Here is what Karyn's clients say...

Judy Henderson

Director Ascension Health

Karyn was the closing keynote speaker and hosted a breakout session for a Pain Management conference with a variety of clinicians. She did a fabulous job of teaching us how to incorporate laughter in the clinical setting and wrapping up the conference by rallying the troops to take accountability when returning to their facility. Thank you Karyn for adding levity to our meeting!

Tiffany David

Organizer, Chief Disrupter DisruptHR, San Diego

Karyn is such a pleasure to work with and delivers quite a punch as a speaker! As a DisruptHR speaker, with an Ignite format to make even the most experienced professional shake, Karyn was persuasive, energetic, and beguiling. The audience response was extremely positive and I would recommend Karyn for any group looking for a dynamite keynoter.

Karen Kotowski

CAE, CMP, Chief Executive Officer Convention Industry Council

Karyn’s observations about laughter as a potent tool that all leaders should hone for success was a powerful message.

JoAnn Benzer

Executive Director Information Technology Alliance

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!

Kelly Hurtado

VP/Associate Publisher 225 Magazine at Baton Rouge Business Report

Karyn is an incredibly entertaining and FUNNY speaker who had all four hundred women at our event alternately in tears and in stitches, then on their feet for a standing ovation. She is tops in her field...

Leah Wood

Marketing Specialist First PREMIER Bank

Our organization hired Karyn this past summer for our Training Academy that we offer to our employees. We hire anywhere from four to five external speakers a year and Karyn by far is one of the best we’ve had in the six years I’ve worked here. We received an amazing response from our staff at each of the locations Karyn spoke at. If you or your company are looking for a motivational speaker that is humorous yet has a great message, Karyn’s it!

Soni Fink

Account Executive The Publishing Group

I had the opportunity to see Karyn at the CSAE conference. It was one of the highlights of the conference. The audience could identify with her real life stories and couldn’t help but laugh. Most people were in tears they were laughing so hard, including me. I would absolutely recommend hiring Karyn for any corporate or conference event. She is both fascinating and entertaining.

Jeremy Sherwood

Strategic Account Manager Opus Interactive

Karyn is a person that will really draw you into the message at hand. She not only is a master of helping you to open your mind and perspective about life and stress, but helps you to find humor in everyday. I would encourage all to take the time to invite Karyn to speak with you or your company.

Julia Marrocco

Executive Performance Coach Mental Iron Coaching

I recently listened to Karyn speak at the Executive Officers Club. She made us think about serious business issues in a light-hearted and funny way. Her material is very "now." She’s definitely worth hiring.

Sally Poole

President / CEO Poole Advertising

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.

Don Cooper

Owner The Sales Heretic™

I’ve seen Karyn speak three times and she keeps getting better! She’s not only fall-out-of-your-chair funny, but brilliantly insightful as well. She understands how to use humor as a tool and helps her audiences use it effectively too. An excellent choice to open or close your next meeting!

Linda Delia

Writer / Editor Sundance Research

I saw Karyn speak in Denver at a big nursing conference in 2007 and was hooked. She was absolutely hilarious and right on the money. Underlying her zany humor is always good-natured jabs at how medical folks sometimes make each other crazy. The nurses in the audience loved it! I liked her approach so much I invited her to write about humor in nursing for the peer-reviewed AORN Journal (the voice of PeriOperative Nursing). She did, the peer reviewers loved it, and you can read it in the July 2008 issue of AORN Journal. HIRE her for your medical conference!!!!! You will not be disappointed.

Julie Ohl

Risk / Legal Consultant Clarian Health Partners

Karyn presented for us in the Fall of 2007. Her presentation was not only very funny but was filled with messages about work and life philosophies. She was able to intertwine the values and mission of our organization into her talk, which was wonderful. Karyn was great to work with through the entire process from booking through the presentation.

Danny van Leeuwen

Project Manager Children’s Hospital Boston

Heard Karyn as keynote speaker at National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) conference. Left thinking about tactical use of humor to facilitate and motivate change.

Patty Vanderpool

President EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC

I highly recommend Karyn Buxman as a presenter for your organization. I have had both the pleasure of hearing Karyn speak, as well as working closely with her on projects. She is perhaps the best communicator I have ever met.

Gary Rifkin


I recently had the privilege of being in the audience for one of Karyn’s hilarious and thought-provoking keynotes. She had the audience so engaged that in the midst of their laughter, they were unaware of how masterfully she was able to get them to think differently. At the end of my session later that day someone paid me my biggest compliment – “You were awesome. Almost as good as Karyn Buxman!"

Blake Bjordahl

Sr. VP, Director of Operations First Allied Securities

I had the pleasure of recently hiring Karyn to be the keynote speaker at one of our national conferences. She took the time to visit our office, meet with our staff and integrate real people and stories into her masterful keynote. Karyn has the wonderful ability to connect with her audience, make them laugh and bring relevant insight and a new perspective on humor and stress management. The feedback from the attendees was through the roof and her presentation was off the chart! Karyn is truly an amazing speaker and person.

Kevin Popovic

Director of Communications President Ideahaus, LLC

Karyn brings a special blend of intelligence, humanity and humor to involve her audience in a way not often seen on the speaker / author circuit. She makes you laugh, gives you a hug and sends you away with a lesson that, in the end, makes you a little better than before you met her. A solid pick for your next keynote.

Francoise Adan, MD

ABIHM Medical Director of UH Connor Integrative Health Network

Karyn is one of the best speaker 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 speaker 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 keys 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!

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