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Larry Ray Nordhagen
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Leadership and talent development executive with 30+ years of global experience in coaching, OD, conflict, and collaboration working in many public, private, and government business sectors.

Leadership and talent development executive with 30+ years of global experience in coaching, OD, conflict, and collaboration working in many public, private, and government business sectors.

Larry Ray Nordhagen is not accepting new clients right now
Larry Ray Nordhagen is not accepting new clients right now
Bio

Larry works with individuals and organizations to increase effectiveness at work, home, and play. This is done in a variety of ways; individual and cohort coaching, outcome-based experiential cohorts, and facilitated process work. Recently, he has dedicated his time to working with content creation with experts in various disciplines, coaching officers in the military, and advising organizations on how to create connected learning. Larry’s approach to his work has been described by a colleague as “whole-person leadership”.

“He understands that we are complex and multi-dimensional creatures. He often references that how we communicate is formed at age 3 – that means, how we respond to conflict, how we interact, how we engage in feedback, how we play in the sandbox has roots in our earliest experiences.”

Larry views coaching as a conversation, exploring barriers that stand in the way of reaching your full potential. Getting to the root cause, whatever it may be. Deeply listening, with empathy, and working to understand and meet people where they are. That is critical in being a resource for making positive steps forward.

Larry spent four years uncovering the impact associated with individuals being led by poor or abusive leaders. Through interviews, people came forward to describe how their experience impacted their professional lives, financial lives, and home and what recovery has looked like for them. When Larry works with people, his goal is to create trust and a connection, to create a safe space, and to allow vulnerability. Whether individually or in groups, he often pushes people to explore family dynamics, self-awareness, build self-confidence, explore possibilities, and replace bad habits with new, more productive habits.

Clients include Surest/UnitedHealth, BlueCross Blue Shield, Heraeus, Best Buy, Boston Scientific, Carlson Companies, CHS, Carlson School of Management, and Williams Energy. In addition to Pivot At Work, Larry has worked inside organizations, including UnitedHealth Group, CVS/MinuteClinic, Adaytum, and Carlson School of Management.

In graduate school, Larry studied Marriage and Family Dynamics, Dyadic Communications, Management, Diffusion of Innovation, Group Dynamics, Organizational Communications, Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Economics, Marketing, and Public Relations. All of this was intentional, and he had to fight to make it happen. He never stopped looking at tackling issues from a multi-discipline approach. Looking at Leadership, Teams, or Organizational Culture from a variety of perspectives – and collaborating with a variety of disciplines to solve a problem. Being constantly curious is an amazing and wonderful thing. Larry’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with his three grandchildren, Eli, Mach, and Lily – they feed his soul.

Notable Client Achievements

  • Coached 22 Colonels in the Air Force Strategic Command

  • Provided 360 feedback and development plans for 24 Women President Organization members

  • Created and implemented a portfolio strategy resulting in 200% revenue growth

  • Created and implemented a hi-potential global coaching program rating 9.9 out of 10

  • Provided 360 and development planning for Top 200 talent leaders

  • Created and implemented a transformation process improving collaboration by 35%

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Work History
University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
Leadership Development Practice Director - Executive Education
UnitedHealth Group
Director, Talent Development
CVS MinuteClinic
Director, Learning and Development
Credentials
  • Master of Arts in Communications and Management
  • LeaderView Assessment
  • Credibility Assessment proprietary
  • Insight 360
  • Situational Leadership II
  • DiSC
  • Strength Deployment Inventory
Industry Specialties
Computer Software, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare and more
Functional Specialties
Software Development, Management, Project Management, Writing Editing and more
Expertise
Mid Career, New People Manager, Experienced People Manager, Executive and more

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