Ellie Gates– Business and executive coach, educator, speaker, and brand strategist

Ellie is an experienced leadership and business coach as well as a professor of Business at the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU). With over 25 years of experience in small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, Ellie has spent her career growing leaders and teams. She is a strong “reality broker” with great insight and a no-nonsense style to provide clarity, focus, and accountability. She has a big heart for helping business owners truly OWN their business, vs. being owned by it.

How she’s moved the dial:

  • Coached and developed over 2,000 managers worldwide to increase their effectiveness focused on better delegation, decision making, strategy, communication, and team development.
  • Created internal mobility programs to help the Millennial population grow their skills and impact, resulting in greater employee satisfaction and reduced attrition.
  • Led the cultural and performance review transformation at Adobe setting new industry standards for performance management practices on feedback & development

Where She Got Street Smart

  • Adobe
  • Box
  • Microsoft
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon/MCI

Area of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Performance Enablement
  • Organizational Development
  • Learning and Leadership
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Communication

Industry Experience

  • High Tech, SAAS
  • Telecommunications
  • Education
  • Non-Profits / NGO’s
  • Big Data

Where She Got Book Smart

  • MBA, Business/Strategy – Azusa Pacific University
  • MA, Organizational Leadership – Azusa Pacific University
  • BA, Psychology – California Lutheran University
  • Certificate, Executive Coaching – Hudon Institute
  • Certified Business Coach – ActionCoach

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