Hometown Parkinsons Symposium

11 apr 2017

Monday October 14: Parkinson’s Symposium - Ramada Plaza & Convention Center - 9700 Bluegrass Parkway - Louisville, Kentucky - Breakout Speaker - 9 to 9:45am AND 10:45 to 11:30am ...

Baton Rouge Symposium July 2013

11 apr 2017

Thanks John! Truly a pleasure meeting you and Bernadette. I think you inspired a lot of people in Baton Rouge Saturday. -- Gerald Calegan, MD Neurologist The NeuroMedical Center...

Decide Success

11 apr 2017

Hello John~ When I typed your email address I was impressed with the message in that short phrase! Your email address says exactly what your message is to everyone!! It is totally positive self...

My first poem: Embracing Adversity

11 apr 2017

Embrace Adversity. You’ve got to. What else can you do? Give up? Not Try? Not an option. Adversity in every life. Rich or poor. Smart or dumb. Black or white. Christian or Muslim. Celebrity or...

John Baumann to Inspire Group in New Jersey

11 apr 2017

Artists with Parkinson's Disease Are Celebrated In A One-Of-A-Kind Art Exhibition At JFK New Jersey Neuroscience Institute Written by JFK Medical Center EDISON, NJ (April 21, 2014) – The JFK...

Inspirational visit to NYC

11 apr 2017

Just completed a hectic and extremely emotional trip to the NYC met to area. Lead off with a reception Friday evening where I had the opportunity to talk to Muhammad Ali's daughter, enjoyed spending...

June 30 Parkinson’s Chat Room

11 apr 2017

June 30 I will be the guest on an internet radio show on MOnday June 30 at 8pm eastern.

Baumann Adds Twelve YouTube Videos to his Channel

11 apr 2017

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...

Rave Reviews for Baumann Inspirational Presentations

11 apr 2017

My husband and I heard John speak at the Parkinson Symposium in Rochester, NY in April this year. After a long day of devouring excellent information from many doctors; we left with a little extra...


“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.