Kristen Hadeed


  • CEO and founder of Student Maid, a cleaning company that has employed thousands of millennials and is known for building the next generation of leaders
  • Talks about: Millennials in the Workforce Workplace Culture
  • First TED Talk has received more than two million hits on YouTube
  • Past clients include: Apple, Burger King, jetBlue, Ohio State University, PGA Tour,  Re/MAX

About Kristen Hadeed - Founder & CEO of Student Maid, Author & Entrepreneur: 

Kristen imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that empower people to keep climbing toward the best version of themselves every day. As the young leader of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires 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, readymade tools that inspire people to take action.

Over the last eight 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 of all ages. Student Maid has employed hundreds of people and is known for its culture of trust, accountability, and empowerment. Many of the 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.

Today, Kristen helps organizations 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, nonprofit, hospitality, aviation and consumer products. In October 2017, she published her first book, “Permission To Screw Up”, in which she tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. She hopes to inspire other leaders to share their “perfectly imperfect stories of success to empower people with the knowledge that even if they screw up, they can still make it. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured in news outlets including PBS, FOX Inc., TIME and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received more than two million hits on YouTube.

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What Kristen Hadeed Talks About:

Millennials in the Workforce
By 2020, millennials will make up 75% of the working world. Kristen Hadeed has seen firsthand that millennials simply want what everyone else wants at work; they are just asking for it differently. Learn how to create an environment where employees understand their generational differences and work together to be at their best.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
Kristen Hadeed challenges traditional approaches to leadership with a simple premise: What we do doesn’t matter- it’s how we make people feel that makes the difference.

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 Recent Publications

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.

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