Hello, my name is John K. Bates. Keynote Speaker. Coach. Trainer.  
Hello, my name is John K. Bates. Keynote Speaker. Coach. Trainer.
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TEDxVilnius 2014: John Bates and the Compliment Experiment…
 
I can honestly say John is improving the world by doing what he does.

~Dave Carroll
United Breaks Guitars Viral Sensation, and Keynote Speaker

I was astounded at how much insight John’s training offered in a brief amount of time.  
I was astounded at how much insight John’s training offered in a brief amount of time.

~Shauna Bingham,
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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We immediately knew we could use John’s help in perfecting our story.

~Jim Schutz
CEO, Oculus Innovative Sciences

John has trained hundreds of speakers for TED, TEDx and in corporate environments. Depending on your needs and desires John offers individual, small group and large group training. Using Human Evolutionary Biology and Human Neurophysiology John provides some of the most effective and sophisticated Communications, Leadership and Innovation training available.

Originally developed for Scientists and Engineers, John’s training is popular with everyone who likes to know not only what to do, but why it works!

John’s satisfied clients as diverse as the Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab in Silicon Valley, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs in Silicon Valley and Boston, Jassen Labs in San Diego and Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido, CA.

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John is a leadership, communication and excellence coach. He works with TED and TEDx speakers, world renowned keynote speakers and trainers, and top level executives at companies like the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs, the Volkswagen Electronics Research Labs in Silicon Valley, Janssen Labs, Stone Brewing Co., Telefonica, CSOB of Slovakia, and others. He brings new and surprising views on Communications, Leadership, Innovation and more.

John’s “why” is “to bring out what’s awesome inside every person so it is alive in the world and can make a difference.” John’s ability to hear the unsaid, to probe deeply, to call what is greatest inside of you forth and to turn your heartfelt words into succinct and memorable messages makes him a world class communications and leadership coach.

See what John’s clients say about working with him…

Mike Michalowicz, Professional Speaker and Author of The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur:

“John Bates is an extraordinary speaking coach. He has personally coached me on how to take my own speaking from good to great. TEDx was the best presentation I have done to date, and it is all because John coached me on making it that much better. The proof is in the pudding.”

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People regularly call John’s Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp the best communications training they have ever received.

You will learn how to use Human Evolutionary Biology and Human Neurophysiology to: Make the very most of every word you speak, and WHY it works. Move your listeners to action with a new level of ease. Stand out from the crowd and be remembered. Leave your fear and anxiety around public speaking far behind.

You will come away thrilled with your new outlook and abilities.

Contact us via the website for more information about bringing the Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp to your organization and for upcoming public dates.

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