Mike Greene is an entrepreneur, growth mentor, consultant, and speaker on strategic change and Leadership.
Born and raised on council estates, Mike Greene has worked hard to achieve success within the business world.
Mike rose through the ranks and by his early twenties had established his own retail consultancy business; a meteoric rise, followed by a dramatic change in fortunes, which resulted in him losing everything. Undeterred he did it all again – but this time, he did it right.
After taking a few years to rebuild his corporate career working with Global oil companies and retailers to develop their retail businesses and advising across dozens of countries Mike bought retail consultancy “him!” with Tom Fender and together they grew it into a £multimillion business working across Europe and with offices in the UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand before selling to WRBM (William Reed Ltd).
“him!” advised at main board level to over 100 Global Retailers and suppliers across Retail, Wholesale, and Manufacturing, and Mike became regular a speaker at key global retail events
In 2011/12 Mike starred as one of Channel 4’s Secret Millionaires. Following the programme, which had a great impact on him, he sold his main business and took a three-month sabbatical with the personal challenge to raise £100,000 for 100 charities in 100 days. He was successful in this bid and was inspired to go on to commit one-third of his time to help charities and mentoring people to change their lives for the better.
Mike has supported dozens of charities locally and regionally including Trustee of Peterborough Cathedral 2013 – 2017, Patron of Peterborough lions Rugby between 2014 and 20217, and a founding member of the committee to lobby for & raise funds for Peterborough University.
Mike is also Chair for the Chamber of Commerce, Peterborough, and Stamford, and an Ambassador for Cambridgeshire Children’s Hospital helping to raise £100m
Mike Greene continues to be a property developer with several large projects in and around the Peterborough area (including the conversion and development of 102 apartments at Bayard Plaza, The former Papworth hospital, Towngate Mews in Market Deeping, and a Grade 2 listed school house in Crowland to name a few). In addition to his property business and investments, Mike is also a main board member of over 40 businesses.
His book Failure Breeds Success was published in 2013 and he was awarded an honorary Doctorate by Anglia Ruskin Uni as Dr of Education in 2013
Mike Greene is also an endurance adventurer and sailed from London to Rio as part of the Clipper 2013/14 Round the world yacht race, Cycled London to Paris, Paris to Geneva, and Geneva to Nice, ran 5 marathons, and climbed Kilimanjaro & Meru in Tanzania, Annapurna in Nepal, Rwensori (Mountains of the moon) in Uganda
Mike Greene is a passionate leader and investor and has spoken on investing, property and education but is most frequently asked to speak on change and managing change-
Speaking Topics include –
- Embracing change
- Motivating teams
- Strategic planning and fast growth
- Personal development
- Mindset versus skillset
- Behavioural Profiling and building teams
- Failure Breeds Success – how to supercharge growth from challenges
- Observe the masses and do the opposite – lessons from Disney University
- Growing in a recession or shrinking market