Karen Delivers a Highly Interactive Keynote Experience

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. She is sure to impact today’s conferences and meetings across the country.


 Beyond the Brand: Culture is Everything

Best Audience: employees, annual meeting, honoring employees/members.

Karen McCullough takes you beyond the brand, growing your culture of engagement. This program breathes new life into your organization, creating a culture where people feel Connected, Protected, and Respected.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the evolution of brands that led to “The Culture of Engagement”
  • Understand that your culture fosters performance, reflects purpose, and attracts and retains talent
  • Examine the 3 keys to creating a culture high engagement
  • Discover the powerful connection between engaged employees and performance outcomes
  • Implement simple behaviors that will create more engaged, collaborative teams

Generational Advantage: Leading in a Multi-generational Workplace

Best Audience: corporate, associations, sales, everyone who deals with people.

Diverse perspectives have changed the dynamics in the workplace. Leading in a multigenerational workforce requires new skills, as well as a growth mindset. Karen McCullough will show you how to lead and succeed in a multigenerational world!

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a new perspective on all the generations and enhance cross-generational relationships
  • Discover the 3 things top talent want from their leaders
  • Identify the areas of generational conflict such as miscommunication, feedback, transparency, and career development
  • Embrace a “Millennial Mindset” – Millennials are changing workplace cultures!
  • Inspire collaboration

Change is Good – You Go First: Keeping Up with the Pace of Change

Best Audience: corporate, associations, opening conference keynote, women’s conference.

Karen shares her 3 step process to shift your mindset and welcome change into your life.  Highly interactive, and full of humor.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the 3 critical stages in the change process
  • Take a deep-dive into self-awareness strategies (your secret weapon to managing change).
  • Discover the power in asking for help
  • Incorporate daily actions that build good habits
  • Shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset
  • Leave positive, inspired and ready to take on change



 Rebound! Growing Mastery

Best Audience: women’s events, young leaders, business owners, franchises, direct sales, sales teams.

No matter how successful and talented we are, an unexpected setback, mistake, or failure can directly impact our self-confidence. Low confidence makes us doubt our abilities, prevents us from taking small risks and hinders our decision making.

Success stories are great. A story of success while overcoming a failure,  is even better, and Karen McCullough has a great one to share.  It’s interactive, it’s funny, and it’s real!

Learning Objectives:

  • Improve your team’s self-awareness
  • Learn the art of “Failing-Fast” and moving forward
  • Identify the “Imposter Syndrome” and eliminate self-doubt
  • Explore the practice and benefits of mindfulness
  • Harness your creativity and improve resilience
  • Examine the Self-Talk Cycle (Thoughts > Emotions > Behaviors > Outcomes)

A Guide to Generation Z: Attract, Lead, Succeed

Best Audience: corporate, associations, education, colleges/universities, sales, everyone who manages teens and early 20’s

Gen Z began entering the workplace in 2017 and each day 11,000 new Gen Z’s join the workforce. Is your organization prepared to lead, motivate, attract, and retain this new talent? Karen will show you how.

  • Gaining an understanding Gen Z and how they will impact your workforce
  • Identifying ways to connect, attract, and retain Gen Z students and employees
  • Learn the strategies to manage Gen Z across all generations
  • Leave with actionable strategies you can immediately implement to lead, connect and inspire Gen Z
  • Be inspired to learn more about and engage with Generation Z

Gaining the Competitive Edge

Your Remarkable Brand

Best Audience: employee development, sales, customer-facing employees, business owners, entrepreneurs, direct sales, franchise

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the evolution of brands
  • Connect with the human side of branding
  • Breakdown the 4-step personal branding process
  • Learn the biggest mistake made in personal branding
  • Begin to communicate with confidence
  • Discover how you are currently perceived
  • Take away a frame-work that continues to evolve

Karen’s Clients by Industry

  • American Bus Association
  • American Culinary Federation
  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
  • American Association Law Libraries
  • American Marketing Association
  • American National Insurance Co.
  • American Rental Association
  • American Society of Training and Development
  • Associated Builder’s Contractors
  • Association for Learning Environments
  • CUNA Mutual Insurance Association
  • East Texas Builders Association
  • Electric Boat Association
  • Energy Battery Group
  • Global Cold Chain Alliance
  • Great Falls Montana Marketing Association
  • Greater Houston Builders Association
  • Houston Apartment Association
  • Houston Golf Association
  • HR Houston
  • HSAE
  • IAAP
  • IARW-WFLO 2013
  • Institute Internal Auditors
  • IREM
  • Michigan Education Association
  • Mid-Atlantic Society Orthodontists
  • National Apartment Association
  • National Association Insurance Commissioners
  • National Association Caterers Executives
  • National Association College Stores
  • National Association Museum Stores
  • National Association of Pet Sitters
  • National Association of Professional Organizers
  • National Home Builders Association
  • National Ice Cream Retailers Association
  • National Notary Association
  • National Telecommunications Association
  • National Tractor Parts Dealer Association
  • National Association of Catering Executives
  • Northwest Public Power Association
  • Oklahoma State Home Builders Association
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • Oregon Garden Association
  • Project Management Institute
  • RCMA
  • Risk Management Association
  • Securities and Insurance Licensing Association
  • SHRM-Tucson
  • Southern Gas Association
  • Southwest Fertilizer Association
  • Texas Association Court Administrators
  • Texas Association Directors of Volunteer Services
  • Texas Association of Builders
  • Texas Association of Fairs & Events
  • Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers
  • Texas Bankers Association
  • Texas Bankers Risk Management Association
  • Texas Children’s Pediatric Association
  • Texas Distance Learning Association
  • Texas Electric Cooperative
  • Texas School Nutrition Association
  • Tyler Area Builders Association
  • U.S. Indoor Sports Association
  • Western Fairs and Events
  • Aimbridge
  • Allergan
  • Aramark
  • Cable Lock
  • Club Corp
  • Cold Storage U.S,
  • Cushman Wakefield
  • Devita Health Care
  • Do It Best Hardware
  • Enterprise Rent a Car
  • Environmental Data Resources, Inc.
  • Freese Engineering
  • Fulbright & Jaworski
  • Greensheet
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Honda
  • Houston Rockets Basketball Franchise
  • Humana
  • Husch Blackwell – Kansas City
  • JE Merit Construction Inc.
  • Lockhead Martin
  • Marriott Hotels- North East division
  • McDonald’s
  • McGraw-Hill
  • McKenzie
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Northrop Grumman
  • NCI Building Systems
  • Pier 39 San Francisco
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Silpada
  • Southwest Airline
  • State Farm
  • Stone Fort Group
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Symantec
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Kroger Company
  • Trammel Crow
  • Transwestern
  • True Value Hardware
  • Turbine Air Systems
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • Uline
  • Unigroup
  • Verlo Mattress Franchise
  • Virtual Hold
  • VMware
  • Weingarten Realty Investments
  • Willbros
  • Worthington Parts
  • Association for Learning Environment
  • College of Dentistry – University of Oklahoma
  • Columbia College
  • Decature ISD
  • Harris County Department of Education
  • HCC Coleman College
  • Head Start – San Burnadino California
  • Houston Community College
  • Houston ISD
  • Killine ISD
  • Kline ISD
  • Lambton College-Ontario, Canada
  • Lee College
  • McAllan ISD
  • The Ohio State University (Facilities)
  • Perdue University
  • San Jacinto College
  • Spring ISD
  • Texas School Nutrition
  • University of Houston
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Texas
  • Advisory Group
  • AIG
  • America First Credit Union
  • American National Insurance Co.
  • Banc One
  • Bank Iowa
  • Comerica Bank – Houston
  • Comerica Bank – Orange County
  • Compass Bank
  • Cornerstone Mortgage
  • Cornerstone Credit Union League
  • Deloitte
  • Farm Credit Services
  • First Financial Administrators
  • First Financial Group
  • Gainer Donnelly CPA
  • Hanmi Bank
  • Institute Internal Auditors
  • Institute of Internal Auditors of California
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KPMG – Bay Area
  • KPMG – Houston
  • KPMG – Orange County
  • KPMG -LA
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Nebraska Bankers
  • Raymond James
  • Royal Alliance
  • Sage Point Financial
  • Sun America
  • Wells Fargo
  • American Culinary Association (East and West conferences)
  • Burger King
  • Chic-fil-a
  • Denny’s
  • Houston Restaurants Association
  • Judson ISD School Nutrition
  • Killeen ISD School Nutrition
  • Spring ISD School Nutrition
  • Texas Association of Food Services
  • University at Buffalo SASA Conference
  • Waller ISD School Nutrition
  • Johnson Space Center
  • Florida Recreation & Parks
  • Ohio Bureau of Workman’s Comp
  • State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas District Court Alliance (TDCA)
  • US Bankruptcy Courts
  • US Bankruptcy Courts Central California
  • US Bankruptcy Courts Central Illinois
  • US Bankruptcy Courts Maine
  • US Bankruptcy Courts EDTX
  • US Department of Justice
  • US Probation – Alabama
  • US Probation – Connecticut
  • US Probation-Eastern District of Texas
  • US Probation-Northern Texas
  • Adventist Health
  • Allergan
  • Axis Dental
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic Health Services
  • Devita Health
  • Health Spring
  • Humana
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Memorial Herman
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Nuetera Healthcare
  • Saint Lukes Houston
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Shriners Hospital
  • Stormont-Vail Health Care
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • US Oncology
  • United Regional Health
  • Plan Your Meetings
  • ASTD-Houston
  • Collinson Media and Events – Connect
  • Collinson Media and Events – Rejuvinate
  • Collinson Media and Events – Collaborate
  • MPI-Houston
  • MPI-San Francisco
  • MPI-Tampa
  • BP America
  • BP Pipeline
  • El Paso Oil and Gas
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fluor
  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Lubrizol
  • Marathon Oil
  • Petroleum Equipment Institute
  • Nobel Energy
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell Oil
  • Texas Oil and Gas Association
  • Willbros
  • Women Energy Network
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • American Heart Association
  • Blood Bank-Houston
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • Conroe Merchant’s Association
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Mt Calvary Holy Church
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • National Assistance League
  • Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Seventh Day Adventists
  • Texas City Chamber
  • Texas Women’s Chamber
  • United Way
  • Wave Hill Botanical Gardens
  • Alabama Travel
  • American Bus Association
  • California Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Crowne Plaza Hotels
  • Helms Briscoe
  • Hotel Society of Administrative Executives
  • Illinois Department of Tourism
  • Intercon Hotel Group
  • Iowa Tourism
  • Nebraska Tourism Commission
  • South Dakota Department of Tourism
  • Texas Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Virginia Beach CVB-
  • Westin Hotels
  • Amarillo Criminal Justice Women’s
  • American Business Women’s Association
  • American Heart Society – Go Red for Women
  • Cleveland Counsel with Women
  • Comerica Women’s Conference – Orange County
  • Executive Women International
  • Exxon Executive Women
  • GH Women’s Chamber
  • Husch Blackwell Professional Women’s Symposium
  • IAAP
  • Junior League North Houston
  • Junior League of Houston
  • KPMG-KNOW Women’s Conferences
  • Leadership Texas
  • National Assistance League
  • SWAN-Shell
  • Texas Court Reporters
  • Texas Women in Criminal Justice
  • Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Women President’s Organization
  • Women’s Energy Network – North Texas
  • Women’s Energy Network – PA


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