We help you become

stronger and better.

At Align, 

we focus on a unique approach to leadership development. We encourage leaders to be their best selves and impact the lives of others by growing self- and others-awareness while aligning values, goals, team dynamics and behaviors.

Founded on the belief that healthy leadership has the power to transform lives, teams, cultures, and the community, we provide services focused on culture, leadership and team dynamics. We will customize and collaborate with you to provide solutions suited for your needs including coaching, consulting, and training and development to elevate your leadership and transform your culture.

Tara Gronhovd

CEO and Founder of Align

Strategic | Activator | Ideation | Individualization | Communication

Tara believes in transforming the status quo. She is a change agent and applies that talent to every aspect of her life. Starting ALIGN is a continuation of her talent for transformation and a culmination of her passion for leadership and genuine love for business.

When Tara is not helping overwhelmed leaders, she enjoys cooking and planning fun adventures with family and friends.


  • Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
  • Certified High Performing Teams Coach
  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Small Business & Corporate People Strategy
  • Improving Team Dynamics

Pamela Nelson

Leadership Coach and Workplace Trauma Counselor

Strategic | Connectedness | Individualization |
Relator | Activator

Pamela has always believed that every step of life has a purpose and everything leads us to our “why.” CliftonStrengths gives language to what was intuitive for her, and she is grateful for the opportunity to work with individuals and teams on well-being.
Pamela enjoys time with family and “friends who feel like family.” She is a musician and songwriter and finds inspiration through faith.


  • Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
  • Certified Leadership, Mental Wellness, and Life Coach
  • Trauma-Informed Counselor & Team Mediator
  • Senior Spiritual Director

Dr. Ashley Lang

Emerging Leader Coach

Futuristic | Strategic | Significance | Command | Competition

Ashley has a strong passion for challenging people to be true to themselves. She facilitates the process of making a vision a reality while developing you as a person, team, or organization. While she works with leaders at every level, she is particularly driven to coach and help new and emerging leaders succeed.
Ashely lives in Jesup, Iowa, with her husband and daughter. They love going on travel adventures and dressing up as a family for Halloween.


  • Gallup Certified Strengths Coach & Certified MBTI Facilitator
  • Emerging Leader Coach
  • Generational differences in the workplace

Laura Hammond

Career Transition Coach

Developer | Empathy | Achiever | Analytical | Discipline

Laura uses empathic listening and exceptional organizational skills to construct career transition plans collaboratively. She uses her career development expertise to empower clients to define and navigate their professional development journey.
Outside of coaching, Laura enjoys camping lakeside with family in the summer or staying warm while ultra-competitively playing cards during the cold Minnesota winters.


  • Career Transition Coach
  • Resume Writing & Interview Coaching
  • Strategic Career Networking


Value Model



To grow and develop, we must first gain awareness.



We identify opportunities to align culture with the intended brand identity and direction.



We provide resources to help you implement practices resulting in transformation.

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