Mr. Baumann graduated from Cornell Law School, passed three state bar exams, worked for 28 years as an attorney, was on the faulty of the University of Louisville College of Business and was the Chair of the Kentucky Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2002 at 41 years old, he committed to focus his energy (fatigue was one of his symptoms), on finding out what he could do to slow, if not cease, the progression of the disease, then how to summon the inner strength and self-discipline to do what he needed to do.
Mr. Baumann has reinvented himself into a National Speaker Association presenter on how to have the best quality of life possible after an adverse life-changing event (for example, Parkinson’s or becoming a care partner), how to become more successful at just about anything, and how to create a more positive and cooperative workplace culture.
Professor Baumann also wrote a book entitled, “Decide Success – You ain’t dead yet.” John has become is a life-coach for People with Parkinson’s, their care partners, and anyone else dealing with a significant life event. John has been on numerous radio shows, been the subject of dozens of articles, contributed to several other books and appeared on live TV, including CNN Headline News.
John has presented at over 100 Symposiums across the United States and Canada as well as France, Malaysia and Puerto Rico. Mr. Baumann was recently honored to be elected to the World Parkinson’s Program Board as the Patient Mentorship Committee Chair. His mission (or purpose) is to present his life philosophy to everyone involved in the Parkinson’s community and beyond …
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