Leadership as a Business Imperative

Trisha Craven is President and founder of Craven Consulting Group LLC, an Trisha Craven, CEOexperienced team of practitioners who provide strategic, organizational and workforce development services specializing in customized solutions. CCG’s existing client base comprises small and large businesses including, manufacturing, energy, trade associations, higher education, and non-profits. 

With more than 25 years of experience in helping organizations and leaders improve, Ms. Craven assists companies in identifying, analyzing and implementing process and human resource initiatives focused on achieving strategic and organizational alignments and outcomes. A skilled facilitator and executive coach she is master certified in Development Dimensions International (DDI) and Achieveglobal, in addition she is instructor certified in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Wilson Learning’s Building Relationship Versatility, Situational Leadership, The Leadership Challenge and Right Pathing Your Leadership. Her vibrant and passionate delivery provides audiences an enriching learning experience. Her keen insight into organizational dynamics and skill development provides a solid springboard for change implementation. An experienced coach, she works effectively with executives, engineers, struggling leaders and high potential employees toward improvement, successful behavior modification and goal achievement.  

Ms. Craven’s experience includes 23 years at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC, where she served as Associate Vice President from 2005-2010. There, she directed an entrepreneurial business providing a broad range of workforce development solutions to organizations including Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, health care, banking, higher educational institutions, trade associations, non-profits and small businesses. During her tenure at Piedmont Technical College, Ms. Craven led the College’s effort in implementing lean practices in an academic environment saving the college thousands of dollars while facilitating a culture of continuous improvement. Additionally, Ms. Craven worked 13 years at the South Carolina State Ports Authority where she was manager of the U.S. Foreign Trade Zones program for South Carolina and worked closely with federal and state agencies. 

Ms. Craven holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Winthrop University, is a current member of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, a former board member and past chairman of Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and former President of The Drucker Society of South Carolina. She was recognized by the S.C. Economic Development Institute for successful completion of the 2010 Community and Economic Development Program. She is a recipient of Piedmont Technical College’s Presidential Medallion Award and twice nominee for South Carolina Comprehensive and Technical Education’s A. Wade Martin Innovation award.