Carolyn Rivera has been a Human Resources Executive for over 30 years working for number of fortune 50 companies. Her areas of expertise include: Human Resources, Learning and development, Leadership development, Quality assurance, Operations, Talent management and Performance management. In her roles, she has been responsible for creating and implementing programs that ensure associates have the skills they need to be successful which increases overall employee engagement. Carolyn has implemented human resource strategy, focusing on measuring results and aligning all associate goals with the company strategy. She attributes her past success to her need to learn, and grow, perseverance, forward thinking and constantly looking for ways to improve while focusing on achieving business results. She became involved in her profession after starting in education and transitioning to training early on in her career.
She recently competed on Survivor World’s Apart for their 30th season of Survivor where she finished as runner up. Since the show, she has started her own company CJR Leadership Strategies. You learn a lot from being in different situations and she is using her experience to help Inspire and motivate others, taking her experience on the road as a Public Speaker and delivering Leadership Training. She is in the process of writing a Leadership book.
Carolyn enjoys exercising, music, softball, volleyball, cross fit, biking and swimming. She completed her MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources. Carolyn is married to Jo’el and they have 3 children, Gabi, Dani, and Jo’el.
As a leader, Carolyn offers the following words of wisdom: “Cultivate the Leader within you”, “You get what you measure,” and “You are only as good as your people.”