Todd DeSantis

Love the “power tools” training John gave at Second Genome when we were preparing for external presentations. I hear his voice whenever I’m preparing a talk.

Chris Trammell

I have grown like a high-performance vehicle on dragster fuel, John has grown like a Rocket blasting off for spirals of our galaxy. He is that good, and highly in demand. If you are looking for a TED capable coach or executive consultant, look no further and call John John K. Bates

Simon Meadows

John was an outstanding guest on my Business Success & Coffee podcast recently at  and shared some great tips and lessons for my listeners. He shared some exceptional stories and inspiring lessons. John explained things in an understandable way that I am sure many of the business owners listening will value and easily be able to take action upon.

Thanks for being my guest and for sharing your knowledge and insights with me and my listeners.

Abed J. Allaik

Honestly, John’s communication skills are out of this world. The way he presents himself and leads the conversation is just mind-blowing. One of the best communicators I have ever come across. Highly recommend looking into this brilliant person.

Paul Witkay

I had the pleasure of meeting John Bates in 2012 when he coached one of our Alliance CEOs to deliver an amazing TED talk. Since then, he has spoken numerous times with our Alliance members – always to rave reviews. John has a gift that enables leaders go beyond simply feeling more comfortable and confident when speaking in public to enabling them to impact their audiences for positive change. And, they have fun in the process. I can recommend John to anyone who would like to improve the effectiveness of their communications – whether to their individual teams or to a wide audience.

Scott Harrison

John came to Surfrider-LA to train activists on effective public speaking – and blew us away with his enthusiastic approach, customized coaching, insider info and concern for what we needed. He wasted no time, got us “juiced” on his infectious energy and was supremely attentive and insightful.

Anthony Brock

The ability to communicate, coordinate and collaborate is a fundamental and powerful skill for executive leaders. John has groomed speakers for TED, TEDx, NASA and Fortune businesses. I learned so much from his books and videos — but more from our conversations. He can be game-changer at helping you more effectively communicate your vision into action.

Catherine Wales

His lessons, conversations and guidance have continued to help me lead change, not only in my daily life but also as a powerful leader within the company I serve. Team productivity has increased and my voice has more meaning and understanding with all those I work with. And as change is inevitable, John continues to help me find direction, meaning and self worth by helping me focus on what is both important to me and impactful to all scenarios of my life.

Scott Harrison

John came to Surfrider-LA to train activists on effective public speaking – and blew us away with his enthusiastic approach, customized coaching, insider info and concern for what we needed. He wasted no time, got us “juiced” on his infectious energy and was supremely attentive and insightful.

Dick Hackenberg

John is inter-disciplinary, cross-functional communications talent, a thought leader who understands the relationships of sales and marketing, advertising and public relations, promotions and customer service. Truly one of a kind.