Clive Prout


Cambridge University, BA, Engineering,
Cambridge University, MA, Manufacturing Methods and Management


An experienced executive coach, Clive thrives in complex environments that require both technical and interpersonal excellence. Prior to becoming a coach, Clive was a technology leader and held software engineering, sales, and marketing leadership roles in entrepreneurial, high-growth companies. After starting his career in software engineering at CAPGemini, he managed strategic accounts for Unisoft and SCO. Clive ran the marketing function for Unipalm, an early Internet IPO in the UK. He moved to the US to lead the software product marketing team for Network Computing Devices, where he held P&L responsibility for the software product business. He also led the cross-functional quality improvement team that redesigned the product development process for the whole company.

For the past 15 years, Clive has been coaching leaders and teams in technology and healthcare to increase their effectiveness, self-awareness, and fulfillment. In addition to his coaching practice, Clive trains professional coaches for The Coaches Training Institute.

Other Leadership

Lopez Island School District, board member; Lopez Community Land Trust, board member.

Recent Clients

Microsoft, Cisco, Genentech, CVPH, Cristal, DocuSign.

Training and certification

International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC); The Coaches Training Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC); Team Diagnostic Assessment; CRR Global, Advanced Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC); WIAL, Foundations of Action Learning; Harthill, Leadership Development Framework, Authorized Facilitator.

At The Boda Group…

Clive serves complex organizations facing change. He works at the intersection of personal growth and business impact, helping leaders and teams respond creatively to the complex demands that arise in flux. In the midst of stress and chaos, it’s easy to slide from proactive decision to reflexive reaction; Clive helps leaders step back, look at the bigger picture, and take inspired action. This is where creative solutions and collaboration flourish, delivering sustained improvement in organizational performance.

Leadership is…

taking responsibility and responding creatively to the opportunities and challenges around us, including those that trigger us – our thoughts, feelings, and actions all have an impact. Leadership also means committing to a path of continual learning and growth. Learning to use all of ourselves wisely in service of a cause greater than ourselves is the adventure of a lifetime.

Important qualities I bring to my clients…

include curiosity, understanding, insight, and challenge.

When I’m not working…

I love to play on the trampoline with my daughters, hike in the Cascade Mountains, and fly fish for trout in Yellowstone National Park.