Keynote speaker Karen McCullough opens conferences, meetings and minds. Her clients nicknamed her “A Shot of Energy” and the name stuck. Karen’s programs will leave you entertained, inspired and prepared for the future, and you will always have fun in the process!
Karen studies workplace trends and develops creative solutions that allow people to work together in harmony. Her goal is to help individuals and organizations be more productive, stimulate innovation, and increase profits. In a world that is becoming increasingly disconnected, Karen fills an immediate need to bridge the communication and generation gap by focusing on the solutions found in technology, social media, personal branding and the opportunities of change.
Karen McCullough knows branding and knows how brands become great. She has worked for Procter & Gamble, Coke, Ford, GE and numerous other brands.
Karen teaches audiences what it takes to deliver a high performing brand. She is more than qualified to do so, having had the personal experience of building a successful multi-million dollar retail brand from the ground up!
Karen began her career as the youngest employee of an upscale department store in Cleveland, Ohio, where her mother worked as the first female credit manager. She worked her way up through various positions for her company, eventually becoming a sales associate in women’s fashion and later in menswear.
She later worked for two of the world’s most powerful fashion brands, Ralph Lauren and The Limited where she first started analyzing the internal culture of large organizations – what fuels them and what holds them back. She applied what she learned and launched her own retail business, which she grew from one store into a multimillion dollar chain of four stores. In 1997, after selling her business, Karen became a retail marketing and branding consultant.
Karen realized that her greatest impact was through developing numerous programs for her clients. She was encouraged to take her message to a broader business audience. Karen’s speaking career has benefited many fortune 500 companies, associations and small businesses.
In 2006, Karen received the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP), which has been bestowed upon fewer than 7% of the 5,000 speakers who belong to the International Federation of Professional Speakers. She has been honored with multiple awards, including the Toastmasters International Communications and Leadership Award and the John Wolf Award for speaking excellence.
Karen McCullough received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University where she also performed graduate work in education.
- Top Ten Trends in Travel for 2013 & 2014 - They're Not What You Think!
- Generations in the Workplace and Marketplace: Managing the Mix
- Attracting and Engaging Generation Y to your Association: Growing Membership and Leadership in Associations
- Stand by Your Brand - Putting the WOW in Customer Service! Living Your Company's Brand Promise
- Branding for Success: Personal Branding 101
- Selling and Marketing to Gen Y
- A Shot of Energy - Super Charge Your Productivity: Surefire Strategies to Re-energize You and Your Workplace
- The Seven Women Project
- LIsten Up: Listening for Success
- Engagement and Retention of the Gen Y Workforce
Communication, Generations, Women, Leadership, Business, Customer Service, Branding, Change, Coaching, Future, Attitude, Human Resource, Management, Motivation, Performance, Sales, Team Building, Tech
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"...she did a fantastic job and everyone loved her!!! Thank you for the suggestion!! Everyone was extremely happy!" - SunAmerica (Advisor Group)
"Karen did a really good job and we were pleased with her... She was great!" -Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce