Mike Burns

Executive Coach, Shanghai

Executive Coach

Mike splits his time between leadership and business coaching.

  • Executive Coach for the Lance Tanaka Group Company in Shanghai.
  • Management Consultant for Asia Growth Solutions based in Shanghai.
  • CEO Group Speaker and Facilitator at Vistage China.
  • CEO Mentor at Chinaccelerator.

Mike is a student of China and Mandarin speaker with a unique understanding of how both Chinese and Western Cultures approach business and leadership. He has worked in China for 9 years, including the last 4 as an executive leadership and business coach.

Corporate Leadership Experience

Brady Corp (Shanghai, China)

  • Director, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific

nVent, formerly Pentair (Shanghai, China)

  • General Manager, China
  • Global Vice President, Renewable Energy
  • Global Market Manager, Renewable Energy

General Electric (Los Angeles, USA)

  • Global Accounts Manager, Renewable Energy
  • Branch Manager
  • Aerospace Program Manager

Walmart Logistics (Texas, USA)

  • Area Manager- Distribution Center


  • Lance Tanaka Group Certified Executive Coach
  • Dream and Achieve® (DNA) Coach
  • Vistage Peer Advisory Group Facilitator
  • SIMA®/MCORE® Assessment Facilitator
  • Immunity To Change™ Facilitator for Individuals and Groups