Baumann Jolts Jacksonville

11 apr 2017

Dear John, It was a busy month of activities for this year’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for speaking at our recent PD Symposium on 4/18. We...

2015 John Baumann Speaking Schedule

11 apr 2017

April 12 Tucson, Arizona Reid Park 9am to 1pm One-on-one inspiration National Parkinson Foundation Moving Day Register at www.NPFMovingDay.orgApril 18 Jacksonville, Florida Marriott Southside...

I FOUND IT – hot yoga … yes, HOT YOGA

11 apr 2017

'I FOUND IT' Not The Holy Grail ... Not The Fountain of Youth ... Not Buried Treasure ... Not the Pot of Gold at the End of a Rainbow ...I found something better than all of these ... a real gem...

11 apr 2017

John: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the time offered to the Team in New Orleans. The information you and Bernadette shared with us was inspiring and truly appreciated by all in...

Baumann Radio Interview on Parkinson’s Chat

11 apr 2017

Hi John, Thank you for sending me the link to the talk show. I thoroughly enjoyed your interview and shared it with our planning team.Baumann Interview July 2014The archive of your show can be...


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.