Clemson’s broad span of clients includes numerous commercial, public, and non-government agencies, offering a variety of leadership development, virtual learning, and coaching programs. Commercial programs include major automotive manufacturers, financial institutions, manufacturing, telecommunications, school boards and universities across the globe. Specializing in senior teams, he has worked with commercial and non-profit C-suite as well as elected and appointed senior government officials across the spectrums of foreign relations, defense, education, intelligence, and humanitarian aid.
Prior to joining CCL, Clemson served in a global capacity as a strategic planner and mentor. As the leader of a strategic planning team, Clemson developed international agreements, created organizational training and partnership programs, and mentored senior government officials. A practicing scholar, he has won awards for teaching strategic leadership to senior government and corporate officials. He is heavily influenced by his background in public administration, his four years as CCL’s Director for Government Programs, and his experience as a CCL Coaching Practice Leader.
Clemson is responsible for the virtual spectrum of CCL’s Leadership Portfolio. This includes the coordination, integration, strategy, design, delivery, coaching and evaluation of CCL’s digital, video, and virtual training solutions. Working with a diverse international team of faculty, coaches, partners and associates, the CCL digital portfolio leverages the unique abilities of CCL research, content, client outcomes, technology, and strength of faculty to deliver a wide variety of leadership development experiences.
Clemson’s undergraduate degree is from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He earned his Master’s Degree in Political Science, MPA, and Doctorate from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He also earned a Masters in Security and Strategy from the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Clemson has published extensively on leadership in an international context and his current research involves best leadership practices across the commercial and international public service sector. CCL recently published his guidebook on Delegation.
Clemson is an ICF ACC approved Executive Coach, certified in CCL-proprietary 360-degree assessments as well as many other psychometric assessment instruments.