Karyn Buxman is an international speaker, successful author, and neurohumorist (living at the intersection of the brain and humor). Karyn is a pioneer in the field of applied humor, starting with her masters thesis in graduate school and now continues her partnerships with leading neuroscientists. Today Karyn helps leaders-and those they serve-achieve peak performance and optimum health through the art and science of applied humor.
More than 500 organizations-including NASA, the Mayo Clinic and the Million Dollar Round Table have hired Karyn to entertain, educate, and inspire their audiences again and again. She is one of 227 people in the world-and one of only 39 women-to be inducted into the National Speaker's Association's Speaker Hall of Fame. Karyn's mission: To improve global health, business, and peace through laughter and heal the humor-impaired.
Audiences love Karyn’s message of laughter and leadership. In one month she spoke for the Million Dollar Round Table, the US Air Force, the Mayo Clinic, Pfizer, & the Association for Peri-Operative Room Nurses.
Entertaining, educational and inspiring, Karyn has addressed thousands of audiences around the world, to groups from 10 to 10,000. Corporate, education, government, healthcare and professional associations value the transformational power of Karyn’s inspirational, entertaining, and practical message. Change is possible – and it can be fun!
Karyn is in the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame and is a Diplomat at the American Institute of Stress. She is a proud recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. She serves on the advisory boards of the Invisible Disabilities Association and the American Happiness Association.
Karyn is committed to teaching as many people as possible to transform their lives with laughter. That’s why in addition to speaking to thousands of people every year, she’s contributing author to several Chicken Soup books, and the author of Amazed & Amused, and Lead with Levity. She also created, wrote, and published the multiple book series: What’s So Funny About…?. He most recent book is Funny Means Money.
You’ll also find Karyn in Women’s Day, Shape, Marie Claire, Investor’s Business Daily, and US News & World Report as well as professional journals including AJN, AORN, AACN, and Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. Still want more? Karyn is a frequent radio and television guest.
“Thank you for being such an important part of our Management and Leadership Conference in National Harbor, MD last month. Your closing plenary address was a rousing success and carried a message and approach people could take home and put to work right away! The stories you shared were inspirational and demonstrated such passion and lightheartedness – qualities that are highly valued in our field. We’ve received many positive comments about your presentation; our attendees were very impressed with your thoughts, ideas and presence.”
Speakers of your caliber are hard to find! Some might consider a roomful of CPAs and IT folks to be a tough crowd – yet you had them in the palm of your hand. Your weaving of stories and applicable content left the audience raving and wanting more! Your ability to be thorough yet flexible is a meeting planner’s dream!
Karyn is one of those truly amazing people that you never forget. She is a gifted speaker that combines humor with fact to enable your company and staff to grow, learn and work better. She is incredibly creative, both as an overall idea person and as a writer. Hire her. You won’t regret it.