Upcoming Speaking Events

The Gift of Therapy Dogs: Remembering Bella, Welcoming Rudy

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30-7:30PM. Slater Library, Jewett City, CT. Free and open to all ages. Meet Rudy, Jean’s new therapy dog, and learn about the amazing difference therapy dogs make in their work with special needs students, nursing home and hospital patients. Jean will share stories about both training and work, and read from Joy Unleashed" and her new book, "Bella’s Last Gift." For more information call Becky at 860-376-0024. Free and open to the public."

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 1:00-1:30 PM. Rotary Club of New London, New London Holiday Inn, CT. Meet Rudy, Jean’s second therapy dog, and learn about the amazing difference therapy dogs make in their work with special needs students, nursing home and hospital patients. Jean will share stories about both training and work, and read from Joy Unleashed and her new book, "Bella’s Last Gift." Rudy does some really awesome tricks, too. For Rotary Club members. For more information call Kate at 860-608-6743."

How to Search Smart in the Digital Age

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Russell Library, Middletown, CT. Technology can be a wonderful help when you’re looking for work, but it can also be a trap--a dangerous one where you spend all your efforts where there is the most competition and the least likelihood of success. In this interactive workshop learn to recognize the traps and practice strategies that diversify your search methods and get you to the decision makers. Create a job search schedule that enforces these critical lessons. Free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 860-347-2528.

Joy Unleashed: Lessons From An Unlikely Therapy Dog

You can listen to a webinar version from AARP. Register Online.

Past Speaking Events

The Gift of Therapy Dogs: Remembering Bella, Welcoming Rudy. Saturday, January 11, 2020, Waterford Public Library, Waterford, CT.

How to Search Smart in the Digital Age, Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Trumbull Public Library, Trumbull, CT.

The Gift of Therapy Dogs: Remembering Bella, Welcoming Rudy, Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Groton Public Library, Groton, CT.

How to Stop Burnout and Improve Customer Service, Friday, October 25, 2019, Thursday, September 12, 2019, Windsor Public Library,Windsor, CT.

The Magic of Therapy Dogs: How They Help Stop Burnout and Enhance Customer Service, Tuesday, October 22, 2019, NELA (New England Library Association) Conference, Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Mystic, CT.

Turn Off Your Computer and Get a Job! Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Windsor Public Library, Windsor, CT.

How to Stop Burnout and Improve Customer Service, September 26, 2019, Durham Public Library, Durham, CT.

The Gift of Therapy Dogs: Remembering Bella, Welcoming Rudy, Saturday, September 21, 2019, Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury, CT.

How to Stop Burnout: Five Steps to Re-Energize Your Work for Your Best Year Ever, Wednesday. September 18, 2019, Connecticut State Library, Middletown, CT.

Job Search Seminar Series, Monday, September 16, 23 & 30, 2019, Cranston Public Library, Cranston, RI.

How to Stop Burnout and Improve Customer Service, Thursday, September 12, 2019, Otis Library, Norwich, CT.

"Staff Recognition: Fun Tips From a Therapy Dog, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Miller Memorial Library, Hamden, CT."

The Gift of Therapy Dogs: Remembering Bella, Welcoming Rudy, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, August 20, 2019, North Madison, CT.

How to Search Smart in the Digital Age, Friday, June 21, 2019, New London Public Library, New London, CT.

Customer Service in the Trenches, Manchester Community College (Connecticut State Library), June 5, 2019, Manchester, CT.

Stand Out Every Time You Talk, Connecticut State Library, May 21, 2019, Middletown, CT.

Going to the Dogs: How Therapy Dogs Enhance Customer Service, Connecticut Library Association, April 29, 2019, Groton, CT.

The Gift of Therapy Dogs: Remembering Bella, Welcoming Rudy, North Haven Memorial Library, April 27, 2019.

Customer Service in the Trenches, Welles Turner Memorial Library, April 24, 2019, Glastonbury, CT.

Job Search Seminar Series, Waterford Public Library, April 3, 10, 17, 2019.

How to Stop Burnout and Improve Customer Service, Richmond Memorial Library, April 12, 2019, Marlborough, CT.

Turn Off Your Computer and Get a Job!, Russell Public Library, March 26, 2019, Middletown, CT.

Job Search Seminar Series, Welles Turner Memorial Library, March 5, 12, 19, 2019.

The Gift of Therapy Dogs: Remembering Bella, Welcoming Rudy, Women’s Fellowship, Mystic Congregational Church, February 12, 2019.

Customer Service in the Trenches, The Ridgefield Library, January 18, 2019, Ridgefield, CT.

Stonington Free Library Night Club" for Special Needs Graduates, (poetry workshop with Rudy), January 14, 2019, Stonington, CT."

How to Balance the Needs of Your Customers and Take Care of Yourself, North Kingstown Free Library, December 7, 2018, Kingstown, RI.

Stop Burnout: Five Steps to Re-Energize Your Work for Your Best Year Ever, Warwick Public Library, November 29, 2018, Warwick, RI.

How to Balance the Needs of Your Customers and Take Care of Yourself, November 9, 2018, 2-4PM. Howard Whittemore Memorial Library, Naugatuck, CT.

Stand Out Every Time You Talk, Connecticut State Library November 8, 2018, Middletown, CT.

Job Search Seminar, Wheeler Library, October 15, 22, 29, 2018, North Stonington, CT.

Customer Service in the Trenches, Mystic-Noank Library, October 5, 2018, Mystic, CT.

Customer Service in the Trenches, Connecticut State Library September 19, 2018, Middletown, CT.

Stop Burnout: Five Steps to Re-Energize Your Work for Your Best Year Ever, Connecticut State Library, September 28, 2018, Middletown, CT.

AARP Connecticut, "Tips and Tools for Navigating the Job Search in the Digital Age," September 25, 2018, Stratford, CT.

Summer Job Search Seminar, Russell Library, July 24, 31 & August 7, 2018, Middletown, CT

Connecticut State Library, "Customer Service in the Trenches", June 19, 2018, Middletown, CT.

AARP, November 15, 2017, "Why Your Network Should Be The Center of Your Search".

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE, November 2, 2017,"The English Major: What You Have, Where It Could Take You", plus a workshop for a creative writing class.

CLA (Connecticut Library Association), October 27, 2017, "Joy Unleashed:  Lessons from an Unlikely Therapy Dog", and for the customer service division: October 11, 2017, "Customer Service in the Trenches" (workshop)

ARGENTUM SC (Assisted Living Association), October 24, 2017, "Stand Out Every Time You Talk" (keynote) and "How Therapy Dogs Help Assisted Living Staff and Residents"

PALA ((Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association), October 10, 2017, "How Therapy Dogs Help Assisted Living Staff and Residents"

LOMA (Life Insurance Association), September 7, 2017, "Stop Burnout:  Five Steps to Re-Energize Your Work for Your Best Year Ever" (keynote), and "Stand Out Every Time You Talk"

MASS-ALA (Massachusetts Assisted Living Association), October 27, 2016, "Stop Burnout"

LIMRA (Caribbean Insurance Conference), June 6, 2016, "Stop Burnout"

PALA (Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association), May 3, 2016, "Stop Burnout".

Presentations with Bella on the role of therapy dogs and my book, "Joy Unleashed"

Milford Hospital Auxilary, September 16, 2917, 11-12, served on author panel, Mill River Country Club, Stratford, CT
Lit-Wits Book Club, Hartford, September 14, 2017, 5-7PM, "Joy Unleashed."
CT Author's Trail, Stonington Public Library, August 17, 2017, 5:30 PM, Stonington, CT.
Southern CT State University, July 31, 2017, 11-12, New Haven, CT.
PetSmart, June 24, 2017, 12-2PM, Westerly, RI
Waterford Public Library, June 3, 2017, 2-3:30PM, Waterford, CT.
SE CT Senior Network, May 10, 2017, 8-9:30AM, Crescent Point, Niantic, CT.
Fisher's Island Public School, NY, March 31, 2017.
Stonington High School, March 22, 2017, 9:30-10:45AM, Stonington, CT
Old Lyme Book Club, March 23, 2017, Old Lyme, CT. 
Welles-Turner Memorial Library, February 5, 2017, 2-3PM, Glastonbury, CT.
Ridgewood Public Library, Ridgewood, NJ, January 30, 2017, 7PM
Elm Street Books, New Canaan, CT, December 31, 2017, 12-2PM. 
The Elms, Westerly, RI, December 10, 2016, 11-12PM.
Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016,1-3M.
Stonington Farmers Market, Stonington, CT, December 3, 2016, 10-1PM.
​Newtown Bookstop, Newtown, PA, November 19, 2016, 2PM.
Guilford Public LIbrary, Nov. 9, 2016, 7PM.
​Groton Public Library's Annual Authors' Festival, November 5, 2016, 12-3PM.
Connecticut College, October 7, 2016, 11-12PM.
Mystic-Noank Library, Mystic, CT, September  20, 2016, 7PM.
Savoy Bookstore, Westerly, RI, September 14, 2016, 6PM.
Academy Point, Mystic, CT. September 10, 2016, book launch party & reading, 4-5PM. 

News
Photo from The New London Day, Sunday 1/12/20: Sean Morrison, 16, of Waterford visits with Rudy and his therapy dog handler Jean Baur on Saturday before Baur reads from her book "Joy Unleashed" and talks about her therapy dogs at Waterford Public Library.

Stay tuned for news on Jean's next book. She's working on a sequel to "Joy Unleashed", titled:  "Bella's Last Gift:  Legacy of an Unlikely Therapy Dog." She's been sharing parts of it in her presentations, and the response has been wonderful. Rudy, her newly certified therapy dog, accompanies Jean to her local presentations, and is a huge hit. If you haven't read "Joy Unleashed", give it a try. It's a touching memoir that crosses borders and generations to reveal the power of redemption, healing, and love. You can order it at most online stores, or better yet at your independent bookstore. And don't miss the interview on NBC CT:Rescue Pet Becomes Therapy Dog in Mystic.

 

 

 

 

Contact

Jean in Stonington, CT

Jean can be reached at jb@jeanbaur.com. To sign up for her blog/mailing list, please go to the Burnout/Career Blog page and put in your email. To schedule a speaking engagement, please email me. I'd love to hear from you and will work with you to make your next conference a huge success.