Our goal at North of Center is to build leaders we would be proud to follow and strengthen organizations we would trust to hire our own kids.

“Cliff has an uncanny ability to identify a dozen ways nearly any situation can go, then help you develop a plan to succeed. His coaching brought out the best in me without telling me how or what to do. If you need to communicate, no matter the situation, you need North of Center.”

Ned Johnson, Communications Manager, IAM National Benefits Office

Whether you are new or experienced leader, aspire to be hired or promoted into a leadership position, or lead your colleagues informally as a team member, a NoC coach can help you refine your leadership philosophy and style to get the most out of you and your team.

NoC has Advised Leaders and Led Teams from Battlefields to Boardrooms

North of Center coaches are seasoned professionals who draw on decades of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. We have coached and advised leaders ranging from first timers to the C-Suite, and been executive leaders in cross-functional and multi-national teams and organizations ranging in size from a few members to thousands.

Our clients include employees with Apple, Lexalytics, Fisher Investments, Department of Defense, Xerox, Honeywell, ShareThis, Stripe, and GE.

Research Grounded, Field-Tested Method

Our Communication-Based Leadership (CBL) framework guides all our leader development work. Whether coaching one-on-one or working with entire teams, NoC uses CBL to put communication at the center of leaders’ activities so they can achieve their goals in a world that operates at the speed of Send.

90-Day Personalized One-On-One Coaching

Experience has shown us that getting the most out of a coaching relationship and achieving measurable growth takes at least 90 days of persistent engagement. During that time you will meet with your coach for at least one hour each week. Additionally, your coach will be available on-demand with a maximum response time of one business day.

Your NoC coach will serve as a confidential sounding board and provide candid guidance to help you overcome common leadership challenges, including:

  • Creating diverse, equitable, inclusive work environments
  • Managing complex and conflicting priorities
  • Communicating clear goals and objectives to your team
  • Delegating tasks and supervising performance
  • Conflict resolution that builds trust in and within your team
  • Coordinating cross-functional and distributed teams
  • Leading after being  promoted from within your peer group

Coaching sessions are generally conducted remotely via Zoom video conference, but can be done in person depending on your location.


  • $4,000 for recommended 90 days
  • Less than 90 days: $1500/mo

90-Day Leadership-Team Development Program

Our 90-Day Leadership-Team Development program includes three on-location seminars/workshops and six remote one-on-one coaching sessions per participant for groups of 10 or more.

We set a Communication-Based Leadership foundation through education and practical application in a team setting, then provide tailored one-on-one coaching to help leaders establish persistent habits and overcome their leadership challenges.

To earn a NoC Certificate of Completion for this program, participants will:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of CBL’s timeless truths, core characteristics, guiding principles, and essential questions
  • Articulate their personal leadership philosophy and put it into action
  • Demonstrate mastery of the tools and techniques necessary to lead their teams to success

Price: $5,000 per participant

Why We Post our Pricing

If you have the courage to ask for help, finding out what it will cost shouldn’t be frustrating, let alone deceptive.

We have clicked the “Price” tab on coaching websites that never get to a price. All too often we are asked to provide all sorts of personal information and submit a request for a quote.

That bugs the hell out of us and runs contrary to NoC’s values and the principles of CBL.

Our priority is helping leaders succeed, not landing big fish.

We refuse to ask what you can afford before telling you what we will charge.

Our coaching prices are set with confidence they are competitive, but you determine the value of our professionalism and experience.

Let’s Talk!

Fill out this brief questionnaire and we will schedule a free 30-minute session to discuss your leadership challenges and explore how North of Center may be able to help.

No pressure. No obligation. No SPAM. Just good conversation with a member of NoC’s team.


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Cliff W. Gilmore
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