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Karen McCullough

Branding Expert, Generations in the Workplace Guru, Social Media Enthusiast, Humorous & Energetic Business Speaker

Travels From:
Texas
Fee Range:
$5,000 - $15,000

Karen McCullough is the most energetic, positive, and inspirational speaker and visual presenter in the business. She is an expert on change, generational opportunities, and workplace trends.

Karen draws on her varied background as a highly successful educator, businesswoman, entrepreneur, and CEO to enlighten and entertain audiences from some of the world’s top companies, universities, and organizations. Karen knows people, knows trends, and she knows how things work. She is a master at opening people’s minds to the opportunities of change. Through her study of generational behavior, business relationships, social trends, and technology Karen has tapped into an innovative model that leads to positive action and drives desired results.

Karen is known for consistently delivering a WOW experience and has presented to over 1,000 top businesses and organizations across the U.S. and Canada such as VMware, Procter & Gamble, U.S. Department of Justice, JPMorgan Chase, Aetna, 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.

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Karen McCullough is a nationally known keynote speaker and expert on change, generational opportunities, and workforce trends.

Karen helps organizations cut through generational biases 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 and employee engagement while offering actionable content.

BONUS: She’s fun! Karen 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, U.S. 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 speaking, Karen owned and operated several fashion retail stores in Houston, Texas. Often, she hired young employees with zero experience in the retail industry and no general workplace experience. Karen had the keen ability to identify 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 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 Gen Z in the workforce.

Speech Topics


Karen McCullough takes you beyond the brand, growing your culture of engagement. This program breathes new life into your organization, creating a culture where people feel Connected, Protected, and Respected.


Learning Objectives:




  • Explore the evolution of brands that led to “The Culture of Engagement”

  • Understand that your culture fosters performance, reflects purpose, and attracts and retains talent

  • Examine the 3 keys to creating a culture high engagement

  • Discover the powerful connection between engaged employees and performance outcomes

  • Implement simple behaviors that will create more engaged, collaborative teams



Diverse perspectives have changed the dynamics in the workplace. Leading in a multigenerational workforce requires new skills, as well as a growth mindset. Karen McCullough will show you how to lead and succeed in a multigenerational world!


Learning Objectives:




  • Gain a new perspective on all the generations and enhance cross-generational relationships

  • Discover the 3 things top talent want from their leaders

  • Identify the areas of generational conflict such as miscommunication, feedback, transparency, and career development

  • Embrace a “Millennial Mindset” – Millennials are changing workplace cultures!

  • Inspire collaboration


Karen shares her 3 step process to shift your mindset and welcome change into your life.  Highly interactive, and full of humor.


Learning Objectives:



  • Discover the 3 critical stages in the change process

  • Take a deep-dive into self-awareness strategies (your secret weapon to managing change).

  • Discover the power in asking for help

  • Incorporate daily actions that build good habits

  • Shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset

  • Leave positive, inspired and ready to take on change


Leading a multigenerational team has always had its challenges. Each generation comes to work with unique experiences, perspectives, expectations, and often inconsistent views on how the workplace should function. Now, in this time of crisis, uncertainty, and working from home the generational differences are magnified. In these challenging times, many leaders and managers unfortunately resort back to the a “one size fits all” treat everyone the same approach to work.  But your diverse multigenerational team requires more. You will learn strategies to  grow engagement and meet each group and individual in a personal and supportive way. Connection is key to building teams and retaining the best talent. We must  stay sharp and continue to learn and engage in this new work environment.


Learning Objectives: 



  • Understanding the perspective and strengths of each generation Traditionalists – Gen Z

  • Address the stress your team is experiencing before you can lead or manage

  • Identify the areas of generational conflict such as miscommunication, feedback, transparency

  • Discuss the power in asking

  • Exploring new ways to communicate and give productive feedback

  • Inspire collaboration, connections, and courage


Today we have all been forced to suddenly adapt to new ways of working, doing business, and living our lives. Change is here! We may not be able to control the changes going on around, but the good news is, we can control how we respond. Just as you update operating systems and smartphones, now is the time for a personal operating system update, and Karen can help! She is ready to share tools and rituals that will help you not just survive but thrive in this social distancing world. Karen shares her 3 – step process to shift your mindset and welcome change into your life.  Highly interactive, and full of humor.


 Learning Objectives:



  • Address the stress, complex emotions, fear and anxiety you are experiencing before you can move forward

  • Put into action 3 step process: Relate- Repeat- Re-Think

  • Take a deep-dive into self-awareness

  • Discover the power in asking for help

  • Incorporate daily actions that build good habits

  • Shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset

  • Leave positive and hopeful


No matter how successful and talented we are, an unexpected setback, mistake, or failure can directly impact our self-confidence. Low confidence makes us doubt our abilities, prevents us from taking small risks and hinders our decision making.  Success stories are great. A story of success while overcoming a failure,  is even better, and Karen McCullough has a great one to share.  It’s interactive, it’s fun, and it’s real!


 Learning Objectives:



  • Improve your self-awareness and  authenticity

  • Building stamina

  • Setting boundaries

  • Overcoming the imposter syndrome

  • Explore the practice and benefits of mindfulness

  • Harness your creativity

  • Examine the Self-Talk


The pressures on caregivers today is overwhelming. Caregiving can be physically and emotionally exhausting and it is important to remember to recharge your batteries.


Learning Objectives:



  • Heighten self-awareness

  • Tap into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs

  • Gain insights to self-love

  • Practice distressing techniques

  • Understand the impact of connections


Do you ever feel tired and the day has just started? If so, you are not alone. A recent study reports that nearly 75% of American workers state that no matter how hard they work they feel as if they are not moving forward. Would you like to know the secrets of staying energized?  If so, Karen McCullough is here to help! She has been dubbed “a shot of energy,” and she walks her talk! Karen shares her personal energy rituals and top ways to increase focus, stamina, and productivity. Learn how to re-charge your battery and energize others.


Learning Objectives:



  • Shifting the focus from managing your time to managing your energy

  •  Creating positive rituals that renew your energy

  • Gaining deeper insights into self-awareness

  • Learning from the Harvard research on happiness and productivity

  • Discovering the 4 sources of our individual energy


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EDITOR’S CHOICE

  • “Karen Delivered one of the most interactive and engaging virtual programs we’ve seen! From the breakout rooms to her fun quizzes and games, she captured our attention and gave us a truly memorable experience.”