Graduate of Berry High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Attended Auburn University and graduated in Business Administration. While at Auburn Mike played linebacker for Coach Shug Jordan and was drafted to play professional football with the Miami Dolphins. Mike was a member of Miami’s no-name defense, played in three Super Bowls and won two World Championships in ’72 and ’73. He was a member of the only undefeated team in the history of the NFL in 1972 (17-0).
He started a real estate development business in 1977. He developed a full concept Athletic Club in 1979 and managed that through 1994. After selling his real estate business and the athletic club he started his financial services career in 1995. He started the Kolen Team over 13 years ago and is now focused on risk management.
Mike has been actively involved in The Monday Morning Quarterback Club and Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. He is also active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Mike also enjoys speaking to businesses, civic groups, and churches. His speaking emphasizes the T.E.A.M.™ concept and how it produces Championship results.