About the Author

Jay Kuhns is a seasoned human resources executive, consultant, leadership coach and author who has served both for-profit and not-for-profit health systems, including HCA, Johns Hopkins, and United Health Services Hospitals in senior executive roles. Additionally, he led the national healthcare practice at Kinetix, a recruitment process outsourcing and human resources strategy firm; and now, leads the strategic planning team at IRI Consultants, the largest human resources consultancy in the employee and labor relations space in the United States.

Jay is deeply committed to coaching leaders to not only be their absolute best, but to take their careers to the highest level. A philosophy he has followed throughout his career. Jay’s experience spans the continuum of human resources disciplines, as well as strategic consulting and business development. Further, he has extensive skills in speaking, social media, digital communications, and employer branding.

“Jay has reenergized me with his three elements of leadership in Unstoppable Power! In today’s chaotic world, he reminds us to be bold and decisive in order to be effective leaders and get the most from our careers.”​


Michael Wukitsch

Chief Human Resources Officer
Lee Health System

Upcoming Events

  • LEAP HR Logistics and Transportation
    August 21-23
    Nashville, TN
  • HR Policy Association Policy Conference
    September 13-14
    Washington, DC
  • CUE
    Co-Emcee of the Conference
    October 15-17
    Glendale, AZ
  • LEAP HR Talent Acquisition Conference
    Emcee and Conference Chair
    November 13-15
    Houston, TX

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