Testimonials

Craig Tew

Craig Tew

Director of Events | National Notary Association

“From the start, our initial call six months prior to our event, Karen was phenomenal…easy to work with, friendly, open-minded and professional. Booking her and setting up the program as our keynote speaker was ‘low-maintenance’; which I truly appreciated since I was dealing with 30 other outside speakers. And she delivered…she opened it and WOWED our audience and provided a buzz that carried on throughout our 3-day event. A VP in our organization, with 25 years of experience here, labeled her ‘easily one of the top 3 keynote speakers we have ever have.’ Well done, Karen! I would hire her again in a heartbeat.”

“Your opening session ranked the highest from the evaluations. The energy and message of your emerging leadership program se the tome for the entire week. Many parts of your presentation were quoted throughout the rest of the conference. In fact, if I had a nickel for every time I heard “You Rock” Both you and I could retire. You are so entertaining and my message so spot on!”

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Scott Joslove

President and CEO | Texas Hotel & Lodging Association

Angie Ahrens

Angie Aherns

Director of Events | Connect (formerly Collinson Media & Events)

“Karen’s energy and enthusiasm is amazing! She always incorporates the audience from a personal stand point, doing much research even before arriving on site to give them the best experience possible. We always love having her at our events, and our attendees do too!”

“Karen was fantastic; a great fit for our audience! She was able to communicate the importance of understanding the different generations in the workplace in an engaging, informative, and fun way. I would highly recommend Karen for any company or association who is looking to bring instant relevance to attendees.”

Catherine Kuber

Education & Training | Global Cold Chain Alliance

Lorraine Urey

Director of Member Services | Texas Homebuilders Association

“Karen not only provided important information but was very engaging and, most importantly, relatable! The Texas Executive Officers Council of the Texas Association of Builders consists of leaders who range in age from their mid-20s to almost 70 – like our membership – and each of these individuals came away from Karen’s presentation with new and relevant information and ideas to take back to their local association chapters. This was an entertaining and informational two hours! Thanks, Karen.”

“I have had the pleasure of experiencing Karen’s high energy presentations on several occasions and have recommended her to several groups. She takes messages we need to hear and delivers them in an entertaining and educational way so that the message sticks. And it is fun!”

Kathryn “Toy” Wood, JD, CAE, CGA, CGP

Executive Vice-President & CEO | Greater Houston Builders Association

Elly Valas

Director of Member Services | Nationwide Marketing Group

“Thank you, Karen, for a terrific presentation at Nationwide Marketing Group’s Prime Time. Generations Today: New Rules, New Tools, was right on target. Yours was one of the highest rated courses among the nearly 30 offered to our members. Attendees loved your enthusiasm and your “change the angle” message.”

CORPORATE

“You cannot go wrong by giving her the opportunity to speak to your group. Karen’s support at our conference is unmatched. She showed such genuine care for our effort and objectives that she attended the first day of our conference to become intimately familiar with our audience. She then delivered the most engaging Keynote I have heard in a very long time. She captured the audience, made learning fun and assisted the HR Oil & Gas community to uncover solutions related to bridging the generations in today’s environment. We can’t wait to have her return!”

LaDonna Pettit

Director of Events | Stone Forte Group

Mike Towsen

Proposals & Presentations | Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

“Your keynote was a huge success. You resonated with so many on our team. We have had nothing by praise over your presentation and your break out session. What perfect timing in our company as the transition of our workforce is changing? ”

“The customer comments have been pouring in. We held our bi-annual distributor’s meeting with customers representing more than 30 countries in attendance. Karen’s presentation on working in and selling to a multi-generational society was outstanding. Karen really took the time to do her homework and understand our 130 year old industry. She kept the energy level high and interactive. Within days after the event I had co-workers and customers tell me that they had already applied the information they took away from Karen’s presentation. They were able to relate generational differences to both their work and personal lives. Karen was gracious enough to share her PowerPoint presentation so that I could send it out to the many that requested a copy. Good communication is the key to success and Karen helped us understand how to best give and receive communication!”

Shelly Olesen

VP Sales & Marketing | C. Cretors & Company

Liji Thomas

Liji Thomas

Senior Director Diversity Inclusion | Southwest Airline

“Everybody at Southwest is still talking about YOU! Thank you again for the marvelous job you did. You created such impact here. You helped reinforce the power of inclusion and mirrored our strong Culture that has People at its core. Thanks again for a job well done, Karen!”

CREDIT UNIONS

“What a joy it was to have Karen McCullough speak at our Southeast Credit Union Conference & Exposition in Orlando! Not only is she a bundle of energy, she is a fiery Millennial Evangelist who truly inspires, challenges and provokes (in a good way!) change! Booking and working with Karen was easy…she listened to my requests, vision and desires for our program and she totally delivered through 3 days….3 sessions! Attendees poured out of her sessions energized, with concrete take-a-ways; exactly what I had hoped for.Not only does Karen bring branding, social media and futuristic ideas to each session….she lives it and it is evident the moment she steps foot onto the property! Thank you Karen….you helped make our conference a huge success!”

Julianne Talley

Julianne Talley

Director of Events | League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates

Yvette Segarra

Manager of Special Events | New Jersey Credit Union

“Karen McCullough did an outstanding job at our 2014 convention. Attendees ranged in age from 18 to 85, and they all took something away. Change is Good – You Go First! People took selfies, interacted with each other, which is not the norm for our people. Not a negative word about Karen’s keynote – I sent her name across the country to all of my counterparts in the credit union industry – Karen is a Home Run!”

Education

“The success of our conference was due to the inspiration and educational content of Karen McCullough’s opening keynote. Karen started our conference with a bang, and set the tone for the remainder of the day. She bridged the communication gap between the generations. The attendee survey ranked her at the very top of the chart.”

B.J. Hertz

Health Conference Chair | University of Texas Medical Branch

Lowell Bromander, CEFP

President MAPPA

“Karen, I thought you hit it out of the park. Parts of your message were heard the rest of the conference and I know that I have used gems from your presentation upon my return to campus as well. Totally enjoyed your work and meeting you.”

“Karen was engaging and entertaining! She knows how to tailor her presentation to fit the needs of the audience. She delivered a personal branding program with a great message in a very entertaining format and the group loved her!”

Angela Abbott

Director
College of Health & Human Sciences | Purdue University

FOOD SERVICES

“Karen provided a unique and powerful message of self-reflection and challenged us to influence the strengths of our inner female personalities and enhance our relationships with others. She emphasized that as females we can leverage our unique personalities to become stronger leaders!”

Kim Hryhorchuk, SPHR

Talent Manager for the Southwest Division | Kroger Co.

Jeff Brady

Executive Director of Campus Dining & Shops at the University at Buffalo | President of SASA

“It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Karen McCullough as a Keynote Speaker. Karen’s energy is the perfect way to motivate and inspire attendees to take ! She took the time to find out what our organization was all about, and molded it into an impactful presentation, that our members are likely not to forget! ”

“It was truly a pleasure to work with Karen as a general session keynote speaker for our conference. The time that she took getting to know our organization in advance and customizing her presentation was evidenced by the tremendous engagement in the room with our attendees. The audience response was immediate. Even our most hesitant stakeholders made a point of sharing their elation with me after the session. Most importantly, everyone in the session left the room with tangible takeaways. Thank you, Karen, for helping us to take our general session from credible, to INCREDIBLE!”

Sam Bhandarkar, CMP, CASE

Director of Events | American Culinary Federation, Inc.