Suzanne Bates

Author of Speak Like a CEO; CEO
Bates Communication

Suzanne Bates is the CEO of Bates Communications, a global leadership consultancy that works with senior leaders in the world’s top companies to help them communicate to drive strategic execution. Suzanne is the author of 4 books, including All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence (McGraw Hill 2016) and the bestselling Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results (McGraw Hill 2005). She launched the firm in 2000 after two decades as an award-winning television news journalist in major markets around the country. Her team works with executives from the world’s top organizations including dozens of Fortune 500 companies as well as a large roster of financial services companies. Suzanne is a frequent media contributor to publications and media commentator, appearing on the Today Show, MSNBC’s Your Business, Fox Business Morning, CBS Radio, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, and many more.