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John M. Collins

My clients are authorities. They are leaders and professionals who impact people’s lives, working in consequential occupations where high-levels of expertise and collaboration are needed to perform under pressure. They want to be trustworthy stewards of their power and influence. There is little room for error, the demands are high, and so are the stakes. My name is John Collins, and I am their coach.


  • You have authority
  • You’re responsible
  • The pressures are high
  • The challenges are great
  • The opportunities are real
  • But….your limits are being tested
  • Your confidence fluctuates
  • You are hopeful but concerned
  • You’re capable of more
  • You came to the right place!

High Resolution Self-Awareness

science-based assessments  |  strength-based coaching  |  best-in-class leadership education

Coaching Tools and Features

  • Comprehensive Client Discovery
  • Private Coaching Sessions
  • Online Client Coaching Portal
  • Client Growth Exercises
  • Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment
  • The Big-Five Personality Assessment
  • Experience-of-Self Inquiry (ESI)
  • Invited External Feedback (IEF)
  • High-Resolution Self-Awareness Coaching
  • Strategic Relationship Engineering
  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership Naturalization
  • Team Facilitation Coaching
  • Strategic Visioning and Planning
  • On-Demand Video Lessons



John M. Collins is a trained and certified professional coach specializing in authoritative occupations requiring high levels of expertise to earn the trust of the public or other consequential stakeholders.

John started his private practice in 2013 after retiring his award-winning, 20-year career in forensic science, having served as the director of forensic science for the State of Michigan.  John’s career highlights include his part in the forensic investigation of the bombing of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, as well as his 2013 participation in a historic meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and other experts to discuss solutions to gun crime following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

John has a master’s degree in Organizational Management and is formally certified as a senior HR professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  In 2012, John was trained as a professional coach by the College of Executive Coaching and is now a certified Gallup Strengths Coach.

John is the author of four books, including his most recent book, The New Superior: A Better Way to be the One in Charge, which is available in print and audio.

“John shared many personal experiences on many issues that will definitely help me in further develop as a leader within my organization.”

“John really helped me to get a completely different perspective on a couple of challenges I was dealing with, and helped me to take a different approach.”

About Your Coach

John M. Collins is a professional leadership coach, speaker, author, and facilitator specializing in working with expert professionals and decision-makers in authoritative, high-stakes occupations. He is the author of four books, including his most recent work, The New Superior – A Better Way to Be the One in Charge (2022).

Current and Past Clients

  • Forensic Science
  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legislative
  • Aviation
  • Banking/Lending
  • Healthcare/Medicine
  • Law practice
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Collegiate sports

What to expect

Detailed analysis
High-energy conversations
Inspirational ideas
Organizational momentum
Chronic collaboration
Voluntary Engagement
Lower anxiety
Enhanced team focus
Economized execution
Results you can be proud of

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