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JOHN M. BAUMANN SELECTED AS WPP BOARD MEMBER AND CHAIR OF THE PATIENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM OF THE WORLD PARKINSON’S PROGRAM (WPP)

July 5, 2016

The World Parkinson’s Program Board is honored to introduce its newest Board member, John M. Baumann, who will be chairing the Patient’s Mentorship Program. Mr. Baumann is uniquely qualified for this position due to his skills as an internationally recognized inspirational and motivational speaker. John has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s for the past 14 years and his success in managing Parkinson’s serves a tremendous role model and inspiration for others.

John graduated from Cornell Law School and the faculty member of University of Louisville for over a decade. He was a corporate attorney for 22 years.

John is also an author of several publications including Decide Success (You Ain’t Dead Yet), Roadmap to Success (with a chapter contributed by Deepak Chopra), Courageous Stories of Inspiration, The Art of Mentorship, and Adopting a Proactive Prevention Program. John has been a guest commentator on CNN Headline News and countless other TV and radio shows.

John is a member of the National Speakers Association in the United States.
He has been the chair and board member of Kentucky Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Kentucky Chamber of Congress, Board of Junior Achievement, and Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Mr. Baumann has delivered keynote inspirational speeches to audiences in several countries including Malaysia, France, Puerto Rico, Canada, and throughout the United States.

He and his wife, Bernadette, live near Tampa, Florida. USA

Mr. Baumann is extremely excited to take on this role with the World Parkinson Program and enjoyed delivering the keynote speech at the WPP Gala held in Toronto in April 2016.

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Testimonials

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.

MARY SPREMULLI VOICE AEROBICS

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.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

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.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER REHABILITATION HOSPITAL