Coaching since 1988, Mike has been a professional
business coach, consultant and successful entrepreneur for more than 25
years. As a business leader for much of his life, he has experienced
first-hand what it means to "make a payroll," deal with
difficult management issues and start business ventures from scratch. As
an active entrepreneur he has participated in his share of
"successful failures." Mike's broad business background adds a
depth of real-world knowledge to his ability to connect with clients,
audiences and organizations.
As an award winning U.S. Marine, Mike parlayed his military leadership
experience into cutting-edge agribusiness and was a nationally featured
agribusiness innovator. He received his Animal Science degree from Texas
A&M University, where he won the highest award for senior athletes,
the "Aggie Heart Award" leading the 1975 Aggies to a Southwest
Conference Football Championship as a quarterback.
Mike's experience in leadership led to management success in medicine,
hospitality and business services. After coaching managers in a
small business and corporate environment for over 15 years, Mike now leads
an international consortium of professional coaches, business consultants
and personal development trainers as the managing partner of LEADWISE,
LLC, a virtual organization.
Mike has been featured in national publications for his innovative work
with employees. He is a celebrated chef with awards from national contests
and enjoys recognition as a Food Management Professional in the National
Restaurant Association. He has received the "Highest Achievement
Award" from the Dale Carnegie speaking program and studies and
researches coaching and development issues continuously.
A new book and seminar series will be the cornerstone of the groups expansion in the coming years. The first book is entitled COACH2 The Bottom Line: An Executive Guide to Coaching Performance, Change and Transformation in Organizations, followed by collaboration with COACH Communications on a Coaches Field Book: Proven Strategies for Coaching Success.
Many of his business articles and Top 10 Lists have been featured in business publications through the world. His innovative ideas in collaborative learning, leadership and business innovation have brought him notoriety and respect from his peers in the coaching field. He is currently the lead editor for CoachingEDGE and COACHToday, industry publications.
Dedicated to lifelong learning, Mike has recently completed the curriculum of Corporate Coach U, a virtual training organization designed to increase competence among corporate coaching initiatives. A member of the International Society for Performance Improvement, the Association for Psychological Testing, The International Coaches Federation and the founder of a successful International Discussion List on Business Coaching, Mike continues to move the issues of performance, change and transformation to the forefront of organizational excellence.
He is the founder of the International Consortia of
Business Coaches in a lifelong pursuit of achieving coaching excellence
and connectivity among business coaches.
Mike is currently a practicing business coach and guide and works from an office in his home along the Oregon Trail in Western Nebraska. He maintains a consultative client list from around the world dealing with business development, Internet consultation, entrepreneurial coaching and general executive management issues important in a turbulent business environment. The group's website is located at LEADWISE or contact Mike by email or telephone toll free 800-823-1251.