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David Baker - ReCourses, Inc.. Nashville, TN, US

David Baker David Baker

ReCourses, Inc.


David C. Baker: Direct, Engaging, Intelligent, and Articulate with an Authentic Conversational Style



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I was born in Michigan, but lived in Guatemala with a tribe of Mayan indians until I was eighteen years old, after which I moved to the US. I spent six full-time years in graduate school, earning an advanced degree in ancient languages (learning about a dozen of them) and theology. I’ve taught at the undergraduate and graduate level.

I managed a publishing firm (Eisenbrauns) from 1983-1988 and then owned and ran a marketing firm from 1988-1994.

I play racquetball, teach motorcycle racing (sponsored by Kawasaki), and love aviation (I’m a helicopter and airplane pilot).

I speak to, write for, and consult with the marketing industry via ReCourses, Inc. I’ve worked with more than 700 firms/departments individually and thousands of people have been through our seminars and speaking engagements.

I own RockBench Publishing Corp., a traditional and electronic publisher of thought leadership content. It’s a very non-traditional platform that has given voice to many important leaders.

I am an avid photographer, shooting all over the world (28 countries). You can see some of my photographs at Many are hanging in lobbies, museums, artful homes, etc. I typically am accepted to a dozen major shows per year.

My work has been discussed in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, CBS Business Network, MarketingProfs, and BusinessWeek. I have also contributed portions of David Maister’s Strategy and the Fat Smoker, Cameron Foote’s The Business Side of Creativity, Robert Bly’s Internet Direct Mail: The Complete Guide to Successful E-Mail Marketing Campaigns, and the new AIGA book on Professional Practices in Graphic Design (also translated into Chinese). I have contributed to a dozen other publications by leading authors, and a recent three-part booklet series was published by NewPage, entitled David C. Baker Speaks. The 10,000 copies were sold out.

I have been a featured speaker at nearly every marketing industry conference, and speak at Harvard , SVA, and various TEDx conferences. I have been a frequent contributor to nearly all the major publications that serve the marketing industry.

I am the author of two RockBench books: Managing (Right) for the First Time (just named one of the (Top 10 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read” by Inc. Magazine) and Financial Management of a Marketing Firm.

I was invited to be a lifetime MENSA member.

Industry Expertise (10)

Human Resources

Social Media


Training and Development

Corporate Training


Corporate Leadership



Management Consulting

Accomplishments (1)

Founder/Acquisition Editor of RockBench Publishing Corp. (professional)


RockBench Publishing Corp. was founded to publish "Courageous Thought Leadership Content." As such, we publish 4-8 books per year, all of which are sold on Amazon, Kindle, and Apple. If you look at the books on and then read the reviews, you'll be quite impressed with the selection of material that we publish.

Education (1)

Grace Seminary: Th.M., Language, History, & Theology 1988

Earned four-year graduate degree, primarily studying ancient languages (Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, Aramaic, Arabic, etc. Also speak Spanish, Portuguese, K'anjobal. Can understand Italian.).

Affiliations (1)

  • Mensa



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


4000 to 12000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee