Personal and Career Development

Personal and Career Development

A Workbook on Self-Leadership

Claudio A. Rivera, Elza Priede


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This workbook will help readers identify their strengths, interests, and priorities to take ownership of their life and career decisions.

The authors provide a framework to reflect on several questions that are becoming increasingly important among the 21st-century leaders―how to create an authentic leadership style, define one's values, and align vision–values career. Readers are given an extensive number of tools for defining their purpose, creating a plan, and are being encouraged to take it into action.

Coaches, mentors–trainers who help others achieve their aspirations will benefit from the contents of this book. It is also very valuable for first-time and mid-level managers, recent graduates, and newly established entrepreneurs looking for tools to create a roadmap for their life and career planning.


Claudio A. Rivera:
Claudio A. Rivera, PhD, educator, writer social innovator, RTU Riga Business School (RBS) associate professor in leadership and director of the University of New York at Buffalo/RBS bachelor’s programs in business and IT, has a long track of experience in public speaking, consulting, and research. He has also successfully founded several social ventures connected with education and innovation. As a professor, Claudio has developed several leadership programs and has been teaching in many countries in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. He has published extensively, including five books as author and co-author.|||Elza Priede, MBA, educator, connector, youth mentor, RTU Riga Business School (RBS) community manager, has spent most of her career working with the current and the next generation of Baltic civic and business leaders. She has played an integral role in the development and execution of the RBS BSc programs. One of Elza’s career passions is helping to guide entrepreneurs-to-be through the thought process involved in integrating social responsibility and entrepreneurship. As a youth mentor, Elza has been a part of the development of multiple mentorship programs in Latvia, and worked within the CIEE, in the United States.