Chris McGoff is the founder of The Clearing, Inc., a strategic management consultancy headquartered in Washington, DC, that outfits organizations and coalitions with the PRIMES to enable them to tackle their most complex, high stake problems. Chris is an author and a popular public speaker, currently on the subjects of “Leading Powerfully in Uncertain Times” and Building Intentional Cultures.”


A business leader and international consultant with over 30 years of experience as a strategic planner, business solver, and change agent, Chris advises leaders of organizations and coalitions on how to drive to outcomes in uncertain times.


Chris’s focus is on product and process innovation, growth strategies and vision, complex problem solving, fast track implementation, high performance groups and organizations, and value chain and customer engagement.


A few of his larger clients include Boeing, Consul Energy, AARP, The World Bank Group, DuPont, The United Nations, IBM, Departments of Defense, Energy, State, USAID, Homeland Security, NASA, along with various state and local governments. Chris is passionate about serving the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises, including those located in developing nations.


Past roles include Founder of Touchstone Consulting, which he sold to SRA Corporation, and IBM where he pioneered the development of group decision support systems. He serves on various boards, including LiveWell Clinics, Nairobi, Kenya and Global Giving in Washington, DC.


Chris is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Graduate School of Public Policy, lecturing on topics related to information and technology including privacy, piracy, cyber security, cloud computing, nanotechnology, and the digital divide.


In The PRIMES, Chris McGoff shares 46 bite-sized chunks of solid wisdom and proven expertise. This book illuminates the way forward for twenty-first century problem solvers and Universe Denters.


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