Renee Collins, M.Ed.

Renee Collins, M.Ed.


Renee Collins Cobb, M.Ed., is an external consultant partner for Cook Ross and brings over thirty years of experience in the fields of organizational effectiveness, performance improvement, diversity and inclusion, and human resource development to the organization. In her career, she has served as an executive coach, organizational consultant, facilitator, presenter, mentor, career development, and team development coach.

Renee has partnered with senior executives, training managers, diversity and inclusion teams, and quality action groups to assess current needs and identify barriers to organizational growth and performance by utilizing creative and unique approaches to design, develop, and facilitate any training programs that may be identified as opportunities for improvement from the needs assessment process.

Renee holds a master’s degree in executive human resources development from Xavier University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky. Her background includes experience as an organizational effectiveness and performance improvement manager in the distribution and integrated supply industries, educational institutions, and health care with corporate strategic planning responsibilities. She has facilitated learning and led organizational development functions at the executive management levels and has initiated various human resource development and corporate university start-up activities.

With her husband, Warren Cobb, Renee is the President and Owner of Collins Consulting Group; Listen Locally, LLC, which works in concert with local performers and business owners to create opportunities for artist to share their body of work- and is Executive Director and President of Room 17 Productions, a 50c3 nonprofit organization that promotes music education, digital preservation of aging recordings and oral history projects. She is the host of NPR’s Red Barn Radio, and hosts and produces two podcasts, Overtones and Gray Matters. Renee is a co-chair of the University of Kentucky School of Music Alumni. Renee manages several oral history projects at The University of Kentucky Nunn Center for Oral History including titles of “Women of Color in Medicine” “Dr Sara Holroyd, “I Am Diversity” and “University of Kentucky Cheerleaders” She has also facilitated career development courses for incoming freshman at the University of Kentucky and has served as an unconscious bias consultant for the university.