Author of the book Integrity-Based Communications: Using truth to get what you really want (2004) and Integrity-Based Communications: Using Truth To Build High-Trust Relationships (2013), Shelley Page Baur has extensive business experience in marketing, field sales, communications, training, learning and development.
Shelley has designed materials and conducted workshops for all levels of employees, emphasizing personal analysis and skill development. Combining her passion and multiple communications skills, she is passionate about coaching subject matter experts who want to brand themselves by effectively integrating education with marketing communications.
An entrepreneur since 1986, Shelley’s independent consulting projects included work for such varied groups as small business owners, Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and universities. Seminars she developed include Integrity-Based Communications and Living on Purpose: Tools for Building the Life You Really Want. Programs specifically designed for entrepreneurs building sales organizations included interviewing, recruiting and hiring, negotiating, consultative selling techniques, team-building and leadership skills, among other topics. Previously she was VP-Communications for one of the largest security companies in America.
Shelley is a certified facilitator for Brian Tracy’s Phoenix Seminar for Maximum Achievement and the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Education programs, which she has taught at The University of Memphis, Fogelman College of Business & Economics. She is also a certified facilitator for Development Dimensions International (DDI) programs.
A graduate of The University of Memphis (B.A. in psychology), Shelley was a board member and program chair for Leadership Memphis, founding member/past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Memphis chapter, past president for Sales & Marketing Executives of Memphis/board member, SME-International. A Distinguished Toastmaster, Shelley has served in sponsoring, mentoring and leadership roles. She currently mentors students at the University of Memphis MILE leadership program, serves in chapter leadership for BNI: Business Network International, and on the Executive Committee of Business Over Coffee International.
Shelley has been honored by Memphis Woman magazine as one of “Fifty Women Who make a Difference,” Athena Award recipient as a role model for mentoring and community leadership, and IRIS Award winner for encouraging women entrepreneurs. In 2008, Leadership Memphis honored her with their “Distinguished Alumnus Award.”
Married to John Baur, professor of music theory and composition at The University of Memphis, Shelley is equally crazy about her two married “bonus kids” Jim and Christa, who live in Chicago and New York, respectively.