John Baumann has lived, and has succeeded at, three, if not more, separate, distinctive, yet overlapping, lives.
John found success as a student, now educator, putting himself through school, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a business degree and graduating with a juris doctorate from Cornell Law School having the distinction of being the last person admitted to the Class of 1986 two days before classes commenced. He passed the Bar in three states: Texas, Louisiana and New Jersey. In 2004, John joined the faculty of the University of Louisville, College of Business teaching law for 10 years and, in 2009, receiving the distinction of being selected "Most Inspiring Professor." After writing a chapter for each of three compilation books (Chapter Five of Roadmap to Success along with Deepak Chopra, Chapter Two of Courageous Stories of Inspiration, and Chapter One of The Power of Mentorship - The Art of Living Well), Mr. Baumann authored his critically-acclaimed book DECIDE SUCCESS: Twelve Action Steps to Achieve the Success You Truly Desire - You Ain't Dead Yet.
Mr. Baumann also found success as an attorney for 30 years and Board member working his way up from a trial attorney at Exxon to Executive Officer, General Counsel & Secretary of a market-listed public corporation. He was elected to the Boards of Thorntons (a chain of gas station/ convenience stores), the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, Make-a-Wish (eventually becoming Board Chair) and the World Parkinson's Program. He is a current member of the Kentucky Bar and the National Speaker's Association.
Finally, Mr. Baumann, unexpectantly, found himself faced with finding success as a Person with Parkinson's, after being diagnosed in 2002 at 41 years old. John reinvented himself as an internationally-recognized inspirational speaker utilizing a mixture of reclaiming a positive perspective, a healthier diet, daily exercise (boxing training, core fitness, and hot yoga), maintaining a sense of humor, uncovering your purpose and having faith in battling any chronic illness including Parkinson's. He has inspired audiences at Symposiums ranging from a couple hundred to over a thousand in Malaysia, France, Puerto Rico, across Canada and at least 50 locations in the United States from Alaska to Vermont, Tucson to Tampa. His topics related to healthcare audiences range from "Improving Your Quality of Life - How to live the highest quality of life for as long as possible with (or without) a chronic illness" to "How professional caregivers are RTBDA - Rarely Thanked But Definitely Appreciated" to "So you have just been diagnosed with a chronic illness ... what are the six things you need to do FIRST."
"What you have done matters, what you are doing matters even more, but what matters the most is what you have left to do."
Now, 15 years into this life journey, he is healthier than he has ever been (even with Parkinson's disease).
In order to share his "positively un-shake-able" message to any person who needs to get through a life-changing event (everyone), ten years ago John reinvented himself into a National Speaker Association certified presenter."
How to Maintain the Best Possible Quality of Life for as Long as Possible.
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. "My mission (or purpose) is to present my life philosophy to everyone involved in the Parkinson's community and beyond "...
Mr. Baumann has also become a Consultant in the areas of how to be (more) successful, workplace harassment elimination training, how to establish an in-house law department, and, yes, after beating it for 15 years, Parkinson's disease..
How to hire John Baumann for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking John Baumann.
John Baumann's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking John Baumann for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book John Baumann, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing John Baumann. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the John Baumann booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book John Baumann for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final John Baumann booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will John Baumann charge for an event. Also, thier speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book John Baumann for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the John Baumann agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book John Baumann, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the John Baumann booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for John Baumann, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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