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Laura has facilitated multiple Team Workshops for me and my teams and, without a doubt, has made all the difference in my success as a leader.
What I value most about Laura is her coaching style and objectivity. She puts people at ease quickly, which enables positive interaction at every level. She is direct and concise, relative to her findings and recommendations, and takes a personal interest in her customer’s success.
Over the years, I have been consistently recognized for my leadership skills and view my partnership with Laura as a key contributor to my success.
My boss gave me more feedback during the breakout sessions then he has in 11 years. He didn't say good job, he said, "I trust you and I can always count on you to get things done." Wow!! This was almost as good as the feedback from my peers and direct reports. Thank you again. My engagement meter went to 120%, if that is possible. We need more sessions!
Larry's feedback is direct and to the point, insightful, and thought provoking. His questions prompt you to sort out a problem on your own.
Both coaches were very focused. You were great at being direct, capturing my attention, and driving the message forward. I was also very glad that you engaged me and listened with intent to my replies.
Larry and I first met shortly after I was promoted to the role of President at Kabam. In our first session, I was struck by his passion, energy, and enthusiasm; all of which is awe-inspiring and infectious. Over the next 12 months, our work together was transformative. I have a very clear understanding of my personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. I have access to a substantially expanded tool kit of battle-tested leadership strategies and tactics. I also have expanded confidence in my ability to own and drive results to maximum scale. In short, I look back on my time with Larry and question why I didn't sign up to work with him sooner.
I really enjoyed it and it made me think differently about how we engage with people day-to-day.
Larry is a rare talent within the executive coaching community. He makes an impression out of the gate with his convivial demeanor and his aptitude for quickly switching gears from jovial conversation to serious reflection.
From the moment you first sit down with him, you get the immediate sense that you are in the presence of someone deeply committed to your success. He quickly sees below the surface of things and his laser-sharp assessments cut to the core of what you need to hear in order to develop and excel.
I benefited greatly from my work with Larry and have truly grown as a manager, leader, and overall professional.
One of the biggest takeaways for me today was this statement, "People issues are not interruptions for me—people issues are my work."
Zen and the art of management — Larry's coaching has left an indelible mark on my work. He listens, he cares, he provides deep and meaningful feedback, and concrete ways to "up your game." If you're the type of person who doesn't like to be challenged, Larry isn't for you. But, if you're the type of person who is intensely curious about honing leadership qualities that extend beyond the boardroom and your directly managed team, then Larry is your coach.
Larry has a natural gift to bring out the best in people. Our conversations are rich in content and deeply thought provoking. I have found myself growing in ways that I did not think possible. He has proven to be a trusted, respected, and insightful mentor for me in areas of personal growth and leadership development. I enthusiastically looked forward to our interactions & feel that I walk away from these conversations knowing myself more thoroughly and being prepared to lead more effectively.
Larry has achieved "speed dial" status on my trusted advisers list!
I've been through several similar sessions on leadership effectiveness. Most assume you're a new manager, but this was different. It really focused on the small changes that ANYONE can make to be more effective. I was skeptical coming in, but I learned a lot I can put to use immediately.
Larry Seal is, by far, the best executive coach and leadership trainer I've come across in my work. What makes him so uncommonly good is his extraordinary intuition, his ability to listen for what matters, and his down-to-earth, yet infectious, personality. All of these aspects of Larry build fast trust with our people.
In our company, he is well known as a confidante and trusted adviser to many people, at all levels, from executives to entry-level managers. No job is too big or small which speaks to his genuine interest in simply helping people to be their best wherever they are in their journey.
I liked the format and flow. I enjoyed pairing up with others to discuss the subjects. I hope we can continue to take these types of classes as, without reinforcements, it will be hard to maintain the practices.
I thought it was good to get all of the people in there thinking about this. It's a very important topic and something that a lot of us need help with. I thought it affirmed a lot of things I already do, but also got me to think on how to be better, more timely, more fair, and less judgmental in my feedback process.
Laura Marvin is smart, quick, creative, funny, wise, and opinionated. Working with someone who has the confidence to bring a thoughtful and studied perspective was immensely valuable and enjoyable. Laura partnered with us to create and deliver leadership development training for aspiring leaders, working with them to train their mental game for success. Laura truly helps others take their skills to the next level.
Larry is an executive's dream coach. His coaching is direct and insightful, yet empathetic. His insights into leading at the executive level were very valuable in supporting my transition into a new and challenging role. I can't imagine a better coaching combination for someone leading at a senior level.
This session consisted of both training/education that was very insightful and valuable long- and short-term. But, more importantly, we leveraged that training the second day to agree to many team protocols and operational efficiencies that we willl start using immediately. It was very successful in that we will use much of what we learned immediately.
The best management training session I've ever taken part in. Thought provoking, but yet very practical and applicable at the same time.
Laura Marvin is not only an inspiration but a phenomenal facilitator. She was able to connect with my team immediately, creating a comfortable, trusting environment for our offsite. Through the Leadership Series, Accelerating Team Performance, she helped us become more aligned and we were able to develop a team focus. I look forward to working with Laura again!
You guys know the material and you know us. You've coached some of the folks in the room personally.
One of the greatest benefits Larry brings to the coaching process is his communication style. He makes it seem like a natural art form. He has the ability to communicate effectively in any situation whether it's friendly or confrontational. I have taken pages of notes trying to emulate his talent for communicating.
This session allowed me to realize I need to focus on how to better inspire and engage the people I manage.
I’ve worked with Larry over several years and he continues to exceed my expectations. He has a great approach in working with all types of executives and helps bring out the best in them. He has a unique open style which makes people comfortable and gets them to really think hard on what they need to do to become better managers and leaders and, to great extent, better people. He’s thoughtful and serious with a light touch when required. Most importantly, Larry cares and those he works with know it. I’ve worked with and have sponsored a number of executive coaches over the years and I still believe Larry is definitely one of the best.
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