Larry McKenzie

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Author, Educator, Dynamic Motivational Speaker, Transformational Basketball Coach & Radio Host

Travels From: Minnepolis, MN

Topics: Authentic Leadership, Effective Communication With Your Team, Delegation & Accountability Without Confrontation, Confident Decision Making

Things I can't live without: Faith, Family, Fun

My favorite piece of advice: Be The Change You Wish To See.... Refuse To Lose

Describe yourself in one word: Transformational

One thing you would like to check off your bucket list? Trip to Ghana

Things I love: Family, Traveling, Writing, Reading, Quite time

I help organizations and personal clients go from bad to good, good to great. I help transform individuals and groups in private sectors, non -profits and educational institutions by inspiring transformational growth and performance.

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With his unique blend of purpose and passion, and a relentless focus on helping others succeed, Larry McKenzie has inspired champions on the basketball court, in schools, throughout the community and in businesses across the Midwest.

Larry is an experienced leader with demonstrated expertise in motivating and implementing meaningful transformation in private and nonprofit organizations, and inspiring individual growth and performance. Larry's significant experience and expertise in education, including youth program development, charter school compliance, and coaching — combined with his background in developing strategic partnerships, executing successful fundraising and capital campaigns, and leading teams — make him a dynamic and engaging motivational speaker for audiences of corporate executives, nonprofit professionals, students and any group seeking inspiration to take their performance to the next level. With his unique blend of purpose and passion, and a relentless focus on helping others succeed, Larry has inspired champions on the basketball court, in schools, throughout the community and in businesses across the Midwest.

Teamwork/ Team Building

Championship Mindset

Leadership

Keynotes

PREPARATION BASED LEADERSHIP In this session you will learn the step by step process of what it takes to build successful leadership pillars. This session will also set the foundation and powerful building blocks, strategies and leadership principles that empower you with the mastery of solving problems.

BELIEF BASED LEADERSHIP This intentional based program will strike a nerve to the core of your strongest belief system, neutralize disbelief, quarantine negativity and unveil the confidence it takes to achieve next level success. 

EXAMPLE BASED LEADERSHIP In this session you will learn time tested proven strategies that will differentiate talent and learn why talent is enough because everyone in the marketplace is full of skills.

Testimonials

Coach, Father, and Friend "I feel in my eight years as the head coach at the University of Minnesota I had the pleasure to get to know Larry McKenzie as a coach, father, and friend. I am here to say he excels at all thread. Everyone knows what a first class coach Larry is – his record speaks for itself. What most people in the stands do not know is that he is every bit as good of a person as he is a coach. He trusted me to coach his son and I would return that honor in a heartbeat!" Dan Monson Head Coach, Long Beach State (former Head Coach, University of Minnesota) Inspiration and Expertise "Larry McKenzie brings a sense of urgency to the work of school change by establishing with love and vision the stakes of the work in terms of the students and families most affected by leadership and policy decisions. Larry couples his inspirational message with deep expertise about the work of school leadership and organizational change. Â Folks lucky enough to hear from Larry will emerge heartened, activated and ready to pursue the work of educational justice with a greater sense of purpose and determination." Katie Barrett Kramer Founder, The School Leadership Project Immeasurable Compassion “Public awards to you for immeasurable compassion toward our urban youths are not enough to acknowledge your hard works in the urban schools and communities. Your most creative ‘magic wand’ in dealing with the youths in our school paid off as you creatively taught students how to connect the PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE to make reasonable choices that guaranteed their future in the society. Testimonies received from the students expresses their gratitude to your heart-to-heart mentorship relationship with them. “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Anonymous  

Larry McKenzie

Author, Educator, Dynamic Motivational Speaker, Transformational Basketball Coach & Radio Host