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What’s the Difference?: Women Leaders with Mentors and Sponsors
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What’s the Difference?: Women Leaders with Mentors and Sponsors

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Apr 17 2017


Ladies, we have a problem. According to research, it’s no secret that strong women leadership equates to more company profits. But, did you know that? Seriously, in all the research I’ve done about women leaders and what we contribute to companies when we are employed on their executive-level leadership teams or boards, I can’t find […]

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Agreeing to Disagree
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Agreeing to Disagree

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Jan 27 2017


Picture it: Cars were adorned with pledges of pride in their country; many of them proudly driving with the American flag attached to their windows. Streets from California to New York were lined with mailboxes also waving the coveted symbol of the land of the free, home of the brave. In fact, you couldn’t even […]

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3 Steps to Staying Positive in Negative Circumstances
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3 Steps to Staying Positive in Negative Circumstances

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Jan 02 2017


We all have days where we feel like it would have been best if we’d stayed in bed with the covers over our head. I know I’ve felt like that several times. We don’t have control over the hand of cards life deals us, but we do have control over the way we react to […]

Career & Money

What is Your Dream Bio?
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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? (What is Your Dream Bio?)

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Dec 09 2016


I am in the process of conducting further research and writing my second book, which is slated for release in August 2017. In researching ideas and ways to help motivate and inspire women to overcome their professional obstacles, I came across a key idea I wanted to share. I want you to consider: if life […]

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When Friendship Hands You Divorce Papers

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Nov 09 2016


Do you have memories of being a little girl at school and having a friend tell you that she didn’t want to be your friend anymore? It usually had to do with the fact that another friend spoke to you; you liked a boy they did; you were playing with a toy they wanted; you […]

Home & Family

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My Firstborn Child, Learning to Fly

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Sep 23 2016


Last summer a bird built a nest on my best friend, Krista’s, balcony patio. Soon after the nest was finished, she noticed there were little eggs in it. Every day the momma bird would fly away and return later to check on the eggs, warm them, and wait for them to hatch. Finally they did […]

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Swiss Cheese Confidence

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Aug 12 2016


My son, Landon, is 22 years old. He just graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May this year (actually the same day of my commencement from Pepperdine University, but that’s another story!). I had the pleasure, the HONOR, of having a telephone conversation with him recently that lasted well over an hour. […]

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Icebergs or Obstacle Courses

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Jun 08 2016


Imagine… the World Series is in the 9th inning and your team is down by just one run. The bases are loaded and it’s your turn at bat; YOU step up to the plate. Both teams and the entire crowd is waiting and watching to see what happens. The first pitch comes in. It’s directly […]

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What is Your Why?

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Apr 12 2016


My son is 22 years old. He’s a senior in college, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in just a few short months. I had the pleasure, the HONOR, of having a telephone conversation with him recently that lasted well over an hour. It definitely made my heart happy to have that much […]

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Life: Sunny Days and Shadows

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Mar 18 2016


Life is full of peaks and valleys, sunny days and shadows. What stage of the journey are you in? I started my adult venture at 19 as a single teenage mom, giving birth to my son, Landon, just 6 months after I graduated from high school. When I had him I was alone, as his […]

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Redeeming My Belief in Female Relationships

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Mar 04 2016


I went through a phase in my life in my late 20’s where I had come to the realization that I would be just fine going through life without another new female friend ever again. At that point I had been severely burned by three women, two in business and one who was supposedly a […]

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What Do You Breathe For?

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Feb 02 2016


I have been doing a lot more public speaking lately, well, prior to the holidays, and I have enjoyed every aspect of it. It’s a great opportunity to connect with others, and especially women, who are my target audience. One of the talks I’ve developed is designed to ask women what they breathe for. Now […]