Leadership Communications Consulting

Engage, align, and inspire people to act on the strategy

Successful leaders know that driving results requires more than a plan. Strategies succeed or fail not because of ideas, but execution.

A survey of more than 400 global CEOs found that executional excellence was the number one challenge they face. Two thirds of large organizations struggle to implement strategies. Senior leaders are often dismayed by how much time they spend communicating, yet how often the company’s vision and strategy is misunderstood or never heard.

We have a long track record of success helping leaders from mid-size to global companies connect the dots between strategic priorities and action. They communicate in a powerful way so people hear the message, remember it, believe it, trust it, and act on it. Our expertise has helped hundreds of global companies bridge the gap from plan to execution and achieve excellence.

We bring bold, innovative, ground-breaking approaches to accelerate the progress of:

  • Strategic Execution
  • Driving Enterprise Initiatives
  • Leading Change
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Team Performance

"I have tremendously valued Bates' work with my leadership team as part of an ongoing campaign to enhance our scientific contributions to the entire R&D organization. Bates worked closely with the team to meet our objective to elevate the overall profile and visibility of our organization’s unique contributions to the company’s endeavors to develop the next generation of cancer drugs.  Most recently, Bates worked with us to prepare for a high-profile presentation of our latest research at an important company-wide symposium; the feedback we received was extremely positive and the impression we left on our colleagues and senior leaders priceless."

- Michele Cleary, VP, Bristol-Myers Squibb