11 apr 2017

Lenora D'Apice has endorsed your work as Speaker at Dear John, I've written this recommendation of your work. "John reached patients, staff, caregivers and community...


11 apr 2017

John Harryman, President, Norton Suburban Hospital, has recommended your work as a NSA Inspirational Speaker (with Parkinsons) on Decide Success (12 Steps) Living Life to the Fullest at...

Baumann Inspires The Big Easy

11 apr 2017

Dear friends, I have wanted to report on the meeting Thursday --- as one of our members put it, "I could have listened to him all day" ! It is like preaching to the choir, because almost all of...

Baumann wows Pritikin

11 apr 2017

Hi John, It was truly a pleasure to meet you and Bernadette. Your seminar was truly inspirational and was very apparent it came right from the heart. When faced with a very serious illness the...

Wow. What a review. I feel blessed.

11 apr 2017

Motivational Speaker, John Baumann's message speaks to us all - with or without Parkinson's Feb 13, 2016 Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in the annual Hope Parkinson Symposium held in...

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11 apr 2017

Dave Iverson, Filmmaker (Capturing Grace), public broadcasting producer and anchor for 30 years provides his thoughts on panelist John Baumann It's a topic we probably don't talk about enough: the...

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11 apr 2017 John Baumann Proud Person with Parkinson's posi-spectively in my head Frequently if I am working with a patient in...


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.