Karyn Buxman

Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE

Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE

Author, Speaker, Neurohumorist

High content. High energy. High entertainment.

Karyn 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.

Karyn is the global authority on high performance humor, whose latest undertakings are her TEDx talk—“How Humor Saved the World”—and is the author of nine books, including “What’s So Funny About… Nursing? A Creative Approach to Celebrating Your Profession” and “Lead with Levity: Strategic Humor for Leaders.

As a neurohumorist, Karyn’s career resides at the intersection of humor and the brain. Karyn is one of 265 professionals (and one of only 58 women) in the world to be inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. Karyn speaks internationally to organizations that grasp the important role humor plays in health, business and life. Among her 800-plus clients over 30 years are MD Anderson, Ascension, Catholic Health, Cedars Sinai, and Mayo Clinic.


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Recognized by her peers as one of the best speakers of all time in America

Karyn is one of only 249 men and women who have been inducted into the National Speaker Association (NSA) Speaker Hall of Fame.


Here's a taste of how Karyn has been tickling healthcare workers' funnybones for decades:


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