Luis Rivera

Senior Leadership Consultant

About Luis

Luis is a retired Army colonel whose passion for leadership and team-building was at the core of his responsibilities in both domestic posts and in foreign countries, including Iraq and South Korea. Luis has served in a variety of senior leadership positions, including field leadership of tactical units in combat, administrative leadership in the Army’s Human Resources Enterprise, and instructional leadership as coach at one of the Army’s premier combat training centers.

Within his areas of expertise in coaching, leadership development, and change management, Luis has helped organizations create compelling visions, build alignment, and execute effectively through sustained periods of success and uncertainty. He has formed, trained, and led teams in some of the most challenging and complex environments where our country has operated over the past two decades, most recently in South Korea as director of future operations for the Eighth U.S. Army. There, he led the strategic planning team for the evacuation of over 500,000 Americans from the peninsula, should the need arise.

Luis is a graduate of Wentworth Military Academy and West Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in computer information systems. He holds a master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. Luis is a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran.

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Leadership 201: leading within a team

Leadership 201: leading within a team

This month, our leadership journey takes us a step up to leading within a team. If you didn’t read my last blog, do so before you read this one; self-care and leadership are foundational to other successful stages of leadership. Early in my leadership career, I...

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Leadership 101: self-care

Leadership 101: self-care

Recently, I sat on a plane listening to the stewardess’s standard emergency spiel. As she said, “When the oxygen masks come down, put the mask on yourself first, then put it on your child or anyone else next to you,” I began to think about how these instructions apply...

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