• “Motivational speaker, Karen McCullough is the perfect mix of content and comedy!”

    Kansas Family Business Forum

  • “Karen, Your opening session ranked the highest. The energy and message set the tone for the entire conference. Many parts of your presentation were quoted throughout the conference. If I had a nickel for every time I heard, “You rock!” – Both you and I could retire.”

    Scott Joslove, President and CEO Texas Hotel & Lodging Association

  • “Karen’s enthusiasm and energy had the whole room locked. She was the highlight of the conference.”

    The UPSTART Spring Summit

Karen McCullough Opens Conferences, Meetings, and Minds

Karen McCullough is a motivational speaker and Millennial evangelist. She innovates through her keen perception and knowledge of human behaviors, trends, and even a little pop culture.

Sample Karen McCullough’s most requested programs – “Change is Good”, “Stand by Your Brand”, and “Generations in the Workplace”

Sam Bhandarkar

CMP, CASE Director of Events / American Culinary Federation

It was truly a pleasure to work with Karen McCullough as the 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!

Karen McCullough’s Most Popular Presentations


In her program “Change is Good,” Karen McCullough empowers you with a mindset to change, which will help you make positive transformations in your business and your life.


In this innovative, entertaining, and interactive session, you will gain insight and knowledge on how to succeed as you build effective, harmonious, and productive multi-generational teams.

Stand by Your Brand

When YOU and your team know how to live your brand … the results are that you get WOW customer service. Your brand is the core of your company, the heart of your business, the soul of your culture, and the foundation for WOW customer service.

Shot of Energy

Karen is on a mission to re-energize the workforce! Do you ever feel there are just not enough hours in the day? No matter how hard you work, you never seem to get it all done? If so, you are not alone.

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Shelly J. Olesen

VP Sales and Marketing / C. Cretors and Company

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 homeworkand 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!

Companies Who Have Hired Karen


Women Energy Network

Exxon Mobil


MD Anderson

JP Morgan Chase



State Farm

Hewlett Packard



Southwest Airlines

Chevron Phillips


About Karen

Motivational business speaker, Karen McCullough has been called a change agent, a social media enthusiast, Millennial evangelist and she is the most fun you will ever have while learning! Karen draws on her varied background as a highly successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, and retail CEO to enlighten and entertain audiences from some of the world’s top companies, universities, and organizations. She is known for her knowledge of human behaviors, trends and even a little pop-culture. She’s funny, direct, and always on the cutting edge of relevant topics resonating with audiences of all ages.

Before becoming a speaker Karen McCullough worked with brands such as Ralph Lauren and The Limited and gained hands-on experience in marketing, brand building, driving sales, leadership development, customer loyalty, and managing a diverse generational team. Her clients include HP Enterprise, Hilton Hotels, Procter & Gamble, Symantec, Humana, State Farm, AIG, and National Association of Home Builders.

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Speaker Karen McCullough

Karen’s Lessons from the Road

Lessons I Learned Listening to Rob Lowe
Last month I was the opening speaker at a conference called Connect Marketplace. This is the 3rd time they called me back to open their conference. Needless to say I was thrilled. It was a biggie-over 3000 meeting planners and suppliers attend these conferences and I appreciated the opportunity. When I saw the speaker line-up I […]

Make It Happen Workshop – The Process of Transformation
Is this your year? Is this your year to write that book, lose 20 pounds, change jobs, get the big promotion, take the family to Disney, or _______________________?  If you are serious about making a positive change in your life read on. If you find yourself questioning your current career path, are wanting to take […]

Listen Up – Listening Creates Understanding
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 […]

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