Amer Kaissi

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Amer Kaissi is an executive coach and an award-winning professor. He is the author of the books Intangibles: The Unexpected Traits of High-Performing Healthcare Leaders and Humbitious: The Power of Low-Ego, High-Drive Leadership. Amer believes that in leadership, humility is a strength and it can be a super-power when combined with ambition.

Amer Kaissi ("Ah-mer Ky-See") is an award-winning professor of healthcare administration at Trinity University, a top-15 program. He is the author of the book Intangibles: The Unexpected Traits of High-Performing Healthcare Leaders, which won the 2019 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Book of the Year Award. Amer is a contracted national speaker with Huron and a faculty member with ACHE. He is also a certified executive and physician coach. His most recent book is Humbitious: The Power of Low-Ego, High-Drive Leadership. Amer, an avid soccer fan, lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two teenagers.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Transformation


  • Healthcare

Professional Associations

  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Member, National Speakers Association

Education & Certifications

  • Graduate Program in Professional Speaking at “Heroic Public Speaking”
  • Certificate in Physician Coaching, Physician Coaching Institute, Bellevue, Washington
  • Certificate in Executive Coaching, College of Executive Coaching, Arroyo Grande, California
  • Ph.D., Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • MPH, Hospital Administration, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • B.S., Environmental Health, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Speaking Topics List

  • Alignment and Accountability
  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Communication
  • Employee Attraction and Engagement
  • Executive Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Resilience and Well-Being
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Dr. Kaissi captured attention with his inspiring content, leaving attendees wanting more. His session was highly regarded and received exceptional reviews. Not only is Dr. Kaissi a fantastic presenter, he is kind, gracious and a true professional.
Dr. Kaissi delivered an outstanding program which engaged a room full of doctors on the traits of high performing healthcare leaders. He is a gifted speaker, a skilled researcher, a pragmatic strategist, and a coach who embodies the leadership principles he espouses in his books.
Practical and insightful, Amer guided our group through a very thoughtful session. He successfully established an inviting, authentic, open, and real, candor and relatability that allowed attendees to engage, challenge, and discover how they may accelerate their journey to establishing high performing, highly reliable, and high relationship teams.

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