Meet Cliff

Cliff Goldmacher is a GRAMMY-recognized, #1 hit songwriter, speaker and author. His book, The Reason For The Rhymes: Mastering The Seven Essential Skills of Innovation by Learning to Write Songs, encapsulates the principles of his programs where Cliff helps organizations innovate and build their creative confidence by teaching them to write songs. Cliff’s work was recently featured in Forbes.

After graduating from Stanford with a degree in political science, Cliff, instead of heading to law school, chose to pursue a career in music. Fast forward thirty years and Cliff has written well over a thousand songs including chart toppers recorded by GRAMMY-winning and platinum-selling artists in genres ranging from Americana, country, pop, blues, jazz and classical crossover. Cliff has also given multiple TEDx presentations on songwriting and presented at SXSW. Cliff’s clients include PwC, Deloitte, Bank of America, IDEO and Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.