ABOUT

Kristen Hadeed imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that empower people to keep climbing toward the best version of themselves everyday. As the young leader of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires only students, Kristen has fostered a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture and engaging the next generation. Her optimistic, energetic and insightful keynotes and workshops unleash potential in others to exceed their wildest expectations. She is an expert in developing and teaching practical, ready-made tools that inspire people to take action.

Over the last seven years, Kristen has challenged the millennial status quo. From her first leadership disaster, which resulted in three-quarters of her workforce quitting on the spot, to handing over day-to-day operations to a leadership team comprised of millennials, Kristen has learned what it takes to create a work environment that brings out the best in people. Student Maid, has grown into a company that has employed hundreds of people and is known for its industry-leading retention rate and its culture of trust, accountability and empowerment. Many of the hundreds of students who have worked with Student Maid have gone on to run their own businesses and receive highly sought-after positions in companies around the world.

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Today, Kristen helps organizations across the world make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments in which they thrive. She has worked with organizations in a variety of industries including healthcare, education, retail, real estate, non-profit, hospitality, aviation and consumer products. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured in news outlets including PBS, FOX and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received more than two million hits on YouTube.
 
 
 
 
 
Kristen is a natural speaker and leader. She brings energy and enthusiasm to her audience as she relays tales about business, entrepreneurism, team building, and life. Her compassion for people shines, along with a sense of humor that engages and makes for a very enjoyable learning experience.
— Taysa Williamson, Keller Williams Realtor
Kristen has a gift for building a personal connection with people. Her story and experiences immediately garnered the attention of our members. When sitting down with Kristen, it is so easy to relate to what she has to say–that is what makes her such an incredible speaker and leader. She inspires you to pursue your dreams and empowers you to make the decisions to achieve them. It is undeniable that hearing Kristen’s story will captivate any audience.
— Greg Cohen, UF BOARD OF DIRECTORS (ΑΚΨ)
We began to hear a lot of “excuses” from all levels of our company around Millennials. We even started a culture where if you used the word Millennial it was a negative reference about someone. After working with Kristen and implementing some of her recommendations we’ve seen great results. Initially, we were ranked 23 out of 24 for larger operators on Speed of Service and on an Overall Scorecard. Last month we were #1 in the nation in SOS and top #5 in the nation overall!
— VP of Operations, Large Restaurant Group
 

Conversation with Jeff Weeks on WSRE

Millennials in the Workplace

The Millennial Myth | TEDxStLouisWomen

 
 

KRISTEN'S KEYNOTES

 
 
 

KRISTEN'S WORKSHOPS

 
 
 

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