Karen McCullough is a nationally known keynote speaker and expert on change, generational opportunities and workforce trends.
Karen helps organizations cut through the generational stereotypes and get back to reality by leveraging their team’s strengths, enriching the work environment, and driving better results. Each of her presentations brings a realistic perspective on workplace trends, employee engagement, while offering actionable content.
BONUS! She’s fun! She creatively blends current research with humor, concepts and stories, moving participants to take action.
For the past 15 years Karen has shared her insights to top organizations such as VMware, Procter & Gamble, US Department of Justice, JPMorgan Chase, Symantec, McGraw-Hill, National Homebuilders, Shell Oil, Mercedes Benz, The World Bank, American National Insurance, Humana, United Way, American Heart Association and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Before her speaking and early in her career, Karen owned and operated several retail fashion stores in Houston, Texas. Often, she hired many young employees with no workplace experience and zero in the retail industry. Karen had the keen ability identifying inexperienced workers who had the potential to become great employees- and they did, many staying on for years.! Little did she know that these early years were the foundation for her passion understanding and managing all generations.
She began speaking in 2000 and began to learn more and study generational differences. Today her interest in the generations has become her passion and mission. Her programs include case studies, current research, and up to date new information and discoveries about Millennials and soon to be in the workforce Gen Z.
Engaged employees perform at high levels, create positive interactions with the customer, and are critical to the success of your organization. As companies find it increasingly difficult to compete on price and speed, the human-centric customer brand experience become the differentiator in the marketplace. Your employee experience directly connects to your customer’s experience and investing in engagement is key to delivering better brand experience.
Keynote and Breakouts can focus on – Leading, selling, marketing, retain ing, attracting, and understanding the Generations in the workplace and marketplace…
Millennials are becoming the power players in both the workplace and the marketplace. While Millennials are taking on more leadership and management roles, a new generation, Gen Z is emerging. Soon, Generation Z will have a major presence in the workplace, marketplace as well as in continuing and online education markets.
Today change is more complex, more frequent and for many, more overwhelming. We all need tools and rituals that will help us not just survive but thrive. In this keynote Karen empowers you with three critical steps that will help you lead and inspire change.
Like great people, great brands are multi-dimensional; they have a soul, personality and behaviors that differentiate them from others. To make a name for yourself, and stand out from the crowd, you must capitalize on your unique perspective, knowledge, and experiences. Personal branding is about making a commitment to defining yourself as a leader. Your personal brand should represent the value you consistently deliver to your organization, team, clients, industry, and your community.
“Karen should absolutely be booked for a speaking event. She is energetic, funny, engaging and very knowledgeable!”
“Our colleagues thoroughly enjoyed her presentation and sense of humor. Her style was exactly what we needed during this difficult time.”
“The customer comments have been pouring in. We held our bi-annual distributor’s meeting with customers representing more than 30 countries in attendance. Karen’s presentation on working in and selling to a multi-generational society was outstanding. Karen really took the time to do her homework and understand our 130 year old industry. She kept the energy level high and interactive. Within days after the event I had co-workers and customers tell me that they had already applied the information they took away from Karen’s presentation. They were able to relate generational differences to both their work and personal lives. Karen was gracious enough to share her PowerPoint presentation so that I could send it out to the many that requested a copy. Good communication is the key to success and Karen helped us understand how to best give and receive communication!”
“Karen was energetic, funny and kept the audience engaged. She has a great presence that makes everyone feel refreshed.”