Bob Baker
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This coach is a recognized leader in their industry and a master in their practice.

Bob Baker

Entrepreneur/Strategy, Management, & Sales and Marketing Coach

Asking for advice on how to get the most out of people is a strength, not a weakness. I can tell you the things that great managers have in common. --Robert S. Baker, author of THE INSTANT MANAGER

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PRICE: $200 / Hour


With a proven record for leadership in driving performance and return on assets deployed, let me show you how to optimize performance in every area critical to the success of your organization. To wit:
- Business Growth and Development
- Resource Planning and Utilization
- Process Improvement
- Managing Technology Optimization
- Leading and Motivating Team Members to Produce Maximum Results

Breadth of leadership experience encompassing Operations, Sales, Marketing, Logistics, Information Technology, and Customer Service. Experience as a Fortune 500 executive, as a business consultant, chief executive of a mid-sized company and as a founder of an extraordinarily successful start-up.

Wrote THE INSTANT MANAGER in 2006, a management handbook for front-line and mid-level managers.


  • Founder, The Instant Interiors Corporation.
  • Group VP, CORT, A Berkshire Hathaway Company. Reported directly to Chairman who reported directly to Warren Buffet
  • President of PureData, a Software and Technology Consulting Firm, for Nine Years
  • Finalist, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • YPO Member who at the time of joining led an organization of $25,000,000 or more in revenue prior to age 40
  • Guest Professor of the Year, Hayworth School of Business
  • Founders Award, for Meritorious Service, Vision, and Leadership. Presented by Employees of CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company


  • Motivating People to Succeed in your Organization

    Let me show you how building morale and motivating your people to succeed is based on more than just personality and style. There are a few specific things a manager must do that are far more important.

  • Managing Growth

    I successfully grew a single location start-up into a $25,000,000 company that served 10 states prior to selling it to a Fortune 500 Company. My personal experience can give you a head-start on what to do and what not to do.

  • Sales and Marketing Excellence

    Want a powerful sales force? Leverage my experience managing salespeople in multiple, diverse markets. You will learn why, to achieve greatness, salespeople must be managed very differently than your admin and operations.

  • Structure & Processes For Maximum Results

    Innovating structure and business processes from scratch has enabled my company to grow rapidly with strong levels of client services. Let's talk to create and utilize and high levels of organization within your business.


Bob Baker’s THE INSTANT MANAGER book is succinct, easy-to-read, and serves as a handbook that you’ll want to keep near your desk. I find myself referring back to it often when facing day-to-day management challenges—both large and small
— Mark Bissell


Refreshingly concise and direct! THE INSTANT MANAGER is a practical handbook based on Bob Baker’s successful experience starting from scratch and building a large business. With great insight into people and motivations, it conveys specifically how business managers can be most effective and efficient.
— Rob Sligh

Former Director of Client Services, CORT BUSINESS SERVICES

One of Bob’s greatest assets is his ability to see the potential in people and cultivate it. Everything I learned about being a great manager of people I learned directly from him. He has a capability for inspiring others to meet and exceed the goals of the organization.
— Tracy Volkel

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