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™.

Kevin CuthbertExecutive Advisor and Consultant
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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Anton FranckeissExecutive Advisor and Consultant
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Christa SorensonExecutive Advisor and Consultant
Joe AndrewsExecutive Advisor and Consultant
Margie Myers
Margery MyersExecutive Advisor and Consultant
Jacqueline BrodnitzkiConsultant and Executive Coach, Director of Leadership Coaching
Michael SeitchikConsultant and Executive Coach, Director of Research and Assessment
Walter JacksonConsultant and Executive Coach, Director of Global Services
Scott WeighartConsultant and Executive Coach, Director of Leadership Programs
Daniel Mausolf Director of Client Solutions
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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
Suzanne BatesFounder, Bates
Managing Director
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Sarah Woods Head of Office
Andrew Atkins
Andrew AtkinsBates Practice Leader
Roanne NeuwirthHead of Marketing
Elizabeth FreedmanHead of Consulting
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Rachel Suchoff Director of Administration
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
Voula CarnevaleSenior Executive Assistant
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Lindsay FoySenior EA & Office Manager
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Jenna JoswickSenior Project Coordinator
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Tara Goodwin Frier Public Relations and Media Consultant
Kara Lund
Kara Lund Voice and Speech Coach
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Mary Lou Andre Style and Professional Image Expert

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Damon Bates Photography