About Shelley

Shelley Baur

Shelley Baur



Shelley is a certified facilitator for Brian Tracy’s Phoenix Seminar for Maximum Achievement and the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Education programs, which she taught at The University of Memphis, Fogelman College of Business & Economics.
She is a certified facilitator for Development Dimensions International (DDI) programs, and Common Ground: Conversations on Race, Communities in Action.
A graduate of The University of Memphis (B.A., psychology), Shelley has served as a board member and program chair for Leadership Memphis, founding member and past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)-Memphis chapter, past president for Sales & Marketing Executives of Memphis and board member, SME-International.
Shelley earned her Distinguished Toastmasters Award, served in numerous TI leadership roles, including new club mentor and sponsor.
She currently mentors students at the University of Memphis in multiple leadership programs, and serves as a director-consultant for Mid-South BNI: Business Network International, board member for ATD-Memphis (Association for Talent Development), and commissioner, Minority Business Development Oversight Commission (MBDOC) for the City of Memphis.
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.
Shelley Baur has taught values-based leadership skills at Federal Express, Medtronic, ServiceMaster, MicroPort, Grupo IMSA, The University of Memphis, and many other organizations over the past 20 years.

I live for the break-throughs, empowering people to realize their potential.

Shelley brings a passion for purpose to her workshops and coaching sessions. You might say that 'living on purpose' is a clear and present focus of mine. It wasn’t always so, but I’ve learned a lot over the years, and now I’m willing to share what I’ve learned on the journey from pain to purpose. For my life to change and be transformed, I had to take personal responsibility for my attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. This process led to my life’s purpose and passion: to walk with, guide, and coach others who are ready to move into a life of mission and purpose.

For the past 17 years, Shelley has been married to the love of her life, John, and is "bonus Mom" to two adult children, Christa (New York) and Jim (Chicago).

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