Cliff W. Gilmore, PhD
Chief Executive OfficerCliff strives to help leaders recognize and realize – literally make real – the potential in themselves and those around them. A dedicated scholar-practitioner, he holds a PhD in organization and management with a specialization in leadership and is a retired USMC officer with more than 20 years of service advising senior military leaders and leading public engagement teams. He knows firsthand that leadership is service, effective leaders are trusted communicators, and while nobody is perfect, at any given moment at least one member of a well-led team will be.
Jackie Schwabe, MBA
VP, Education & Training
Jackie wakes up motivated to help others. Her mission, to provide the tools, opportunities, and connections people need to be their best self. A career in Health IT allowed her to figuratively and literally connect thousands of systems and people. A mother of four children — one with Autism — she often says different is not less and communication happens in more ways than verbally. She joined NoC because she saw a way to use the CBL framework to help others. Confident the NoC team will guide the next generation of leaders towards their best self, she wants to be there to help.
Lead marketing & Technology AdvisorWell-versed in the needs of startups, SMBs, and not-for-profit organizations, Chris brings valuable insight into coupling technology with Communication-Based Leadership to effect positive organizational change. He is constantly exploring how to provide transformational value through technology, and leverages his 25 years of experience in web development, IT infrastructure, brand strategy, and design to help NoC and our clients navigate the technological landscape.