Emma Coats inspirational speaker
Emma Coats inspirational speaker

Emma Coats

Expert story-teller

Speaker Themes

  • The “22 Rules Of Story-telling”
  • The intersection of creativity & technology
  • Building creative teams
  • Creativity & innovation

Travels from

New York, USA


Emma Coats formerly led the personality writing team at Google, tasked with creating a friendly, approachable personality for the Google Assistant, in over 30 languages. She has been featured in Wired and TIME.

As a passionate believer in the power of storytelling, design and technology, Emma approaches ideas with a perspective shaped by all three. She’s built collaborative, creative, curious teams, encouraging writers to stretch into new territories of technology and incorporating procedural generation and machine learning.

Emma Coats got her start in the story department at Pixar, working on the Academy Award winning film Brave. While there, she wrote “22 Story Rules,” and in the years since, she’s spoken about story and characters to audiences in Norway, Canada, the US, and the UK.

For more information on Emma Coats’ keynote speaking topics, availability and fees, contact VBQ Speakers agent Leo von bülow-Quirk at leo@vbqspeakers.com

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