Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Cultural Outreach offers a group of highly skilled speakers and industry thought leaders to add value at your next event. Browse our below speakers and primary topics, and request more information by emailing info@culturaloutreach.com.

Length of Presentations: Presentations may range from short segments to day-long workshops. Typical presentations are 1-2 hours.

What’s Included: All presentations include a Powerpoint, promotional flyer, promotional social media post, and handout (or workbook for workshops). 

Booking Inquiries: For all booking requests and more information, contact info@culturaloutreach.com or call 918-324-6271.

Book Kristin Messerli for Mission-Driven Marketing

Kristin Messerli is a nationally renowned speaker on the topic of business growth through social impact. She is the founder of Cultural Outreach and Managing Editor for Mortgage Women Magazine. Kristin has spoken at over 100 conferences, including the Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Bar Association, and Harvard Business School.

Expertise/Topics: 

  • Recruiting and Promoting Women
  • Reaching Millennial Homebuyers
  • Recruiting and Retaining Young and Diverse Talent
  • Multicultural Marketing
  • Social Media Essentials & Trends
  • Business Growth through Social Impact

Book Sarah Vita for Next Gen Leadership

Sarah is the Digital Strategist for a variety of projects with Cultural Outreach, as well as project manager for consumer education, social media and Mortgage Women Magazine. She has spoken at a variety of conferences on topics related to millennial marketing, recruitment and retention, and social media, including the HousingWire Engage marketing conference. Sarah graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, and minors in French and Film with experience in consulting, production and data collection for companies including NASA.

Sarah can be reached at sarah@culturaloutreach.com.

Expertise/Topics: 

  • Millennial Marketing
  • Next Gen Recruitment and Retention
  • Social Media
  • Multicultural Marketing
  • Hispanic Homeownership

Book Taylor Potter for Non-Profit Innovation

Taylor is passionate about turning ideas into reality. For over 10 years, she’s worked with entrepreneurs, CEOs and idea people. She coaches leaders on innovation and growth, attracting and retaining talent, operational strategy and community impact. Prior to joining Cultural Outreach, Taylor opened The Pioneer Woman Mercantile, managing retail and online businesses, growing the company from 10 to 200 employees. Dedicated to community building, Taylor holds advisory positions with business and kitchen incubators, innovation grant committees and social venture competitions. In 2017, she was honored as Oklahoma’s 40 under 40. 

Taylor can be reached at taylor@culturaloutreach.com.

Expertise/Topics: 

  • Women in Leadership
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Employee Engagement
  • Social Impact
  • Executive Coaching

Book Mikki Hernandez for Multicultural Millennials

Mikki leads the company’s diversity and inclusion training programs and multicultural PR initiatives. She has a wide range of experience in communication and production across different industries including entertainment, mortgage and the performing arts. As a multicultural millennial herself, she finds that it is important to understand how best to combine traditional business practices with emerging ideas and technologies to allow for building strong working relationships across generations. Mikki studied at UCLA earning a degree in Communication Studies.

Mikki can be reached at mikki@culturaloutreach.com.

Expertise/Topics: 

  • Managing Millennials
  • Latino Marketing
  • Hispanic Millennials
  • Millennial Marketing

Book Don Maxwell for Diversity for Business Growth

Don Maxwell is a renowned business development expert in underserved markets and gregarious speaker on topics related to diversity and inclusion. As an ex-NFL player, Don brings real-world stories to drive home practical action items for the audience to make changes in their businesses. Don worked for Fannie Mae for over 12 years in a number of positions and has consulted with many of the leading financial institutions in the country. Don can be reached at don@culturaloutreach.com.

Expertise/Topics: 

  • The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Reaching Underserved Markets
  • Community Partnerships for Business Development
  • Reaching African American Home Buyers

Featured Topics

Millennials currently account for one in three home purchases and they are expected to increase their marketshare significantly over the next year. Millennials present a significant opportunity for service providers and marketers, but they require a specific understanding of marketing and customer service preferences in order to capture their business. In this session, participants will learn:
– Millennial buying behavior and preferences
– How to generate positive customer reviews
– How to build an effective social media strategy
– Developing a social impact strategy that creates brand loyalty and community awareness

Multicultural consumers make up 92% of U.S. population growth, and cross-cultural communication has become the new norm. In this session, participants will learn key strategies to improve customer relationships and sales through cross-cultural communication techniques, including:
– Effective use of an interpreter
– Cultural competence in communication
– Understanding body language cues
– How to leverage technology to improve communication
– Developing long-term relationships in diverse communities

This presentation includes an overview of the immigration experience and acculturation process, an explanation of cultural competence and its significance to immigrant families, and techniques to improve communication and service. This presentation is customized for each of the following industries: Mortgage/Real Estate, Finance, Healthcare, Social Services and Schools

Some of the largest companies in America are building their businesses through sustainable and social investments, and it appears to be the way of the future for every industry. Companies that want to generate growth and maintain their market share long-term must understand how to incorporate social impact strategies into their business model. In this session, participants will learn:
– How to leverage existing charitable giving or volunteer work for greater business objectives
– How to identify the appropriate cause(s) and organizations to support
– How to approach potential community partnerships
– How to authentically and appropriately advertise social impact initiatives
– How to measure impact in both community and business objectives

Today’s workforce is no longer working toward retirement. Millennials seek careers that allow them to have purpose and a larger impact on society, and six in ten Millennials are open to a new job opportunity. Every culture and generation has their own preferences that companies should understand in order to effectively recruit and retain their talent. Participants learn practical strategies to build a strong and diverse team through recruitment and retention techniques and gain a greater understanding of the shift in workforce culture.

More women in leadership means a greater competitive advantage. And yet, most companies are still not seeing meaningful progress in recruiting more women to c-suite positions. According to a recent study by McKinsey & Co. in partnership with Leanin.org, women are still underrepresented at every level of organizations. Women are leading the nation’s purchasing trends and decision-making, particularly in today’s housing market where single women make up one in five home purchases (NAR, 2016). Participants will learn how to recruit more women in leadership positions and cultivate executive talent from women at all levels of their organization.
(Optional: This presentation may be co-presented with Cultural Outreach’s certified integrative wellness coach, Cindy Smith, for tips on women’s wellness in the workplace and its role on leadership)

With expansive buying power and unique consumer habits, beliefs, and perceptions, multicultural consumers are an emerging force vital to understanding. However, preferences in communication and marketing have created unique barriers to reaching them. In this session, participants will learn practical differences in the consumer experience, pertinent cross-cultural communication skills, and actionable strategies to capture these growing market segments.

In this session, participants gain an introduction to how businesses can successfully communicate with today’s consumers through social media and digital communication. Millennials, in particular, have grown up in a “participatory economy”, in which customers are actively engaged with businesses and providers on social media and expect two-way communication. They want to be empowered consumers with access to information and third-party testimonials. Through the course of this presentation, the audience will gain insights into how they can engage with their customers online in an authentic and timely manner, understand the basics of how to navigate the various cultures of leading online platforms, and best practices they can use to improve business online.


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