Mike Bates earned his MS in Organizational Leadership from Cairn University. For 38+ years, he has worked in EdTech publishing as an accomplished executive business leader by providing in-field leadership development of sales personnel and professional development specialists. Mike is highly effective in sales operations leadership, with extensive experience managing teams dedicated to effective strategy, territory management, key account management, and revenue growth. In 2009, Mike founded an organizational leadership consulting business providing professional management expertise to organizations.
"Mike is in a unique category of sales and management professional in the education industry possessing both academic business knowledge (MSOL) as well as years of selling a wide variety of products, including print, professional learning services and technology. It starts with his genuine passion for education and blends that with keen insight and skills in getting prospects to reveal their problems. The sale always become a win-win and customer satisfaction is always high.”
- Kathryn, VP of Sales
"It was a pleasure working with Mike, as he led a team of 5 core leaders in the creation of a new Vision, Mission, and Core Values for our organization. As a result, we are more focused, moving forward, and growing as a team and organization."
- Pastor Ricky, Senior Pastor
"Working with Mike has been an absolute pleasure. His expertise and guidance have been invaluable in helping me achieve my personal & professional goals! Every step of the way Mike has been a coach, cheering me on to achieve better results."
- John, Multi-media Strategist, Podcaster, Radio Host
"Mike is the best kind of thought partner. He is a deep listener, a strategic thinker, and an enthusiastic sales coach."
- Annie, Solopreneur, EdTech Writer, Marketing Content Creator
"Mike is an inspirational leader. When I am around Mike, I feel compelled to accomplish more. Mike challenges me to strive for excellence."
- Josh, Founder, Lead Ministry, Lead Volunteers
"I have gained many insights through my coaching sessions with Mike. The outcomes I have experienced have helped in all my business relationships, especially in growing, developing and strengthening relationships within my team."