Enlignment, Inc., a transformational business leadership coaching, consulting and training company, was co-founded in 2004 through the marriage and business partnership of Miriam Hawley and Jeffrey McIntyre.
Enlignment was created with the vision and mission of collaborating with clients to significantly advance their leadership capacity and performance. Specializing in leadership development, systems thinking and organizational change, we consult with executives and their management teams and coach entrepreneurial individuals, couples and families to cultivate thriving partnerships and businesses based on resilient relationships, clear communication, integrity and accountability.
Enlignment - Then and Now
Enlignment’s purpose and passion has always been Communication,Connection, Contributionand Community. In all the contexts of our work, we are committed to our clients being their highest and best selves with the skills and practices that honor their commitment to make the difference they want for themselves, their families, their businesses, their communities and the world.
Miriam and Jeffrey also co-authored You and Your Partner, Inc., Entrepreneurial Couples Succeeding in Business, Life and Love, published in 2012. In this groundbreaking business book, 50 couples share their inspiring stories about integrating the demands of work, relationship and family. Their success stories continue to inspire couples in business and anyone tackling these core life issues.
Jeffrey passed away in October, 2017, after courageously meeting the challenge of Parkinson’s disease for six years. In the early years of the disease, Jeffrey continued to practice as a marriage and family therapist as well as an executive leadership coach and consultant. When work was no longer possible, his activities as a meditation teacher and spiritual advisor took center stage. During this time, Jeffrey continued to teach The Heart of Recovery, a program he created to ground 12 Step recovery in Buddhist meditation practice. Both of these paths were central to who Jeffrey was and to the contribution he made to helping people struggling with addiction. To the end of his life, he was both learning and teaching how to be present and loving in each and every moment. His wisdom and compassion are still alive through the Heart of Recovery, now taught in over 20 centers nationwide, and in the hearts of all the people he touched in the fullness of his life.
While different without Jeffrey’s physical presence, Enlignment is still grounded in the principles of aligning values and action, and awakening to the possibilities for being that Miriam and Jeffrey intended when they first created the business in 2004.
Miriam continues her work as an executive leadership coach and systems leadership consultant through Enlignment and with Systems Perspectives LLC. SP is an accomplished consulting business with a focus in higher education, specializing in working with provosts, chancellors, deans, department chairs and their faculty to achieve their highest aspirations and goals in the context of their vision and mission. With substantial success in the University of California system, SP is expanding their work to colleges and universities throughout the US.
Miriam continues to inspire and empower women and men with the visionary work she started as a founder of the international best seller Our Bodies, Ourselves through individual coaching, group seminars and keynote talks.
Drawing upon her wisdom and experience, Miriam continues to offer coaching and consulting to individuals and couples in business. Beyond Success is a creative and flexible group coaching program she designed to empower leaders to create a future aligned with their vision, values, goals and actions. She also partners with other coaches and leaders to enhance the results their clients can achieve.
Miriam continues to share the power of relationship to build, transform, and sustain business, life and love through You and Your Partner, Inc., talks and seminars.
With her son, Noah McIntyre, Miriam is developing talks and workshops about embracing the challenge of Parkinson’s disease. They will share the possibilities, practices and other learnings from Jeffrey himself and from using the challenge as an opportunity to grow and learn in their own lives. In addition, they have much to teach about creating and enjoying a powerful mother-son partnership.
Nancy Miriam Hawley is CEO of Enlignment® Inc. She works in partnership with business owners, executives and management teams in a variety of organizations, educational institutions, and publicly and privately owned businesses. Miriam’s clients span the fields of law, medicine, biotech, engineering, development, financial services and the arts.
Miriam has a passion for working with entrepreneurial individuals, copreneurial couples and families to develop and sustain thriving businesses. In partnership with her late husband, Jeffrey McIntyre, she co-authored a book entitled You and Your Partner, Inc.: Entrepreneurial Couples Succeeding in Business, Life and Love, published in 2012, reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. Miriam and Jeffrey interviewed 50 business couples with a variety of experiences whose stories illustrate how they have faced and overcome obstacles to create, build and sustain both their businesses and their marriages.
Miriam has a contagious and inspiring commitment to living life fully. A bold, direct and graceful communicator, she brings compassion, insight and clarity to her work. Prior to shifting her focus to leadership coaching and consulting, she conducted a private psychotherapy practice for over 30 years. Miriam is known to clients and colleagues as a rigorous listener for each person’s greatness, creativity and self-expression. She combines a vision of what is possible with confidence in every person’s potential for greater satisfaction and accomplishment. She challenges her clients to be focused and strategic in taking action with passion, purpose and integrity.
Miriam is a founder of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Inc., the organization responsible for writing the best seller Our Bodies, Ourselves, a book that shifted the national and international dialogue about women’s health, sexuality and power. She also co-authored Ourselves and Our Children, a book about families and parenting. The BWHBC continues to thrive globally as an educational and activist organization nearly fifty years after its inception. The OBOS Founders were honored for their work as educators and activists at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art YES! 10thAnniversary Gala and 2017 First Awards for “extraordinary women who are first in their field.” Miriam was acknowledged as one of the Makers in the 2013 PBS documentary film series Makers: Women Who Make America. As a catalyst for global transformation, she is a highly regarded keynote speaker and facilitator of conversations that inspire visionary leadership at work, at home, in the community and in the world. She has enjoyed the privilege of coaching global women leaders in the profit and social profit sectors.
Well versed in the Sufficiency conversation generated from the work of Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money and co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance, Miriam is a seasoned facilitator of the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, an international effort dedicated to creating an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling human presence on the planet. Committed to expanding the sufficiency dialogue, she co-produced the first Global Sufficiency Summit in 2007, organized and co-hosted the second in 2008, and was on the Executive Team for the third in 2010.
Miriam interfaced with the work of Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, as a consultant member of the Society for Organizational Learning. As an active member of the SoL Coaches Community of Practice, Miriam participated in an initiative to create a SoL coaches certification course for systems thinking in action. The pilot program was launched in 2010 and has been delivered in: Boston; Seattle at Microsoft; Budapest, Hungary; London, England; Tokyo, Japan; and Bangalore, India. As a founding partner of Systems Perspectives LLC, Miriam coaches and consults with leaders in higher education and international business. She also coaches global leaders in several Harvard Business School Executive Education Programs.
Miriam earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work, with a specialty in groups and organizations.
Family was the foundation of Miriam and Jeffrey’s life together, and continues to be at the center of her life and the inspiration for her work. She is the mother of three children, and the grandmother of four.
Vision and Mission
Enlignment partners with clients to access the potential power inherent in each moment to transform challenges into opportunities, develop leadership mastery, create dynamic systems, design effective strategies and inspire contribution.
Our mission is to support each and every person, couple, family, team or organization to honor their purpose, act in alignment with their values to expand their business, and make the difference they most deeply desire in their communities and in the world.
Grounded in the practices of self-love, sufficiency,* and gratitude, and the principles of integrity, accountability, and sustainability, we are committed to authentic and courageous communication in the spirit of connection, collaboration, and celebration.
*Sufficiency: we are enough, we do enough and we have enough.