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

In today’s continuing evolving business landscape, the gap between generations in the workplace can be a significant hurdle. As a leader, bridging this gap is not just an option but a necessity for fostering an environment of growth, innovation, and sustainability.

It's time to invest in the fabric that holds your team together – you, the leader. Join Karen and redefine what it means to lead across generations, inspire enduring loyalty, and drive your team toward a future marked by collective success and individual fulfillment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a realistic look at each generational trait, strengths, and work/life expectations.
  • Achieve Awareness of the different generational leadership styles.
  • Enhance better communication and develop rapport-building.
  • Increase team engagement.
  • Uncover the five skills leaders need to connect across the generations.
  • Better attracting and retaining the talented.

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

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

Change Is Good…YOU Go First

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

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

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
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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