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.

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 leadershp philsophy and style to get the most out of you and your team.

“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

Our Coaches

NoC’s coaches are experienced 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 seasoned executives, and led cross-functional and multi-national teams and organizations ranging in size from a few to more than a thousands members.

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

Our Method

Our research grounded, field-tested 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 a leader’s activities so they can navigate successfully in a world that operates at the speed of Send and achieve their goals.

Our Prices (and Our Attitude About Pricing)

Two things common in the coaching industry really bug us — and both are contrary to NoC’s values and the principles of CBL.

The first is focus on landing high paying clients. Coaching is a billion dollar industry and in our opinion too many people prioritize getting the biggest possible slice of that pie.

The second is how hard it can be to find out what coaching will cost. We’ve clicked on “Price” tabs that took us to a form asking for all sorts of info so we could request a personalized estimate. That is frustrating at best, deceptive at worst.

We have also heard “seasoned pros” with four years of coaching experience say only amateurs post their prices up front. We think that’s nonsense. Our coaches have thousands of hours of experience and have advised hundreds of leaders, up to and including the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second most senior member of the U.S. military.

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

So we set our prices with confidence they are competitive, while fully appreciating you determine the value of our professionalism and experience.

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. During that time you’ll 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.

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

Price: $4,000 for 90 days, invoiced in three equal payments due at the start of each month.

Monthly: $1,500

90-Day Group Coaching

Our 90-Day Group Coaching package includes three on-location seminars/workshops and six remote one-on-one coaching sessions per participant for groups of 10 or more

Price: $5,000 per participant, due on contract signing

Let’s Talk!

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Cliff W. Gilmore
CEO, North of Center

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