About Kristen

Kristen Hadeed has never met a person she didn’t believe in. She lives to unleash potential in others so that they exceed their own expectations. When she was in college, she launched Student Maid™, a cleaning company that hires only students, which has since grown into a company that has employed hundreds of millennials. Student Maid™ is known for its industry-leading retention rate and its culture of trust, accountability and empowerment.

Over the last nine years, Kristen has challenged the millennial status quo. Kristen’s experience as CEO has earned her a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture and engaging the next generation. She is an expert in developing and teaching practical, ready-made tools that inspire people to take action.

Kristen didn’t always get it right. Her first leadership disaster, which resulted in three-quarters of her workforce quitting on the spot, was the catalyst to beginning her leadership journey. A millennial herself, she overcame her own greatest obstacles and learned how to help those around her overcome their challenges, too.

Today, Student Maid™ is thriving. Kristen has opened her company’s second location and successfully handed 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. Many of the students who have worked with Student Maid™ have gone on to run their own businesses and have received highly sought-after positions in companies around the world.

Kristen now spends most of her time helping organizations across the country make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments in which they thrive. Kristen and Student Maid™ have been featured by news outlets including PBS, FOX and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received more than two million hits on YouTube.

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