His journey began as a small child on the cold and unforgiving operation table of a small hospital. He thought he would die, he thought something was wrong with him, but what Larry would discover is more powerful than anything he could have ever imagined, his IDENTITY.  Larry is the author of the book , The Identity Code and today he shares with us how to figure out the most important question in your life., WHO AM I?

The Identity Circle

The Identity Code

Larry Ackerman is a leading authority on organizational and personal identity. He is the founder of The Identity Circle, a consulting and coaching firm based in Westport, Connecticut that helps organizations and individuals thrive.

In a professional career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Ackerman has helped meet some of the most complex challenges facing large organizations struggling to find purpose and distinguish themselves in their fields. As a personal coach to executives, as well as consultant to their institutions, Larry’s insights have assisted many leaders in discovering the keys not just to survive, but to flourish.  His clients have included AARP, Alcoa, Dow Chemical, EDS, Fidelity Investments, Lockheed Martin, Maytag, Norsk Hydro, SKF, and State Farm Insurance.

Larry has published two groundbreaking books on identity.  His first book, Identity Is Destiny: Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation, is aimed at senior executives who want to tap into the uniqueness and potential of their institutions.  His second book, The Identity Code: The 8 Essential Questions for Finding your Purpose and Place in the World is for individuals seeking to create more fulfilling, more meaningful lives.  He is also the author of numerous articles on identity and its impact on brand, leadership, and culture.

Larry Ackerman has been a guest speaker at the Yale School of Management, The Wharton School of Business, Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Pepperdine University, and UCLA’s Anderson School. Larry shares his insights in broadcast interviews nationwide, is a top-rated speaker for The Conference Board, and is a sought-after keynote for leading organizations.

Larry has a BA in English from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MS in Communications and Industrial Management from Boston University.  Additionally, he is a graduate of LifeLaunch, the initial coaching program of the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, and holds an Associate Coach Certification (ACC) with the International Coach Federation.


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