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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Michael Kole


Phone: 734-763-0614

Mike Kole has traveled the globe in parallel roles as a business leader and an executive coach. The Kole Performance Group, founded in 2001 as a sales training company, also represented firms developing and manufacturing Automotive and Industrial components, Electronics, OEM Consumer goods, and Medical Devices. Having business meetings and coaching sessions in 20 Countries and 44 States, he has become very adept at working with multiple and diverse cultures. During his career, Mike moved from regional and global sales management to a seat on the Divisional Board of a Fortune 500 Company.

Over the years, Mike has obtained certifications from the John Maxwell Company and Zig Ziglar Organization and has also become a Certified DISC Consultant. Those achievements, along with Mike’s passion for leadership and continuous improvement, is what drives him to work with his clients as a coach. The coaching relationships he has developed all stem from his innate ability to listen and ask deep questions.

Mike has earned an MBA from the University of Detroit, has attended Multiple Executive MBA Sessions at the University of Michigan, and has been honored to teach Leadership and Strategic Management courses at Northwood University from 2016 to 2020.