John Baisden, Jr. is the father of seven inspiring children, and he is married to Kara, the love of his life. Together they are creating a family-centered legacy by leading the way with early childhood educational advancement. John loves to write and is an author of a children’s book, An Unlikely Journey and is currently preparing to release his second book.
John is a visionary in his work and applies “outside-the-box” approaches to business practice and development. He is the Founder of Turning Winds, co-founder of Upschool, co-founder of Prosper Treatment, and co-founder of Optimum Labworks. He has extensive experience launching and developing organizations. His skills include strategic planning, promoting meaningful leader-member movement, organizational change, effective communication, project management, financial oversight and analysis, digital marketing and content creation, and implementing innovative ideas through influential leadership. As a leader, John seeks to empower others and brand success through collaborative work. His vision is to lead with love, courage, grit, truth, justice, humility, and integrity while emphasizing relational influence rather than focusing on the sheens of titles, positions, or things.
Finally, John is passionate about life, God and family. He enjoys mentoring and coaching youth as well as young adults. He lives in Southern Idaho and loves to spend time in the outdoors hiking, camping, and fly fishing.