Volunteer Highlight – Lisa Rivet, HR Influence, LLC

How did you decide to pursue the career that you are working in today?
I can’t say I consciously chose an HR career.  It was a progression of experience and opportunity.  I wanted to help people.  I leveraged my strengths and the opportunities God put in front of me.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about your business?
There is such a myth that small businesses don’t need HR.  My business partners with you to provide an objective point of view through an HR and organizational lens.  Business owners focus on their service or product (as they should).  We take care of the administration and compliance so they are free to do what they love.

What is an important lesson you have learned?
I’ve learned  to surround myself with those better than me.  To be my authentic self.  I’m not afraid to say “I don’t know, but I can find out.”

Who has inspired you in your life (either professionally or personally)?
I’ve been fortunate to have amazing mentors along the way.  They shared their own failures and lessons and provided encouragement, friendship and awesome guidance.  I try to do the same for others.

What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop?
Keeping an open mind and never thinking I know everything. Seeking out successful,  positive people that I can learn from.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I love what I do and feel blessed to have the faith to go out on my own!  Being a mom and role model to my two daughters brings me the greatest joy!  I’m an 80’s girl and a huge sports fan.

What about your business keeps you up at night?
I never want my clients to think my advice and services are a waste of their time and money.

What have you accomplished that you are proud of?
I’ve reinvented myself to stay relevant in our changing corporate world.  Seeing the results in transforming a business and impacting their bottom line.

My daughters have a deep faith and have a servant’s heart.

What do you perceive as the benefits you receive from Chamber membership?
The Chamber has provided business referrals, friendships, a strong sense of community, and the opportunity to give back.  I’m a proud Chamber Board Member.

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