"Connecting Your Passion with Your Purpose"

Cliff Montgomery
Executive &
Career Coach
 
 
 

Clifford E. Montgomery, CPC

 
 

Cliff has had a 42-year career in the Human Resources profession.  He has successfully worked in 13 separate locations worldwide, including 5 years living and working in Europe in the late 1980's just as the world began to globalize.  In addition to living in Belgium and working in The Netherlands, he has traveled and worked extensively in the Asia Pacific Region, South America and the Middle East, with such global companies as GE, Quaker Chemical, National Starch and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

 
 

The career he envisioned as a young man brought him ultimately to the role he retired from in December 2011 as the Sr. Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, for Teva Pharmaceuticals, the world's largest manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals.  Having deep experience in talent development and career counseling, as well as a passion for helping others, he is now a Professional Coach certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Additionally, he volunteers career coaching time to unemployed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

 

 

Cliff has been a guest lecturer at Columbia, Drexel and LaSalle Universities and The Conference Board. He has also been an adjunct professor at Rosemont College in the areas of Human Resources and International Business Management.

 

 

Early in his career, Cliff was a professional tennis player and competed in the U.S. Open three times.  He continued his athletic career in senior hardball baseball leagues, competing in various endurance sports, including triathlons, and completed the Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City marathons in a span of 13 months when he was over Age 50.  Recently, in March 2013, he completed the iconic "Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon" in San Francisco, CA, and in September 2014, he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

 

 

Cliff achieved his BA and MBA at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he was on an athletic scholarship for both tennis and soccer and was named the college's first "Scholar Athlete."  He was voted into the Rollins Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

 

He currently lives on Seabrook Island, just outside of Charleston, SC.