Jack Collis grew up in the small NSW country town of Ganmain. He left school at fifteen to become an apprentice, and left home at sixteen to continue his apprenticeship in Griffith. At twenty-two Jack moved to Temora and started his own business. He ran this business for sixteen years until he joined AMP as a salesman. After four years he moved into AMP management and fourteen years later became International Marketing Manager for the AMP society.
Jack left the AMP to pursue his other business interests and has been a full-time international speaker and author ever since. He owns and runs a very successful speaking and consulting business and produces a range of books and video cassette training and development programs.