What Colleagues Are Saying
About Our Chief Learning Officer

“Larry O’Brien is an exceptionally skilled facilitator and dedicated leadership development professional. I had the pleasure of working with Larry for over two years while I served as an external executive coach and coaching team leader for two of Prudential’s enterprise leadership development programs for high potential leaders. Larry was responsible for all aspects of these very impactful programs, including development, execution, facilitation and supervision of external coaches and consultants.”

“Larry possesses many strengths, but among his greatest are his ability to truly connect with people, his unwavering commitment to quality and dynamic presentation skills. He also has a delightful sense of humor which helps put others at ease and keeps people interested while he is presenting. As a trainer, Larry is creative, engaging and knowledgeable. As a facilitator and coach, Larry is thoughtful, insightful and caring.”

“When supervising external consultants, Larry is not afraid to give constructive and sometimes tough feedback in order to ensure the highest quality of delivery and ethics are met. His top concern remains focused on helping leaders, including the most senior leaders, develop the skills needed to reach their fullest potential.”

“I continue to view Larry as a trusted professional advisor and would jump at the chance to work with him again. Any organization, group, or individual who works with Larry will benefit from his dedication, creativity, knowledge and talent!”Elana Roberts, MA, MAT, Leadership Development Specialist, Executive Coach

“Larry and I worked together to customize and deliver leadership training to a group of executives in Latin America while I was the VP of Human Resources for an international organization. It was a nine-week program in Spanish, that included two workshops in Mexico City. Larry’s style of delivery is dynamic and open, he was able to immediately establish a climate of trust which enabled the participants to contribute and learn from each other. Larry has a great depth of knowledge on leadership skills and is able to share many real examples of how these skills benefit the leader. I highly recommend Larry for any type of Leadership training either in Spanish or in English. It was truly a pleasure to work with such a professional.”Pat Atkinson, Executive Consultant, Partner at ECS Partners International
“Lawrence trae una perspectiva global y un estilo colaborativo. Trabajo con nosotros en varias ocasiones para dar entrenamiento y consultoria. Colaboro con Programas de Desarrollo para nuestros líderes con excelentes resultados. Tiene la habilidad de ofrecer sus Servicios tanto en Ingles como Español y esto es algo muy importante en situaciones especificas. Lawrence tiene una gran experiencia en liderazgo y coaching. Si necesitan desarollar sus lideres o colaboradores, recomiendo a Lawrence con mucha confianza.”Paula Paya, Gerente RRHH en Prudential Seguros S.A.
“I have known Larry O’Brien for over 10 years, and have worked with him and for him at Prudential. Larry’s leadership work was instrumental in establishing a foundational curriculum for global leadership throughout the firm. Larry possesses superior design, delivery and management skills. He is a consummate professional with a superior work ethic. He also is an expert facilitator in learning and leadership consistently earning high praise from executives and participants. I highly recommend him as a valuable asset to any team.”Sanford Gold, Senior Director of Learning Programs at ADP