Cliff has a rare ability to bring business principles to life by connecting them to fundamental, human emotions.
His workshops help teams think differently about goals and cut through common business jargon to focus on what really matters.
(National Managing Director, Deloitte Greenhouse)
Shortly after graduating from Stanford University with a degree in political science, Cliff made the decision to pursue his passion. Songwriting. The subsequent 25 years have brought a #1 song on the jazz charts, a performance on the Grand Ole Opry and frequent collaborations with artists including Ke$ha, Keb’ Mo’, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) and Lisa Loeb. Cliff teaches songwriting for organizations including The Stanford Jazz Workshop and Lynda.com and has spoken about songwriting for TEDx.
Most recently, Cliff has begun teaching corporate executive teams how to problem solve and increase productivity through songwriting. Neuroscientist and NY Times bestselling author, Daniel Levitin, puts it best in this executive summary.