Baumann Engaging, Compassionate and Entertaining

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John spoke at the Frances E Lang Living Well with Parkinson’s Symposium in Louisville, KY on October 13, 2014. He was engaging, compassionate and entertaining. He spoke about his personal journey...

Baumann Receives Highest Marks

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John Baumann and his talk on living an amazing life in the face of an adverse life-changing event received the highest marks at the cleveland Parkinson's bootcamp event. "You and Michael (Okun) got...

Encore: Repeat Presentation Requests

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Hi, John. I hope you are well. You were such a huge success last year that we wanted to invite you and your wife to speak at this year's boot camp. It is on September 19th in Akron (30-40 minutes...

11 apr 2017

May 16, 2015 Keynote: A caregiver said as she was leaving; with her spouse shaking his head yes.........please invite John and Bernadette every year. They are wonderful. Thank you both for sharing...

Baumann Jolts Jacksonville

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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...


11 apr 2017

There are some people that you meet in life who you will remember forever. John Baumann is one of those people. I had the opportunity to meet John via our mutual client, The West Virginia Behavioral...

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...

Testimonial from the Ultimate Optimist

11 apr 2017

I got to hear John Baumann speak recently, and felt that his personal story, as well as his message of living an amazing life with Parkinson’s, was powerful. You see, John has Parkinson’s. ...

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11 apr 2017

In Learn Success Today, Professor & Attorney John Baumann, The Inspiring Esquire, identifies NINE very manageable, comprehensive and memorable SUCCESS PRINCIPLES which will result in YOU being...


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.