Born and raised in San Francisco, Cliff has over 20 years of experience in leadership development, community organizing, and nonprofit management. For the past 11 years with Coro, Cliff has provided established and emerging leaders the blueprints to design their own vehicles for change. Cliff has trained high school students, mid-level managers in the federal government, survivor leaders working to prevent human trafficking, C-suite nonprofit leaders, and more.When Cliff is not hanging out with his partner and two kids, he serves on three local boards and was elected as an Assembly 19 District Delegate for the California Democratic Party.
What inspires you to work in leadership development?
I am inspired by my mentors who have invested in my growth and paved the way for me to grow in my confidence to initiate positive change. My role at Coro gives me a similar platform to support individuals (from a 14-year-old high school student to a mid-level manager in federal government) to discover their full potential and leverage their confidence to impact communities.
What’s your favorite leadership quote?
“You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it.” – Grace Lee Boggs
Where are we most likely to find you when you’re not at work?
Spending time with my family or trying out new restaurants.