Pete Clifford is founder and senior managing facilitator with ADVANCED
LEADERSHIP SERVICES. He is a nationally known speaker and facilitator
with over twenty years experience in human resource development,
quality and management in both the manufacturing and service sectors.
He is one of the nation's leading practitioners of story boarding.
Pete has strong, proven experience in quality improvement initiatives,
one-on-one leadership coaching, management development, team building,
strategic planning and group facilitation.
Pete has facilitated groups ranging in size from 3 to 500 individuals.
He is particularly skilled in assisting groups engage in creative
thinking. One of his specialties is helping organizations achieve
focus through strategic planning in "Camp David" style retreats.
Over the last ten years Pete has conducted thousands of planning
sessions for different clients, including ADECCO PERSONNEL SERVICES,
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, DAMON'S INTERNATIONAL, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
and SCIENTIFIC COLUMBUS.
Pete has developed an approach to group planning called Accelerated
Planning®. The Accelerated Planning
Process was developed to bring an end to long, time-wasting, non-productive
meetings. It is a creative thinking process with roots back to Walt
Disney. It allows ideas to flow and encourages a high degree of
commitment from participants. Above all, it squeezes time out of
the planning and problem-solving process and helps organizations
"out-think" their competition. Accelerated Planning is participative
and focused, which is becoming the way of management in today's
Pete also specializes in management assessment and development,
leadership coaching, team building, training and organizational
change efforts. His unique approach involves facilitating the process
of change for a leader or their organization completely through
to effective implementation.
Prior to forming ALS, Pete held senior management positions in human
resources and quality with Lennox Industries Inc. and ABB Process
Automation. Pete holds a degree in Business and Industrial Management
from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He is also a member
of numerous trade, civic and professional organizations, including
the Board of Directors of the Greater Columbus Junior Golf Association,
the Business Advisory Council of Columbus State Community College,
and the Board of Trustees of CASA of Franklin County.