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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.

Ashley Edwards

Communications Manager at NASA Headquarters
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.

Justin Wright

Chief Executive Officer, Mediator, Negotiation Trainer, Faciliator & Coach at Habitus Incorporated

I had a pleasure of meeting John at the AmChams in Europe Conference in Bratislava and received individual coaching for my presentation at the ACE Creative Networks Award finals. This experience has completely changed the way I think about public speaking and the way I structure my presentations now! Extremely useful training that has changed my professional life forever! After that, we have invited John as a keynote speaker to Tallinn, Estonia to lead a special training for our Women in Leadership Program that we run here at the American Chamber in Estonia. The feedback we have received after the event was just overwhelming! I wish we could share all the emails, notes, comments that our female professionals sent us after the event! Every single participants wants John back in Tallinn!! It is for these reasons that I offer high recommendations for John without reservation! One of the best speakers we have had in Tallinn!

Daria Sivovol

Executive Director at American Chamber of Commerce Estonia

I just gave a TEDx talk as part of the TEDxFulbright event in Santa Monica, Sept 2015. John and his team were absolutely phenomenal with their public speaking coaching. I have given over 200 talks at various conferences over the years and John and his team were THE BEST, the most thorough, meticulous, and detailed with their unique "system" for preparing and coaching me compared to anything in the past that I experienced. John and his team get an A+++++++++++!

Brian Boxer Wachler

Authority and Inventor of Life-Changing Advanced Keratoconus treatments, I-Brite, and Fortified LASIK

I got to hear John's keynotes for the first time today, and I have to say that those 45 minutes were the best and most efficient sales training I've ever been to! 

I'm not an entrepreneur myself, and don't think I'll ever be, but I will definitely take John's points into use at my own work in B2B sales. If you ever have a chance to see and hear him in action, don't think twice!

Miia Huhtamäki

Customer Success Manager at Koodiviidakko Oy


John was one of the best speakers I have ever seen. His entire talk was informative, and filled with invaluable information. I look forward to using the skills I learned in his talk in future pitches and throughout my life in general.

Harrison Valner

Head of Operations @ Kyoku