Suzanne Bates

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Suzanne Bates is an American business owner, speaker, television personality, and writer on business communications.


Bates was born in Danville, Illinois on January 11, 1956. She attended the University of Illinois and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

From 1987–2000 Bates worked as a television reporter and anchor with stations around the country including in Philadelphia and Tampa. From 1987–2000 she was a television anchor for WBZ-TV in Boston.

In 2000, Bates started her firm, Bates Communications, Inc., and coaches executives in speaking, presenting, and communication strategy. The firm works with companies such as Fidelity Investments, Raytheon, Dow Chemical, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Published works[edit]

  • Speak like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results, McGraw Hill, 2005.
  • Motivate like a CEO: Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act, McGraw Hill, 2009.
  • Discover Your CEO Brand: Secrets to Embracing and Maximizing Your Unique Value as a Leader, McGraw Hill, 2012.

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