Cliff Goldmacher

• Driving innovative thinking through the framework of songwriting


In the music business for over twenty-five years, Cliff Goldmacher is a songwriter, music producer, author and speaker.

Cliff’s songwriting collaborators include multi-platinum selling and Grammy winning artists Ke$ha, Keb’ Mo’, Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) and Lisa Loeb.

His songs have been recorded by major label artists in genres ranging from country, pop and jazz to classical crossover. His music has also been used on NPR’s “This American Life” and in national advertising campaigns. Cliff’s song, "Till You Come To Me,” went to #1 on the jazz charts.

Cliff serves on the GRAMMY board of governors for the San Francisco chapter and he has given multiple TEDx presentations on his craft. [📁 Cliff's Press Kit]

Speech topics

The Three Keys to Life: Passion, Practice and Perseverance

The creation of a happy and successful life comes down to three powerful principles. In this riveting and musical keynote, #1 Nashville hit songwriter, Cliff Goldmacher, describes in vivid detail how to achieve your life goals by following your passion, doing the practice and persevering.

Kindle Your Creativity and Clarify Your Communication

Don’t think of yourself as creative? Let #1 Nashville hit songwriter, Cliff Goldmacher, show you that you absolutely are. By using the lessons he’s learned in writing over a thousand songs, Cliff guides his audience through the process of writing a song and shows how those same skills not only improve your ability to communicate and problem-solve but also give you the tools to tap your innate creative gifts.

Songwriting Workshop

Visioning and Creative Problem-Solving

There are one hundred wells drilled and fracked every day in the United States.

In this talk, drawn from a decade of reporting at the Wall Street Journal, Gold discusses what is being done to make fracking safer for communities and the environment.

The story of the rise of fracking is a story about an inventive industry that did a better job of figuring out how to find energy than it did figuring out how to do it safely. It’s a story of invention and regulation – and how these forces can work together.

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