Our Team

Each member of our team lives the Bates values, from integrity and humility to knowledge and excellence. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, including business strategy, corporate communication, and management psychology. All of our coaches are fully certified in our methodologies and selected for their ability to apply real-world experience to the needs and challenges of their executive clients.

Suzanne Bates founded the firm with a commitment to helping leaders make an impact. During her first career as an award-winning broadcast journalist, she spent years interviewing top influencers and developed a keen interest in discovering the qualities of successful leaders. She channeled that energy to bring together a team that today is at the forefront of innovation in executive and leadership development. Among the breakthroughs she has championed is the first research-based assessment and model of Executive Presence, the Bates ExPI™.

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Craig Bentley Executive Advisor and Consultant
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Margery MyersExecutive Advisor and Consultant
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Kevin CuthbertExecutive Advisor and Consultant
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Damon BatesExecutive Advisor and Consultant
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Laura FayExecutive Advisor and Consultant
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Lisa SprenkleExecutive Advisor and Consultant
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Cheryl TidwellExecutive Advisor and Coach
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Joe AndrewsConsultant and Coach
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Jacqueline BrodnitzkiConsultant and Executive Coach, Director of Leadership Coaching
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Binwa SethiConsultant and Coach
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Michael SeitchikConsultant and Executive Coach, Director of Research and Assessment
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Walter JacksonConsultant and Executive Coach, Director of Global Services
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Scott WeighartConsultant and Executive Coach, Director of Leadership Programs
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Shirley Haggarty Executive Coach
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Steve Toomey Executive Advisor and Coach
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Gad Nestel Executive Advisor and Coach
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Suzanne BatesFounder, Bates
Managing Director
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Sarah Woods Head of Office
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Andrew AtkinsBates Practice Leader
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Roanne NeuwirthHead of Marketing
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Elizabeth FreedmanHead of Consulting
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Sean CostaSenior Director, Sales
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Daniel Mausolf Director of Client Solutions
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Rachel Suchoff Director of Administration
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Gisele GarceauDirector of Administration and Project Management
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Meghan McGrathMarketing Manager
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Angela RichardsAssessment Lead
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Chris GoodnowSenior Marketing Associate
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Voula CarnevaleSenior Executive Assistant
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Kristin LindstromSenior Executive Assistant and Office Manager
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Tara Goodwin Frier Public Relations and Media Consultant
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Kara Lund Voice and Speech Coach
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Mary Lou Andre Style and Professional Image Expert

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