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Karen S. McCullough    

Multi-Generational Workplace Expert

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.

Speech Topics

The Seven Women Project (book available)

The Seven Women Project proclaims that inside every woman dwells seven different women, each with abundant strength, talent, passion, spirit, knowledge, female ingenuity and fashion sense. With this creative twist on finding and celebrating your authentic self, Seven Women reshapes how we calculate success, think about happiness, and define what it means to be a woman today. The tide is turning! Leadership skills that come naturally to women are now necessary for companies and organizations to thrive. The Seven Women Project helps you tap into your natural strengths and talents to achieve success and find happiness.

Change is Good - You Go First - Embracing Change in the Fast Paced World of Work

One of biggest challenge for all organizations (and people) today is dealing with the speed of change. The combination of new technologies, diverse work-styles, high expectations, and employee attitudes are changing the landscape of the work world. And on top of all of that…we are continually asked to do more with less and often morale suffers. This program sets the course to find and execute a strong vision in a high-change environment and gives you the tools to use in becoming the change agent at your work and at home. Whether your natural instinct is to embrace change or to run from it, this program is for you!

Listen Up- Tune In- Break Out- The Power of Active Listening

Active Listening is one of the top skill sets required in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs in the U.S. Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting have to be taught. Most people think of communication as the delivering of a message through speaking or writing and they overlook the equally important aspect of communications –Listening. Receiving requires listening- with both our EYES and our ears. Research tells us that we spend 45% of our time listening, but most of us are only 20% effective as listeners. Listening is the critical piece that can make or break your team’s success.

Many times the best solutions come from a collection of ideas from many individuals and that requires listening. This session will give participant simple tools and behaviors to help them gather information effectively and enhance their cross-generational communication .

Priject YOU- Personal Braning for Leaders in all Generations

Move over Brother’s Grimm, storytelling isn’t just for kids anymore. Your story is a powerful tool that can help you advance your career, step into your leadership potential, and build a meaningful professional brand.

We each have a story inside us waiting to be told. Powerful stories do more than entertain - they can establish rapport, develop teams, make the sale, attract talent, relieve stress, build trust, manage expectations and on and on… Ultimately, we are remembered by our story, but nobody will tell your story if you don’t first tell it yourself.

In this session you will learn how to make your story right and tight and hold the listeners attention. As your story unfolds, you will gain personal insights and confidence as you use your story to engage with others, energize those around you, and evolve into the person you are meant to be

Stand by Your Brand- Putting the WOW Back in Service

Everybody’s talking about Branding. Brands are hot! Branding is more than an advertising buzzword-today, your brand it is the core of your company and the heart of your culture. This program shows you how to instill your company's brand (message and promise) to your employees. Each time an employee interacts with the public, via e-mails, face to face or on the phone, they impact how the public feels about your organization. Empower your team, and create brand champions. Rediscover what makes your business one in a million.

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