KAREN'S LESSONS

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

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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Grow Your Executive Presence

2019-12-13T15:32:49+00:00By |Leadership/Management|

In 2000 I  left the fashion industry behind and I began my new career as a  professional speaker.  Coming from a Ralph Lauren  inspired  fashion industry my first presentations were focused around professionalism  and dress. I soon found those subject very limiting and changed my area of expertise to  Change, Workplace Trends and Generations in the Workplace, and I put the professional presence presentations on the shelf. Well…guess what? Presence is [...]

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How to Make Your Brain Smarter!

2019-12-13T15:33:37+00:00By |Leadership/Management|

One of the great perks in being a professional speaker is that I do get to hear mind –blowing presentations. Last week I had the privilege of listening to Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, founder and leader of the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas discussing how to make your brain smarter. Dr. Chapman shared her knowledge on brain health and how we can improve it. It turns out we can actually [...]

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How to Manage Millennials

2019-10-16T03:21:18+00:00By |Generations|

There are no quick and dirty tips when it comes to managing and Millennials in today’s workplace. Millennials, for those of you living under a rock, are individuals born after 1980 and particularly those now leaving college. The key to successfully managing this generation begins with understanding them. They look at their world, lifestyle, and work very differently than the generations preceding them do. The unpopular news is that you [...]

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