Al Adamsen is the Founder & Executive Director of the Talent Strategy Institute. He's one of the few who's led a workforce planning & analytics function within a Fortune 500 company (Gap Inc.), served as a leader with an analytics vendor (Infohrm, now SuccessFactors/SAP), and has also served as a consultant and advisor with Ernst & Young, Kenexa, and now TSI. Over his career Al has served such organizations as Gap Inc., Starbucks, Disney, T-Mobile, Boeing, Heinz, Mayo Clinic, Stanford University, among many others. Al also co-chairs the Leadership Development Council, Workforce Planning Council, Workforce Analytics Council, Talent Strategy Council, and Culture & Change Council. Al's educational background is in economics and individual, team, and organizational behavior. Finally, Al teaches Mindful Coaching to youth and high school coaches, parents of young athletes, as well as young athletes themselves. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA with his wife and three children.