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“I have seen Larry make presentations at several conferences. He's amazing. He has a unique ability to engage the audience in activities that stimulate their desire to learn more. He's a world-class expert in his field.”

Tom Muha, Ph.D. Annapolis, Maryland, United States

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“I know Dr. Larry in many capacities – as a former colleague, as someone whom my company has hired to train lawyers across the globe, as a presenter, and my favorite - as my mentor of many years. Larry is the most knowledgeable person I’ve ever seen or heard on personality characteristics, especially as applied to lawyers. These insights, which he so generously shares, informs his work in areas such as organizational development, team and group dynamics, and coaching. I practically never attend a conference in the legal industry where someone doesn’t quote something they learned from Larry – a testament to the enormous impact he has had on our industry.”

Terri Pepper, CEO TerraLex

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“Dr. Richard has become an indispensable resource to me as a law firm leader and our firm as whole. Dr. Richard understands the challenges high performing partners face in their practices and in their lives. In his coaching assignments, I am confident that he has significantly improved the lives of several of our partners, their families and friends through the application of his level of understanding and the quality of his skills.”

Noah S. Heller, Managing Partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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“I’ve known Larry for well over a decade and have worked with him on a variety of matters, all of which were incredibly helpful to my own professional development as well as that of the teams I’ve led. We’ve run seminars, offsites, offered coaching and personality testing to dozens of lawyers and compliance professionals, all of whom benefited from Larry’s unparalleled insight into lawyers, what drives them and how they can best advance their careers. Most importantly, Larry brings an excellent sense of humor to his work, which makes it all very fun!”

Lucy Fato, Vice Chair AIG

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“Larry is clearly the leading psychologist in the large scale practice of law. That’s because he delivers pragmatic counsel to law firm and law department leaders, based on his deep understanding of human psychology, his decades of experience with the challenges and opportunities of leading lawyers, and his ability to apply his knowledge in a down-to-earth, understandable way. I’ve worked with Larry for more than twenty years. There is no one like him in the world of law.”

Ralph Baxter, Esq., Former Chairman and CEO of Orrick; Intapp, Board of Directors and other prominent advisory roles -- see more at

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“When I think of leading sustainable change, creating better law firms and supporting better lawyer lives I think instantly of Larry. No one has done more to accelerate our understanding of the lawyer personality than he has. I utilize his research and coaching daily.”

Ann Rainhart, Chief Operating Officer Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

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“In our joint work with clients, Larry has impressed me with his ability to convince skeptical lawyers of the need for change. His science-based understanding of the personalities of lawyers is unparalleled, and he delivers his messages in compelling, memorable ways.”

Dr. Heidi K. Gardner, Co-Founder Gardner & Co.

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“Larry’s unique insight into the personality of lawyers has been very important to my education as a managing partner and his knowledge in the area of positive psychology has made an enormous contribution to our firm.”

C. Wade Cooper, Managing Partner Jackson Walker LLP

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“I have followed and incorporated the work of Dr. Larry Richard throughout my career in the legal industry. His insights and findings have been incorporated into virtually every execution plan I have designed and led. Nothing happens in a law firm without understanding and navigating the unique profile of lawyers and nobody is better at this than Larry. His work, always valuable, is needed now more than ever. You simply cannot navigate impactful change in law firms without the perspective of the work of Dr. Larry Richard.”

Angie Sebastian, CPA, MBA, PCC, President; (former CEO of Levenfeld Pearlstein) Sebastian Strategies,

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“Dr. Larry Richard is a great presenter, and has a terrific sense of humor too. We have used him for specific assignments and he has presented at several of our retreats and meetings. I highly recommend him.”

Charles J. O'Donnell, Chief Operating Officer Duane Morris LLP

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“Dr. Richard deftly applies his insights on the lawyer personality to timeless and timely challenges in the industry. He is a go-to resource on engagement, retention, leader development, and much more.”

Devin Lintzenich, Director of Professional Development and Retention Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

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“As a firm, we know that the well-being of our people is crucial to our success. Dr. Larry has helped our leadership team understand what makes the “lawyer personality” unique and introduced us to helpful practices to address the impacts of change and uncertainty while bringing out the best in our people.”

John Murphy, National Managing Partner and CEO Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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“Larry is a leader of leaders in the area of law firm practice. He has designed an innovative leadership development program that is serving to develop new skills in professionals that are already highly skilled.”

Kathleen Bradley Houston, Texas, United States

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“Larry possesses a unique ability to understand lawyers and the context in which they operate, enabling him to unlock terrific potential in the areas of performance and leadership.”

Elizabeth Zelinka Parsons Tucson, Arizona, United States


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