• Meet Keisha A. Rivers

    President & Chief Change Officer

    Change is a process that begins with an event...

    What is YOUR sweet spot?

    "When I found myself sitting in my attic during Hurricane Katrina with rising flood waters rushing into the house, I realized that change was upon me.
    Five days later when I was airlifted out of New Orleans and placed on a plane going who knows where, I knew I was starting a new chapter.
    When I arrived at a Red Cross evacuee camp and saw the chaos around me, I knew life would never be the same.
    When I made the decision to get involved, I felt I could make an impact.
    When my efforts created successful outcomes, I knew I had found my sweet spot."
    ~Keisha A Rivers

    My journey personally and professionally has provided a framework to enable me to assist and support organizations and communities in their efforts to create safe spaces for their people to feel seen, heard and valued in the midst of uncertainty. If your people are experiencing change or uncertainty -- let's talk.

    Keisha A Rivers survived a harrowing Hurricane Katrina experience to become a successful international speaker, change agent and learning leader. As President of The KARS Group LTD, she facilitates successful outcomes by equipping people to embrace, manage and lead through change. Leveraging close to 25 years of experience in the strategic consulting and organizational development space, she creates opportunities for change, growth and sustainable success with clients across a variety of industries.


    Keisha hosts a podcast entitled "Equipped 4 Change", has authored several books, the latest entitled "Equipped for Change: Doing the Deep Work of Transformation", and gives back through her 501c3 nonprofit organization The KARS Institute. Keisha holds a BA from University of Pennsylvania, a M.Ed. from University of New Orleans and a Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship from Cornell University. She is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), Certified Talent Optimization Consultant and SHRM Recertification Provider.


    Keisha has been named "50 Most Influential Women of 2021" by the Mecklenburg Times for her leadership in the Charlotte area; "10 Most Influential Black Women in Business to Follow in 2021" by CIO Views Magazine; "Multicultural Entrepreneurs You Should Know" by PRIDE Magazine and a 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist for her book "Equipped for Change: Doing the Deep Work of Transformation".


    Past clients include: Walmart, Conduent, Linkedin, Predictive Index, F5, The City of Charlotte, Bunelle Foundation, and others. For more about Keisha, visit www.karsgroup.com.


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