For over thirty years, Mike has been actively involved, as a coach, entrepreneur, scientist, business executive and management consultant, in the areas of executive leadership, organizational development and change management, strategic planning and execution, technical product development and commercialization, and financial analysis. He has provided strategic, operational and financial leadership to small and medium-sized firms, as well as Fortune 500 companies and large government organizations, in a broad range of industries. Mike holds BS and PhD degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has had additional training in finance and accounting, strategic planning and management, leadership development, and succession planning, from various institutions.
His passion, in a nutshell, is making a difference in the lives of the people he comes in contact with. And this passion shows in the lasting impact he’s made over three decades of advising corporate leaders, business owners, community organizers and individuals.
Mike brings to every engagement a rare combination of analytical skills, intuitive insights, years of hands-on experience and an understanding of what motivates people to change. It is these qualities, combined with his passion for helping those around him, that set him apart.
His philanthropic and outreach activities include serving on several non-profit boards, volunteering at homeless shelters, human rights and animal rights initiatives, and mentoring graduate students. He has developed and delivered pro bono workshops to faculty and students at his alma mater.
Mike and his wife of forty years, Caren Cobb, reside in Blue Ridge, Georgia and are the proud parents of two daughters. They enjoy traveling, spending as much time as they can in California, and cherish the experiences they share with family and close friends.