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Brian Baird

U.S. House of Representatives (Retired)

Brian N. Baird Ph.D.,  is a clinical psychologist and President of 4πR2  Communication. He is a retired six-term Member of Congress (WA 3rd), former President of Antioch University’s Seattle campus. Dr. Baird is an award-winning instructor and was named the funniest celebrity in Washington DC for his stand-up comedy performances.


In addition to his background in government and academia, Dr. Baird has worked in industry, written three books and made numerous media appearances on national and regional programs. From the one-on-one intimacy of clinical work to speaking before crowds of thousands of people, Brian understands communication in unique and exceptionally insightful ways. Participants in Brian’s courses consistently rate the experience among the most informative, valuable, engaging and entertaining of their careers.

Communication Essentials
& Ethical Practice

Wellness & Resilience in the Face of Tremendous Challange

“I am still speechless.   In over 28 years, that was one of the best and most challenging courses in which I have participated.  I feel very fortunate to have attended and to have had the opportunity to meet you.  As I review and re-review the materials, I believe that you will have made a most profound difference in my life and my practice and for that I am quite grateful.”

~ Stephen A. Opler, Partner
Ballard Spahr LLP


“In my 16 ½ years of law practice, I can’t say I have ever written to a CLE presenter before today.  But, I wanted to thank you for your presentation and tell you that yesterday’s CLE was among the best I have ever attended. Lawyers have egos about their own communication skills (as you pointed out), and I certainly fit the bill.  I thought there was likely very little I could learn about effective communication skills, and I was sorely mistaken. I would highly recommend (and have already recommended!) your CLE to others.”

~ Nathan Meisgeier,
Senior Counsel – Litigation Werner Enterprises

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