Wendy Gu

I’m a Principal Research Scientist and Medical Liaison at Boston Scientific, so clear and effective communication is crucial for both of my roles. I’ve had the privilege of working with John through 1:1 and group coaching opportunities. I had previously taken many presentation skills courses, so I was initially skeptical about how beneficial working with John would be, but it turned out to be life changing. Not only has he helped me improve my communication and presentation skills, to my surprise and delight, he has also helped me change my mindset, which is the most powerful asset we have. Our mindset shapes everything we perceive and everything we do. After working with John, I have a much more confident and empathetic mindset, which has helped me both professionally and personally. If you’re considering working with John, my recommendation is to go for it. The only regret you’ll have is not doing it sooner.

Ashley Edwards

John, I can’t thank you enough for working with us here at NASA. You were so engaging and gave my team great tools and inspiration to take our communications to the next level. We look forward to continuing our relationship.

Justin Wright

I saw John Bates give a presentation in Boston on authentic leadership in 2017. His focus was on public speaking. The talk was one of the best I have seen on the subject. John’s recommendations were clear, useful and easy to remember. What impressed me was not just the content he shared but the way he delivered it. John embodied his advice. The entire talk mirrored his recommendations making it both easier for us in the audience to figure out how to implement and also proving the usefulness of his suggestions. If you do any public speaking you will benefit from seeing John in action. I’m still putting the core ideas from his presentation to work in my public speaking almost a year later.