Stress Management Speakers

Ronald Culberson

Ron Has Experience Doing Things Well
Ron began his career by working with people at the end of their lives as a home care social worker at Hospice of Northern Virginia (now Capital Caring). After several years, he was hired as Manager of Counseling Services where he ultimately supervised 26 staff that included social workers, chaplains, and bereavement counselors. He worked hard to create a thriving department while at the same time creating an environment in which his staff had fun.

Finally, Ron served as Director of Quality Service, a senior management position. After being trained at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, he developed and managed the first quality improvement and customer service program for Hospice of Northern Virginia. This program was instrumental in training staff in customer service and preparing the organization for regulatory certification.

Nationally Known Humor Expert
Ron is funny. Period.

But he also knows about the mechanics of humor. For instance: Funny + Audience = Laughter.

Ron has been studying and teaching about the benefits of humor since 1984. He believes that there is more to humor than a punchline and that when coupled with a foundation of excellence, humor can help us manage stress, reduce conflict, become more creative, improve problem solving, and ultimately achieve a higher level of productivity and contentment in life and work. He not only teaches this concept, his funny presentations demonstrate it.

Author and Keynote Speaker
In 2014, Ron Culberson was inducted into the National Speakers Association CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®. This prestigious award is given to individuals who excel in the following seven categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. To date, 224 men and women have been inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®.

Ron has been speaking professionally since 1996 and has spoken to more than 140,000 people in over 1000 organizations. In 2001, he received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association which is their highest earned designation. Ron was also the 2012-2013 president of the National Speakers Association. He delivers programs for all types of organizations but has significant experience with healthcare, education, government, and other non-profit organizations.

Ron is the author of three books:

    • Do it Well. Make it Fun. They Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between
    • Is Your Glass Laugh Full? Some Thoughts on Seeing the Humor in Life
    • My Kneecap Seems Too Loose: 365 Random Thoughts to Inspire Deeply Shallow Thinking

He is a contributing author for: Humor Me and Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul II, and he also writes a blog for the Huffington Post.

Volunteer Service
Ron commits a significant amount of his time to volunteer service. He has served on a number of boards and committees and contributed significantly to the following organizations:

    • National Speakers Association (2012-2013 National President)
    • Rotary International, Herndon, VA Club
    • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
    • Capital Caring
    • Vienna Presbyterian Church
    • The Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies
    • The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
    • The Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic

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Ronald Culberson

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000

“Do it well. Make it fun.” Ronald Culberson has lived by this motto and people have noticed as he’s brightened dark situations that most other people might find hopeless. Ron began his career as a… Full Profile

Dave Caperton

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000

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Christine Cashen

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000

People across the globe are raving about Christine Cashen and her refreshing take on everyday life. Christine is one of the few individuals to meet the rigorous induction criteria of the National Speakers Association, CPAE… Full Profile

Karyn Buxman

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000

Karyn Buxman is an expert on finding humor in everyday things and occurrences. She teaches individuals on how they can use humor to achieve success in both the corporate world and in life. Karyn provides… Full Profile

Barbara Bartlein

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000

For more than three decades Barbara Bartlein has been setting out her vision of high-performance workplaces in the healthcare field for professionals. She has the experience to back her philosophy, as a clinical psychotherapist and… Full Profile

Nick Arnette

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000

With a unique blend of motivation and humor, Nick Arnette has a perfect blend of speaking style and message; using his trademark comedy, he shows how keeping a positive attitude and working as a team,… Full Profile

Patch Adams

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000

The real-life inspiration behind the massive Hollywood hit of the same name, Patch Adams M.D. is known all around the world as a healthcare professional, social activist and hilarious entertainer. For more than four decades… Full Profile

David Allen

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000

For over thirty years David Allen has been researching the optimal strategies for personal and organizational productivity and passing on his expertise to some of the world's most important professionals and organizations. CEO of his… Full Profile


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