Review of Radio Show Appearance

11 apr 2017

"Great presentation yesterday. It was the first time I heard a speaker say to take responsibility for yourself and empower yourself. I wish there had been more time."...

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...

Testimonial on Nifty Nine

11 apr 2017

Wonderful insights to a successful life! As a 21 year old, I have heard time and again the things I need to do to succeed: get good grades, obtain advanced degrees, overachieve at work. While all...

John Baumann Testimonial

11 apr 2017

“John Baumann has been living with Parkinson’s since being diagnosed in 2002. He has built a presence within the Parkinson’s community and associations as a trustworthy keynote speaker and...


11 apr 2017

Good on you, John. I agree, you do have to fight to find success. The problem many have, is that they were always followers and not leaders. This is where their lack of understanding the thought...


11 apr 2017

You know John, yours is truly a wonderful story and I am really proud to know you - As you go forth with your purpose, if there is any place that you can help me with funding, what I BELIEVE is, the...

Review as Speaker and on book DECIDE SUCCESS

11 apr 2017

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...

Grand Marshal Huge Success

11 apr 2017

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...


11 apr 2017

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...


“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.