Karen McCullough

  • Houston, TX
  • Fees* $10,001 - $20,000

Tagline: Generations Speaker

Talent Highlights

  • Cross-Generational Communications Expert
    Promotes Positive Change
    Believer of Leveraging Strengths to Drive Results

Keynote Topics

In today’s diverse workplace, generational differences can lead to misunderstandings, communication breakdowns, and decreased productivity. Each generation brings its own set of values, perspectives, and strengths, but without the right tools and understanding, these differences can become barriers rather than assets.

It is time to overcome these generational biases!

This presentation brings a realistic perspective on bridging the generational divide to foster teams that are not only stronger and more united, but also immensely powerful.

With insights, stories, and humor, Generations Expert Karen McCullough champions a workplace where generations synergize, not just coexist, charting a path of collective growth and strength.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Exploring the attributes and perspectives of Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z
  • Discussing three possible areas of conflict and some strategies to help them
  • Understanding the mindset and strengths of each generation
  • Identifying the 5 intergenerational communication obstacles
  • Exploring steps for every generation to get along better with the others and boost employee engagement

A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING GEN Z
Gen Z has entered the workforce and possibly your workplace. Don’t be fooled. It would be easy to assume that GenZ are just younger versions of Millennials; they are not!

Generation Z grew up in a starkly different sociological/historical time than Millennials, giving them a distinct view on life and the world. What worked to motivate and inspire Millennials may not work for Gen Z. This generation has its own perspective and approach to learning, communication, social issues, culture, finances, and motivation. Generation Z has new strengths, weaknesses, needs, and wants.

In this interactive session, you will discover how best to connect, engage, and lead this unprecedented generation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
 

  • Understand Gen Z and learn how they’ll impact your workforce
  • Discuss the concept of Quiet Quitting and workplace boundaries and engagement
  • Learn how to leverage your own generational strengths to lead this generation
  • Take actions you can use immediately to drive GenZ employee recruiting, retention, mental wellbeing, motivation, communication

KEEPING UP WITH THE PACE OF CHANGE
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 ever changing 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:

  • Addresses the stress, complex emotions, fear, and anxiety you are experiencing before you can move forward
  • Puts into action 3-step process: Relate—Repeat—Re-Think
  • Takes a deep dive into self-awareness
  • Discovers the power in asking for help Incorporate daily actions that build good habits
  • Shifts from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset
  • Leaves positive and hopeful

GROWING A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT
As companies find it increasingly difficult to compete on price and speed, the human-centric customer experience becomes the brand differentiator in the marketplace. In this session, Karen McCullough provides innovative ways to connect employees to the organization’s brand as they grow their personal brand.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Explore the evolution of brands that led to where we are today with “Culture of Engagement”
  • Understand that your culture fosters performance, reflects purpose, and attracts and retains talent
  • Examine the 3 keys to creating a culture of high engagement
  • Discover the power of your personal brand and how it impacts your career as well as the culture of the organization
  • Implement simple behaviors that will create more engaged, collaborative teams

EMBRACING THE GENERATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN
With five generations in the work and marketplace (Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z) and women making up 46.6% of the workforce, it’s time to embrace and honor the generational achievements of women. Throughout the presentation, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the unique perspectives and needs of women at different stages of life and discover how you can support and empower one another to achieve your personal and professional goals.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
 

  • Gaining insights into how social, cultural, and forces have shaped women’s experiences across time.
  • Studying the generational trends of the past and how they shape the future
  • Exploring the attributes and perspectives of all generations
  • Understanding the mindset and strengths of each generation
  • Appreciating how each generation of women brings something unique and important into our world.
  • Having a great time connecting and growing the community

LEADING A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE
Recent Gallop Research shows that employee engagement is at an all-time low. Employee engagement affects employee retention, productivity, loyalty, and is key to customer satisfaction.

It’s time to raise employee engagement! Join Generations Expert Karen McCullough in closing the Generation Gap to build a culture where people from all generations feel connected, protected, and respected.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identifying the 3 key factors that drive productivity and generational performance.
  • Gaining insights to the diverse work perspectives and generational motivators
  • Understanding how trust plays into engagement
  • Adapting to a rapidly changing workforce
  • Exploring steps for every generation to get along better with the others and boost employee engagement

MANAGING YOUR ENERGY NOT YOUR TIME
Everything we do, from workplace Zoom calls, to the time we spend with our friends and family requires energy. The quality of our actions depends very largely on the quality of our energy at the time when we act.

Join Karen and get a shot of energy as she shares practical yet powerful, researched-based strategies to increase your energy and diminish your stress.

Learn how to recharge your battery and energize others. In this program, you will discover that managing your energy and not your time is the key to better performance and a more fulfilled life.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identifying your 4 sources of personal energy
  • Understanding the “recovery paradox”
  • Gaining insights into the role our emotions play in our energy levels
  • Creating positive rituals that renew your energy

Karen McCullough is a nationally known keynote speaker and expert on change, generational opportunities and workforce trends. Karen helps organizations cut through the 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, employee […]

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

Karen helps organizations cut through the 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, employee engagement, while offering actionable content.

Karen McCullough worked for one of the world’s most famous fashion brands, Ralph Lauren. That is where she learned the power of a Brand and the importance each employee has in living the brand each day. She soon took what she learned and opened her own retail store, in Houston Texas.

Karen McCullough | Generational Speaker

That one store grew into a 4-store chain. Yes, she learned well and was great in marketing and branding, and she understood the value in understanding and serving her customers. She created a culture which fostered excellence and engagement- and they had a lot of fun along the way.

In 2000 Karen took all she learned all those years in retail and began creating keynotes that delivered excellence and a WOW audience experience.

Today she speaks to corporations, associations, and universities across the country delivering her message on Generations in the Workplace and Marketplace, Keeping Up with the Pace of Change, and Gaining the Competitive Edge through Personal Branding.

On-Stage or Online, Generations Expert Karen McCullough delivers impactful and engaging speaking programs that will make you think, make you laugh, and spark a positive change!

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