Baylor is a Best-Selling Author and Keynote Speaker. Because of his extensive professional and civic contributions to the community, the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau named Barbee one of the 12 most influential African-Americans in the city of Dallas.
Baylor earned a full athletic football scholarship from Baylor University and completed double majors in Marketing and Entrepreneurship in 2004. Upon lettering in football and graduating, Baylor was awarded a Master’s Degree in Education – Sports Management.
Baylor, along with former Baylor University teammate, Trent Shelton, sensed a need to make a positive change in their personal lives, and decided to make a difference in the lives of others by way of social media and a series of online live video feeds that focused on everyday issues and explained the role that faith often plays in the ability to cope with life’s biggest challenges.
The videos and social media campaign caught on fire, catapulting both Baylor and Trent to the spotlight and garnering large social media followings for the two men. The popularity of these faith-based life studies formed the non-profit organization that is now commonly known all over the world as RehabTime. Since its inception in 2009, RehabTime has become a global online entity inspiring millions weekly spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Wanting to further his outreach efforts, Baylor created #DriveThruFaith, a weekly podcast series geared towards giving a Sunday message in a short amount of time for those individuals with busy schedules.
Through his work with RehabTime, Baylor felt the need to connect with the organization’s thousands of followers in a way that complemented all of the community building taking place online. It was at this time, he discovered his love of writing. Since 2012, Barbee has co-authored four books:
- See My Heart Not My Past
- Breaking Your Own Heart
- You’re Perfect
- Know Your Circle
In an effort to expand his influence, in the spring of 2014, Baylor released Idea of Excellence. The book is a manual for individuals and companies that focuses on five main tenets of excellence. It serves as a road map for many busy professionals on their journey to finding corporate success and fulfillment.
Helping people identify the silver lining in life’s toughest situations serves as a foundation for Baylor’s diverse speaking platform. Authenticity and a clear focus on the role excellence plays in professional development are areas of focus for Barbee as well. Whether it’s a small group of young business professionals or thousands at a school rally, Baylor’s ability to connect and make a direct impact into the lives of attendees, makes him highly sought after by schools, nonprofit organizations, churches, college athletic departments and fortune 500 companies alike.
Baylor resides in Dallas, TX where he regularly competes as an Ironman Triathlete and marathoner in caused-based endurance races with a mission of bringing awareness to his many philanthropic endeavors. Always looking to make an impact, Baylor began participating in triathlons as a way to improve his own health and fitness levels, but to also inspire and encourage others to set their goals high and believe anything is possible.