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December 15, 2012

Baumann to Speak in New Orleans January 3

The very best way to begin this new year of promise, with a clear and lasting picture of the Mantra we all know so well….”We can and will, LIVE WELL WITH PARKINSON’S”…will be presented to both Support Groups of N. O.
(Steve’s-N.O., & Bonnie’s-Metairie), on Jan. 3, 2013.

We are so very lucky to welcome John (who will be returning to the “Big Easy” for the Sugar Bowl) to speak at our joint-group meeting.

PLACE: E. JEFFERSON HOSPITAL – 1st floor Conference Center ESPLANADE I
TIME: 1:30 PM – ’til

John ( is not just a living example of the how to reclaim, what he calls “posi-spective,” and how to live life to the fullest faced with any life-changing events (for him, becoming a caregiver to his daughter in 1996, himself being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at 41 years old in 2002 (, and needing to leave his full-time position as an executive officer due to his medical condition in 2008), he provides valuable guidance and insights on helping others achieve success as a student, in their profession, in relationships, and at living life to the fullest after any life-changing event. (

John Baumann is a prominent, passionate, National Speakers Association inspirational presenter and success workshop facilitator who uses humorous stories, “engaging imagery,” and his experience as a college faculty member (selected “Most Inspiring Professor”) to provide valuable and unique, personal and professional “Tangible Takeaways” (

A graduate of Cornell Law School and practicing attorney for 25 years (including 3 years in Louisiana), John has written or contributed to several books including his own book titled DECIDE SUCCESS (available in paperback, kindle and audio-book at, Roadmap to Success (with Deepak Chopra and Dr. Ken Blanchard), and Courageous Stories of Inspiration (with Dr. Robert Schuller and Ann Jillian) available at He has hosted his own Internet talk show on success (50,000 monthly listeners) and, among other television appearances, has been a guest on CNN Headline News, Prime News, and WAVE –TV Sunday Sunrise as well as countless radio appearances.

Credentials aside – and really, how can we put the above “aside” ? – I am excited about this event ! John will be right at home with our positive, involved, and committed group. I can’t wait to hear the much anticipated ways we will DECIDE SUCCESS.

Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Bonnie & Steve

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