Cliff brings 20 years of experience in organization development, leadership coaching and training to his role of VP –Mastery and Coaching Programs at Polarity Partnerships. He conducts training in Polarity Coaching for the Advanced Coaching Certificate Program at the Mason Center for the Advancement of Well Being and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He is also on the faculty of the American University’s Masters in Organization Development program, KEY Executive Program, and the Federal Executive Institute.
Cliff has experience leading system-wide change processes and leadership development initiatives a variety of public, private and not-for-profit organizations nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Polarity Partnerships in 2012, Cliff was President and Founder of Xperience, LLC, a boutique Organization Development, Coaching, and Training firm. Cliff’s experience also includes positions as VP of Organizational Development & Training for the National Co-operative Bank, Senior Organization Development Consultant for The Washington Post Newspaper, and Corporate Manager of Human Resources, Training and Web Development for The Washington Post Company.
Cliff holds a Bachelor’s degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Master’s degrees in both Organizational Development and Human Resources from American University. A 2007 graduate of The Georgetown University Executive Leadership Coaching program, he is certified in a variety of individual, team, and organizational assessments. Cliff completed the 2-year Mastery in Polarity Thinking in 2009 and now serves as the program Dean. Cliff conducts the Polarity Mastery program and other polarity-focused trainings: Foundations in PACTÔ (Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation), Advanced PACTÔ (assessment tool training), from his retreat center in Berkeley Springs, WV -- Kayser Ridge (www.KayserRidge.com).
Cliff was co-author of The Love, an international collection of essays, articles, and poems by acclaimed New York Times best-selling authors and contributions of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners including Maya Angelou, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Andrew Cohen published in 2010. He lives in Washington, D.C. where he runs, rides, swims, studies eastern philosophy, and regularly practices Tai Chi/yoga.