Mid Hudson Reviews

11 apr 2017

What a gift you gave our group yesterday, John!  I can't thank you enough for sharing your story so honestly, so personally, with such humor and such common sense.  As I think I told you at lunch,...

One-of-a-kind Testimonial

11 apr 2017

On Thu, Oct 24, 2013: John, it was pleasure to meet you and your wife. Thank you for the inspiring talk presented to the US WorldMeds team in Orlando. I walked away knowing I just heard one of the...

Nominated Faculty Favorite

11 apr 2017

* An amazing professor that has overcome so much while making an impact on others. I wish that he would teach more classes! He is an incredible source of inspiration. He believes in each and every...

Praise from Chief Operating Officer of US WorldMeds

11 apr 2017

John Baumann is an inspiration and a living example of making lemonade out of lemons. He inspired my sales force with his wisdom and confidence! He truly motivates with real life examples of how to...

John was truly an inspiration!

11 apr 2017

John Baumann spoke at the 2013 Parkinson's Awareness Month Conference hosted by the South Dakota Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation. He was inspiring and galvanizing, magnetically relating...

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...

The Power of Mentorship – Art of Living Well

11 apr 2017

Thank you John, I had no idea I would be included in your book. Everything you state is so true and it has taken me a long time to learn. Yet, I am going to post that last paragraph on my...

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...

A Reader Reviews my Books

11 apr 2017

John: Yes, I did receive the book. It truly is inspirational reading. Once I pick up the book, it is hard to put it down. I plan to return to the steps many times. It was a joy meeting you and...


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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