As an experienced executive and an authority on leadership, Eric Larsen has lived the principles that he brings forth in his executive coaching practice. Prior to focusing on coaching, Eric spent 30 years in the business world, much of that time in management, leadership, and executive positions in regional and global technology companies. During that time, Eric was regularly called on to help build new organizations, correct problems in troubled organizations, and assist in driving many organizations to a higher level of performance. The groups he led regularly exceeded their goals while maintaining the highest levels of employee morale.
Currently Eric maintains an active executive coaching practice working with clients in a wide variety of industries and organizations. Eric’s typical clients range from high-potential early-career individuals up through, and including, CEOs.
Eric’s coaching approach is based on real life experience and is focused on results. His objective is to discover and employ his clients’ core abilities and values and utilize them in setting and achieving their organization’s goals. Central to his approach is the inherent value of the people in the organization. As a result, Eric’s clients achieve their goals while maintaining and growing a positive work climate for the people in the organization. This is the most durable business value that an organization can have. Eric’s style is customized to each client and is a blending of Co-Active Coaching, GROW Coaching, Tilt Coaching, Mentoring, and Business Coaching. Eric’s first basis for his relationship with his clients is honesty and he is often put in the role of a “truth teller” to people who are hungry for straight talk. The second basis for the coaching relationship is mutual trust with his clients, and the third is Eric’s highest personal value: enabling positive change for others.
Eric is the recipient of numerous management and industry awards. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from NC State University and has completed executive coursework in the Harvard Business School and the Boston University executive education programs. He has earned Professional Certification from Harvard’s IBM Client Executive Program and has served on the Board of that program. He has also completed the extensive coaching education program with the Coaches’ Training Institute and successfully completed the rigorous programs to receive his Coaching Certifications from CTI, Tilt, and from the International Coach Federation. Eric is a member of the ICF.
- BS, Industrial Engineering – NC State University
- Minor in Writing and Editing – NC State University
- Client Executive Certification Program – Harvard Business School
- Executive Summit Program – Boston University Business School