Baumann Adds Twelve YouTube Videos to his Channel

June 28, 2014

John Baumann presents a series of 12 inspirational videos called, “The Nifty Nine Ways to Transform Yourself in order to Live Your Life to the Fullest with Parkinson’s Disease.

After enjoying one of John’s presentations, a nurse practitioner was very enthusiastic saying “he engaged with the patients really well, also after the presentation. Also Bernadette’s participation as care partner is appreciated! Some patients/care givers were crying during his presentation!” She also told us that these type of presentations are “so much more powerful vs. the traditional “education” from physicians: very focused on Motor symptoms, while John was talking about the patient in a much more holistic way, much easier to relate to, and less technical. Great learning!”

An Inspirational Message from someone who has been Parkinson’s Proud since 2002. As John says, “I am healthier now in mind, body and spirit than I was before I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.” Watch all 12 videos to find out how he did it and how you can too. John presents LIVE on a limited basis.

His newest presentation is entitled, “Give up or Get Back Up: Secrets to Living the Highest Quality of Life possible with PD (or any other life-changing adversity for that matter) – If I can do it, so can you!” Containing all the information with added passion. Wait until you see it.

“I humbly thank you, and am grateful that you accepted our invitation, I think you and Bernadette were awesome.! All PD patients and caregivers need to learn from you both. Your energy was contagious, I’m even eating better today and I exercised!!! I really enjoyed meeting you both. I wish you two all the best for future success. If I can help with that, please let me know. I sincerely hope our paths cross again soon. Real soon!!!
– Patricia Weigel, RN, University of Buffalo Neurosurgery



“After two years of not being able to hear speakers in person , I was thrilled to have John Bauman as a speaker at our “ Living Well With Parkinson’s’ Gala!. Not only was John engaging and inspiring to get to know off stage , on stage he truly drove home the theme of empowerment to our audience and left our growing community of attendees with several “ aha “ moments and desire to hear more. He spoke from personal experience as a Parkinson’s patient ,inspiring the audiences motivation to truly wish to make a difference and uniting us all in our humanity. Attendees after listening to John , felt inspired to make a difference in the world and do their part to create change for those living with Parkinson’s. My only regret was not being able to spend more time with John and I look forward to having him speak again to our audience.”

Naomi Wong WPP Program Manager

John’s message of hope, inspiration and laughter was ideal for anyone living with PD. He was extremely flexible and a delight to work with.

Leisha Phipps, MSW Program Director - Dallas Area Parkinson Society

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.