Larson & Associates are those rare business partners who can be both strategic and tactical. They help you craft your vision, see the connection points between the work and other business processes and then bring it to life on time and on budget.
I have known and worked with the Larsons as a fellow OD practitioner for 15 years - first at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and then at Levis Strauss & Co. They are one of those rare OD consultancies who are extremely strategic as well as brilliant at execution. They have an excellent way of simplifying concepts to make them accessible and useable for clients, meeting them at their level of maturity/sophistication around OD. I cannot recommend Larson & Associates highly enough for the full scope of OD and OE work. Any client would be lucky to get them.
I hired Sarah to be the Change Lead on a large scale global HR Transformation Project that I was leading at Levi Strauss & Co.. We worked closely together for 18 months and I found Sarah to be highly competent and extremely knowledgeable about change management. She was thoughtful, disciplined and rigorous in her approach, but efficient and pragmatic in her delivery. The quality and volume of her work product was exceptional, and she was of great value to the project and to the company. She is very personable which makes it a true pleasure to work with her. She is very client oriented and collaborative and this allowed her to build strong relationships on the team and with key stakeholders within the company. Larson & Associates is an excellent change management consultancy and I highly recommend them.
Larson & Associates consulted to LS&Co. over many years and Sarah was our go-to consultant for our OD and Change needs because of her versatility, exceptional partnering skills, and her ability to produce meaningful results on behalf of Levi Strauss and Company. I've come to appreciate Sarah’s breadth of skills and her deep knowledge of, and passion for, her work. I know that I'm speaking for many of her clients here at Levi's when I say that she is a real pleasure to work with. I endorse Larson & Associates with my highest recommendation.
Larson & Associates is a great asset for leaders seeking to build agile organizations while retaining the DNA of an executional culture. Sarah Larson is a wonderful partner and collaborator with Sr. execs. She is wickedly smart, highly skilled in her use of O&D techniques; both very thoughtful and instinctive; engages well at all levels; and is a tireless partner. Her work was instrumental in my ability to put in place a nimble org structure that showcases the top talent of my division.
I had the pleasure of working with Larson & Associates when Sarah consulted to our team on several interdependent talent initiatives, including creating a custom competency model and high potential development strategy. Sarah was generous in sharing her deep subject matter expertise on organizational and talent development and was agile enough to move quickly as our needs and priorities shifted. She is incredibly talented, bright, efficient (can turn around work in record time!) and a great project manager who helped keep us on target. Sarah provided valuable and actionable insights and was a highly collaborative team-player. I would highly recommend Larson & Associates to companies seeking a cutting-edge and results-driven partners.
In January, Larson & Associates consulted and partnered with us on setting our strategic direction. During the prep call, Sarah assessed our situation and knew what needed to happen in order for us to achieve what we wanted in a short 2 day timeline. She was focused and led discussions that were not easy given the strong opinions of the leaders. She provided us with tools and the leadership team was able to identify the overall strategy and priorities. Feedback from her involvement was extremely positive and we want her to come back next year and help us again.
I had the pleasure of partnering with Larson & Associates on developing the second installment our Leadership Development program at Blue Shield, and also on a few other, smaller projects. Larson & Associates brought boundless energy, deep curiosity, and relentless focus on results to our projects. They offered excellent ideas and suggestions, accepted and integrated feedback into revisions, and procured high quality research sources and analyses. They were also just downright fun to work with! Their humor and grace were always present, and always welcome. I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Larson & Associates any time.
I had the opportunity to work with Larson & Associates on multiple engagements at Gap Inc. and cannot say enough positive things about their ability to blend both the strategic nature of Talent Development along with the drive to get things done and truly make a difference. Larson & Associates brings such deep thought leadership around the best practices in all of HR and is able to pivot from high-level thinking to the tactical execution flawlessly. They are credible and authentic Talent Management leaders!
I worked with Larson & Associates on several projects at StubHub over the course of a year. Sarah possesses that unique dynamic that balances brilliant strategy development with maniacal focus on execution. She owns a room when she stands up to deliver material and is a fantastic thought partner. I highly recommend engaging with Larson & Associates on anything from people strategy to human capital development to organizational change. They are stars.