Dr. Tony Baron

Dr. Tony Baron

Scholar in Residence


For over 20 years, Dr. Tony Baron has studied the impact of power on people, organizations, communities and societies.

Counseling Survivors – Oklahoma, Columbine and Twin Towers
In 1993, Dr. Baron founded Baron Center, Incorporated, a San Diego-based consulting firm hailed for pioneering violence prevention programs.  His research led to the publication of Violence in the Workplace: A Prevention and Management Guide for Businesses (1992), Violence in Our Schools, Hospitals and Public Places: A Prevention and Management Guide (1993), and When Work Equals Life: The Next Stage of Workplace Violence (2000).

Dr. Baron counseled survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah Building in 1995, the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, as well as survivors from the September 11, 2001, attack on The World Trade Center.

Driving Management for the Sake of Others
In 2009, Dr. Baron accepted the role as President of The Servant Leadership Institute in Vista, California, to help spread the concept of servant leadership to organizations on the west coast. While leading sold out conferences featuring speakers such as eminent authors Ken Blanchard and John Maxwell, Southwest Airlines President Emerita Colleen Barrett, and WD-40 CEO Garry Ridge, Dr. Baron studied transformational leadership in corporate America and religious organizations.

His work resulted in the publication of two books on the subject:  The Art of Servant Leadership(2010), a compelling case study of leadership tested by adversity, and The Cross and the Towel(2011), a call to action for Christian leaders to set aside ego, political correctness and selfish ambition in their ministry.

Forwarding the Cultural Commentary
An internationally recognized speaker, writer, and consultant, Dr. Baron has shared his expertise with worldwide organizations including the United States Military Academy at West Point, Ford Motor Company, United States Postal Service, the Federal Executive Board, government leaders plus leading universities and hospitals in the United States.

Collaborating with Pioneers
Dr. Baron previously served as Professor of Leadership & Formation at Azusa Pacific University’s Graduate School, and on the Board of Directors of Vision San Diego.  He serves as Scholar in Residence at the Center for Executive Excellence in San Diego to help organizations provide results without compromising dignity.

Dr. Baron holds a double doctorate in psychology and theology and has completed post-doctoral continuing education work at Harvard Medical School.  He is Board Certified in Forensic Medicine and is a diplomate in the American Board of Psychological Specialties.

Tony Baron is a rare find … he is one of our generation’s greatest thinkers and most captivating speakers, while at the same time, he is one of the least pretentious and most “other’s focused” people I know. As well, when it comes to having fun and tearing things up a bit, don’t be surprised if Tony isn’t somewhere at the root of it!    

R. J. Kelly, ChFC, CLU, IAR, MSFS – Founder & Chief Visionary Officer – Wealth Legacy Family of Companies™  – Co-Host: The Wealth Building Hour -Co-Founder & Executive Chair – The Center for Wealth & Legacy™

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