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


                              -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rick Jernigan, Ph.D. ﷯Throughout his career, Rick has nurtured a passion for helping organizations achieve sustained competitive advantage by leveraging their human resource talent. His interventions have included design and implementation of strategic talent management processes, bench strength evaluation, team development, and individual and organizational change. Believing that people have unlimited potential for growth, Rick receives tremendous personal satisfaction by assisting executives and managers achieve transformational change through personal coaching. Rick has coached in a variety of industries, including banking/finance, electronics, energy, manufacturing, and retail. His client work ranges from local, privately held entities to global Fortune 100 companies, such as Dell Computer Corp., Barclay’s Global Investors, Royal Dutch Shell, Texas Instruments, The Boeing Company, Wal-Mart, and H.E. Butt Grocery Company. Many of his client engagements have been global in nature involving work in the US, Europe, and Asia. Rick is a principle of The Align Group, a Texas-based performance enhancement firm, in which he heads up their executive coaching division in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Earlier in his career, Rick worked as a clinical psychologist in the Air Force specializing in aviation psychology. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University, an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary. Rick is a member of the American Psychological Association and is affiliated with the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He is married and has four children. Contact Rick Jernigan, Ph.D. 214.563.9136 rickj@thealigngroup.com