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Meet Mike Collins

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Mike Collins is president of The Perfect Workday Company, an organizational development company based in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. He presents over 100 programs a year for organizations such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Express, Novartis, PepsiCo, and the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Liberty.


As a member of the adjunct faculty of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Collins has been a featured lecturer in the nationally-ranked Executive Master's Program at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. He is a guest lecturer in Wake Forest University’s Master of Healthcare Leadership Program.


Though not retired, Collins was profiled in the book, Retire and Thrive: Remarkable People Share Their Creative, Productive, & Profitable Retirement Strategies. He has also been profiled in Business North Carolina magazine, and quoted in Fortune Magazine, on and, and in a variety of other publications and electronic media.


As a writer, Mike Collins’ articles have appeared in Newsweek, American Banker, and Business North Carolina in addition to numerous local and regional business and entertainment magazines. 


He is the author of seven books including The Perfect Workday, Caregiving Can Make Life Crazy!, Caregiver 101: How to Keep Caregiving From Making You Crazy!, The Best Small Business to Start Right Now! and Thoughts From a Life On the Run.


Collins is also an award-winning video producer who created Care for the Caregiver, winner of a national Caregiver Friendly Award from Today's Caregiver magazine.


Collins has a Bachelor's Degree in Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's Degree with a focus on Family Caregiver Wellness from Duke University. He has completed course work at North Carolina State University’s #1-ranked Adult Education Program and at Oxford University, Oxford, England.

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