John Baldoni Works with AthenaOnline for Online Video Coaching Series

Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — AthenaOnline and John Baldoni have teamed up to offer a series of 18 coaching videos focusing on leadership and communication issues. The videos will be included as part of Athena’s SmartByte™ series on best management and leadership practices and will be available through their MyQuickCoach learning platform.

John Baldoni is an executive coach and leadership consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, and is the author of six books on the subject, including the “Great Leaders” trilogy from McGraw-Hill.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with John Baldonim,” says Jon Peters, CEO of Athena. “As one of the foremost experts on leadership and communication John knows how to break down management challenges into plain and simple language and translate them into succinct lessons that people can remember and use.”

Baldoni’s SmartByte videos cover issues that managers face daily such as influencing others, leading with presence, developing an elevator pitch, overcoming stage fright, and writing your own speech.

“Our two to five minute SmartByte video lessons are the perfect format for this information,” says Peters. “We have always been dedicated to delivering knowledge when and where people need it most and John’s lessons fit beautifully into this model.”

“I am pleased to be joining Athena’s world-class group of educators,” says Baldoni. “Athena’s 24/7 accessibility to management education and the short, singularly focused messages increase the likelihood that the learning will be implemented.”

Athena has worked with over other 70 business consultants and experts like Beverly Kaye, Marshall Goldsmith, Russell Ackoff, Vijay Govindarajan, and many others to create a library of almost 1,000 SmartByte videos on management and leadership. The videos are delivered through Athena’s award-winning MyQuickCoach customized learning portals for organizations like TAP Pharmaceuticals, Fireman’s Fund, Clark’s Shoes, and the Province of Ontario.

About ( is a premier publisher of multimedia training, education and career development products. Athena was founded as a sister company to the Institute for Management Studies (IMS), with a mission to leverage technology to deliver business knowledge when and where individuals need it. Athena has consistently delivered award-winning programs over the Internet, internal networks and on CD-Rom. Athena is headquartered in Reno, NV. For more information call Jon Peters at 800-500-4294.

About John Baldoni: Baldoni Consulting ( specializes in leadership consulting, coaching, and communications. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies in the automotive, health care, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries. John Baldoni is the author of six books on leadership, including his McGraw Hill “Great Leaders” trilogy on communications, motivation and results. Recently he was named one of the top 30 most influential leadership gurus worldwide by Leadership Gurus International. Baldoni writes a monthly leadership column on leadership for, and posts a weekly leadership blog for

As an executive coach, Baldoni collaborates with executives who want to improve their presentation skills, interpersonal communications, leadership presence, and leadership messages. Baldoni is a frequent and much-in demand keynote speaker on leadership to corporate, professional, military, and university audiences. Baldoni’s website is It contains videos, podcasts, and published articles as well as information on Baldoni’s books, coaching and workshops. For more information call 734.995.9992

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