James A. (Jim) Baker, Founder

James Baker

Jim Baker was a long-time resident of Houston, Texas. He passed away in 2014 after a battle with cancer.

He received his B.S. from the University of Rochester, his certification in Behavioral Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.S. from the State University of New York, and attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Jim was a co-founder of the National Center for Dispute Settlement of the American Arbitration Association, a past instructor for the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University and an Adjunct Professor for the University of Houston. Jim was an active sponsor and author with "The Anger Busting Workbook", the "Anger Busting™ Training and Counseling Guide" “TeleSales Marketing” and “Negotiations Tactics For Professionals” being a few of his recent publications. Jim also has a monthly column on Anger Related issues which appears in Recovery Today

Best-selling Finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award.  Techniques, exercises, progress assessments for managing anger and saving relationships.

ISBN 13: 978-1-886298-19-4

If you only have days or weeks to get your anger under control, this acclaimed workbook gives you the straight talk on what you can do today to shut down the “boiler” inside you and give yourself a second chance. These proven techniques and exercises have helped thousands to save their relationships and their jobs, and turn their lives around. Part One of this Workbook is for men and Part Two is for those who love them.

Readers of the Anger Busting Workbook will learn how to:

  • Stop anger and its devastating behaviors
  • Cut the destructive “fuel line” that  feeds anger
  • Create less stress, more success , and happy endings
  • Use body language to put the brakes on anger
    Master words and phrases proven to get you out of the “doghouse”
  • Start living the life you really want for yourself and your family



Everything you need to implement the Anger Busting program quickly and successfully in a variety of effective therapeutic settings.

ISBN 10: 1-886298-24-6

A companion to James A. (Jim) Baker’s Anger Busting Workbook,  this invaluable step-by-step guide is for anyone committed to supporting angry people on their road to recovery. The Counseling and Training Guide organizes the Anger Busting program into a useful variety of formats and settings, giving you easy-to-use strategies, timelines, and quick-reference discussion guides –all you need to implement an effective Anger Busting recovery program to meet the needs of individuals, couples, and groups.

The Counseling and Training Guide will help you get organized quickly, be prepared for every situation, and direct every session with competence and confidence.  Using this Guide, you can start changing and improving the lives of anger addicts in meaningful, lasting ways.



Features a free 14-week Follow-up Program to improve retention and reinforce  safe-workplace behaviors.

ISBN 13: 978-1-886298-53-8

The eight-lesson Sexual Harassment Workbook clearly explains what sexual harassment is—and  isn’t―under the law, and provides a thorough background to help you understand:

  • Dynamics underlying sexual harassment
  • How sexual harassment can be prevented, including federal rules for educating employees
  • How to report sexual harassment, and your legal rights if you are a victim
  • Liability and potential consequences to employers resulting from harassment claims

If you are a manager or business owner, this Workbook will clarify for you the consequences of not talking sexual harassment seriously, and it will provide you with tools to safeguard your employees and your company. Most importantly, if you find yourself in a hostile work environment, as you work through this program, you will discover that you have options, and options give you power.


A perfect resource for rookie bartenders and home cocktail enthusiasts.

ISBN  978-1-886298-37-8


Whether you are a rookie mixologist or someone more comfortable around a bar, these easy-to-follow recipes will help you make requested drinks on demand and perfect every time. Enjoy your old favorites and lots of tasty new recipes that will keep your friends asking for more.

From information on becoming a “real deal” licensed professional bartender or simply entertaining at home and wowing your friends with both classic cocktails and new and exciting taste sensations, Jim Baker’s Bartending Guide has it all. Easy indexing for finding and mixing fabulous drinks fast.

The Bartending Guide contains hundreds of recipes, practical advice on stocking, preparation, garnishes, making unforgettable punches, and much more. Cheers!




Simple, effective skills that will guarantee you the edge in any negotiation.

ISBN  978-3-16-14810-0

Many people are intimidated when it comes to negotiating, because they think it takes expertise and nerves of steel to be successful, especially if the other side resorts to manipulation intimidation, and tricks.  It doesn’t have to be this way.

Drawing on over three decades of experience as one of America’s most successful negotiation trainers, Jim Baker presents easy-to-follow strategies for planning and conducting even the toughest negotiations with an emphasis on win-win solutions.

In The Tactical Negotiator, you’ll learn how to:

  • Plan every step of your strategy, and prepare for every contingency
  • Recognize and neutralize dozens of negotiation tactics
  • Establish your aspirations—and know those of others.
  • Use concessions to control the flow of negotiations
  • And much more




How to successfully parent during divorce and provide your children with the secirity  and love they need to survive and thrive.

ISBN  978-1-886-298-35-4

Divorce is confusing and painful for everyone, especially when there are children involved. Positive Parenting 101 is the perfect resource and guide to help divorcing parents better understand and respond to the needs of their children at this most stressful of times.

In this practical workbook, you will learn about parenting styles and which are most effective for parenting. You’ll also learn strategies for interacting effectively with your spouse regarding the children. Also discover ways to help kids manage their emotions, and to process grief, anger, and anxiety appropriately.

Positive Parenting 101 is chock-full of proven advice, strategies and exercises—“a thorough and very helpful resource” (John Bradshaw, NY Times bestselling author, Healing the Shame That Binds You.)   


Blocking and tackling your way to the top―Welcome to the Sales 10.0 Revolution!

ISBN 978-1-886-298-53-8

The business world has never been more chaotic: an unstable economy, globalization, new competitive pressures, uncertainty about the future, fear…But what a great time to be in sales!

The Sales 10.0 Revolution is a stunning new paradigm of selling strategy to counter the business uncertainties of the early 21st Century. With over 30 years as a top business executive, author Jim Baker show how you can open doors, make connections, build relationships, communicate value, and close the deal, faster and more profitably than ever before.

Sales 10.0 combines new cloud-based technologies with a fresh new look at the “blocking and tackling” fundamentals of selling principles. In this compelling and important book,  Jim Baker creates powerful best-practice strategies to turn you and your sales team into confident, powerful winners year after year—regardless of the competition or the business climate.




For seasoned seminar leaders and those entering the field.  Required reading for all course trainers who want to be the best.

ISBN 978-1-886-298-40-8

In this concise handbook, you’ll find invaluable advice and instruction for providing dynamite, power-packed seminar and workshop leadership.

With over 30 years of experience in training leaders of top Fortune 500 companies, training expert Jim Baker shows you how to engage and fire up the audience, present unforgettable content, and keep clients coming back for more.

In The Ultimate Trainer’s Handbook, you’ll find strategies for preparing presentations, presenting riveting introductions and sequenced course content, keeping participants engaged—and always learning, effective use of case studies, games, role play, quizzes, exercises, web-based training, and lots more.   





Your comprehensive guide to responsible boating practices
as taught at
Boating-Safety-Course .net

ISBN 978-1886-298-16-3

The Boating Safety Course Essentials Handbook provides boaters with the basic, easy-to-learn information you need to keep you and your family safe on America’s waterways.

A print companion to the comprehensive lesson-based Boating- Safety-Course.net, the Boating Essentials Handbook serves as an indispensable resource for safe boating practices. Contents include: boating terms; required and recommended equipment; preparation and plans; boat navigation and “rules of the road”; safe operation, including docking and undocking techniques; Personal Watercraft (PWC) operation; what to do in emergencies and storms; procedures for waterskiing, swimming, diving; operating non-powered vessels; protecting the marine environment, and lots more.

Knowing safe boating practices, rules and regulations will give you the confidence you need to maximize your family’s fun on the water—safely.


Delicious Texas-flavor recipes from the grill to the table.

ISBN 13: 978-1-886298-38-5

“I am passionate about food...all aspects of it―the lore, the traditions, the recipes, and the gourmet culture…as long as it has a Texas connection.

“Most of all, I love the luxurious enjoyment of food that has been imaginatively prepared and artfully presented, whether in cowboy boots or dressed like some Yankee.”

“Join me as we experience both gourmet and traditional recipes along with step-by-step lessons for perfect cookin’ indoors and out In these delightful pages, you’ll find a treasure-trove of simply the best, most memorable, most diverse fare that Texas has to offer.”   
-    James A (Jim Baker)




How to become a masterful negotiator  by applying the lessons and wisdom of Zen

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Here is a compassionate, wisdom-filled guide to learning and applying powerful negotiation tactics explained step-by-step in terms of the universal principles of Zen. 

Negotiations expert Jim Baker shows how Zen perspectives of us, our inner nature, and our world view can power up negotiating techniques, clarify objectives, and reveal tactics for achieving even the most ambitious goals and reaching the most satisfying agreements. 

Zen and the Art of Negotiation brings together dynamic tactics of negotiation with the timeless principles of Zen. If you are open minded and receptive to new ideas, then be prepared to be richly rewarded.


Some of Jim’s Past Board Memberships, Commissions, and Honors include:

  • Founder of the Anger Management Training Institute LLC
  • Chairman & CEO of Baker Communications Inc.
  • Baker Communications was an INC 500 company for three consecutive years
  • Greater Houston Partnership – Board of Directors 1996 - 2005
  • Industria Solutions Inc. Business-2-Business E-commerce Gulf Coast President 1999 – 2001
  • DuPont Corporation Senior Consultant 1998 – present
  • Bradmark Technologies Inc. Board of Directors 1998 - 2003
  • Governor George Bush’s Business Council 1995 - 2000
  • Governor Rick Perry’s Business Council 2001 - present
  • Founding Board Member – Houston Drug Free Business Initiative
  • Board Member – South Texas College of Law Board of Visitors
  • Member – Executive Committee of the Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities
  • Disabilities (appointed by the Governor of Texas)
  • Member – Statewide Media Task Force on Dropout Prevention (appointed by the Governor of Texas)
  • Harris County Co-Chairman – George W. Bush for Governor Campaign – 1994
  • Board of Directors – Corp. for Economic Development of Harris County, Inc.
  • Elected Alderman – City Council Piney Point Village (1992, reelected 1994
  • Deputy Police Commissioner – City of Piney Point Village Police
  • Member "C Club" – 100-member conservative political alliance (Democrats, Republicans, and Independents)
  • AACC American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Board of Directors – Cenikor – Drug Rehabilitation Center
  • Member – American Arbitration Association
  • Board of Directors – Houston Symphony
  • Lifetime Member – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo