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Mike Kohler

Manages leadership and workforce development training for the Larimer County Workforce Center’s Business Services Team

Teaches IMC 633 - Entrepreneurship in IMC and IMC 637 - Internal Brand Communication

2015 Alexia Vanides Online Teaching Award Recipient
Mike Kohler has been a business owner, business coach and communication consultant and was a communications executive for two of the largest U.S. broadband companies.

He now manages leadership and workforce development training for the Larimer County Workforce Center’s Business Services Team. He is an active participant in the Northern Colorado Human Resources Association and the northern Colorado chapter of the Association of Training and Development.

Mike co-authored The Educated Franchisee, a guide for prospective franchise entrepreneurs. He currently serves as an advisor with CSU’s Venture Accelerator Program. In 2015, he received the Alexia Vanides Teaching Award from West Virginia University’s Integrated Marketing Communications graduate program, which was recognized in 2015 as America’s top online grad program.

Mike earned his MBA and a Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he was honored with Distinguished Service Awards from the College of Public Affairs and Community Service and the Department of Communication.

Past Student Feedback

  • Professor Kohler deserves 10 out of 10. He always provides timely feedback and grades. His feedback has been extremely motivating to me this term. This course answered many questions that I had about entrepreneurship. I'm so sad to see it end.
  • Professor Kohler's participation in the discussion board was excellent. His thoughtful input and advice for outside resources was valuable not only in our classwork but applicable in my professional work as well.
  • Probably the best I've had in the program. He was always super prompt, offered great additional questions and kept it professional yet entertaining.