Karen Delivers the “WOW Experience”

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!

Liji Thomas

Liji Thomas

Senior Manager Diversity & Inclusion

Southwest Airlines

“Everybody at Southwest is still talking about Karen and the marvelous job she did! Her Generations program created such impact here and helped reinforce the power of inclusion. It mirrored our strong culture that has People at its core. Thanks again for a job well done, Karen!”

Generations Expert Karen McCullough's Keynotes

Karen's Speaking Programs


When you book one of Karen’s keynote presentations you can count on a highly energetic experience. Her keynote presentations blend business storytelling, current research, relevant examples, case studies, and a closing game that is a winner. Karen is committed to delivering quality content, high humor, and actionable ideas that resonate with your entire audience – whether Gen Z, Millennial, Gen X or Boomer. She is sure to impact today’s conferences and meetings across the globe.

All of Karen's Programs can be be presented in the following formats:

On-Stage Keynotes

Online Events

Hybrid Programs

Multi-Generational Leadership

Today's workforce spans generations, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z, bringing diverse viewpoints, work styles, communication preferences, and expectations that shape our modern workplace. In this session, we'll explore blending timeless leadership traits with contemporary skills essential for managing multigenerational teams. Understanding the unique traits, strengths, and expectations of different generations is crucial, but it's just the beginning.

Today's leaders require practical skills and innovative tools to manage these diverse groups effectively. By combining a deep understanding of each generation with the right management skills, we can foster innovation, cultivate a vibrant culture, and drive significant business performance and growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a realistic look at each generational trait, strengths, and work/life expectations.
  • Develop awareness of distinct generational leadership styles.
  • Better attracting and retaining the talented.
  • Acquire tools to bridge generational gaps and inspire teams to excel.
  • Walk away energized and inspired to lead and drive performance.

Bridging Generations to Nurture Unity & Strength in the Workplace

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

Change Is Good…YOU Go First

Resilience through Change

Today, we have all been forced to suddenly adapt to new ways of working, doing business, and living. Change is here! We may not be able to control the changes going on around us, but the empowering news is we can control how we respond and grow our resilience.

Change is the foundation on which resilience is forged. Just as muscles grow stronger through resistance, our resilience flourishes in the face of adversity.

Whether you're leading a team or simply looking to enhance your personal resilience, this keynote will equip you with the insights and motivation to turn change into a dynamic force for success. Get ready to transform how you perceive and approach life's inevitable shifts with positivity and power!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn strategies for embracing change, viewing it not as a hurdle but as an opportunity for growth and innovation.Gain Tools for Resilience helping you adapt more quickly and effectively.
  • Gain Tools for Resilience helping you adapt more quickly and effectively.
  • Put into action 3-step process: Relate—Repeat—Re-Think
  • Hear inspiring stories of individuals and organizations that have thrived by transforming their adversities into advantages.
  • Address the complex emotions, such as fear and anxiety, you experience before you can move forward.
  • Explore the Mindset of Resilience

Cultivate a Brand that Attracts and Wins

In today's competitive market, simply offering the best prices or the fastest service isn't enough. What sets your business apart is providing a customer experience that emphasizes a human-centric approach.

This people-first philosophy not only sets your brand apart but is also embodied by your team members in every interaction—whether with colleagues, vendors, or customers. By cultivating a workplace that deeply understands and values your business's purpose, you lead an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Join Karen in this session to discover practical and innovative strategies that strengthen connections between leaders, teams, and their brands. Gain insights into developing personal brands that reinforce and enhance your business identity.

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.
  • Implement simple behaviors that will create more engaged, collaborative team.
  • Discover the power of your personal brand and how it impacts your career and the culture of the organization.

Generations Expert Karen McCullough's Speaking Videos

Watch Karen in Action

Generations Expert Karen McCullough's Speaker Preview"
Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Video
CPR Engagement - Breathing Life into Your Organization Video
Boomers - It's an Evolution not a Revolution

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

Energy Management

Life these days is relentlessly busy! With burnout, fatigue, and stress becoming the norm, it's easy to feel like you're running on a treadmill stuck at full speed. If this resonates with you, take comfort in knowing you're not alone. Studies show that nearly 75% of Americans work tirelessly without feeling like they are making progress.

But here's the game-changer: it's not about racing against the clock—it's about harnessing your energy. Join me as I discuss powerful strategies to recharge your day and empower those around you. I’ll share my personal energy-boosting rituals and the latest research to help you boost your endurance and productivity. Embrace energy management as your new success strategy and revolutionize how you navigate your day.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying your 4 sources of personal energy
  • Understanding the "recovery paradox"
  • Uncovering Karen’s personal life-saving tool.
  • Gaining insights into the role our emotions play in our energy levels.
  • Creating positive rituals that renew your energy
  • Laughing together and having a great time
Generations Rock: Gaining the Generational Advantage Book Cover

Generations Rock

Gaining the Generational Advantage


Karen’s new book, Generations Rock, shines a positive light on all the generations sharing their quirks and attributes. Get the tools necessary to create an environment of multi-generational trust, collaboration, productivity, and innovation that is sure to give you The Generational Advantage!

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