When Larry visited on October 24, 2014, it had been EXACTLY six years since his first visit on October 24, 2008 (when we were meeting at Woodway Country Club). His topic in 2014, “Leading in a VUCA World (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)”, was just as timely as his topic in 2008**. Larry shares very transparently about his own struggles and the lessons he learned and wisdom he gained in those six years. In reminding us of how our heavenly Father is a God of second chances and delights when we overcome, Larry challenges us in these challenging times to find our river Jordan, stick a toe in and trust that God is with us.
**On that day in 2008, we were in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had just been taken over, BofA was buying Merrill Lynch for $50 billion, Lehman Brothers had filed for bankruptcy just a month earlier, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were to become regulated bank holding companies and on September 29 the Dow dropped 778 points–its single-worst point drop ever. We were all pretty confused and worried. It was perfect timing to hear from Larry–he was coming out with “God is My Coach: A Business Leader’s Guide to Finding Clarity in an Uncertain World”