Senior HR Consultant - SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP
Carrie Cavanaugh, SPHR, is responsible for delivering human resources management services and leadership training to various industries, from large international companies to local nonprofits.
As a Human Resources expert and a tenured FGP consultant, Carrie is often involved in helping companies to seek meaningful change through cultural integration 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.
Carrie 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 the Consulting Team’s top performer for 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 is in her teenage years 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.
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 questions you realize that things aren’t usually quite as bad as you think they are.
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