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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

October 28, 2016

John Baumann  Author, motivational speaker. Diagnosed with young onset

 Former corporate attorney and faculty member at University of Louisville

As an author and motivational speaker, John uses his personal experience with young onset Parkinson’s disease to inspire others and teach them to live life to the fullest. His message: “Whatever hand life deals you, whatever life-changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” He believes that there is the ability within us all to find meaning and purpose in any situation.

“By the end of John’s talk, I was fighting back tears. Not because I have Parkinson’s disease, but because he was speaking to the heart of all of us in the audience. He was tapping into the struggle we all have from time to time in our human condition, of finding meaning

and purpose in our lives and using this as a way of working through hard times,” says Mary Spremulli, a speech-language pathologist with Voice Aerobics, LLC.

The Parkinson’s Outreach Association and Westminster Oaks Wellness are proud to bring you this opportunity to hear John Baumann speak in person. This event will also include a demonstration of Ageless Grace by Marghi McClearn, certified instructor. It is free and open to the public.

For questions, email contact@theparkinsonsoutreach.org or call (850) 364-0230.

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 9:00-11:30
Location: Westminster Oaks
Maguire Lifelong Learning Center
4449 Meandering Way, Tallahassee, FL 32308

 

More Than Meets the Eye:
Early Diagnosis and Management of Parkinson’s Disease
Friday, November 11, 2016

Hilton Knoxsville Airport

Practical Lessons Learned To Live the Highest Quality of Life with a Chronic Disease: Things Done Right and Things I Would Have Done Differently
John M. Baumann, J.D.

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