Don discusses his Open and Outward SM philosophy, and the many benefits of his program.


The success of Don Baker’s clients in the Miss America and Miss USA Pageant systems is unparalleled with 15 having achieved the ultimate titles: Miss America, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.

Hundreds more were among the respective Top 10 and Top 15 finishes and more than 1,000 have achieved state titles.

The essential communication skills and leadership skills he teaches is based off a simple formula of attitudinally being what he calls “open and outward.” But it goes far beyond pageants. The concept equally applies to the professional athlete, the television news anchorman or anchorwoman, the politician running for office and the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.