Your biggest cheerleader
Your biggest cheerleader
Do you know where you want to go
but need a roadmapto get there?
Do you know
where you want
to go but need a roadmap to
Need some help navigating that process and not sure where to start?
Do you feel alone and need someone to bounce ideas off of but have no one to pour into your dreams?
It's time to get off the struggle bus and
take the wheel. Your dream business is ahead.
HI, I'M DR. CORTNEY BAKER
but you can call me Cortney
My superpower is mentoring female entrepreneurs starting and scaling their businesses.
When I launched my healthcare company in 2003 I felt the same way- lost, alone, and confused. But I knew I was tired of being an undervalued employee. And thankfully, I didn't give up on my dream.
Today that company has grown into an 8-figure national enterprise that has more than 650 employees. And we've provided healthcare to over 40,000 children with special needs! Now, I coach female entrepreneurs on how to start and scale their own service-based businesses.
From Side Hustle To CEO
I'm on a mission to change the world by helping female entrepreneurs go from side-hustle to CEO.
Take Valerie, for example, she opened her digital marketing agency, Lumos Creative, in September 2018 and was scaling in just 3 months!
Then there's Kara: she started her wedding planning company, Weddings by Weaver, and in the first month we worked together she scaled 2 new team members–and booked a celebrity client!
Then Stephanie: she owns Animal Connections. She went From Side Hustle to CEO as we laid out a marketing plan and improved all her processes!
Dr. Cortney Baker is a nationally recognized authority on women's leadership and award-winning entrepreneur. As CEO of KidsCare Home Health and host of the podcast Women in Business: Inspirational Stories of Women Entrepreneurs, she's been featured on FOX News, iHeart Radio, Huffington Post, Forbes, and numerous other publications.
Dr. Cortney Baker has spoken internationally for organizations, Fortune 500 companies, associations, and entrepreneurs. Dr. Cortney connects, inspires, empowers, and encourages her audiences to lead with confidence and integrity.
As a leading authority on women's leadership and mother of three, Dr. Cortney is working to decrease the gender gap by inspiring women to confidently advance their careers.
Dr. Cortney is on a mission to change the world – one woman, one mother, one daughter and one legacy at a time. But her path to popularity, power, and prosperity has required her to navigate numerous potholes.
In 1993, six months after graduating from high school, she put dreams of attending college at Texas A&M on hold and instead became a single teenage mom. Watching her friends leave for college, she was instead forced onto Medicaid, food stamps and double-shifts as a pregnant waitress. Despite those immense obstacles, she launched a successful and transcendent business career. Through a combination of passion and persistence, Dr. Cortney earned her Master's degree from Southern Illinois University and founded KidsCare Home Health.
In 2005, Dr. Cortney suffered a pulmonary embolism and in 2012 endured a stroke that required
She is currently the CEO and Chairman of the Board for KidsCare, a multi-million dollar enterprise providing speech, physical, occupational, and nursing services to over 2,500 children with special needs from Texas to Colorado. She has also authored Unlimited: Conquering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling and the best-selling book, The 10 Dos and Don'ts for Business Leadership: Lessons to Lead Effectively.
When not getting lost or making a stop at Whataburger for her beloved Diet Coke, Dr. Cortney resides near Dallas with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a rescue cat.
Oh and one more thing…Dr. Cortney was named 2016/2017 Texas Business Woman of the Year.
I'm currently working with Dr. Cortney and she is AMAZING! We just did a goal-setting session last week that made me feel 100 times better about my business, how it is going to grow, and what steps we will need to take in order to achieve them. If you're looking for coaching, she's the best of the best.
Kara | Weddings by Weaver
Hiring Dr. Cortney is the best decision that I have ever made regarding my business. Not only has she helped us realize that replacing my husband's income is more than possible, but she has also taught us how to do it. She has helped us create and implement systems, design a year-long marketing plan and campaign. She is also improving our digital footprint and helping us to be able to tell our story so that we can serve as many people as possible. We would literally be lost and scared without her.
Stephanie | CEO- Animal Connections
"I feel so much momentum and it all started from the first time I heard you speak. It's literally building in me and every day I want to take on more and more."
Valerie | Lumos Creative
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Left me thinking, taking inventory, facing some perhaps tough truths, and inspired all at once. A job well done by Dr. Cortney Baker.
– Dee B
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Between my two books, my podcast, my research, and my experience as a CEO in the healthcare industry (which is dominated by male leaders) - gender equality is one of my favorite topics. I've spent years researching the factors contributing to the gender gap at the...
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