Ellie Gates

Former Director of Global Learning & Development, Adobe Systems

Ellie brings over two decades of experience as a rising leader and senior executive in People & Culture. Her industry experience spans from working in large global high-tech companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, T-Mobile and MCI to smaller startups such as Snowflake, Omniture and Box. Ellie has worked in multiple cultural contexts building innovative programs driving higher performance and engagement across Talent, Organizational, Learning and Leadership Development areas.

Ellie is best known for leading the implementation team for Adobe’s when they developed their performance Check-in framework in 2012.

Ellie lives with her family in the greater Dallas, Texas area where she prepares business leaders for the future as an Assistant Professor of Business at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU).  In addition to being a full-time mom to 3 teenagers and teaching full time, Ellie is a sought after executive coach and consultant through Leadership Techne where she is C0-Founder and CEO. Ellie is passionate about working with start-ups, educational institutions, innovative corporations and non-profits to unleash through the power of leaders and teams to achieve their best results together.  In her “spare” time Ellie enjoys being a loud fan at her kid’s games, reading, writing, and camping along the banks of a river.

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