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Larry O'Brien

Larry O’Brien is the founder and Chief Learning Officer at Mendoza + O’Brien, LLC. He is a sought after executive coach and leadership facilitator. He has over 20 years of experience working in various leadership roles where he has led global systems, process, and training implementations. As a coach, his mission is to help leaders become their personal best. Larry works with leaders who are in a transition such as taking on a new role, leading a new team or need to develop new skills to prepare them for the next level.

From White Guilt to Action by Larry O'Brien - When I was in high school my friends and I went to a party. We were promised sleeping accommodations and it didn’t quite work out that way. So, we took to the streets and were guided to a house under construction. All of us were either white or passed as white and the neighborhood was white. We slept in the ... Read More
How to create psychological safety on your teams by Larry O'Brien - I was on a project team to create the best leadership program the world had ever seen. Our company CEO said that we were going to win in the market because of our great leaders, so Larry and team had to train them up good! We had the best and the brightest in the room. People with years’ of experience ... Read More
How can you get feedback as a leader, when others are reluctant to give it? by Larry O'Brien - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did a study on the most important leadership capabilities and they found that self-awareness came out on top. The best leaders know themselves cold. This is more important than any other skills like decision making, strategy, business or technical competency, and more. Did you notice that the more you got promoted the better your ideas ... Read More