Collins Hemingway is a business consultant, marketing expert, and executive coach who helps leaders instill creativity, solve complex problems, and make difficult decisions quickly in today’s demanding business market. He specializes in teaching leaders how to treat employees and customers in ways that help companies survive the tough times and position themselves for growth in the good times that will follow.
Unlike many consultants, Hemingway has spent most of his career inside companies, with operational and P&L responsibilities. He has worked for companies large and small, traditional and entrepreneurial. He has run small teams and managed multimillion-dollar departments with worldwide responsibilities. He helped pioneer computer technology in publishing, has worked for startup companies in the computer and aviation industries, and served as a director of business development and international marketing at Microsoft—where he helped draft the company’s Internet strategies and co-authored a business book with Bill Gates. He has served on the boards of both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Now an executive coach and a consultant on strategic planning and tactical execution, organizational development, and business ethics, Hemingway is a thought leader who focuses on translating management and leadership concepts into realistic, profit-oriented business practices. As a coach, he mentors leaders to develop successful teams, launch new products, and create and sustain brands—even in these difficult times.
Best known for partnering with Microsoft founder Bill Gates on the #1 best-seller Business @ the Speed of Thought, Hemingway also co-authored Built for Growth, the gold standard on how companies can create, establish, and renew retail brands; and What Happy Companies Know, a book on how leaders can create positive cultures that outperform competitors and sustain success over time. He has also consulted on books ranging from supply-chain management to leadership and business strategies. A special interest remains emerging technologies in a variety of fields.
Hemingway has given talks on five continents on topics including inspirational and practical leadership; the relationship between values and branding; the way in which people investments create profit; building of international business; business and technology, and technology in the developing world.