About Carol McBride

Want to know more freaking interesting details about me?

My role as the Managing Partner of The Carol McBride Group, LLC is to effectively manage the company for the primary purposes of publishing my creative anecdotal non-fiction human resources books. I’m responsible for achieving company goals and client satisfaction for the company.  I’m known for my ability to generate successful HR outcomes in industries ranging from healthcare to environmental science to technology to oil and gas services. I have an impressive reputation for being a strategic change agent, inspiring facilitator and motivational speaker.  I have been praised for my innate ability to understand complex HR topics and translate content into laymen’s terms for audiences of all types. 


I’m also known for my title as Miss Black Colorado, USA, 1990-1991. I was crowned Miss Black Colorado on July 29, 1990, and was chosen to represent young African-American women of Colorado during my reign. I had the honor and privilege of meeting and appearing with acclaimed and respected talents, such as Debbie Allen, Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, MC Hammer, Keith Sweat, Magic Johnson, Ahmed Rashad, and Wesley Snipes, just to name a few. 


I have made numerous public speaking and personal appearances at various notable events in Denver, Colorado and Houston, Texas. I also appeared on the American quiz show “You Bet Your Life,” and was a special guest on the “Jenny Jones” show where I was recognized for my accomplishments as Miss Black Colorado, USA.


Hi, I’m Carol McBride, Founder and Managing Partner of The Carol McBride Group, LLC (CMG) and the author of HR, Where’s Your Freaking Sense of Humor? I'm so glad you dropped in to learn more about me and my freaking sense of humor!





I grew up in the historic Park Hill community of Denver, Colorado. I attended primary and secondary schools in the neighboring communities and graduated from George Washington High School a semester ahead of my 1988 class because of my freaking determination. I was a teen-mother when I had my beautiful and extraordinary daughter, Ashley, and quickly developed survival skills as a single mom. I was freaking determined to discredit the teen-mother stereotype that statistically prophesized that I would succumb to poverty and dependence on social services. I later had my handsome and brilliant son, Jonathon, and the three of us became dependent on one another until 2008 when I married the man of my dreams, Bobby McBride. Together, we have continued to build a life focused on God, family and having a freaking sense of humor. My husband and I now live in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. Our daughter is now happily married and lives in the Houston area and our son, Jonathon, also has left the nest and lives in Houston.

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with a concentration in human resources and have worked as a HR professional for more than 20 years. I am also a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) specializing in Global Health and Welfare, Retirement, and Pension. I am currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at one of the top mutual insurance companies in the state of Texas.  


During my 25-year tenure in HR I have demonstrated my ability to exceed entrepreneur and corporate objectives in a variety of senior HR management and entrepreneurial roles.



"Carol is the consummate Pro in an area critical to most companies - Employee Benefits! Be it the competitive and efficient design of total benefits or the all important area of benefits administration and communications, Carol is among the best. Positive in her approach and diligent in dealing with individual employees best describes Carol."


Scott Smith

Human Resources Excecutive