Shelley Page Baur
Author of the book and CD, Integrity-Based Communications Using truth to get what you really want, Shelley Page Baur has extensive business experience in marketing, field sales, communications, training, learning and development. With a passion for inspiring people to live on purpose and realize their potential, Shelley has designed materials and conducted workshops for all levels of employees, emphasizing personal analysis and skill development.
An entrepreneur since 1986, Shelley’s independent consulting projects included work for such varied groups as small business owners, network marketing organizations, universities and Fortune 100 business entities. 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 the U.S.
Shelley is a certified facilitator for Brian Tracy’s Phoenix Seminar for Maximum Achievement and Entrepreneurial Education Foundation 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 is a graduate / past board member and program chair for Leadership Memphis, founding member/past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), past president for Sales & Marketing Executives of Memphis/board member, SME-International. She is a member of Toastmasters International and has volunteered as a leadership coach for DeNeuville Learning Center, as part of a two-year program to grant recipients of the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis. She currently serves on the boards of Samaritan Counseling Center and Concerts International, and advisory board for the MILE Student mentoring program at the University of Memphis business college.
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.”
Shelley is married to John Baur, professor of graduate music theory and composition at The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. She has two married “bonus kids,” Jim (Polly) and Christa (Mark), who live in Chicago and New York, respectively. John and Shelley are active communications at Grace-St Luke’s Episcopal Church in midtown Memphis, servicing in various outreach capacities. They enjoy travel, yoga, entertaining, and lots of music. Both have been facilitators for Common Ground: Conversation on Race, Communities in Action. John composed “the Promise,” an opera based on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., which made its world premier in Memphis at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre in 2004.