“We initially met Larry as a client in need of expert legal immigration advice. However, once the work was successfully completed, we thought that our company might benefit from having some in-house business mentoring. Larry’s acumen and energetic personality made him an ideal candidate to take us through this journey. Larry has precisely the outsider’s view required to shake up the status quo of “business as usual.” Our success and growth are directly linked to the quality of the services provided, excellent client care and reputation as leaders in our field. However, it is equally true that words, beliefs and conversations have a subtle and powerful impact on actions and strategies. Larry would be an asset for any business wanting to achieve extraordinary results.”
Elena Rosa Brunet
“Larry brings a great perspective about finding the unexpected possibility, and using conversation to bring that possibility to life. He helps business people remind themselves that the status quo is all in their head, and bringing that notion to conversation is the key to convincing everyone that breakthroughs are possible.”
Area General Manager,
EMEA Emerging Markets
“Have the odds ever been stacked against you? Has something ever seemed so improbable it hardly seemed worth trying to accomplish? Everyone gets in this box at some point in time. Fortunately, Larry called me to check in as I was in this box. He is the ultimate encourager. In our conversation, I first explained all of the reasons why certain things could not be accomplished. By asking many “what if” questions, he made me see that these obstacles really did not yet exist, but rather were potential negative circumstances and outcomes that might happen. By focusing on the positive steps that could be taken and expecting outcomes far above what one might believe to be the “expected outcome,” a new way of thinking about my specific challenge took shape. This complex business challenge took about a year to solve, and it took a couple of more conversations with Larry to navigate the path. The mission was accomplished, the capital raised, and the jobs preserved.”
“There are times in one’s life when you come to a crossroad and need advice. Having Larry, as an advisor and someone to have a conversation with is beneficial beyond words. His intelligence, breadth of knowledge, enthusiasm and openness mean that you learn so much from a brief conversation. He has been instrumental in clarifying my thought process and providing possible ways forward.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of spending some time with Larry, and I can honestly say that his insights and expertise in coaching are remarkable.
I believe that the sign of an excellent coach/mentor is someone who uses great questions to get the right answer, but then challenges you in a proactive way so that you find/break new ground toward achieving your goals. He doesn’t make it easy on you, but his excellent humor and matter-of-fact approach cuts through the rubbish and helps you find what you really want, not what you think he wants to hear.
If you are lucky enough to sit down with Larry, do the wise thing: listen to everything he says, then go out and execute. I’m doing that now with a clear and focused mind, and I truly appreciate the time Larry spent in helping me get to that point of clarity.”
Certified Personal Trainer at Fit to Last Limited
“For an aspiring leader or one that must grow his/her leadership in order to cause a company’s success, nothing is more important in this day and age than having a great professional coach. I have never connected with a coach the way I did with Larry Hoelscher.
Larry is practical in his approach and his advice. He was always able to make me think differently – about complex situations, about turning impossible outcome into reality, and most importantly, about what I am capable of achieving. He always knows how and when to have us stop and examine our thinking, and employ one of his best “tricks” – having us write out a list of the thinking, test its validity, see the other possibilities, and then modify the thinking around the outcomes we want.
Perhaps Larry’s greatest gift is in his ability to share himself in a way that transfers a lesson in a tangible and profound way. By using himself as a “real live example”, his anecdotes can be funny, sobering, compelling … but I remember every one of them because of the power they gave me, their ease of recall, the important lessons, and their intuitiveness (“Duh, why couldn’t I have thought of that on my own?”). I learned to connect very quickly with people or groups of people by sharing myself openly and from the heart – just as I learned from Larry.
Another unique quality is that Larry Hoelscher only sees the good in people, which I suspect is also behind how easily he connects with people and inspires them to higher level performance.
As a coach in group, Larry can keep himself in the game while simultaneously stepping outside the conversation and seeing the whole game from the stands. I will never forget this example where Larry’s instincts jumped into action at the critical moment: we were all debating a serious issue with too many valid viewpoints, and as we progressed, entrenchment started to heighten and we started going nowhere fast. Larry cut in and said, “I’m sensing a mood has set in that is not a good place to be. I would like to ask that everyone grab their notebooks, find a different seat at the table, then we sit down and ‘reset’”. We all complied, then got back to business and came up with a marvelous solution in minutes, with us all fully aligned. Then we just broke into laughter about what had just occurred!
Director of Business Innovation at Noble Energy
“I have worked with Larry over the past few years, to great personal and business success. He is a professional man of integrity of a level I have unfortunately rarely seen in the business sphere. Approachable and amiable, he puts you as the business owner at ease (rather than feeling you are under interrogation, as some consultants might).
Larry began the process by helping me to succinctly distill why I was in business, what the aims and aspirations were personally and how these read across to the business.
Larry helped us turn loose ideas into a single sentence that defined our company; this process alone was truly transformational. It enabled us to focus the many varying strands of our business to be aligned to a cannon purpose – building and protecting the wealth of our clients (be they individuals, businesses or fellow financial firms) for generations.
Added to this, Larry then helped us target business growth numbers that were in that unique place between aspiration and unachievable. Since our first conversation with Larry, we have doubled our turnover, and look set to double again; the results speak for themselves.
Larry Hoelscher will continue to be part of the Basi & Basi story for many years to come!
Financial Planner / Director at Basi & Basi Financial Planning Limited
Larry has been a coach, sounding board, and friend for over a decade. His insight and ability to get to the heart of the matter is unparalleled. He has helped me create breakthrough after breakthrough in my career and in my personal life, but the most incredible thing about Larry is that after having a conversation with him, I never fail to walk away with a smile on my face. His ability to spin-up a story from his experience and apply it to any situation in a heart-felt, but on-point, manner is truly amazing. Incredible accomplishment starts with a conversation with Larry.
J. Matthew Firra CPA
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)