John Bates – Founder / CEO and Coalescence Chamber
John Bates‘ mission is to bring out what is awesome inside you, so you can have the impact you want to have on the world.
John is an in-demand author, executive coach, and trainer. And, after blowing his first chance on the TED stage, he is now one of the most prolific TED-format coaches in the world. Executives from organizations like Johnson & Johnson’s JLABS, NASA (including the Astronauts), US Navy Special Operations, Boston Scientific, and many more recommend him to their colleagues as the best leadership communication coach working today.
He knows the power creating a TED-like talk can bring to anyone – in business and life. He designs his 1:1 Executive Coaching, Online large and small group courses, and other coaching and training programs using principles derived from neurobiology, so your communication is as mighty as your ideas.
It’s the first step in becoming the more clear, courageous, and confident version of yourself. I can’t wait to help you find your way back on a path that guides you to the life story you’ve always dreamt of.
My story wasn’t always so clear, courageous, or confident either. Let me shed a little light on what used to be the tale I told everyone, including myself, to be true.
Growing up the daughter of a dairy farmer in rural Wisconsin, I learned a lot about hard work at a young age. Unfortunately, along with it came the notion that one must sacrifice to be successful. And I did. I was always putting others’ needs and wants before my own – forcing my inner voice and dreams back into the shadows. Granted, I learned useful life skills but had completely lost myself before I’d even gotten to know the little girl inside.
I spent my life merely trying to survive all its hardships without knowing who I really was or what I wanted. There was so much shame around the mess I felt like I was living in. Life seemed to be unraveling at record speeds until I came to my breaking point. My mind and body were sending me distress signals- it was time to start listening to the voice from within. Being the marketing professional I am, I decided to “rebrand myself”.
Executive Assistant and Trusted Wingwoman
Since 2015 Lei Roscom has played the role of trusted wing woman and go-to person for John Bates. She handles the many tasks that must be done to make sure John can concentrate on creating, coaching, and delivering programs. Making a difference in the background by choice, she is responsible for all of the little things that add up to big things. She controls his schedule with an iron fist and a friendly, accomodating smile. Like a lot of John’s clients, Lei was able to find and share her Origin Story – about surviving domestic abuse for her own small audience, making a big difference for others.
When she’s not handling John’s schedule or gushing over NASA Astronauts, she’s most likely taking care of her 3 kids or curating nice homey corners in their small, but lovely home.