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Canyon Country, CA, 91351
January 03, 2020

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Juan M. Rivas, PHR, CPCC

Phone: 757-***-****

Email: Linkedin: Juan Rivas


Solution-oriented Talent Development Professional with vast experience in Fortune 100 companies for various global industries including senior leadership positions in aviation operations. Solid expertise leading teams in the creation, implementation, and facilitation of enterprise-wide talent development programs. Sought after coach, mentor, and master facilitator that is comfortable and confident working closely with clients on strategy to drive execution, implementation, while demonstrating operational and financial impact.


Organizational Development and Training Director for 20th Century Fox developed and implemented action-oriented leadership transition workshops reaching 4000+ global employees during the Disney acquisition.

Learning and Development Manager for Fortune 50 Comcast/NBCUniversal. Improved collaborative culture by designing and facilitating world-class talent development programs affecting 5000 employees globally.

Re-designed Southern California Edison’s leadership development strategy by changing one-off training model to academy style learning programs built to increase comprehension through practical application over time.

Drove innovative process changes for a large Canadian Oil & Gas company. Revamped an implemented enterprise learning and development processes for 12000 workers increasing safety standards in the company.

Facilitator and Training Manager for the US Navy that impacted over 20K personnel annually by developing and implementing an improved navy-wide training policy requiring on-site delivery of leadership programs.


Bilingual Facilitator (En/Sp)


Instructional Designer

Program Management

Leadership Development

High Potential Development

Project Management


Change Agent


Organizational Design

Team Building

Relationship Management Executive Coaching

MS Office 2010/Adobe Suite

Success Factors LMS

Vendor Management

Goal Setting and IDPs


Master Trainer

Leadership Facilitator


Certified Executive Coach (ICF)

The Hogan

KF 360 Multi-rater Assessment

Linkage (Change Management) Myers-Briggs (MBTI)

The Birkman


EQ 2.0

CPI 260


20th Century Fox & The Walt Disney Company, Director of Organization Development and Training 2018-2019

Internal consultant, champion and thought leader. Implemented nimble learning strategies to bring the best out of every team member creating a culture of high-performance, people development, innovation, and collaboration. Led 2 direct reports

Lead designer for a four-pillar development program designed to help employees career path during Disney transition. Scaled to 4000 global employees to empower them to take control of their future.

Coached and mentored tech execs through a Korn Ferry 360-process giving tough but supportive feedback. Follow on meetings demonstrated leader’s growth in self-awareness and increased team engagement.

Developed and delivered client-based learning interventions for intact teams to support the transition during Disney’s acquisition. Collaborated with senior management to create action steps that helped focus and enhance performance levels during company transition.

Led the organizational design strategy for Fox contingent and non-regular workforce. The project will impact Disney’s post-acquisition synergy savings and labor forecasting.

Partnered with gaming business HRBP to develop competency based hiring strategy. Changed technical skills interviewing to one structured on cultural competencies and upskilled 75 managers to interview and hire for fit.

Led marketing campaign for open enrollment courses designed to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as business acumen. Impacted the career growth of over 1500 employees annually and results were used by HR in creating the employee value proposition for attracting talent.

Increased capacity for leaders to have career conversations with employees during performance review. Rolled out coaching model to process and deliver conversation best practices to help increase employee engagement.

Increased internal consulting capacity by coaching five team members in facilitation and curriculum design.

Comcast/NBCUniversal, Manager of Talent Development 2015-2018

Managed and facilitated Best in Class corporate leadership programs to managers through executives, using blended learning, new technologies, and shared platforms. Strategized with the C-suite on advancing the leadership skills of 4000 employees by providing formal leadership developmental programs to prepare them to lead global multi-disciplinary teams. Led 4 direct reports.

Garnered executive sponsorship for six leadership development initiatives by building relationships with C-suite stakeholders, leveraging their expertise on critical business needs, and facilitating their vision for employees.

Increased leader’s financial acumen by developing a premier financial literacy program. In partnership with 15 CFO’s delivered entertainment business strategy in MBA style bi-annually to over 500 senior leaders.

Provided guidance, oversight, and delivery for employee onboarding. Ensured the effective orientation and integration of over 1500 newly hired or promoted team members across the organization.

High impact on diversity while serving as a mentor to eight employee resource groups (ERG’s). Facilitated strategy workshops in Spanish for ERG leaders increasing their group’s voice and visibility within the company.

Partnered with internal clients and HR to develop, implement and deliver training and tools necessary to improve operational efficiency. Measured workforce insights through survey results, 360 feedback and needs assessments. This strategy raised enterprise-wide employee engagement survey scores year-over-year.

Southern California Edison, Senior Leadership Development Program Manager 2013-2015

Directed the strategy, design, development, and delivery of leadership, and organizational programs using a 70/20/10 approach so that SCE had the developmental capabilities to meet current and future business objectives.

Convinced C-suite leaders to implement an academy leadership program focusing on new and emerging leaders to deliver culture change in 2-4 years. Delivered “learning culture” strategy to the Executive Learning Council by leveraging workforce analytics to support this programmatic approach.

Impact trainer facilitating leadership workshops to over 2500 supervisors, managers and executives increasing leadership capabilities year over year building on previous learnings with experiential simulations.

Skilled facilitator sought out consistently for team building events, interventions, and offsite strategy sessions.

Haploos LLC, Learning and Development Consultant 2011-2013

Led, coached and trained a team of seven consultants on two change management projects designed to help clients maintain health, safety, and environmental (HSE) compliance standards while undergoing cultural shifts. Managed the executive expectations, design, content, implementation, sustainment, and combined $7.1 million-dollar budget.

Reduced project costs by 15%. Working closely with ops and HR, isolated key business problems determining actual scope and then leveraging existing processes. This strategy successfully influenced client buy-in and raised ROI by 23%

Exceeded organizational training goals and HSE requirements by partnering with 11 business units and implementing standardized training processes. This fostered open communications creating a training COE leveraged by each area and increasing their capacity to train more employees to industry proficiency levels.

Increased employee engagement. Improved the safety culture through the development and facilitation of leadership coaching, safety, and change management workshops for senior leaders.

Established post-project evaluation survey finding the experiential training was successful in the company-wide increase of hazard reporting and accident mitigation by 23%.

Center for Naval Leadership, US Navy, Training Manager/Facilitator 2005-2011

Training manager and leadership facilitator responsible for maintaining the organizational readiness of an 1100-person unit and member of the Leadership Center of Excellence (COE) for the US Navy. Responsible for managing a $1million workforce strategy budget while guiding seven direct reports and a matrixed team of thirteen trainers.

Instrumental in the learning and development of future front-line leaders. Facilitated over 3000 contact hours and trained 1500 students in leadership and diversity courses maintaining an 80% promotion rate.

Coached the professional growth and development of 20 direct reports certifying them all as Master Trainers.

Increased operational readiness from 53% to 92% over one year with 15% budget savings executing a workforce strategy for short and long-term organizational objectives.

Exceeded all governmental regulations by revamping and then delivering a compliance-training program covering sexual harassment, EO, hazardous material, electrical safety, radiation safety, MSDS and OSHA mandates.

Global impact through the translation of a comprehensive leadership curriculum into Spanish and facilitating the material to foreign militaries helping create a more cohesive and ethical culture.


Master’s in Management (With Honors) American Military University, Charles Town, WV B.A. Human Resource Management (Magna Cum Laude) Excelsior College, Albany, NY

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