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KAREN'S LESSONS

Stories, insight, and lessons Karen McCullough has learned during her tenure as a seasoned keynote speaker and thought leader.

The Traditionalist Generation – Still Working and Still Killin’ It!

2020-01-17T17:38:23+00:00By |Generations|

What do Jack Welch, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Mick Jagger, Tom Brokaw, and Martha Stewart all have in common? They are members of the Traditionalist Generation born between 1925 - 1945 and they are still working... and still killin' it! In this post you will learn to marvelous contributions Traditionalists continue to make in society and your well being. After you read it, call your mom and your [...]

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Understanding the Boomers and their Contribution

2020-05-17T15:03:51+00:00By |Generations|

I started speaking on Generations in the Workplace in 2000 when Baby Boomers were at the height of their careers. Back then, Boomers were the leaders in most organizations. Today it is a different story. The recent OK Boomer Meme has thrust Boomers into the spotlight at a time when many have either already retired or are approaching retirement. The meme has redirected generational bashing off Millennials and onto the Baby Boomers. Millennial and [...]

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Generation X: Time to Pass the Torch

2019-12-02T17:01:11+00:00By |Generations|

A few weeks ago I was on a conference call with the committee  that selected me to be their opening speaker at their annual conference.  My topic: Bridging the Generation Gap - Passing the Torch! They shared with me that their leadership team, comprised of mostly Baby Boomers, was close to retirement.  It was time for Generation X  to take over the leadership reigns. The Boomers were worried–the X'ers were excited! [...]

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Is There a Little Generation X in YOU?

2019-10-16T03:24:20+00:00By |Generations|

As a Generations in the Workplace speaker the most asked question is, "How did they come up with the dates that define a generation?" Wikipedia states that A generation is "all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively. The Center for Generational Kinetics tells us that a generation is a group of people born around the same time and raised around the same place. [...]

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Think Like a Millennial? Take the Quiz

2019-12-02T17:07:31+00:00By |Generations|

I started speaking on the generations back in 2005 when the Millennials were starting to show up and make some noise in the workplace. It was a great fit because I felt I had an understanding of young people. You see,  before becoming a speaker I owned retail fashion stores in Houston. Hiring many young employees with no workplace experience was typical,  and I often discovered that  they had the potential become [...]

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Bored with Myself! Time to Let It Go

2019-10-16T03:28:00+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

Do you ever get bored with YOURSELF? I was, and I decided it was time to "Let It Go" and to make some changes in my keynotes presentations and also in my day to day routine. Actually, I didn't even know I was bored with myself until I attended  a keynote workshop in Denver. It was three days, working on our content and stories. Throughout those three days, I explored [...]

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Listen Up – Listening Creates Understanding

2019-12-13T15:31:30+00:00By |Leadership/Management|

As a professional speaker  my job requires a lot of listening. I have to listen to the needs of the client before I can create the presentation. Because I spend most of my stage time talking I have had to work on and improve my listening skills. I get paid to talk but I am a much better speaker when I open my ears and my mind, receive and listen.  The [...]

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Sticky Stories Build Brands

2018-05-21T19:05:09+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

I started on my journey to become a motivational speaker the summer of 1999.  I had just closed my last retail store and I was searching for my next career.  A friend of mine talked me into going to a local speaker's meeting (National Speakers Association of Houston) and it just so happened that on that particular night a group of  newbie speakers were presenting their 15 minute graduation talk.  I [...]

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Busting Myths about Millennials

2019-10-16T03:20:55+00:00By |Generations|

Because I speak on Generations in the Workplace and I focus on Millennials, I decided to start using Uber - as a research project- interviewing the drivers. My first trip was in DC visiting my daughter, Meredith. She got me on the app and boom in a few minutes a driver was there.  I used Uber throughout my visit. It was so much easier that walking to the metro or [...]

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