Archive for June, 2012

Baumann Quote in Louisville Courier-Journal on Parkinson’s Cure in the Nose?

Monday, June 25th, 2012

John Baumann, a 51-year-old Shelby County man diagnosed with it a decade ago, said he finds the research “interesting and coincidental” because his sense of smell was the first thing to go when he began developing Parkinson’s. Loss of smell is considered an early warning sign.
“Anything that could lead to a cure is wonderful news,” said the lawyer, author and inspirational speaker. “Stem cells have always scared me, since there’s so much opportunity for something to go wrong. But when it’s done in a moralistic and disease-related way, I’m all for it.”

Decide Success Book Testimonial

Monday, June 18th, 2012


I will be sure to keep my eyes and ears open for any opportunities for you to speak. I have blown through about half of the book. I have enjoyed it so far….you weren’t kidding when you said it was an easy read. Very smooth in the delivery of the “life lessons”. Actually feel like I am sitting in the room listening to your story. Not a big reader, but when I picked up your book and started reading, the pages were flipping like crazy.

I was serious when I mentioned the fact that I felt like I was sitting down with you as part of the discussion. I have always said the best writers are the ones who make you feel like you are living the story in real time. Just felt very comfortable. Great skill to possess…one I am sure has served you well throughout your life.

Jimmy Ford
Director, Conn Legacy Society

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Louisville, KY 40292

DECIDE SUCCESS rave reviews

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Hi John:
I was delighted to receive your package in the mail with a copy of your “Decide Success” book in it. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and life experiences with the world—what a gift you have given others. I found many parts of the book resonate with my own experiences and beliefs. Last week I had just guest lectured for a class on Higher Ed Leadership and shared my leadership journey with them, and your book was aligned with so many of the same concepts and ideas I shared.

I assume you do presentations and other formats for sharing your journey and wisdom. Again—that is a gift.

Thanks for sharing your gift with me,

Patricia R. Payette, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Ideas to Action
Associate Director, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning
244 Ekstrom Library
2301 S. Third St.
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40208-1802

Unique Bio

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Twelve Action Steps to Achieve the Success You Truly Desire

DECIDE SUCCESS as a Student:
Bachelor Business Administration
Summa Cum Laude University of Massachusetts
Juris Doctorate Cornell Law School Ithaca New York
Passed State Bar Exams Texas Louisiana New Jersey

DECIDE SUCCESS as an Attorney:
Exxon Trial Attorney Houston Texas
Exxon Oil Gas Attorney New Orleans Louisiana
Exxon Labor Employment Attorney Bayway New Jersey
Tosco Assistant General Counsel Bayway Refinery New Jersey
Steel Technologies General Counsel Secretary Louisville Kentucky

DECIDE SUCCESS as an Athlete:
Golf low round 82 Paiute Course Las Vegas Nevada
Tennis Lake Forest Club Champion Louisville Kentucky
Soccer Mockingbird Valley Champions Louisville Kentucky
Softball State Championship Team Shortstop Houston Texas

DECIDE SUCCESS as a Faculty Member:
Faculty Favorite Finalist University Louisville
Most Inspiring Professor Award University Louisville

DECIDE SUCCESS as an Inspirational Speaker & Author:
Member National Speakers Association
Speaker Sunflower Revolution Cincinnati Ohio
Speaker Parkinsons Symposium Alaskan Cruise
Speaker Parkinsons Symposium Houston Texas
Speaker Building Materials Association Kentucky
Book Roadmap to Success with Chopra Blanchard
CD Reclaiming Posi-spective The Inspiring Esquire
Speaker Parkinsons Recovery Event Cincinnati Ohio
Speaker Parkinsons Symposium Louisville Kentucky
Legal Commentator CNN Headline News Prime Time
Speaker Parkinsons Symposium Burlington Vermont
Lecturer Pritikin Longevity Center Spa Miami Florida
Speaker Healthcare Leadership Conference Kentucky
Speaker Parkinsons Symposium Indiana Pacers Event
Speaker Parkinsons Symposium Birmingham Alabama
Speaker Healthcare Underwriters Association Kentucky
National Internet Talk Show Host The Inspiring Esquire
Speaker Association Rehabilitation Saskatchewan Canada
Guest WAVE-TV Sunday Sunrise Show Louisville Kentucky
Book DECIDE SUCCESS (12 Action Steps) You Ain’t Dead Yet

DECIDE SUCCESS with Parkinsons:
Parkinsons Proud since 2002
Inspirational Speaker The Inspiring Esquire
Chair Make-A-Wish Kentucky Board Directors
Nominated Parkinsons Superstar Dr. Irene Litvan
Clinical Trial Advocate Parkinsons Disease Foundation
Member Parkinsons Support Center Kentuckiana Board
Author DECIDE SUCCESS (12 Action Steps) You Ain’t Dead Yet