About Gates Group LLC

Gates Group, LLC is a boutique leadership company that specializes in team facilitation, leadership development training, and high-touch executive coaching for start-up founders and CEO’s, executives in transition, and emerging corporate leaders. While most of our clients belong to the technology, banking, and government industries we also have a strong commitment to positive social impact and therefore also work with non-profits. After 25+ years of industry experience, our founder Laura Gates developed The Purpose Initiative ® a proprietary methodology that helps today’s leaders reliably created the conditions for enhanced creativity and innovation.


Laura Gates, Founder Gates Group LLC

About Laura Gates

Founder of Gates Group, LLC Laura brings 25 years experience as a strategic consultant, ICF PCC certified executive coach and trusted C-suite advisor for employee engagement, change management, impactful leadership, sustainable cultures, and succession planning. She patented the Purpose Initiative methodology to harness creativity + innovation in teams for breakthrough alignment. Featured as a top executive coach by Culture Amp, her work on conflict resolution with C-suite, Boards and founders was featured in First Round Review

Clients include VC-backed bio tech and digital start-ups, Silicon Valley giants, the space industry, finance and family-owned founders. She's spoken at True U, Visa Return to Work, Wisdom 2.0 Unplugged, Association of Women in Science, PMI Silicon Valley and WIN in Europe. She has a BA in Marketing + Management from Syracuse University, previously ran a marketing business, and began her career at Citi on Wall Street. 

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Laura is the most adept facilitator I’ve ever worked with. She has incredible tact and an uncanny ability to cut through difficult situations to get to the root cause of what’s going on.
— VC Founder & CEO
Laura’s skills in feedback and team facilitation helped me build a high-performing, executive-level team at NASA Headquarters. One of the more skeptical members of our team even commented that Laura was the most impactful and effective facilitator he had ever encountered.
— Sr. Executive

Sarah Nicotra ICF certified coach

About Sarah Nicotra

Sarah is our Business Manager, in-house Squarespace designer and coach (both ICF and HeartMath certified). As a multi-disciplinary consultant with two Master’s degree’s in Transpersonal Psychology and Organization Management Sarah helps high-level leaders identify their next steps and create the website/brand to unleash their gifts and talents. With well over 1000+ contact hours as a Hospice Chaplain, she delivers an impeccable level of care.

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Building a website is a BIG project, working with Sarah was a dream. Our collaboration was ideal. Sarah gave me do-able weekly assignments that prevented overwhelm and kept the project on track. We launched on time and I couldn’t be happier with the end product; a clean, professional website that serves my budding business. Sarah is easy to work with, listens to the client, and creates a high-quality product.
— Trudy Kortes, www.trudykortes.com

About our NETWORK

Gates Group, LLC has an excellent network of industry experts and accomplished coaches and consultants available to partner on projects.