Testimonials from Front Line Supervisors who Attended Workshop on Respect, Appreciation and Proactive Prevention Culture in the Workplace.

July 11, 2010

What lesson or lessons were most beneficial and helpful to you?

They were all helpful, I can’t say any one was more helpful.  They were all beneficial.

The group discussions on the topics we did.  It gets everyone involved and gets everyone’s brain working.  The group thing was a really good idea.

Be a leader. You are the leader. You have to be the leader.

The lesson to always suspend people first before firing to investigate the problem with employee.

Having feedback from other store managers on different issues that we face day to day.  Also, breaking up into groups and discussing our workbook questions allowed me to hear different points of view on the same matter.

Just listening to everyone and how they handle situations

Problem solving toward fellow employees.

The lessons that were most helpful were the ones about patience and understanding with your employees (especially the younger ones)

All lessons were helpful not only as one person, but for the whole group.

What has the Leadership & Management Skills Training Workshop done for you?  (How will you/have you applied the concepts learned from the workshop?)

It has made me try to look at things that I could do differently, and I have tried to apply some.

It has gave me ideas of the other managers and situations they would handle.  and how to better use my employees to better the company.

To lead more.  Be involved in everything.

I learned how to try to operate store on ethical level not always looking at bottom line numbers.

I have applied several concepts from the workshop. I am making it a point to talk to every employee in the store on a daily basis to try to boost morale while being quick to address developing problems in employee performance so that it doesn’t spread to others.

Help me be a better problem solver.  Become a better leader.

I have been trying to apply letting everyone on the team be accountable for themselves, but still for the good of the team.

I have took this knowledge to not only help with my worksmanship at the job, but also in life to help my family to survive.

What suggestions would you make to improve this workshop?

I wouldn’t say too much.  You did a hell of a job.  I stayed interested the whole time and learned some good pointers.

None. It was great.

I thought the workshop was very helpful and informative the way it was.  I have been to “seminars” in the past, but the small group discussions with feedback from Mr. Baumann was the most informative.

Make it available to all employees (somehow)

Nothing too much.  Maybe just a little more time so we didn’t have to rush through it as fast.


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.