Larry Ackerman is a leading authority on organizational and personal identity. He is the founder of The Identity Circle, a consulting and coaching firm that helps organizations and individuals thrive, by enhancing their performance, impact and reputations. In a professional career spanning 30 years, Mr. Ackerman has helped meet some of the most complex challenges facing large organizations struggling to find purpose and distinguish themselves in their fields. As a personal coach to senior executives, as well as consultant to their institutions, his insights have assisted many leaders in discovering the keys not just to survive, but to flourish. His clients have included AARP, The American Academy of Family Physicians, Baxter Healthcare, Dow Chemical, EDS, Fidelity Investments, Lockheed Martin, Maytag, Norsk Hydro, and State Farm Insurance.