John Bates is in business to bring out what is awesome inside every person so it can live in the world and make a real difference. His Keynote speeches, group trainings and executive coaching is world famous and executives from companies like Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Second Genome, Volkswagen, IBM and Care Fusion recommend John as one of the best speakers, coach, and communications and leadership trainers working today. John's approach is based in human evolutionary biology and human neurophysiology so you learn not only what works, but WHY it works. John gives you principles which allow you to achieve ever increasing success and the ability to play and be ever more creative in the serious areas of communication and leadership.
John has trained hundreds of TED and TEDx speakers all over the world. He delivers speeches that make the audience extremely happy they came and he shares his experience and insight freely. John also works with C level executives at top companies to make their communications "TED-Worthy," as well.
In 1997 John co-founded BIGWORDS.com which quickly became a dot com darling. After raising over $80M in venture funding and winning numerous accolades, BIGWORDS.com failed in the dot com crash. This experience literally, and quite actually, almost killed John. He now shares about how he recovered from the life threatening illness brought on by stress and lack of sleep. He shares his experience of failure and what it taught him with audiences the world over. John is a contributing author to "World Class Speaking in Action" an Amazon best seller. In his previous positions John was an early stage employee and/or co-founder at influential Internet companies like Virtual Vegas, BigWords.com, MindArk and Goldstar.com. Whatever his official title he would always end up as the Chief Evangelist. He is passionate about people, loves making a difference for those who make a difference and will inspire and delight your audience if you give him the chance.