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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. She’s the co-founder of World Laughter Tour. That’s why Karyn Buxman is the best person to teach your team how they can lead with laughter!

My Background

Karyn Lynn Buxman, RN, MS, CSP, CPAE RN Lic.# 080815 MO Academic: Master of Science from the University of Missouri, Columbia, December, 1990. BSN: University of New York, Regents Program, January 1988. Diploma: Blessing Hospital School of Nursing, Quincy, Illinois, June 1979


Convention Industry Council – “Karyn’s observations about laughter as a potent tool that all leaders should hone for success was a powerful message.” – Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, Chief Executive Officer Morgan Properties – "Karyn served as a keynote for our recent management conference. She was upbeat, funny and energizing! The feedback from our property managers and maintenance supervisors who attended her session has been overwhelming positive. Karyn really listened to what our goals were and customized her presentation to our organization's key objectives. She was a pleasure!" – Amy Weissberger Information Technology Alliance and Owner of Mork Consulting, LLC – "Karyn recently keynoted our ITA Fall Collaborative. Not only did she deliver an excellent message to our members, she also spent time with our people in other sessions and at our social events and went "above and beyond the call of duty" to connect with our attendees. Her message about the importance of humor in leadership is important and Karyn did a great job of communicating this to our attendees." – Stan Mork, President UH Connor Integrative Health Network – "Karyn is one of the best speakers I have heard and one of the kindest to work with. From the first conversation, she knew immediately what we were looking for. Karyn was one of our keynote speakers at our fourth Dan and Linda Silverberg Heal the Healer CME symposium at University Hospitals-Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and packed the house with over 300 attendees. She brought dynamic healing, inspirational humor and legitimate credentials to the event. The testimonials were enthusiastic and I still remember her key points months later. It is with absolute great confidence that I recommend Karyn Buxman as a speaker to your group. I cannot wait to work with her again." – Francoise Adan MD, ABIHM, Medical Director Cook Children's Medical Center – "Karyn was a huge hit at our conference! She was the opening and closing keynote for the first day of the conference, which worked out perfectly because she got the crowd excited for the entire day's activities and closed the day leaving them inspired and re-energized about their careers. Below are a few of them comments made by the attendees on their conference evaluation: "By far, the best speaker and informational session I have had the privilege to experience. I could miss ALL other sessions this weekend and still walk away feeling I learned a lot and had a fresh point of view to carry with me when I returned to work on Monday." "Loved. Loved. LOVED Karyn! I can not wait to take her principles to my unit." "Karyn was great. She kept me entertained and uplifted while also providing good information." Not only was she a wonderful speaker, she was enjoyable and down to earth to work with. I have never had a speaker like Karyn, who initiated a phone call with our planning team in order to get to know us and the focus of our conference on a more personal level. The time that she took with this as well as her follow up to check in and see how how things were going as the conference approached made a huge impact on our team and gave us confidence that she cared about our conference being a success. In addition to this, she took the time throughout the conference to network with our attendees, adding such a special touch to the entire experience." – Breanna Anderson Conference Coordinator Mass ALFA – "Karyn recently returned to Boston for her second "gig" at the Mass-ALFA Annual Conference and Trade Show. She is an extraordinarily funny and unique Neurohumorist who is able to deliver solid content in a context that wows audiences and literally keeps you laughing. She is warm, funny, and smart. Do not miss an opportunity to bring her to your meeting or conference. Your audience will thank you!” – Janice Bernstein, Director KFDUNN & Associates – “You stole the show! The extent to which you were able to integrate the client’s area of expertise into your presentation was evidenced by the number of additional invitees they brought in.” – Peter Gordon Hannibal School District No. 60 – “Karyn has a unique perspective on education as a former teacher and school board member. Her knowledge on the subject of humor in the workplace and relating that knowledge to her audience is second to none.” – W. Scott Taveau



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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.

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