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Elizabeth Freedman

Elizabeth Freedman

Elizabeth Freedman is a Bates Executive Coach and Principal who helps leaders accelerate performance and drive business execution through powerful communication. Through one-on-one coaching, Elizabeth partners with senior leaders to build a high level of executive presence and communicative leadership that enables superior executive performance. Through her consultative approach, and backed by rigorous evaluation, she helps senior executives further develop strategies to gain influence and credibility, build strong stakeholder relationships, and motivate their employees and teams to drive business strategies forward. She has partnered with senior executives of Fortune 500, mid-cap, and privately held companies, and has engaged with clients globally across financial services, life sciences, defense, industrial, and technology sectors. Before joining Bates, Elizabeth worked at the consulting firms Accenture and marchFIRST. She is the author of Work 101: Learning the Ropes of the Workplace without Hanging Yourself (Random House). Her expertise on leadership has appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report, and was a featured coach in The Boston Globe.

Recent Posts by Elizabeth Freedman

Advice for Senior Leaders Who Want to Advance:  Stop Hiding, Stop Drifting

If You’re Leading an Underperforming Team, Here’s What You May Be Overlooking

Epic Fail:  The Surprising Reasons Why Coaching Doesn’t Work

Get Your Senior Executives to Agree So You Can Get Work Done

Incredibly Unpopular Advice for CEOs and Executive Teams Leading Change:  Slow Down

The Secret Nobody Tells Experienced Leaders About Meeting Big Goals

What’s the Right Way to Get the Most Value from Your Executive Advisor?

Busyness is Laziness:  The Drawbacks of a Crazy Calendar

The High Price of Being a Low Energy Leader

The Problem Is We Don’t Agree There’s a Problem:  Why You’re Struggling to Influence

The One Thing Senior Leaders Must Do to Have a Great Second Half of 2018

It’s Time to Upset the Apple Cart:  Why Companies Need Leaders Who Will Go There

Is Preparing for Losers?  Why Preparation is The Dirty Little Secret Inside Organizations

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