Carylynn (Cary) Kemp Larson brings a rare combination of expertise and experience in leader development and team dynamics. She is both an accomplished Executive/Leadership Coach and a Master Facilitator. Cary leverages her training as an Organizational Psychologist to address her clients’ requests in the context of corporate, group, and individual dynamics. She appreciates the impact of corporate culture, group norms, and personalities. She has extensive experience working with the most skeptical of audiences, from senior military leaders to scientists and attorneys.
As a facilitator, Cary ensures that groups accomplish their meeting objectives while also elevating their capacity to create positive conversational dynamics for themselves. As an Executive/Leadership Coach, Cary helps her clients increase social and emotional skills, strengthen communications and relationships, stay calm and composed in the most tumultuous and straining of environments, influence resistant team members and other stakeholders, build bridges across corporate divides, and push the boundaries of innovation.
Cary holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (George Mason University), a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, and a DEI in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida. She is a Certified Professional Coach through the International Coach Federation, a Fellow with Harvard’s Institute of Coaching, and an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for I/O Psychology, and the International Leadership Association.
She has served on faculty at The George Washington University, George Mason University, the United States Naval Academy and (currently) The American University. Her work has helped organizations promote leader adaptability, accelerate team formation, and strengthen mentoring programs. She is regularly called upon to facilitate senior leadership meetings, design leadership programs, an speak at leadership conventions on topics such as leading change, employee engagement, adaptability, and emotional intelligence. She is the author of The Coaching Companion: Get the Most from Your Coaching Experience and Leverage Your Leader-Coach.
Cary is herself an entrepreneur and community leader. In 2008 she founded Rock Recovery, a local mental health non-profit. Cary served as Executive Director for 5 years and currently serves as Board President. Her greatest joy is spending time with her husband, son, and extended family.
Certified Practitioner of the following Instruments:
- Team Dialogue Indicator
- Leadership Circle Profile
- Predictive Index
- Emotional & Social Competence Inventory (ESCI)
- Leader Network Diagnostic
- CCL Assessment Suite
- Conflict Dynamics Profile
- Influence Style Indicator