• “Karen 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

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Check out Karen’s style and her energy as you sample three of her most requested programs –
“Change is Good”, “Stand by Your Brand”, and “Generations”.

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Dave Daugherty

President / The Daugherty Group

Karen is the most energetic, positive, and inspirational speaker in the business! She has enormous ‘bandwidth’ and diverse audience appeal because she researches her audience then customizes her speeches to address the concerns and characteristics of the group! She delivers a highly-relevant message in such a funny, straightforward, and comfortable manner that people have fun and learn what they need to do to become more effective in their work and personal lives.

Karen’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

Branding is more than an advertising buzzword today—your brand is the core of your company and the heart of your company’s culture. This program shows you how to instill your company’s brand. Branding is more than an advertising buzzword today—your brand is the core of your company and the heart of your company’s culture. This program shows you how to instill your company’s brand (message and promise) into the hearts of your employees.

Shot of Energy

Today’s brands must deliver beyond the usual expectation of great performance. They must go deeper and higher! It’s time to elevate your brand identity, recharge your motivations, tap into your relevance, and pump up your presence!

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Yvette Segarra

Manager of Special Events / New Jersey Credit Union League

It is my pleasure to recommend Karen McCullough – she did an outstanding job at our 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!

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About Karen

Karen innovates through her keen perception and knowledge of human behaviors and trends, including throwing in a little pop culture. With her uncanny sense of picking up behavioral traits that motivate and drive professional success, Karen has been able to successfully identify the key differences between the generations/genders/cultures and has identified the strengths and prime motivators that drive each group to succeed.

Before owning and operating her own retail stores, Karen McCullough spent years working with brands such as Ralph Lauren and The Limited. Later, as a retail CEO, she gained hands-on experience in marketing, brand building, driving sales, leadership development, customer loyalty, and managing a diverse generational team.

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Karen’s Lessons from the Road

Stress Relief - I Need a To-Do List that Works!

I am excited to be working with a fantastic new business coach but I am noticing that I am having a tough time falling asleep. My mind keeps going over all of the NEW projects and creative ideas that are being presented. Being an (ENFP) entrepreneur I like my day to be open and lose- that means I don’t always follow the processes in place - but now with so many new ideas on the table, I need to focus and determine where to put my energy and my time. Now I need to get my ideas and projects out of my head and on to paper. I might even need to stat making a daily to-do list.

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What's in a Name? If your initials are NSA...Apparently a Whole Lot.

Today many associations are struggling, as their membership declines. Their relevancy is being challenged as some ask, “Is this association really necessary? What value is it providing? " Is it time for some changes? Initiating change today, it takes leaders who are willing to try, willing to fail, and humble enough to admit when things are not working.

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She Left Cleveland before LeBron's Announcement...She never looked back!

When my sister Patty made the decision to move to Dallas after living in Cleveland, Ohio all of her life we here in Texas were so happy. Things were looking pretty good...until LeBron announced that he was returning to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers - Then the Republican Conventions, and finally the last blow was Johnny Football drafted by the Browns!

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