinary people.  As co-authors of the book C.O.A.C.H. and the C.O.A.C.H.™ workshop, they have personally coached over 10,000 business leaders in how to develop the talent of their people and to create self-motivated, self-directed individuals and teams.




Kelley Freeman, Ph.D.                                   Rick Jernigan, Ph.D.

210.885.1723                                                    214.563.9136

kfreeman@thealigngroup.com                  rickj@thealigngroup.com