Larry Ackerman is a leading authority on organizational and personal identity. He is the founder and president of The Identity Circle LLC, a consulting and coaching firm that helps organizations and individuals thrive.
Prior to forming The Identity Circle, Larry was a senior executive with leading corporate brand and identity consulting firms including Siegel & Gale and Anspach Grossman Portugal.
In a professional career spanning 30 years, Mr. Ackerman has helped meet some of the most complex challenges facing large organizations struggling to distinguish themselves in their fields. As a personal coach to senior executives, as well as consultant to their organizations, his insights have helped many leaders discover the keys not just to survive, but to flourish.
Larry’s consulting experience is international and multi-industry in scope. He has directed assignments for such diverse companies as AARP, Aetna, The American Academy of Family Physicians, Baxter Healthcare, Boise Cascade, Dow Chemical, EDS, Fidelity Investments, Gates Corporation, Interbrew, Lockheed Martin, Maytag, National Australia Bank, Norsk Hydro, State Farm Insurance, Ernst & Young, and Westinghouse.
Larry has published two ground-breaking books on identity. In his first book, Identity Is Destiny: Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation (Berrett-Koehler, 2000), the author set forth a revolutionary view of the nature of identity and its impact on leadership and management. In his second book, The Identity Code: The 8 Essential Questions for Finding Your Purpose and Place in the World (Random House, 2006), Larry asserts that we “cannot be anything we want to be;” but have more potential than we realize.
Mr. Ackerman has been a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Management, Wharton, UCLA’s Anderson School and Pepperdine University. Larry is a top-rated speaker for The Conference Board, and a regular keynote speaker for senior management meetings among global companies.
Larry Ackerman attended Carnegie-Mellon University and Boston University and resides in Westport, Connecticut.
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Identity Is Destiny-Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation
Leading through Identity-Re-Framing the Rules of Value Creation
Branding for Integrity-How Identity-Based Branding Leads to Long Term Success
How Can Operations Be Excellent, If You Don’t Know Who You Are? -Living the Logic of Identity-Based Management
“Larry has been a great friend to Gates - and to me - over the past year. I’m sure our corporate direction has become clearer because of our connection with him.”
“We have been struggling to explain our company to investors. Our employees want to know what we stand for beyond aluminum and energy. Now, we have our north star.”
“The work Larry has led for us is a template for how to improve basic work processes, and how to build more valuable relationships as a result. It will become part of our management system, starting now.”
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