Collette Portis, M.Ed.
Master Business Coach/Author
Collette Portis, M.Ed. is a Founding Partner and COO of RED Development Group, a global business development firm focused on helping women business owners use the best qualities of being a woman to thrive in their business and disrupt the marketplace. As a serial entrepreneur, Ms. Portis has influenced an array of audiences, including but not limited to, the Grand Rapids Michigan Mayor’s Office, Northview Public Schools, Koinonia Christian Church, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Fifth Third Bank, The Potter’s House, Aquinas College, Bloomfield Hills ISD, Primerica, Toyota, The Empower Series, and Mawusi & Associates. She is the host of REAL-Eyez Destiny Radio and a contributing writer and influencer for Prime Women Magazine. Collette is known for leaving it all on the stage as a speaker, author, and business coach. She has been afforded the opportunity to MOTIVATE audiences in many arenas including as a speaker at the global event, Real Dialogue: 50/50 Day. When speaking to an audience, Collette’s delivery has been described as PASSIONATE, TRANSFORMATIVE and interwoven with principles and concepts that have been said to result in tangible takeaways to promote action, change, and continued growth.
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As COO and Founding Partner at RED Development Group, Collette Portis, M.Ed. has proven to be a serial entrepreneur and profound speaker. She also founded Collette Portis & Co. and Destined Designs proving that the entrepreneurial spirit of her parents and grandparents certainly rubbed off on her. With 20+ years of experience as a master business coach and strategist, she has helped business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives through the process of developing their roadmap to business expansion, growth and sustainability ultimately leading to a lasting legacy. Known by most as a connector, Ms. Portis is a skilled coach, author, and speaker who has sharpened her ability to stretch the vision, mission, and goals of those she comes into contact with. Most recently, she added radio host to her extensive resume as she launched REAL-Eyez Destiny Radio, a show focused on the journey of entrepreneurship. Collette has an extensive educational background having earned her Bachelor’s in Business Management, Masters in Adult Education, and currently completing her Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. Additionally, she is a proud alum of Leadership Grand Rapids. Mrs. Portis is the author of the highly sought after G.O.A.L.I.E.: Grafting Objectives Around Longevity in Entrepreneurship strategic planning system and the M.B.A. for CEOs coaching system. M.B.A. for CEOs and G.O.A.L.I.E. has been used to successfully assist business owners and executives with clearly defining their business objectives, developing accountability markers, and meeting and exceeding their goals. Additionally, Ms. Portis and her team assist their clients with developing their growth plan, defining daily work, developing company leadership, building efficient systems, improving their bankability, and producing effective influencers, to name a few. Collette Portis has a diverse portfolio of clients and has influenced an array of audiences, including but not limited to, the Grand Rapids Michigan Mayor’s Office, Northview Public Schools, Koinonia Christian Church, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Fifth Third Bank, The Potter’s House, Aquinas College, Bloomfield Hills ISD, Primerica, and Mawusi & Associates. Collette proudly serves on the board of the William M. McDonald YMCA and is an advisor to JB Dondolo Inc. and North Texas Youth Entrepreneurs. Collette has been featured on the Mentor Select podcast, Summit Leader podcast, in Voyage Dallas Magazine and The Metro Report Magazine to name a few. Successfully moving business owners from entrepreneurs to legacy building business owners is her passion. With the use of collaboration, community connection, business principles, and self-care, Collette is known for giving her absolute best as a speaker, author, and business coach. She has been afforded the opportunity to MOTIVATE audiences in many arenas as a sponsor and co-host during the global event Real Dialogue: 50/50 Day and as one of the most requested certified SCORE mentors in Tarrant County. When speaking to an audience, Collette’s delivery has been described as PASSIONATE, TRANSFORMATIVE and intro woven with principles and concepts that have been said to result in tangible takeaways to promote action, change, and continued growth.