Succinct Success

11 apr 2017

In a nutshell, "Focus your efforts on finding out what you can do to enhance your ability to perform and earn money in your profession and then, summon the inner strength and self-discipline to do...

Article in Corporate Counsel

11 apr 2017

A GC's Battle With Parkinson's Gives Hope to OthersStephanie Forshee, Corporate CounselOctober 19, 2016John Baumann worked in-house for 22 years at Exxon, Tosco and Steel Technologies. After...

3 Secrets Revealed Article

11 apr 2017

Three Secrets RevealedHow to Live an Amazing Life with Parkinson’s: You Have the Ability to Control More of your Quality of Life than you ThinkI have Parkinson’s disease; it does NOT...


11 apr 2017

I, along with about a dozen authors have linked our book pages together and are providing a random book giveaway for all who comment. For an opportunity to win a copy of my book, Decide Success,...

Baumann Speaking and Workshop Topics

11 apr 2017

SIMPLY … what you can to do to be more successful. SIMPLY … what you can do to be a better supervisor of people. SIMPLY … what you can do to be more intense. SIMPLY … what you can do to be...


11 apr 2017

I had the honor the other day of listening to John speak at the Parkinson's All Star Conference held in Phoenix Arizona. All I can say is Wow! He had the whole crowd standing on your feet. John is...


We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.


Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.


I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.