President of Jeanne Baer Presentations, Jeanne designs and conducts presentations which produce laughter and insights to audiences of all types, ages and sizes. A workplace learning consultant to businesses, government agencies, and professional associations for more than 20 years, she’s also been a frequent presenter at state and national conferences.
Jeanne’s first experience in human resource consulting and training came in 1972, when she was hired by the U.S. Navy in Naples, Italy. Engaged as an intercultural relations consultant, she later received a naval commendation for her work. Other positions have included three years as a management trainer for a utilities corporation and six years as the assistant director of the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Jeanne founded Creative Training Solutions in 1990, and for 23 years served clients as diverse as Chrysler and Cliffs Notes, DuPont Pharma and Rural Health Development, the National Park Service and the National Tour Association.
Jeanne’s education includes a B.A. from the University of Nebraska, and graduate work in accelerated learning principles from Colorado State. She’s a guest instructor at the University of Nebraska, Southeast Community College, and Doane College, and she has earned certification as a corporate management trainer.
A prolific author, Jeanne has written more than 200 “Managing Smart” columns for Strictly Business magazine and other publications, and her views have been quoted by Investor’s Business Daily and other news media.
Her book, You Can’t Do It All: Effective Delegation for Supervisors, was published in 1999 by American Media Inc., and produced as a web-based course in 2001 by Provant, Inc. She joined with Stephen Covey and other business experts to produce a “how-to” anthology in 2011, called Success Simplified.
Jeanne’s work has also been published in two books by Harvard Business School Press, two by Pfeiffer-Jossey Bass, three by ASTD, and many by McGraw-Hill. (Click on the “Publications” button for a detailed list.) She also contributed to a CD-ROM, “Trainer’s Gold,“ by Media Alliance Ltd.
Jeanne has been active in the American Society for Training and Development, since 1987. She is a recognized leader locally and nationally and has received several awards at both levels for her continuing contributions.
New Name, New Focus
Over the course of 24 years, Jeanne designed and road-tested presentations on more than 50 topics for hundreds of organizations and thousands of people. After launching a major pruning effort, Jeanne now delivers only her most acclaimed presentations—those that bring optimal results for conference planners and audiences alike. Thus, as Creative Training Solutions has morphed into Jeanne Baer Presentations, Jeanne no longer offers workplace peformance consulting and custom-made training.