My C.V.

August 1, 2014

John Baumann, BBA, JD

Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1982
Juris Doctorate, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1986

Work Experience:
Faculty, University of Louisville, College of Business 2006-2013
Professional Speaker, International, 2008-present
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Executive Officer, Steel Technologies, Inc., 1996-2008
Human Resources Manager, Steel Technologies, Inc., 1997-1999
Assistant General Counsel, Tosco Corporation, 1993-1996
Employment, Labor & Environmental Attorney, Exxon, 1991-1993
Administrative Hearing Oil & Gas Attorney, Exxon, 1989-1991
Trial Attorney, Exxon, 1986-1989
Bar Exams Passed: Texas, Louisiana, and New Jersey

Literary Achievements:
Author, Book, Decide Success – Twelve Action Steps to Achieve the Success You Truly Desire, JK Success Press, First Edition 2012, Second Edition 2013
Contributing Author, Book, Roadmap to Success, Insight Publishing Company, 2011 with Contributing Authors Dr. Kenneth Blanchard and Dr. Deepak Chopra
Author, Article, Adopt a Proactive Prevention Program and Increase Bottom-Line Profits, American Management Association Newsletter, 2011

Academic Presentations:
Guest Lecturer, University of Louisville School of Law, Employment Discrimination Litigation
Presenter, Carl Warns Labor Law Update
Guest Lecturer, University of Massachusetts School of Business, Business Strategy
Presenter, Marcus Evans Institute, Effective Corporate Counsel

• Just Enough to be Dangerous: What Every (business or otherwise) Person Needs to Know about the Law –
• Creating a Workplace Culture of Proactive Prevention: Harassment, Injury, Union, etc. –
• Establishing an In-House Law Department: Do you need one yet? – How do you create one? – Where do you start?
• Inspiring People: With any Adverse Life-changing Event to not give up, but, instead, Get Back Up and live an amazing life.

Other Qualifications:
• Selected Most Inspiring Professor by Student-Athlete of the Year
• Nominated Faculty Favorite, 2011 & 2013
• Guest Commentator on CNN Headline News, Prime Time
• Inspirational Keynote Speaker at over 60 Symposiums
• Board Chair, Moving Day Phoenix, November 15, 2014
• Proud Person with Parkinson’s


What a wonderful presentation, John! You were wonderful and I am so grateful you shared your story. We were receiving excellent feedback in the chat too:

That was fantastic information, thank you for your candor and humor! Awesome 🤩 talk and info ! Thanks much. It’s hard, thanks for sharing. Thank you for sharing your story and for your positive attitude. It’s important to hear this message. This was just what I needed. Thank you so much. you are an inspiration, thank you!

As we stated, we hit 100 participants at 3:09!

Thank you again,

Eden Feldman, LCSW Associate Director, Community

I do not have the words to thank you enough for making the trip to Dallas to do two presentations for us at CC young. You truly are special and a rockstar and clearly touched many lives today. It is a victory! I was able to run all over campus and welcome guests and host you. It was a victory. Thanks to you for helping me think that way. We will catch you on the next round. Get some rest my friend. Safe travels. And know we love you from CC Young and Dallas!

Patty CC Young and Dallas

“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.