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Inspirational Parkinsons Success Website Update

November 22, 2010

…… if you were striving to inspire deep belly laughter, internal reflection, misty eyes, and a healthy dose of “open your eyes to the world that surrounds” as they say in Hollywood, you nailed it!

– SARC Executive Director commenting on Reclaiming Posi-spective Keynote

…. I remember I cried, I laughed, I felt sad, and then happy ….but at the end BEING STRONG, a much stronger person….

– Shahin Shoostari, PhD, fellow Conference Speaker

AS SEEN ON CNN HEADLINE NEWS

NATIONAL INTERNET TALK SHOW HOST, PROFESSOR & ATTORNEY JOHN BAUMANN

THE INSPIRING ESQUIRE

PROUD PERSON WITH PARKINSONS

John Baumann has achieved educational and professional success:

• graduating college summa cum laude,

• receiving his law degree from Cornell Law School,

• passing three bar exams,

• practicing as an attorney for 23 years (including as General Counsel of a Nasdaq listed corporation),

• appearing on CNN Headline News as a legal commentator,

• hosting an internet talk show on Voice America and

• being selected as the Most Inspiring Professor by the 2009 Scholar Athlete of the Year for the University of Louisville.

Along the way, John has cherished being caregiver to his daughter (who has flourished despite being born with life threatening birth defects and cerebral palsy) and is positively living with his own diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease since the ripe young age of 41. Throughout it all, John has been able to maintain his sense of humor and what he calls “Posi-spective,” including being a self-proclaimed “Proud Person with Parkinsons.”

John Baumann, The Inspiring Esquire, now dedicates his energy and passion to inspiring others and teaching success to audiences around the world. If you are looking for an experienced, yet fresh, speaker with high energy, boundless passion and a focus on giving audiences tangible takeaways, give me a shot, you will be impressed.

Partial Lineup of Inspirational & Educational Presentations:

I. The Inspiring Esquire Inspirational Presentations

• Caring for Caregivers: Reclaiming Posi-spective?

An inspirational talk providing insights as to why many care receivers and their families neglect to demonstrate appreciation for caregiving, the power of positive caregiving and the damaging effect of negativity reflecting upon my personal journey with Parkinsons and with my daughter’s medical conditions. How to reclaim your positive perspective (Posi-spective?). Designed for all health care providers and family caregivers. Attendees will be rejuvenated and have a much improved attitude.

• Caring for Service Providers: Reclaiming Posi-spective?

An inspirational talk providing insights as to the power of positive service and the effect of negativity on the organization. How to reclaim your positive perspective (Posi-spective?). Attendees will be rejuvenated and have a much improved attitude.

• Positively Handling a Life-Changing Illness: Becoming a Proud Person with Parkinsons

An inspirational talk providing insights as to why many care receivers and their families have a difficult time adjusting to a life-changing illness, the power of having a positive attitude and the damaging effect of negativity relating my personal journey with Parkinsons and with my daughter’s medical conditions.

II. Learn Success Today Seminars & Workshops

• A Twelve Step Program for Success

An inspirational and educational talk providing twelve personal success enhancement principles including envisioning, intensity, awareness and attitude. How to obtain personal and professional success. Attendees will be rejuvenated, have a much improved attitude and the skills necessary to achieve personal success.

• Supervisor Training on Respect & Appreciation

An inspirational and educational talk providing training to existing supervisors and supervisors-in-training on successfully establishing a work environment based upon respect and appreciation. How to create a productive work environment. Attendees will be rejuvenated, have a much improved attitude and the skills necessary to achieve success as supervisors.

• Positively Handling Adversity

An inspirational and educational talk providing insights as to why many employees have a difficult time handling adversity, the power of having a positive attitude and the damaging effect of negativity relating my personal challenges including Parkinsons and  my daughter’s medical conditions. How to empower your positive perspective (Posi-spective?). Attendees will be rejuvenated and have a much improved attitude.

• Diversity Enhancing Profitability

An educational talk providing insights as to how diversity in a workplace improves the quality of the work force and profitability of the organization. Attendees will be more willing to embrace and seek out diversity and have a much improved attitude about diversity.

• Negotiation Skills Training

An educational talk providing insights as to the psychology of the negotiation dance/game/production and fifteen understandable steps for more effective negotiation. Attendees will be more confident in their ability to negotiate and have a much improved attitude.

III. Proactive Prevention Culture – Enhance Bottom Line Profits, Reduce Turnover of Quality Employees, Eliminate Wasted Fees Paid to Attorneys, Minimize Settlement and Lawsuit Payouts, and Prevent Distractions From Causing Reduced Productivity, but, mostly, because you Care about your People.

Proactive Workplace Harassment Prevention

Harassment cannot be rationalized as a cost of doing business. It is preventable and I have seen it eliminated in the workplace. How to proactively prevent workplace harassment. Designed for all employees, large or small audiences. Attendees will have a better appreciation for their role in harassment prevention and have a much improved attitude.

Author of American Management Association Article on Proactivity: amanet.org/training/articles/7746.aspx?pcode=XA9T

Proactive Workplace Injury Reduction

An inspirational and educational talk providing insights as to why workplace injuries exist. Is cbd oil with thc USA a Problem?. Injuries are preventable and I have seen substantial reduction of injuries in the workplace. How to proactively reduce workplace injuries. Designed for all employees, large or small audiences. Attendees will have a better appreciation for their role in injury prevention and have a much improved attitude.

Painful Lessons Learned from a Work-related Fatality

An educational talk providing painful lessons learned as a result of  an accident resulting in the death of a mother of two young children. How to prevent as well as prepare for work-related fatalities including notification, family contact, media response, investigation, interviews, role of the DOT, and retaining Litigation Counsel.

Proactive Labor Relations & Representation Irrelevancy

An inspirational and educational talk providing insights as to why union organizing exists. Unionization is avoidable. How to proactively prevent workplace unionization. Designed for all supervisory and executive employees. Attendees will have a better appreciation for their role in union avoidance.

Effective Workplace Romance Policies

An educational talk providing insights as to why workplace romance exists. No policy on workplace romance is perfect. How to proactively prevent issues related to workplace romance. Designed for executive and human resource employees, large or small audiences. Attendees will have a better appreciation for their role in addressing workplace romance issues.

Representative Presentations:

  • Reclaiming Posi-spective, Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres, Regina, Canada, 200 attendees, Closing Keynote Inspirational Presentation.
  • Reclaiming Posi-spective, University of Louisville Movement Disorders (150 attendees) & Living Well with Parkinsons Symposium (300 attendees), Closing Call to Action Keynote
  • Learn Success Today – College Sports version, University of Louisville Lacrosse team, Louisville, Kentucky, 25 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Supervisor Training on Respect and Appreciation, Discount Supermarket, Oklahoma, 75 attendees. Workshops
  • Proactive Workplace Injury Reduction, Artex, Archway & Affinity Risk Control Conferences, Las Vegas, Nevada, Charlotte, North Carolina & Chicago, Illinois, 700 attendees, Keynote and Breakout Sessions.
  • Learn Success Today – Business Version, Brown Forman & Kroger, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Negotiation Today, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville, Kentucky, 75 attendees, Educational Presentation.
  • Proactive Prevention Culture Programs, Ferreri & Fogle law firm, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Educational Presentation.
  • Abuse Beyond The Home, Lundy Bancroft Workshop, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Opening Inspirational Presentation.
  • Anything is Possible When You Believe in Yourself, The Leadership Academy Magnet, Louisville, Kentucky, 750 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Success Today – School version, Trinity High School Student Government & Summit Academy, Louisville, Kentucky, 200 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Success Today – Nonprofit Version, Junior Achievement & Make-A-Wish Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.

Amy McNeil, SARC Executive Director: “Your personal stories of growth and optimism struck a deep cord with those in attendance. If motivation was your only goal, you succeeded. However, if you were striving to inspire deep belly laughter, internal reflection, misty eyes, and a healthy dose of “open your eyes to the world that surrounds” as they say in Hollywood, you nailed it!  Your engaging presentation left all conference-goers thinking about how to embrace and savour life. Conference evaluations only confirmed how I felt: ”Wow.  Loved John Baumann as keynote speaker!!” “Such a motivated speaker. I will think of him and his life challenges when I am feeling down myself.  I know I will not feel that way much longer.” “Wonderful presenter! Touching, funny, inspirational!” “John Baumann was excellent. I didn’t want the presentation to end.  What a ‘Grand Finale’!” “Amazing!” Quality presenters are difficult to find, so I hope you don’t object to me recommending you to fellow colleagues.”

Shahin Shoostari, PhD, Fellow Conference Speaker: I am just writing to tell you your talk has changed me, …I came out of your talk a much stronger person…a much stronger caregiver….you are a great speaker John….with your positive attitude, and the great ability which you have to express your feelings, your opinions, and telling people your life story and your daughter, Katie’s story, you could CHANGE lives…. I don’t know how to express myself about the impact of your story on me John…..I was listening, I remember I cried, I laughed, I felt sad, and then happy….but at the end BEING STRONG, a much stronger person….as you were taking I was reflecting on my own life, on my own challenges….I found myself coming out of that session being a much stronger person….I am writing John, just to thank you for sharing your own story, and telling us how important it is to keep the positive attitude, but also take the time to rest and enjoy our lives and what we have. Your talk was fascinating, inspiring, relevant, practical…I was able to relate to what you were saying, even without having your challenges… I believe your talk would be good for everyone of us, for everybody regardless of the kinds of the problems and issues which we have……Being positive, being strong, enjoying life, helping others… I hope you continue telling people all about your life, and what has helped you to become who you are today………

Testimonials

“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.

MARY SPREMULLI VOICE AEROBICS

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.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

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.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER REHABILITATION HOSPITAL