Transitioning from Surviving to Thriving from the Jungle to the Boardroom

Thursday 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Session Description

Today more than ever, Human Resources teams are faced with ground breaking foundational change all around them. Whether it is diminishing resources, shrinking
market share, increased competition or uncertainty about tomorrow. This describes the new “Business as Usual”. HR Professionals must focus on the process of leading
from changing business conditions to achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. Don’t just Survive, Thrive in Perpetual Change.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the cultural shift needed to drive change and recognize the attributes of the existing culture that will drive results
  2. Recognize and apply the principles to embrace change within yourself and the organization to increase accountability and get a seat at the leadership table
  3. Identify the necessary steps to gain buy-in and create a sense of urgency with the organization that link performance to business results


Carolyn Rivera

Carolyn J Rivera is a motivational, speaker, author, leadership trainer, and reality television star. Carolyn’s professional career is rooted in the corporate world where she has worked for Fortune 50 companies for over 25 years. Her personal areas of expertise include leadership development, change management, talent management, performance management, and linking performance to business results. Leadership is a passion for Carolyn and she uses her talent to help people achieve results far beyond their initial expectations. Her personal success is attributed to focusing on personal development first. Carolyn auditioned for Survivor for four years before she was selected as a candidate. She was tireless in her ambition and motivation, which was ultimately recognized when she finished as runner up. Carolyn thrived as a contestant on Survivor. Carolyn’s background in leadership aided her in her success, as she was accustomed to pushing beyond her personal limits and igniting her will to win. Carolyn’s purpose is to help individuals continue to develop themselves to be the best they can be. To never give up even when the odds are against them. She speaks about her journey and what it takes to make a difference each and everyday. Her story is so powerful that it sparks the fire within each individual to “Ignite Your Will To Win”.