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Mike Shank

Partner, P31 Consulting, LLC 

Mike is an expert in leadership development, executive education, organizational transformation and business strategy. He designs, develops, teaches and facilitates courses and workshops on leadership, consulting skills, engagement leadership, proposal development, business strategy, future scenarios, and change management for firms globally. He has an enduring interest in the interrelationships between business strategy, leadership, transformation, organization and individual development. His work leading corporate turnarounds left a deep impression of the incredible power of individuals to drive organizational success when simultaneously challenged and motivated by the opportunity to develop and execute strategy in demanding environments.

Mike’s consulting activity is divided between leadership programs, learning and development, strategy and organizational consulting. He has been a faculty member in the Executive Masters in Leadership program, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, and has taught at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Mike developed and delivers an ongoing executive leadership program and consulting and services training curriculum for a top pharmaceutical information and services firm. He helped integrate 30 consulting firm acquisitions through organization design, change management, methodology development and implementation. As a member of the global teach team, he designs, develops and delivers training in:

  • Leadership Development  (all levels)
  • Storyboarding, Presentation and Logical Writing
  • Leading Projects and Project Teams
  • Lead Strategy and Proposal Development
  • Principal Training
  • Management Consulting (Basics and for Executives)

Mike is an outstanding facilitator, known for inspiring, enabling and driving performance improvements and employee engagement in his client organizations.  He has helped develop, deliver and facilitate highly successful, top-rated programs for clients ranging from a biotechnology institute, an EU Fortune 50 electronics firm, and a Chinese business institute to a global Fortune 50 technology services firm. He has taught in the leadership, business, management and Executive programs of Georgetown University, UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. Mike founded and co-led IBM’s e-business strategy and consulting services group growing it to $380 million and 1,200 people in three years using a unique program of talent acquisition and development. His early career was spent leading financial institution and retail turnarounds as an independent consultant and as Executive Vice President of Financial Institutions Assurance Corporation. 

Mike received his B.A. in Religion and Psychology and his PhD in Business Strategy and Information Systems from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar and a William Randolph Hearst Scholar. 


Mike Shank

“Maintain a strong desire to make a difference, believe that you can – and do it.”

— Mike Shank

Our other partners

Tish BaldezTish Baldez, senior partner and co-founder, has enjoyed a successful 20+ year career of diversified experience in management and leadership training, sales management, project management and sales in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, and management consulting industries. More about Tish Baldez

Wendy Ellis GreenWendy Ellis Green, managing partner and co-founder, has enjoyed a rapidly progressive career in the pharmaceutical industry, developing expertise in marketing, marketing research, sales, product management and strategic management. More about Wendy Ellis Green

Anne Fraser, affiliate partner, has extensive experience as a meeting facilitator, coach and problem solver. She has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in the consulting, pharmaceutical and financial industries and has served as part of the management team for two major consulting office start-ups. More about Anne Fraser

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