Speaking Engagements

Larry’s message is simple: Knowing who you are – your unique, value-creating capacities – is the foundation for making smarter, more effective choices in life, whether for yourself or your organization. In a world increasingly driven by speed, technology, and ever-expanding to-do lists, Larry will reconnect you and your audience with the wisdom and rewards of operating with authenticity, integrity, and confidence – the pillars of an identity-based life. If you’re interested in having Larry come speak at your event or conference, please contact him here.


Past Engagements


Larry Ackerman has been speaking on the topic of identity and its impact on people and organizations for more than 25 years. Here is a sampling of his diverse audiences:


  • The Conference Board (New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London)
  • The Learning Annex (New York)
  • The American Council on Quality and Productivity
  • The American Marketing Association
  • The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
  • UCLA – The Anderson School
  • University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School of Business
  • Yale School of Management
  • Partners in Business Conference (Utah State University)
  • Pepperdine University


Larry has been a featured speaker at senior management conferences for organizations including:


  • AARP
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Dow Chemical
  • Norsk Hydro
  • Raytheon
  • Reuters
"There are too few people who can explain life through a truly human lens and who speak from the heart. Larry Ackerman is one of those people."

—Alysa Polkes, Director, MBA Career Management Center, The Anderson School at UCLA

“Larry’s teaching skills have been noted by students as extraordinary. They leave the class with new found knowledge and appreciation of themselves as individuals."

—Josephine Locke, Events Coordinator, The Learning Annex

"Mr. Ackerman’s speaker ratings are always in the top 5%. Larry exceeds our expectations of him as a speaker. He always delivers new, creative ideas and solutions."

—Lee Hornick, Program Director, The Conference Board

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