Management & Leadership Coach
Greg Collins is a management consultant and leadership coach who helps clients create meaningful enterprise value by accelerating the delivery of strategic results – especially sustainable revenue and profit growth. Greg designs and leads interventions using a combination of Strategy, Organization Development (OD), Adult Learning, and Coaching perspectives and tools.
In his strategy work, Greg utilizes a fact-based problem solving approach that relies on classic strategy tools used by firms like McKinsey and Bain. In his OD and Coaching work, Greg places significant emphasis on enhancing the effectiveness of his clients as individual contributors, as managers, and as leaders.
Greg works with an organization’s leader and leadership team concurrently. Greg has the ability to sense, make explicit, and address subtle “disconnects” between members of a team – disconnects that impede the delivery of results. Much of this work centers on influencing the members of his client organizations to expand their candidness with one another and to take greater responsibility for their actions as organization members.
He pays close attention to the language people use as a lens into the way the organization and its people avoid, accept, or confront difficult issues. One outcome that Greg seeks to deliver in all of his client systems is an appreciation on the part of his clients that leadership and strategy development are active and dynamic processes that have the power to enhance or harm their organization’s ability to deliver results.
Having been an entrepreneur and operator, he is well versed in most aspects and phases of developing and running a business. These experiences enable Greg to appreciate both the context within which his clients operate as well as engage in substantive discussion about real day to day operating and management issues. His clients appreciate Greg’s operating background and his ability to “walk in their shoes.”
Greg holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Organization and Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell. He has also done coursework in Change Leadership and Adult Learning with the faculty from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His clients operate in both the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors and have ranged from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.