Senior Human Resources Consultant
Carrie Cavanaugh, SPHR, is responsible for delivering human resources management services and leadership training to various industries, from large international companies to local nonprofits. Companies that are seeking meaningful change turn to Carrie for project works and audits, culture integration, individual and team training and leadership development. In addition to HR advisory and consulting services, Carrie provides on-site support with employee benefits, labor relations, and compliance and regulation issues. She is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at public events, universities and corporate workshops in the areas of employee relations, performance management, career development and personnel management. She has been recognized as a “Top Biller” multiple years at FGP.
Prior to joining FGP International in 2009, Carrie spent more than 10 years in human resources management positions with prominent national and international organizations. She was responsible for handling HR department start-ups, mergers and acquisitions and providing training programs to large multinational companies.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I think it’s a series of accomplishments. My daughter just turned 13 and when I see her make good decisions I think, wow maybe we got this right after all. As a parent, you hope and pray that you have done the right things to help your children become the best people they can be. When you see them come to tough decisions and work it out on their own and make the decision you would want them to make- well that’s about as good as it gets.
What did you want to be when you were small?
I am a real animal lover. My family and friends will tell you that I can spend way too much time watching videos of dogs, cats, mini pigs, etc. As a child, I wanted to be a vet. I wanted to be able to spend all my time with animals. I still stop to pet a dog any chance I get. I even stopped on the way to a client meeting to pick up and rescue a stray dog.
Aside from necessities, what is the one thing you could not go a day without?
Diet Coke- it’s horrible for me, I know, but there is nothing like an ice-cold Diet Coke! But it must be in a can, not a bottle!
What is your greatest piece of life advice?
Whenever I was upset about something my mother would always ask me, “what’s the worst thing that can happen?” Once you answer that question you realize that things aren’t usually quite as bad as you think they are.