Mike Nichols

Strategic Leadership Advisor and Executive Coach

Mike Nichols brings over 35 years of rich experience in strategic leadership and executive coaching to his role at EDA. As the Founder and CEO of Vine Creek Consulting, LLC, he has developed profound expertise in guiding executives and their teams through complex challenges, including strategy building, organizational alignment, and leadership development, particularly amidst organic growth and M&A initiatives.

With a career spanning prominent organizations such as GE, Swiss Re, and CBIZ, Mike has excelled in national and global roles, demonstrating a unique ability to navigate leadership challenges and drive integration efforts across multiple M&A deals. His deep understanding of human resources due diligence and integration processes is invaluable, especially in high-stakes environments.

At EDA, Mike focuses on strategic development, succession planning, executive coaching, and enhancing leadership effectiveness. His approachable and collaborative style allows him to craft tailored strategies that integrate dynamic components of organizational solutions, fostering leadership capacities that yield tangible results.

Mike’s educational background includes an M.S. in Education from Capella University and a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Rooted in the integrity and work ethic from his upbringing on a Kansas farm, Mike is dedicated to helping leaders excel and organizations thrive through actionable insights and accountable leadership.

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