Michael Coles

Michael Coles is a transformational leader, accomplished entrepreneur, author, education advocate, and motivational speaker. Michael co-founded the Great American Cookie Company and was Chairman, CEO and President of Caribou Coffee Company. He has been heavily involved in the business world and has been actively engaged on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards.  Along with these skills, Michael shares a strong passion for pets and community. Michael and his wife, Donna currently share their home with an 8-year-old miniature schnauzer named Journee… Although she is Donna’s dog, Michael wouldn’t trade her for anything. She is not a big barker but if you come to their door she turns into a Rottweiler.