11 apr 2017

John,​ Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation. It was a perfect change from the heaviness of medical talk to a discussion of real life peppered with a good amount of humor. Not to...


11 apr 2017

I will be at the following Parkinson's Events: 2016 Annual Parkinsons Symposium Neuro Challenge Foundation Inc. for Parkinson's Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EST) 5880 Rand...

Upcoming Opportunities to hear John Baumann LIVE

11 apr 2017

1) August 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Friends of Parkinson's event. 2) September 3 in Tallahassee, Florida. 3) September 17 in Summit, New Jersey. CALL for details. 502-262-3300 Find out...

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

11 apr 2017

John Baumann  Author, motivational speaker. Diagnosed with young onset  Former corporate attorney and faculty member at University of Louisville As an author and motivational speaker,...

Appearance on ABC Action News On Inspiration

11 apr 2017

Thanks for coming to the station this morning and sharing your story with James Tully and our viewers. Here is the link to your segment today: Have a...

Article in Corporate Counsel

11 apr 2017

A GC's Battle With Parkinson's Gives Hope to Others Stephanie Forshee, Corporate Counsel October 19, 2016 John Baumann worked in-house for 22 years at Exxon, Tosco and Steel Technologies. After...


11 apr 2017

Get your aging attitude adjusted: Public is invited Serving Our Seniors SUE DAUGHERTY JUL 29, 2015 You may have heard it said that “Aging Ain’t for Sissies.” So it is with Parkinson’s...


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.


Speaking with European Parkinson Disease Association

Two decades ago, John Baumann was a US lawyer who thrived on competition and the thrill of winning a case. Now, nearly 20 years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, he’s motivated by helping inspire others live to their full potential.

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