Bates Communications helps clients fuse business strategy with communication strategy to accelerate growth and drive business performance.
Since our inception in 2000, Bates Communications has become a premiere resource for executives and organizations that recognize the impact of powerful communication with their important audiences. Our founder, CEO Suzanne Bates, spent 20 years in television news and launched the firm to help business leaders develop the speaking skills and competencies that would drive their success.
Since then, we’ve built a team of seasoned coaches with significant business experience who help clients navigate challenges specific to leadership and business growth. While our focus has expanded to meet our clients’ needs, our goal remains the same – to stand as the leaders behind the leaders, helping clients achieve their best performance.
To ensure consistency and quality in the service we provide, our coaches are employees, trained and certified in Bates proprietary tools and techniques. Our team is engaged in continuous learning and works together closely to share ideas, best practices and knowledge of our clients’ businesses. We pride ourselves in our team’s ability to approach clients’ businesses with rigorous inquiry, leading to a deep knowledge of clients’ sectors, market trends, unique challenges and stakeholders.
The Bates CEO Center, along with our published works, research, seminars and workshops, are changing the way CEOs and executives think about and use communications strategies. In the world of executive communications coaching and leadership consulting, Bates Communications is reenergizing leaders and reinventing the ways they lead.