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The Carolyn Rivera Show

Transform your life and change your destiny!  Carolyn Rivera, speaker, author, leadership expert/trainer and reality TV star, develops future leaders by teaching individuals to harness their own potential and navigate themselves to achieve their goals.  Join her each weeks as she guides her listeners toward a powerful mindset on her podcast, The Carolyn Rivera Show.  Her mantra, "Believe, Commit, Achieve," breaks down the transformational process into bite-sized chunks that are less intimidating and more attainable, bridging that fearful gap between goal-setting and goal-accomplishing and fostering the opportunity to embrace change.

Carolyn draws from her own unique and diverse experiences to bring passion and purpose to her message.  As a corporate expert in leadership and as a contestant on the CBS hit series Survivor, where she placed second after proving resilient in both mind and body during her 39 days in the Nicaraguan jungle, her ability to endure and thrive through change, no matter how uncomfortable, is a true testament to the power of our own minds, and she brilliantly uses her own journey to exemplify what we are all capable of.

Carolyn grew up in the concrete jungle of New York City, where she began her career in corporate leadership.  Years later, and after unrelenting attempts to become a contestant on Survivor, her dreams came true and she was sent to the real jungle to compete amongst younger and more survivalist-savvy opponents.  Despite the odds, Carolyn had a secret advantage.  Her ability to believe in herself, fight through challenges, form alliances and anticipate danger, catapulted her to her second-place finish.  Carolyn has proven that adversity is inevitable.  How we face it is optional.  And what we create is ours.

As a speaker, trainer, author and innovator, Carolyn connects with others on an intimate level by sharing her own struggles and bringing humor to her own set-backs.  Her message is not only timeless, but essential to anyone interested in personal growth and development.  The Carolyn Rivera Show is sure to ignite a revolution of change-oriented listeners who are motivated by her inspiring message.


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Episode Blogs

CRS 27 | Performance Management
  A company is only as good as the people in it. This means that for managers, it is their duty to keep the employees on track. One of the great methods that could help is performance management. It is the past, present, and the future. It evaluates the people on how they performed as well as how they are doing against the goals that have been set. Taking us deeper into that from the
CRS 26 | Job Interview
  One of the biggest changes that people make is changing jobs. On one hand, it’s exciting to take on a new role or get increased responsibility and it’s fun to start in a new place. On the other hand, it’s scary leaving something where you’ve been working for quite some time and you’re comfortable; but sometimes, that choice is made for us. Changing jobs is a topic that’s pretty stressful for almost anyone. In
CRS 25 | Thanksgiving Traditions
  Everyone’s family is unique. There is nothing more that highlights our own household spirit than celebrating together, most especially Thanksgiving Day. We share stories about families on Thanksgiving – from the good, the bad, and the ugly. Joining us to share his own Thanksgiving tradition is Wayne Harvey from the TV5 News team in Maine. We get into our own different family traditions and share different recipes while embracing the spirit of gratitude that
CRS 24 | Building Relationships
  If you’re an avid fan of the television show Survivor, Sandra Diaz-Twine is no stranger to you. Sandra is the Sole Survivor of Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. She’s the only two-time winner in Survivor history. A lot of what the participants went through on the island is directly transferable to real life, and Sandra joins us to highlight her experiences from her point of view. She talks about building relationships
CRS 23 | Social Media
  When you think about it, social media has changed all of our lives. In today’s world, you’re judged by your number of followers. Then there’s the dilemma of having to know what to post and what not to post. Our guests, Missy Payne and Baylor Wilson, are a powerful mother and daughter team from Season 29 of Survivor. They share their intimate insights on how social media has changed their lives. They talk about
CRS 22 | Building Trust
  Building trust takes time, and that is where communication is very important. Communication builds connection, and connection fosters trust. Communication is a skill that we need in all aspects of our life because communication links to emotions. Words translate to feelings. A powerful communicator can get the message across whatever their message is, whether it’s good or bad. It can be challenging and there are so many things to consider, so many different communication
CRS 21 | Communication
  Communication seems so simple, but in all cases, there’s just never enough. Even with the amount of ways we are able to reach each other now, we have all suffered from the effects of miscommunication. As much as we like to believe we are good at it, we have to admit how we sometimes struggle with it. Why, then, is communication so hard? We tackle the different reasons that complicate the way we speak
CRS 19 | Competition
  Competition may be good or bad depending on the action being taken or the value being applied. Competition can drive progress through motivation. However, if it is manifested by bringing other people down, then it’s being totally misunderstood. Sunday Burquest and Missy Payne, both players from Survivor and advocates of the youth, join us as we deal with women competing against other women. On a side note, they both share what they learned from
CRS 18 | Your Vision
  If you’re looking to constantly improve yourself, which all of us should be looking to do, you need to have a vision. What is a vision anyway and do you even have one? These are important questions that you have to answer for yourself because nobody can answer those questions for you. In this episode, Carolyn defines vision and expands on it as what was discussed from a chapter in her book, Plant Your
CRS 17 | Building Business From Scratch
  It’s a struggle to turn ideas into reality because we tend to be scared of the process. That’s what most entrepreneurs relate to when they were still kicking off their business. Some are fortunate enough because they have capital to back up their plan. However, some just have ideas. Lauren Hampton, founder of KETURAH LLC, shares the journey she went through and the risks she took in building her shoe business from scratch. On top