Author of three books, Jean Baur has worked as a writer throughout her career. Early in her career, she wrote for ETS, Time/Life Books and McGraw Hill. Her most recent book, "Joy Unleashed: The Story of Bella, the Unlikely Therapy Dog", is in its third printing and continues to delight readers with its true stories of Bella comforting patients, helping special needs students, and reassuring people in crisis. Bella died in January, 2018, and Jean continues her volunteer work with her second therapy dog, Rudy.
Jean's three published books are:
Jean excels at promotion and has been an active part of the promotional team for all her books, with many blog and radio interviews, feature articles including Connecticut Magazine, and a live interview with NBC-CT. She’s active on social media, and her blog has hundreds of subscribers.
She’s also a dynamic speaker who knows how to inspire audiences to maximize their potential. She draws on her diverse background as a corporate trainer and career coach to reveal the symptoms and causes of burnout, empowers her audiences to be the "boss" of their own lives and careers, and helps them realize there are always choices. A former member of the NSA (National Speakers Association), she has spoken to organizations across the country including the Association of Career Professionals International, nonprofits and public libraries, educational institutions, the insurance industry, and the Assisted Living Federation of America. She was the keynote speaker for the CLA (Connecticut Library Association) Conference in May, 2022. Her talk was: “How to Wear Many Hats Without Losing Your Head.” and won top accolades.