Safety Workshop Testimonial

11 apr 2017

I just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful presentation “The Definition of Insanity” you did at the Artex workshop. Lj Sams Safety Manager Litehouse Dressings - Dips -...

John Baumann Testimonials on Inspirational Keynote

11 apr 2017

Spring Conference 2010 – Knowledge is Power – Comments Summary Comments: All was very good, thank you! Good job folks! Great sessions and speakers.  Nice pamphlet handouts also. Well...

Amy McNeil, SARC Executive Director:

11 apr 2017

"Your personal stories of growth and optimism struck a deep cord with those in attendance. If motivation was your only goal, you succeeded. However, if you were striving to inspire deep belly...

Shahin Shoostari, PhD, Fellow Conference Speaker:

11 apr 2017

"I am just writing to tell you your talk has changed me, ...I came out of your talk a much stronger person...a much stronger are a great speaker John....with your positive attitude,...

Book Testimonial

11 apr 2017

I read your DECIDE SUCCESS (12 Action Steps) book. It was GREAT. It helped me find light when I was in a dark place towards the end of the semester. Thank you. I hope you had a good break. John...

Bulgarian Fan

11 apr 2017

Maria Kassova has sent you a message. Date: 1/09/2012 Subject: RE: John, I only just saw your video...and I am so moved and touched. I currently write a book on confidence and one of the key premises...


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.