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Thoughts on Unhealthy Behavior

October 15, 2012

Why do people hurt themselves. Whether it be drink to excess, abuse drugs, eat unhealthy food to excess, smoke, cheat on their committed partner, you name it. Seems to me it boils down to one or both...

Review as Speaker and on book DECIDE SUCCESS

November 5, 2012

John Baumann’s self improvement book details twelve action steps for those who want, or need, to reach success, whatever that may be. It’s also his continuing story of triumph in coming to terms...

Baumanns featured in an Article in the Times Herald

November 29, 2012

LOWER PROVIDENCE - Parkinson's disease has been compared to a crook who suddenly slips in and slowly proceeds to hijack your ability to move and lead a normal life. But sitting across the table at...

Grand Marshal Huge Success

September 23, 2012

Dear John, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.   Details of the Recommendation: "John reached patients, staff, caregivers and community members...

BOOK REVIEW

September 21, 2012

Hi John, We met at the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser. My wife (Kathy) and I sat at the same table as you and your lovely wife. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I read the copy of your...

Baumann Grand Marshal Schedule for Presbyterian Home

September 12, 2012

John Baumann will be in Upstate New York as Grand Marshal this week September 14 and 15: Friday 12:30 pm Newstalk on WKTV Lenora will accompany you (be there by 12:15) 3: 00 pm Emmaus Room Talk to...

SINGAPORE TESTIMONIAL

September 12, 2012

Maria Kassova • John, I only just saw your video …   http://ucgardnercenter.com/video/john-baumannYou Ain\'t Dead Yet   …and I am so moved and touched. I currently write a book on...

PHOTOS OF PRESBYTERIAN HOMES AWARENESS WALK

September 18, 2012

PICTURES:  http://www.presbyterianhome.com/photogallery/album.php?id=15 I am honored to have been selected the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Event. The facilities are first class and one-of-a-kind...

Testimonials

I do not have the words to thank you enough for making the trip to Dallas to do two presentations for us at CC young. You truly are special and a rockstar and clearly touched many lives today. It is a victory! I was able to run all over campus and welcome guests and host you. It was a victory. Thanks to you for helping me think that way. We will catch you on the next round. Get some rest my friend. Safe travels. And know we love you from CC Young and Dallas!

Patty CC Young and Dallas

“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.

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