Upcoming Speaking Events

Tips & Tools for Navigating the Job Search in the Digital Age

AARP CT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:30-8:15PM. This free seminar will be a help to all job seekers. Jean will be speaking about effective networking, and yes, you'll have a chance to practice. Held at The Blue Goose in Stratford, dinner is included. More information and registration.

Customer Service in the Trenches

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 1-4PM. This interactive seminar addresses library customer/patron service. Presented at Connecticut State Library, Middletown, CT. For more information call (860) 704-2223. Free and open to all librarians and library staff.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm - This interactive seminar addresses library customer/patron service. Presented at the Mystic-Noak Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic. For more information call 860-536-7721.

Stop Burnout: Five Steps to Re-Energize Your Work for Your Best Year Ever

Friday, September 28, 2018, 1-4PM. In this interactive session you'll learn to recognize burnout and understand why it's destructive, how it differs from stress, five tools that will help you make better choices, burnout busters that you can use every day in just a few minutes, and the magic of gratitude. Presented at Connecticut State Library, Middletown, CT. For more information call (860) 704-2223. Free and open to all librarians and library staff.

Job Search Seminar

Mondays, October 15, 22 & 29, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM. A free, comprehensive three-part program to launch your job search. Presented at the Wheeler Library, North Stonington, CT. For more information and to register, call 860-535-0383.

  WORKSHOP 1 MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018 The Basics: Effective Resumes and Cover Emails
  WORKSHOP 2 MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 Key Interviewing Skills and the Role of Social Media
  WORKSHOP 3 MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018 Your Strategy: How to Search Smart

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 2019, 6:30-8:30PM. A free, comprehensive three-part program to launch your job search. Presented at the Welles Turner Memorial Library, Glastonbury, CT. For more information and to register, call 860-652-7719.

  WORKSHOP 1 TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 The Basics: Effective Resumes and Cover Emails
  WORKSHOP 2 TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019 Key Interviewing Skills and the Role of Social Media
  WORKSHOP 3 TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019 Your Strategy: How to Search Smart

The Gift of Therapy Dogs: Remembering Bella, Welcoming Rudy

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 9:30-10:15AM. Women's Fellowship, Mystic Congregational Church, Mystic, Ct. 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, contact Lisa Hilliard at lisajhilliard@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2-3PM. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm Street, North Haven, CT. 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 the library at 203-239-5803.

Stand Out Every Time You Talk

Thursday, Novermber 8, 2018, 9AM-Noon. How can you give an effective presentation that engages your audience when your nerves get in the way? Learn key skills that serve as your "anchors" and help you channel your nervousness into productive energy. Whether you're presenting to your staff or large audiences, this hands-on session will make you an effective speaker. Presented at Connecticut State Library, Middletown, CT. For more information call (860) 704-2223. Free and open to all librarians and library staff.

Joy Unleashed: Lessons From An Unlikely Therapy Dog

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

Past Speaking Events

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, 2016,1-3PM.
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

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.