As a speaker, humorist, and author of four books, including Do it Well. Make it Fun: The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between, Ron Culberson’s mission is to change the workplace culture so that organizations are more productive and staff are more content. By combining excellence with humor, he helps organizations attract and retain great employees, develop excellent leaders, and deliver extraordinary products and services.

For ten years, Ron worked in a large hospice organization as a social worker, Counseling Manager, and Senior Director of Quality Services.  Through these roles, he gained experience on the front line, in middle management, and ultimately in senior management.  He has a proven track record as a successful member of a multidisciplinary team and as an effective senior leader.

Since 1996, he has delivered over 1000 presentations to over 200,000 people in the U.S. and abroad. Ron was the 2012-2013 president of the National Speakers Association. In 2001 Ron received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association and in 2014, he was inducted into that organization’s CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®.

Some of Ron’s clients include:

American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ronald McDonald Charities
Johns Hopkins University
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Medical Group Management Association
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
University of Virginia Medical Center

Featured Presentations

Do it Well. Make it Fun.® The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between.
Ron’s signature presentation shows staff and leaders how combining excellence and fun helps to manage stress, communicate more effectively, and improve the work environment.

Managing to be A Great (And Fun) Leader

This presentation is designed for supervisors, managers, and leaders to show them how to discover the necessary skills, values, and communication practices that will create a workplace culture in which excellence and fun can coexist.

If Not Now, When? Making the Most of Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your Work

A perfect follow up presentation to Do it Well, Make it Fun. This program gives participants an understanding of how to continually seek personal and professional development by being mindful in the way they handle themselves, their relationships and their work.

Genuinely Speaking: How YOU Make Your Message More Memorable

Whether to a group of one, ten, or one hundred, the goal of a presentation is the same: To influence the audience by capturing their hearts and minds. This program is designed to show participants how to combine their most unique gifts and skills with content, stories, and humor to become more powerful presenters.  

Start-to-Finish…To Start Conference Summary Keynote

Ron can offer an inspiring opening keynote and then attend the entire conference while compiling a customized closing keynote based on his experience at the event. It’s a truly one-of-a-kind experience that’s full of humor and insight. It’s sure to send attendees off with the motivation they need to continue their personal and professional development.


Stress Management
Presentation Skills
Workplace Culture

Speaker Topics

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Performance Improvement
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Workforce Issues

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Keynote Presenter