John Baumann

  • "Positively Unshakeable - Inspired by Parkinson's"
  • Inspirational Speaker on Embracing Challenges
  • Promotes Proactive Positivity in the Workplace

"There are some people that you meet in life who you will remember forever. John Baumann is one of those people. I had the opportunity to meet John via our mutual client, The West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association. John is full of love and wisdom. He's done an excellent job of meeting the challenge of living with Parkinson's Disease head on and inspires others to do the same."

JOHN BAUMANN’S INSPIRING MESSAGE OF EMBRACING CHALLENGES AND LIVING AN AMAZING LIFE GOES WELL BEYOND HIS 14-YEAR JOURNEY WITH PARKINSON’S 

John Baumann continues to be challenged both personally and professionally and also continues to live an amazing life. John’s message touches and inspires people in all walks of life, whether attendees are experiencing life-changing challenges or not. John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in his late 30’s and is now 54 years old. His message is simple, yet powerful: there are always things that you can do to have the best life possible if you reach deep down inside yourself and tap into your life force no matter what the challenge or adversity.

John is not just a living example of practicing what he preaches, but he provides the inspiration for his audiences to follow in his footsteps. His no-nonsense, straight talk approach will motivate attendees to create their own personal plan to overcome challenges and live an amazing life whatever the circumstances. As one Chief Operating Officer put it, “John Baumann is an inspiration and a living example of making lemonade out of lemons. He inspired my sales force with his wisdom and confidence! He truly motivates with real life examples of how to conquer the world. I highly recommend.”

John was a successful attorney, on the faculty of the University of Louisville, and a semi-professional softball player before Parkinson’s forced him to give up all of these activities that, he thought at the time, defined him as a person. He has since reinvented himself into a critically acclaimed author, internationally recognized speaker and success workshop facilitator. Come hear John and be amazed by his physical appearance and influential, positive message. In fact, he describes himself as “Positively Unshakeable.” As an event organizer related, “John: How do I thank you - let me count the ways .... you came, you thrilled, you brought people to tears, you brought people to laughter, but, most importantly, you inspired.”

John has made presentations, with amazing reviews, among other places, in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Burlington, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Palm Desert, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Regina , Rochester, San Antonio, Sioux Falls, St. Louis, St. Thomas, San Juan, Santa Fe, Tulsa, the World Parkinson Congress in Montreal and Malaysia. 

To book John Baumann call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Health & Wellness, Human Resources, Inspiration, Motivation, Overcoming Adversity, Personal Growth, Safety

  • Travels From:

    Florida

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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You are NOT Parkinson's: Reclaiming Positive Perspective - John Baumann, JD

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"There are some people that you meet in life who you will remember forever. John Baumann is one of those people. I had the opportunity to meet John via our mutual client, The West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association. John is full of love and wisdom. He's done an excellent job of meeting the challenge of living with Parkinson's Disease head on and inspires others to do the same."

JOHN BAUMANN’S INSPIRING MESSAGE OF EMBRACING CHALLENGES AND LIVING AN AMAZING LIFE GOES WELL BEYOND HIS 14-YEAR JOURNEY WITH PARKINSON’S 

John Baumann continues to be challenged both personally and professionally and also continues to live an amazing life. John’s message touches and inspires people in all walks of life, whether attendees are experiencing life-changing challenges or not. John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in his late 30’s and is now 54 years old. His message is simple, yet powerful: there are always things that you can do to have the best life possible if you reach deep down inside yourself and tap into your life force no matter what the challenge or adversity.

John is not just a living example of practicing what he preaches, but he provides the inspiration for his audiences to follow in his footsteps. His no-nonsense, straight talk approach will motivate attendees to create their own personal plan to overcome challenges and live an amazing life whatever the circumstances. As one Chief Operating Officer put it, “John Baumann is an inspiration and a living example of making lemonade out of lemons. He inspired my sales force with his wisdom and confidence! He truly motivates with real life examples of how to conquer the world. I highly recommend.”

John was a successful attorney, on the faculty of the University of Louisville, and a semi-professional softball player before Parkinson’s forced him to give up all of these activities that, he thought at the time, defined him as a person. He has since reinvented himself into a critically acclaimed author, internationally recognized speaker and success workshop facilitator. Come hear John and be amazed by his physical appearance and influential, positive message. In fact, he describes himself as “Positively Unshakeable.” As an event organizer related, “John: How do I thank you - let me count the ways .... you came, you thrilled, you brought people to tears, you brought people to laughter, but, most importantly, you inspired.”

John has made presentations, with amazing reviews, among other places, in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Burlington, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Palm Desert, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Regina , Rochester, San Antonio, Sioux Falls, St. Louis, St. Thomas, San Juan, Santa Fe, Tulsa, the World Parkinson Congress in Montreal and Malaysia. 

To book John Baumann call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.

Inspirational Keynotes

- OUT WITH THE BAD -

Out with the bad. I am not proposing that the proverbial baby be thrown out with the bathwater. Quite the opposite. A complete and honest review of your life is necessary from all angles to decide what unhealthy things (including people) need to be removed and who and what have the privilege and honor of remaining in your life. It is “your” life after all. You only get one chance at life and for a very limited time at that. One of the first things you need to do is to stop watching or listening to the news. You may be thinking, “Is this guy kidding?” or “Is this guy for real?” Bad or negative stories are the lifeblood of the media. Uplifting or positive stories are an afterthought or allowed on the air after, I believe, much arm-twisting. Turn off mainstream television and watch documentaries instead. Learn something. Get in touch with the energy emitted by people. In particular, whether the comments made have a negative bent or a positive one.

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease when I was 41 years old. We, in the Parkinson’s community, use the example of a snowflake when describing how the disease affects each individual differently. Just like every snowflake is unique unto itself, every person with Parkinsons has their disease progress at a different rate. Since there is no test to determine how long one will maintain their quality of life, moments become precious. As with any life-changing medical condition, a sense of urgency develops. We may not have the time to wait to transform our lives. Thus, the following fall under the category, “Out with the Bad.”

  • BURN THE TICKS OFF
  • SLAM THE DOOR ON UNFULFILLING DATING RELATIONSHIPS
  • STOP TELLING YOUR SOB STORY
  • GET OVER IT
  • QUIT BEING MEAN
  • FORGIVE 

 

 - IN WITH THE GOOD -

Now that we have removed the bad, we have created a void. We need to fill that void. It is just human nature. What do we fill it with: Good. In with the good. After all, this is self-improvement. It is time to discuss the improvement part.

  • PICK A CONCRETE DAY
  • SEEK OUT POSITIVE
  • BE AWARE OF WHAT YOU HAVE
  • BE HEALTHY
  • TOUCH
  • BE KIND, COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING 
  • FIND YOUR PURPOSE

Corporate Keynotes

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

PROACTIVE WORKPLACE HARASSMENT PREVENTION

Harassment can not 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.

PROACIVE WORKPLACE INJURY REDUCTION

An inspirational and educational talk providing insights as to why workplace injuries exist. 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 TRUCK FATALITY

An educational talk providing painful lessons learned as a result of  a company-owned truck driven by a company employed driver which lost its load killing a mother of two young children in a vehicle traveling the opposite direction. 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 & REPRESENTATON 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, small audiences. 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.

Janet M. Edmunson, M. Ed. JME Insights Speaker, Author of Finding Meaning with Charles

I got to hear John Baumann speak recently, and felt that his personal story, as well as his message of living an amazing life with Parkinson’s, was powerful. You see, John has Parkinson’s. But even after a successful career as General Counsel for a large firm, he has found that life after his diagnosis has been magical. His presentation is honest, not sugar coated, but filled with inspiration on the emotional part of living with Parkinson’s. Inspiring High Performance through Authentic Positivity

Director of Patient Services NPFWNY

A caregiver said as she was leaving; with her spouse shaking his head yes………please invite John and Bernadette every year. They are wonderful. Thank you both for sharing your painful journey with us. You have conquered the day to day struggles with healthy alternatives. Who can top that!!

Parkinson & Neuropathy Program Coordinator UF Health Jacksonville — Neuroscience Institute

It was a busy month of activities for this year’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for speaking at our recent PD Symposium on 4/18. We very much appreciated all your efforts to coordinate with us, to help reach the public about the Event through your contact at the local newspaper, your press release for us to share on our website, etc. You remained thoroughly responsive and in contact with us as the Event approached to help ease the coordination for the Event on our part. Finally, and most importantly, both you and your wife delivered a truly inspiring and enjoyable story of your own with our participants. We received many compliments from participants and hope you will revisit with us again in the future. Until then, thank you again, and we wish you good health and happiness with all your future endeavors.
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