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Mar 09, 2020

Lisa Carver

  • Experienced HR Professional
  • Little Rock, AR, USA
Contractor On Site Diversity & Inclusion Employee Experience Learning & Development Human Resources Employee Relations

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Lisa Carver is the founder of Moxie Consulting, Inc. She is an experienced human resources consultant and entrepreneur. She specializes in communication audits, instructional design, facilitation, professional coaching, and strategic planning.

As a consultant, Lisa has worked with large companies, including PepsiCo and Wal-Mart, government organizations such as the City of Arlington and Pulaski County, and small businesses. She has also advised political campaigns and advocacy groups and worked as a speech coach for TEDxMarkhamStreet.

Lisa is passionate about helping individuals succeed and organizations improve. She works to create sustainable solutions and is an expert in communication strategy. Lisa holds a BA in Communications and a MA in history and political science. She attended law school at the UALR Bowen School of Law and is a certified trainer for Achieve Global and Franklin Covey.

When not working, she shops with her daughter, watches her son play soccer and appreciates her husband’s encouragement as she learns to play the ukulele.

Work Experience

Owner and President

• Provide business consulting and training solutions to diverse companies in a variety of industries from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across the United States
• Develop course material and present training sessions relating to varied leadership and professional development topics. Participants range from front line employees to senior level leaders
• Design collaborative needs-based customized training solutions for customers by reviewing business processes, interviewing employees, and conducting departmental analysis
• Manage 15+ active clients annually, set milestones, and monitor progress for project success
• Conduct professional coaching sessions with both hi-potential employees and executive level employees, implementing the StrengthsFinder and/or DiSC process to develop action plans for improved communication, teamwork, and professional effectiveness
• Present professional development topics at 30+ professional conferences over the last 10 years.
• Partial client list includes: PepsiCo, Wal Mart, City of Arlington, City of Plano, Alltel, Windstream, City of Fort Worth, Pulaski Technical College, TXU, US Office of Personnel Management, FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center), Kimberly Clark, Dassault Falcon Jet, City of Little Rock and the U of A Little Rock

Aug 2002 - May 2010 Pulaski Technical College

Duties: Taught Speech Communications class to students. Administered tests, evaluated student participation and assigned grades. Developed and taught WebCt (online) classes. Taught professional development sessions to PTC faculty and staff.

Oct 2006 - Jun 2008 Arkansas State University

Duties: Assisted with managing the Arkansas Children's Program Administrators Certificate/Credential by providing training and coordinating annual conferences and special events. Helped coordinate the Arkansas Governor's Work-Life Initiative including marketing/public relations, judging and annual awards ceremony. Managed the inaugural online professional development courses using Blackboard, expanding from 45 students to 164 students in one year.

May 2004 - May 2008 University of Phoenix

Duties: Taught undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences general studies courses both in hybrid format (partial classroom and partial online format) and classroom format.

Aug 2001 - Jul 2002 State of AR

Duties: Served in an internal consultant role in providing professional expertise in organizational development assessments and interventions to impact the strategic operational objectives of the agency. Facilitated multi-disciplinary teams for organizational alignment and to achieve organizational mission. Designed the professional development of technical employees toward career goals, including professional development plans and needs assessments. Developed intra-agency communication tools to enhance partnerships. Developed DIS Strategic Plan including vision, mission, values and divisional goals. Drafted agency recruitment and retention initiative, AR IT 101 proposal and manager training and development. Selected consultant to manage HR classification and compensation study and developed New Employee Orientation. Facilitated a team that recommended and implemented the DIS CLIP plan - Career Ladder Incentive Plan, including revised performance appraisal system. Served as the agency strategic planning manager.

Jul 1999 - Aug 2001 CitiCapital Fleet and Relocation

Duties: Designed and directed the efforts of the Business Education department which entailed development of employee training initiatives. Served on the Executive team, facilitated departmental/work team training programs, designed supervisory training programs and created Employee Recognition program. Managed the company quality initiative, managed staff in four locations, coached supervisors regarding performance issues and developed organization-wide communication initiatives. Oversaw $800,000 training budget, negotiated with vendors, utilized desktop publishing and PowerPoint, designed and presented a variety of professional and personal development training sessions, developed job-specific training programs to enhance operational effectiveness, facilitated training for call center employees and developed client training to increase understanding of operations.

Jan 1999 - Jul 1999 Texas Woman's University

Duties: Developed relationships with the 40,000 graduates of TWU, and served as Executive Director of the National Alumnae Association. Developed and implemented special activities and events for current students and alums, managed organizations $550,000 budget, created innovative programs to maintain the partnership between graduates and the office of Alumni Relations, and supervised development of web-site. Managed numerous volunteers, worked with University faculty and staff regarding alumni initiatives and oversaw 24 geographic and 19 academic chapters.

Jul 1998 - Sep 1998 Consumer Net Marketplace

Duties: Developed personnel procedures for small start-up Internet provider company. Served as employee contact for all human resource functions, developed employee handbook which complied with federally mandated laws and regulations, performed benefits, staffing and employee relations functions for a staff of 50.

Nov 1994 - Jul 1998 City of Plano
Dec 1988 - Oct 1994 City of Carrollton


Jan 2007 - Jan 2008 UALR BOWEN SCHOOL OF LAW
- Jan 1997 Texas Woman's University
- Jan 1986 University of Central Arkansas

Hire Me For

Leadership development, strategic planning, professional coaching, departmental communication audits, instructional design