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Mike Cottell

Advisor

Role and Company

President , Michael T Cottell Consulting

Expertise

42 years experience in general business

Location

Glen Head, NY

About Mike

After an extraordinary career with two premium corporations, I have created my own consulting company to bring my leadership and management skills to both individuals and organizations seeking to achieve their ultimate potential. There are 3 areas of expertise that I can provide guidance on with a proven style that focuses on keeping it simple and getting results.

1) Talent Development: whether it is working with an individual or an organization, an assessment of current skill sets then developing strategies and action plans to significantly elevate capabilities and performance. Basic skills like resume and cover letter preparation, assessing transferable skills, conducting a job search, prepping for the interview to advanced skills like persuasive and public speaking and writing business plans are my expertise. My program is called " Achieving Your Ultimate Career Potential" and covers many other skills.

2) Supply Chain Model: for the apparel industry, an assessment of your current design, development, merchandising, procurement and inventory management model with recommendations on how to evolve for maximum margin . For an individual considering fashion or retail as a career , I can provide in depth knowledge on a variety of issues to help you in any way possible.

3) Leading Execution: For any organization, a review of your current strategies to ensure that there is a focus, with proper goals, business plans and metrics to measure . For an individual, I can help you set personal goals or assist you developing goals for your new business career .

I am a proud American and have a strong desire to give back to those who have served our nation by volunteering any knowledge and advice that I can share to assist any past or present member of our armed forces. I would be honored to serve those who have so proudly served our nation. Thank You--Mike

Articles by Mike

2 years ago

Becoming an Influential and Persuasive Speaker: Part 1

A skill that will allow you to distinguish yourself and significantly improve your chances for achieving both your personal and...

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2 years ago

Becoming an Influential and Persuasive Speaker: Part 2

To be used in combination with “Becoming an Influential and Persuasive Speaker: Part 1”, this article will offer thoughts to consider...

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2 years ago

How To Negotiate For Anything

The ability to be seen as a skilled negotiator will benefit you, both personally and professionally, by allowing you to...

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2 years ago

How To Receive An Outstanding Annual Performance Review

Everyone has the opportunity to receive an outstanding annual performance review, but it requires a strategic approach that is carefully...

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2 years ago

Navigating The First 90 Days In Your New Job

Congratulations! You have successfully completed the application and interview process and are ready to start a new job. The first...

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2 years ago

Essential Career Success Strategies

Achieving your career goals in today’s highly competitive, global and constantly changing environment requires a clear understanding of what...

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2 years ago

Advanced Career Success Strategies

As your career progresses and you prepare yourself for bigger responsibilities and the rewards that go with it, you must...

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2 years ago

Distinguish Yourself By Leading A Great Meeting

The ability to organize and lead an effective meeting is an essential skill in order to be seen as an...

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one year ago

Leading Your Team Through Making Group Decisions

High performing teams that consistently meet or exceed their goals require a diverse group of talented individuals that have a...

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Mike 's Recent Answers

one year ago

What kind of jobs and industry should I be looking to get in to when I retire?

Hi Matthew, try this website to explore some ideas and opportunities. Good Luck to you and Thank You for your...

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one year ago

Is there a way to reach out to companies that have the types of jobs I want but are not currently showing openings?

Hi David, great advice from both Scott and Jeff and I'd like to build on that. 1) Make sure your resume...

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2 years ago

Resume Length

Hi Erik, as a former senior executive who has read countless resumes over my career, the most important thing to...

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2 years ago

being institutionalized and the lack of experience on paper

Hi Mike, your service was a gift to this country and millions of people are grateful to you for it....

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2 years ago

What to do when you want a change?

Hi Richard, in addition to the good advice that you have been given so far, please find a link that...

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