Suzanne is CEO of Bates, an internationally recognized thought leader in communicative leadership, and the author of four bestselling business books including Speak Like a CEO and All the Leader You Can Be. After a 20+ year career as an award winning television journalist, Suzanne founded Bates in 2000 with a mission to help leaders shape the world by engaging, aligning, and inspiring people to act. She has developed proven coaching and consulting methodologies and leadership programs that are now used by hundreds of global companies to help their leaders drive business results. In 2013, Suzanne and her team developed and launched the Bates ExPI, the first research-based, scientifically validated assessment to measure executive presence. She is a sought after speaker and has been featured on the TODAY Show and in the Wall St. Journal, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among other publications.