Tucson Review on Parkinson’s and MS

11 apr 2017

Hello my name is Louis montano and I want to thank you for speaking in Tucson az at the Westwood look resort. Your story was inspiring and man you are funny! I was falling asleep all morning thank...

Las Vegas Initial Review

11 apr 2017

You are so inspiring as usual. BTW, the support group leader called me and she said you inspired many and would like you to come back next year.... ...

Baumann Asked to Submit Guest Post to Blog

11 apr 2017

Guest Post by John Baumann: Live An Amazing Life With Parkinson’s Posted on November 7, 2014 | By Larry Kahn | 2 responses John Baumann The following is a guest post by John Baumann. John has...

Glowing Recommendation

11 apr 2017

I got to hear John Baumann speak recently, and felt that his personal story, as well as his message of living an amazing life with Parkinson’s, was powerful. You see, John has Parkinson’s. But...

An Amazing Life

11 apr 2017

"It was great that you could share an inspirational story with our group. Everyone need inspiration regardless of the life they lead, rich, poor, health, ill, young, old. We don’t always get those...

Baumann Inspires at All-Star Conference

11 apr 2017

Dear John It was such a joy to meet you Saturday. Your inspiring will always be with me and I have already told my brother about you. I will be certain to let you know of meetings where your...


11 apr 2017

Great! Can you and Bernadette address caregivers as well this time?? Look forward to seeing you two! Let me know the title of your talk and we will stay in touch!! Thank you!! Pat Weigel University...


“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.