Michael Collura is the President and Founder of In Home Personal Services, which provides care for the elderly, veterans, and people with disabilities. He is an entrepreneur and leader with excellent company development and marketing skills. He began working in elder care at the age of 15 and learnt a great deal about himself and his motivations. He mostly worked in retail while in college and continued to work in the retail business after graduation. He recalls, “Downtown Chicago, 11th floor, nice office, and it was a great job and an awesome brand, and I am grateful for everything they taught me and the experiences I had, but it was not a passion for me.” Fortunately, in 2004, Michael was given the chance to return to what he loved, and In Home Personal Services was formed.
According to Michael, In Home Personal Services started in 2004. The crew had set out to achieve something distinctive at the time. It is desired to create an impact. For Michael, this meant that the brand’s culture, as well as the quality of life for individuals who would trust the firm, had to be something greater. On that original quest, he and his colleagues have never ceased working. He shares “It started, grew into and remains today a brand that places the quality of care and the impact on the livelihood of those that thrust us front and centre in our daily operations.”
At IHPS, Michael’s primary goal is the removal of obstacles and supporting this amazing team. He feels a sense of accomplishment as he watches his team grow and develop. “Seeing the impact, we make on countless individuals every day is the happiest part of my day that never ends,” says Michael. Since the company’s beginning, he says, the team has been forward-thinking and innovative. It’s a big part of why it’s such a popular brand now. All of these advancements continue unabated, and the future seems even more spectacular as a result. These He feels that the major objective and achievement that the entire IHPS team shares as a brand is to create a real world and direct influence on the quality of life of people. In Home Personal Services’ staff understands what it takes and what counts.
Collaboration of an Amazing Team
Inside the workplace, Michael finds himself as the “laziest CEO ever” and the most useless person in the company. He is endowed with such an excellent team that can manage and build this firm without him, not because he lacks any sense of self-worth or the hard work required to be him. He realizes that he would be nothing without “the team.” According to him, they carry out this purpose every day and guarantee that the company’s commitments are honored. He goes on to say that the team will guarantee that the care and delivery are of high quality, as well as that the real relationships they form are significant. He says, “The team, not me, has made us who we are today. I have what some might call the best job in the world. Why? Because I not only love what I do, I love those around me that have grown with our brand and make us who we are today. They are who I value.“
Michael believes he has met his professional objectives because the team has been nurtured, motivated, and thrived. He loves to take a back seat and allow his team to take centre stage. “My wife refers to me as a man-child outside of work,” he claims. Simply expressed, I believe in doing good, making people better than yourself, and living life with a purpose rather than for the sake of money.”
A Leader’s Perspective
Michael finds that leadership and integrity, which he feels are absolutely essential to success for anyone and any organization, But he also says, “Prepare to fail, learn, get up, and move forward better.”
As per Michael, leaders should avoid “still” people, they will create a cancerous void that will only harm and destroy. He opines, “Still people are complaining, unable to learn and accept or provide any useful insight or measure of value. They still hate you for your achievements, success, and prosperity. They are still broken in values, commitment, morals, and ethics. Finally, they are still nowhere, because they are unable to move forward, being so still in life. They defeat themselves without ever gaining ground because, in their own broken minds, they are “still“.”
Michael also states that if someone suggests “Fake it till you make it” or you believe this is how to grow a business, step aside. He shudders when he hears this advice. He asserts, “Face it till you make it.” Be prepared to do the work and commit yourself. Fail, get back up and do it better. Fail more, learn more, and outperform yourself. Nothing comes easily; if you start looking for the easy way out, you will never be able to achieve your goals.”