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LearnSuccessToday.com – Success Enhancement Principle Number 5 – Raise Your Level of Intensity

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Raise Your Level of Intensity:

Focused Passion & Boundless Energy:

Services Available – Expertise – Presentations – The Inspiring Esquire

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Partial Lineup of Inspirational & Educational Presentations:

I. The Inspiring Esquire Inspirational Presentations

Caring for Caregivers: Reclaiming Posi-spective

An inspirational talk providing insights as to why many care receivers and their families neglect to demonstrate appreciation for caregiving, the power of positive care giving and the deteriorating effect of negativity on care receivers reflecting upon my personal journey with Parkinsons and with my daughter’s medical conditions. How to reclaim your positive perspective or Posi-spective. Designed for all health care providers and caregivers of any kind, large or small. Attendees will be rejuvenated  and have a much improved attitude.

Caring for Service Providers: Reclaiming Posi-spective

An inspirational talk providing insights as to why many customers neglect to demonstrate appreciation for service, the power of positive service and the effect of negativity on the organization relating my personal journey with Parkinsons and with my daughter’s medical conditions. How to reclaim your positive perspective or Posi-spective. Designed for service providers of any kind, large or small. Attendees will be rejuvenated  and have a much improved attitude.

Positively Handling a Life-Changing Illness: Becoming a Proud Person with Parkinsons

An inspirational talk providing insights as to why many care receivers and their families have a difficult time adjusting to a life-changing illness, the power of having a positive attitude and the deteriorating effect of negativity relating my personal journey with Parkinsons and with my daughter’s medical conditions. How to empower your positive perspective or Posi-spective. Designed for all care receivers and their families, large or small audiences. Attendees will be rejuvenated  and have a much improved attitude.

II. Learn Success Today Seminars & Workshops

• Nine Principles to Enhance Personal Success

An inspirational and educational talk providing nine personal success enhancement principles including envisioning, intensity, awareness and attitude. How to obtain personal success. Designed for everyone, large or small audiences. Attendees will be rejuvenated, have a much improved attitude and the skills necessary to achieve personal success.

• Nine Principles to Enhance Professional Success

An inspirational and educational talk providing nine professional success enhancement principles including envisioning, intensity, awareness and attitude. How to obtain professional success. Designed for everyone, large or small audiences. Attendees will be rejuvenated, have a much improved attitude and the skills necessary to achieve success.

• Supervisor Training on Respect & Appreciation

An inspirational and educational talk providing training to existing supervisors and supervisors-in-training on successfully establishing a work environment based upon respect and appreciation. How to create a productive work environment based upon respect and appreciation. Designed for everyone in management, large or small audiences. Attendees will be rejuvenated, have a much improved attitude and the skills necessary to achieve success as supervisors.

• Positively Handling Adversity

An inspirational and educational talk providing insights as to why many employees have a difficult time handling adversity, the power of having a positive attitude and the deteriorating effect of negativity relating my personal challenges including Parkinsons and  my daughter’s medical conditions. How to empower your positive perspective or Posi-spective. Attendees will be rejuvenated and have a much improved attitude.

• Diversity Enhancing Profitability

An educational talk providing insights as to how diversity in a workplace improves the quality of the work force and profitability of the organization. Attendees will be more willing to embrace and seek out diversity and have a much improved attitude about diversity.

• Negotiation Skills Training

An educational talk providing insights as to the psychology of the negotiation dance/game/production and fifteen understandable steps for more effective negotiation. Designed for everyone, large or small audiences. Attendees will be more confident in their ability to negotiate and have a much improved attitude.

III. 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.

Proactive 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 & Representation 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.

Author of American Management Association Article on Proactivity: amanet.org/training/articles/7746.aspx?pcode=XA9T

Representative Presentations:

  • Reclaiming Posi-spective, Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres, Regina, Canada, 200 attendees, Closing Keynote Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Success Today – College Sports version, University of Louisville Lacrosse team, Louisville, Kentucky, 25 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Supervisor Training on Respect and Appreciation, Discount Supermarket, Oklahoma, 75 attendees. Workshops
  • Proactive Workplace Injury Reduction, Artex, Archway & Affinity Risk Control Conferences, Las Vegas, Nevada, Charlotte, North Carolina & Chicago, Illinois, 700 attendees, Keynote and Breakout Sessions.
  • Learn Success Today – Business Version, Brown Forman & Kroger, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Negotiation Today, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville, Kentucky, 75 attendees, Educational Presentation.
  • Proactive Prevention Culture Programs, Ferreri & Fogle law firm, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Educational Presentation.
  • Abuse Beyond The Home, Lundy Bancroft Workshop, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Opening Inspirational Presentation.
  • Anything is Possible When You Believe in Yourself, The Leadership Academy Magnet, Louisville, Kentucky, 750 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Success Today – School version, Trinity High School Student Government & Summit Academy, Louisville, Kentucky, 200 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Success Today – Nonprofit Version, Junior Achievement & Make-A-Wish Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.

The Inspiring Esquire Full Menu of Programs from Union Avoiadnce to Harassment Prevention to Success

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

(1) Union Avoidance & Irrelevancy: Making the Employee Free Choice Act Irrelevant - A proven-to-be-successful, six phase supervisory skills leadership training approach (Representation, Responsibility, Inclusion, Treatment, Attitude, and Atmosphere) to maintain non-union status and/or neutralize existing unions whether the Act is enacted or not (ProactivePreventionCulture.com);

(2) Workplace Injury Reduction: Limbo, how low can you go – reducing injuries in the workplace by obtaining ownership in the deepest level of the organization – 12 “out-of-the-box” ideas to create a Proactive Prevention Culture of Safety  (ProactivePreventionCulture.com);

(3) Learn Success Today: Nine Memorable Success Principles for Difficult and Challenging Times – Understandable, proven success principles presented in an easy-to-listen-to storytelling format to accelerate your success (LearnSuccessToday.com);

(4) Learn Negotiation Today: A Systematic Fifteen-Step Approach to More Effective Negotiation – A user-friendly, proven-to-be-successful, step-by-step approach to substantially improve both your every day bargaining skills as well as high stakes negotiation ability (LearnNegotiationToday.com); and

(5) The Inspiring Esquire: An Inspirational Presentation and Approach to Positively Dealing with a Life-Changing Medical Condition – A personal life philosophy (PDSpeaker.com).

CALL OR EMAIL TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. These extraordinary programs are available NOW as interactive speaking appearances, more interactive workshops, or pursuant to a consultingarrangement.

Bar Association Presentation on Proactive Harassment Prevention and Union Avoidance

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

John: As my term as Chair of the Corporate House Counsel section of the Kentucky Bar Association ends, I wanted to write a quick note to thank those who have assisted us during the past few years.Your presentations at the annual seminars have been memorable, informative and consistently among our most highly rated by the attendees.  I think that the counsels appreciated the excitement you demonstrated in your presentations and the opportunity you provided for interaction.  We all get so tired of dry lectures. Being an employment law practitioner myself, I especially appreciated the novel approach you have created to proactively prevent harassment in the workplace.  Keep up the excellent work.

Best wishes for continued success and amazing results.

Thanks again,

Dianne Mason

Attorney/Mediator

513-305-2361

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Safety Workshop Testimonial

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

I just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful presentation “The Definition of Insanity” you did at the Artex workshop.

Lj Sams

Safety Manager

Litehouse Dressings - Dips – Sauces

P.O. Box 1969

Sandpoint ID 83864

Office 208-263-7569 Ext 224

Fax     888-505-9661

lsams@Litehouseinc.com

DVD available for Purchase NOW Learn Success Today

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

In Learn Success Today, Professor & Attorney John Baumann, The Inspiring Esquire, identifies NINE very manageable, comprehensive and memorable SUCCESS PRINCIPLES which will resukt in YOU being able to Learn Success Today.

In this extraordinary 95 minute Learn Success Today presentation, John Baumann shows you how YOU can be more Successful without regard to your ability, talent and areas of intelligence.

“I want to thank you for coming in and talking with our team. I loved hearing your stories because a lot of us could relate in a way.  You brought up distinguishing between what you want and what you need.  You cannot always get what you want and what you want is not what you always need.  I think we all forget at times to focus on what we have.  Not everyone gets the chance to get an education, to be a professor or even be a Division 1 athlete.  We get upset over little things and tend to be selfish.  When you brought up wants and needs thats what came to my attention.  Thank you so much for opening my eyes!”
Lianne Bobal

“I liked the stories and how they applied to each topic we discussed. One piece that stuck with me from your presentation was how we should treat everyday like a job, 9-5 it makes scheduling and school much easier. I also have been thinking alot about what you said about work and picking something that comes natural to you and what you like, you’ll succeed if you swim downstream and like what you do. I think because I’m graduating this year and working in the fall these ideas stuck with me more. Overall, I enjoyed meeting with you and think other teams will benefit if you do the same presentation with them.”
Thanks again,
Colleen Nevin

Available NOW for $29.95 plus $4.05 tax, shipping and handling. Send a check for $34 to 1012 Mullins Lane, Louisville, KY 40245 or email JohnBaumannEsq@yahoo.com to order.

The “A” List for Success – Awareness, Anticipation, Accountability and Attitude.

Monday, July 5th, 2010

http://www.voiceamerica.com/voiceamerica/vepisode.aspx?aid=46283  Success Principle No. 8: Increase Your Level of Awareness – Continually Question What Is and See Beyond What is Apparent & Success Principle No. 9: The “A” List: Focus upon (a) Anticipation (Trusting Instincts), (b) Accountability (Uncompromising Integrity) and (c) Attitude (Positive – anything is possible). Nine Personal and Professional Success Enhancement Principles from the “Inside-Out.” download mp3 itunes

The Inspiring Esquire John Baumann Learn Success Today Voice America Internet Radio Talk Show

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

THE INSPIRING ESQUIRE

Episode #1

Date: March 29

Episode Title: Hello America – Hello Success

Over the next thirteen shows, we will explore success starting with the NINE Most Important Success Enhancement Principles.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number One:

Perform an Honest Assessment of Yourself and the individuals that work for you.  Take Inventory of Strengths, Weaknesses, Interests, Talents, Abilities and areas of Intelligence. “Honesty” must be sincerely sought out and is a gift rarely given.

Episode #2

Date: April 5

Episode Title: Success Principles 1 & 2: Assess & Envision

Part Two of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number One:

Perform an Honest Assessment of Yourself and the individuals that work for you.  Take Inventory of Strengths, Weaknesses, Interests, Talents, Abilities and areas of Intelligence. Honesty must be sincerely sought out and is a gift rarely given.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Two:

Envision your End-Vision: Project yourself to that place, Be There, Feel what it feels like. Experience it,. Then identify the steps necessary to get there.

Episode #3

Date: April 12 (recorded April 7)

Episode Title: Success Principles 2 & 3: Envision & Effort

Part Three of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Two:

Envision your End-Vision: Project yourself to that place, Be There, Feel what it feels like. Experience it,. Then identify the steps necessary to get there.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Three:

Effort. More than your best effort. Work Hard. Be Disciplined. Tireless. Resilient. Give 110%. Leave it all out there on the field. Then claim your prize: Sense of Accomplishment. Confidence. Self-Esteem. Improved Self-image.

Date: April 21 (Las Vegas)

Episode Title: Success Principles 3 & 4: Effort & Preparation

Part Four of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Three:

Effort. More than your best effort. Work Hard. Be Disciplined. Tireless. Resilient. Give 110%. Leave it all out there on the field. Then claim your prize: Sense of Accomplishment. Confidence. Self-Esteem. Improved Self-image.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Four:

Be Prepared & Practice: Exhaustive Diligence & Rehearse. Prepare until you decide you are as prepared as you can be, take a break and then prepare some more. Rehearse until you decide you are as prepared as you can be, take a break and then rehearse some more.

Episode #5

Date: April 28

Episode Title: Success Principles 4 & 5: Preparation & Intensity

Part Five of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Four:

Be Prepared & Practice: Exhaustive Diligence & Rehearse. Prepare until you decide you are as prepared as you can be, take a break and then prepare some more. Rehearse until you decide you are as prepared as you can be, take a break and then rehearse some more.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Five:

Raise Intensity Level: Focused Passion & Boundless Energy. Persistent. Unrelenting.

Episode #6

Date: May 3

Episode Title: Success Principles 5 & 6: Intensity & Experience

Part Six of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Five:

Raise Intensity Level: Focused Passion & Boundless Energy. Persistent. Unrelenting.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Six: Seek out Essential Experiences: Variety, Stretch & Life. A Broad Array. Out of your Comfort Zone. See the Value of Unintended Life Experiences. What does not kill us can make us stronger. Most importantly, Learn from Mistakes, yours and others. The result: Develops the Ability to Exercise Judgment and Adapt.

Episode #7

Date: May 10

Episode Title: Success Principles 6 & 7: Experience & Contacts

Part Seven of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Six: Seek out Essential Experiences: Variety, Stretch & Life. A Broad Array. Out of your Comfort Zone. See the Value of Unintended Life Experiences. What does not kill us can make us stronger. Most importantly, Learn from Mistakes, yours and others. The result: Develops the Ability to Exercise Judgment and Adapt.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Seven: Identify & Nurture Contacts & Resources: Build Your Network.

Episode #8

Date: May 17

Episode Title: Awareness: The KEY to SUCCESS

Part Eight of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Eight: Increase Awareness Level: Continually Question What Is & See Beyond What Is Apparent.

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Episode #9

Date: May 25

Episode Title: Application, Anticipation, Accountability, Attitude

Part Nine of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Nine: The “A” List: Application (of all the Success Principles), Anticipation (Trusting your Instincts), Accountability (Uncompromising Integrity) and Attitude (with a Positive Attitude anything is possible). Enjoy. Have Fun. Take the time to smell the flowers. Watch the sunset. Love Life.

Law Professor Background

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

John Baumann graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management and earned his Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School. Attorney Baumann, in his 23-year career, has passed the bar and practiced in Texas, Louisiana and New Jersey before becoming General Counsel of a Nasdaq listed corporation headquartered in Kentucky. Since 2006, Professor Baumann has taught classes in the School of Business at the University of Louisville. John is an inspirational and educational speaker, hosts his own internet talk show: The Inspiring Esquire (http://www.voiceamerica.com/voiceamerica/vshow.aspx?sid=1705) and has been a legal commentator on CNN Headline News (http://learnsuccesstoday.com/cnn.asp)

The Inspiring Esquire Professional Law Professor Background Resume Credentials

Sunday, July 4th, 2010
  • Broad range of legal and business expertise, knowledge and experience including mergers, acquisitions, labor, EEO, employment, litigation, securities, finance, SOX, international, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, collections, ERISA and general corporate.
  • Successfully accomplished major projects including $532M sale of publicly traded company (Nasdaq: STTX) to an international company, Mitsui of Japan, at a 63% premium to market.
  • Established and maintained a proactive prevention program which resulted in no harassment lawsuits for over 10 years, no union certification in over 12 years, and a 75% reduction in workplace injuries and related workers compensation lawsuits over a 10 year period with estimated cumulative savings of over $10M. In addition, identified and obtained over $2M in government incentives and state tax savings.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FERRERI & FOGLE, Of Counsel, Louisville, KY.  2009 – Present. Practice specializes in employment, labor, transactional, and corporate law including associated litigation. CNN Headline News Legal Commentator Appearance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlhHQ-EzBJI

STEEL TECHNOLOGIES INC., General Counsel & Secretary, Louisville, KY 1996 – 2008. Promoted from Counsel, Secretary & Human Resources Manager in 1997 to General Counsel & Secretary in 2001 overseeing a three-to-five person legal department. Designated Executive Officer in 2007. Responsible for closing of five acquisitions resulting in growth from 7 plants with $300M in sales to 25 plants with over $1.3B in sales.

Major Contributions:

  • Completed successful Secondary Offering and Private Placement raising $97M. Drafted Proxy Statements.
  • Responsible for legal aspects of SOX compliance including Code of Conduct and whistleblower.
  • Executive officer of offshore captive insurance company saving over $2M in premiums.
  • Successful campaign resulting in the decertification of USW plant near Gary, Indiana.
  • Through various joint ventures, experience with international and certified minority companies.
  • Created environmental compliance and monitoring program for 15 plants.
  • Strategy formulation and hands-on participation in the successful resolution of company lawsuits  including arguing before the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Federal Courts of Appeals.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Adjunct Professor, Louisville, KY. 2006 – Present. CLAW 301: Legal Environment of Business (Contracts, Corporate & Franchise, Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property, Environmental and Criminal Law), 360 students, 2009 – 2010. Selected Most Inspiring Professor by 2009 Scholar Athlete of the Year.

OTHER LEGAL EXPERIENCE

EXXON CORPORATION, Attorney, Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA and Linden, NJ. 1986 – 1993. Judgment of $2,400,000 obtained and collected on a counterclaim. Trial attorney assigned to property damage, personal injury, antitrust, and Jones Act cases. Assisted Professor Charles Allan Wright, author of Wright & Miller treatise series, in Fifth Circuit Oral Argument. Unitized contested natural gas field & drafted legislation that was adopted into law in Mississippi. Successfully handled two NLRB hearings and several arbitrations against the Teamsters labor union.

TOSCO CORPORATION, Bayway Refinery, Assistant General Counsel, Linden, NJ. 1993 – 1996. Created law department for start-up company following the $700M purchase of a New Jersey refinery from Exxon including negotiation of successor agreement with Teamsters resulting in significantly reduced workforce. Addressed several patent issues related to the transition of the refinery from Exxon to Tosco.

RELATED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

JK SUCCESS ENTERPRISES LLC. Owner, Consultant & Inspirational Speaker, Louisville, KY. 2008 – Present. A legal/management speaker/advising firm focused upon on workplace proactive prevention programs (harassment, union and injury), conducting leadership/ management and other skills training (success, negotiation and dealing with adversity: Eliminating unnecessary expenses by adopting advanced proactive prevention programs and working with people in these organizations to assure the success of these programs. ProactivePreventionCulture.com.

VoiceAmerica.com Business Channel: Talk Show Host, The Inspiring Esquire on Enhancing Success

American Management Association Article: http://www.amanet.org/training/articles/7746.aspx?pcode=XA9T

Proactive Workplace Harassment Prevention Interview: http://learnsuccesstoday.com/radio.asp

THORNTONS, INC. (150 store multi-state gasoline chain), Louisville, KY. 2002 – 2008. Advisory Board Member

KENTUCKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Frankfort, KY. 2004 – 2008. Board Member

LAW-RELATED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Learn Negotiation Today: Attorney Edition for Kentucky Bar Association Seminar, Louisville, KY

Proactive Practice of Preventive Law: Papa Johns International executive officers, Louisville, KY;

Kentucky Bar Association Seminar, Louisville, KY; ALFA International Client Seminar, Miami, FL;

and Corporate Counsel Summit, Palm Desert, CA

Role of the Board of Directors in M&A Transactions: National Directors Institute, Chicago, IL

Hallmarks of a Successful In-House Law Department: with Chris Campbell, Esq., Senior Vice President, YUM Brands, Kentucky Bar Association Seminar, Lexington, KY

Remaining Non-Union: Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington & Louisville, KY

EDUCATION / BAR ADMISSIONS

Cornell Law School, Juris Doctorate, Ithaca, NY. Research Assistant, Products Liability, Professor James Henderson.

University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Amherst, MA. Summa Cum Laude, Management Honors.

Bar Admissions: Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, Kentucky (active only in Kentucky). Kentucky Bar Association, Corporate House Counsel Section, Former Chair