During my 25+ year professional career, I've worked in a variety of positions and settings -- clinical social worker for two mental health clinics, sales rep for a telecommunications company, and later a medical laboratory. In addition, I've served as a training / organizational development specialist for a large healthcare Corporation, an Internet technology company, and later a health insurance company.
Today, I own and manage Ferguson Leadership (a division of Larry Ferguson & Associates, Inc.), assisting new and emerging managers become more effective leaders.
Along with three other colleagues, I help high-performing, high potential managers (newly promoted, newly hired, or newly transferred) to become tomorrow's leaders. We offer our clients advice and guidance to identify their strengths and limitations; then coach them to create action-focused development plans. We work aggressively with them to define measurable outcomes that document application, business impact and, in some cases, ROI (Return on Investment) while "holding their feet to the fire."
Outside of my consulting and coaching, I've been involved in several leadership positions with volunteer and professional associations Boards. Among them, I've served as the President for a local Toastmaster club as well as President of a nonprofit volunteer board.
I also teach a six-week course on group process and development at Portland State University's professional development Center.
Currently, I live with my wife in Portland, Oregon, our home for over 30 years. When not actively involved with business, you'll find me riding in a number of organized long-distance bike events (50 to 200 miles) or flying with fellow pilots, enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest from 5,000' up.