A Farragut newcomer, Greg Cline wants to “be a blessing to as many people as I could” with his executive coaching business, inclineHR.
Cline, CEO/managing partner, started inclineHR, LLC, in Sept. 2016 before moving his business and family from Boston to Farragut in July 2017.
Now, he is building his business in the Greater Knoxville area.
InclineHR, LLC, is a national business, which he operates out of his home, with clients from Manhattan to Minneapolis.
Defining himself as a life and career coach, Cline said, “Most of what I do is reviewing people’s career profiles and helping them build their own career strategy.
“Sometimes that involves resumé rewriting, building Linked-In profiles, messaging, employment brand — helping [clients] build all of that,” he added.
“So, people can be middle managers, they can be high-level executives or somewhere in between, but they need advice on how to approach their career — whether it’s a career change, retirement or finding employment,” he said.
Along with the executive coaching aspect, which is focused on career management and transition services, Cline said another side of his business focuses on meeting facilitation, new management assimilations and services that help companies manage change. He also offers HR advisory services for all services of businesses.
The “HR” does not involve payroll, he said. “HR is much broader than payroll.
“People think of HR as an administrative function versus a strategic partner,” Cline said. “So, the advantage of my business is I have 17 years of corporate executive HR experience in companies like GE, Biogen, United Technologies and Conagri Brands foods.
“In these positions, you learn what works and what doesn’t. What are hiring managers actually saying?” he added.
Cline said his relatively successful career in corporate America “funded my dream to help people and to be a blessing to as many people as I could.
“The hundred-hour work weeks and three-hour round-trip commutes in Boston were less than exciting, and I didn’t feel like I was doing what I was put on this Earth for,” he said.
“I think what separates my business from my competitors is I have the real-world experience; I know what the corporate executives are saying, and I know how large corporations — and even small companies — have to do to succeed,” Cline said. “I can help them sort through that.”
He was drawn to East Tennessee because he has a lot of family and friends living in the Clinton area — but he chose Farragut because of its schools and community.
“We toured the area. We liked what we saw from an affordable housing and tax favorability standpoint,” Cline said. “And, we just liked the people. It felt like home.
“This is where we plan to raise our family.”
He is married to Rosina Cline, inclineHR’s CFO and an excise tax accountant with Pilot. They have four sons: Domenick, 11; Anthony, 9, and 6-year-old twins Luciano and Giovanni.
Cline said he customizes his hours based on his clients’ needs and schedules, but typically the hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. He also can do after-hours and weekend appointments as needed.
He can be reached by calling 617-595-9511 or e-mailing greg.cline@inclineHR.com
More information on Cline’s business is available on his website at www.inclineHR.com