Motivational Speaker with Parkinson's Inspiring Hope and Empowering Lives

John Baumann, a Motivational Speaker with Parkinson's, offers a unique perspective that resonates deeply with audiences worldwide. Despite living with Parkinson's disease for over 20 years, John leads a fulfilling life, and his experiences have shaped his powerful message of resilience and determination.

Having graced over 100 conferences in the United States and Canada, John is an internationally-recognized Motivational Speaker with Parkinson's. His engaging talks combine inspiring stories, vital information, unexpectedly humorous observations, and an unwavering positive attitude. Prepare to be inspired as John shares his journey and empowers you to overcome challenges, find hope, and embrace the possibilities that lie within you.

About John Baumann

John Baumann, a Cornell-educated attorney, has led an extraordinary life filled with accomplishments and the pursuit of knowledge. He successfully passed three bar exams, practiced law for 22 years, and even shared his expertise as a teacher at the esteemed University of Louisville.

However, John’s life took an unexpected turn with his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Undeterred, he transformed adversity into inspiration. John authored the book “Decide Success – You Ain’t dead yet,” a powerful testament to his unwavering spirit. He has been featured on numerous radio shows, and his remarkable story has graced the pages of countless articles. John has even appeared on live TV, including CNN Headline News, where he shared his message of hope.

Now Patient motivational public healthcare speaker with Parkinson’s, John Baumann has honed his expertise in empowering others to achieve success, irrespective of life’s challenges. With his deep understanding of resilience and the pursuit of the highest quality of life, John offers invaluable insights to audiences seeking inspiration and a renewed perspective. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey as John shares his wisdom, motivating you to embrace your own success story, regardless of the circumstances.

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Living with Parkinson's: A Journey of Resilience

“I have Parkinson’s disease; it does NOT have me.” Having transformed through his journey with Parkinson's, John has emerged as a kinder, gentler version of himself, liberated from the confines of material possessions. He has discovered a new sense of purpose and forged deep connections within the Parkinson's, yoga, and fitness communities. Together, they navigate shared challenges and pursue common passions, creating a profound sense of belonging and making a meaningful difference.

Notably, the Parkinson’s patient inspirational speaker has transcended physical boundaries and achieved a level of fitness he never thought possible. Shedding 40 pounds and revitalizing his health, he has triumphed over the odds, defying expectations associated with his degenerative, progressive, and incurable neurological condition. John’s resilience and determination have become a testament to the power that lies within each of us.

The healthcare keynote Speakerin Torontoshares a story that’s a testament to the human spirit's indomitable nature, a source of inspiration for all who face adversity. Join him on this remarkable journey and discover that an amazing life is possible, even in the face of Parkinson's.

John Baumann’s motivation to become a Healthcare Keynote Speaker

John Baumann's journey as a motivational speaker in Toronto is deeply rooted in his personal experience with Parkinson's disease. Ten years after his diagnosis, John made a resolute decision: to become the healthiest person with Parkinson's to have ever lived. With unwavering determination, he embarked on a transformative path.

Embracing a holistic approach, John enlisted the guidance of a personal trainer and adopted a vegetarian lifestyle. Following the advice of YouTube videos and expert recommendations, he committed to making a comprehensive lifestyle change. This shift not only improved his physical well-being but also fueled his motivation and interest in promoting healthcare and well-being.

In his pursuit of health, John discovered the power of perseverance and finding motivation in challenging moments. When faced with the fatigue and doubt that can accompany exercise, he recognized the need to dig deep and push beyond perceived limits. It is precise during those moments of self-doubt, when another push-up or sit-up seems impossible, that true motivation reveals itself.

This personal journey and the lessons learned along the way have fueled John Baumann's healthcare motivational speakingto share his insights as a Parkinson’s speaker in Toronto. Through his captivating presentations, he inspires individuals to embrace positive lifestyle changes, empowering them to overcome obstacles and achieve their highest potential.

Inspiring Success Videos



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.