Dr. Larry Edmonds


GRIT and Resiliency: Cheating Death (and Other Bad Days)When you need to have your organization's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program assessed and/or developed and implemented, Dr. Larry Edmonds may just be the right choice.


Dr. Edmonds is a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Master who brings over a decade of consulting, training, and teaching, and two teaching/training awards to every project. He is forward-thinking, has strong lived experiences, and deep acquired knowledge of curriculum writing and development, including JEDI theory and practice, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural/Cross-cultural Communication, Leadership, Language, Culture, and Communication, and Intercultural Competence success principles and strategies, and acuity in multicultural communication, coupled with effective leadership.

Dr. Edmonds brings expertise from both the business and academic worlds on the intersections between gender and various cultural identities, earning his doctorate in education based on cultural intersections and biases some people have against other individuals and groups of people. 

If now is the time for you and your organization to be proactive and to get your people up to speed on effective Diversity, Equity/Equality, and Inclusion, we would be delighted to hear from you and to block your tentative date(s), when available, for one or more projects at your location(s). We look forward to hearing from you as we fill our 2021, 2022, and beyond calendars.

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At the intersection of education and entertainment

Dr. Larry Edmonds is a respected and sought-after professional speaker as well as a multi-award-winning Emeritus and Honors Faculty member in Human Communication at Arizona State University, teaching Leadership, Gender and Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Training/Learning and Development. 

Dr. Edmonds spent over two decades studying, teaching, and presenting effective public speaking and oral presentations. He is also a well-known practitioner of effective communication, from speaking to listening. 

Larry speaks on a variety of important and interesting topics applicable to the workplace in most types of organizations (public sector, private sector, and the non-profit sector).

He is also known for interjecting a bit of humor in each of his presentations!

Recent Presentations:

  • Arizona Leading Age  
  • Global Listening Centre Conference  
  • Corporate Event Marketing Association Summit 

Edmonds is also the former Director, Education Innovation, Global Listening Centre, or GLC (nonprofit, London). His work at the university and with the GLC has led to a recent uptick in requests for his newest presentations: 

"GRIT and Resiliency: Cheating Death (and Other Bad Days)"

"Awaken the Hidden Art: Effective Listening for Success in the Workplace"


"Diversity and Accessibility: The Hallmarks of an Inclusive Organization"

Your audience members surely expect to be both entertained AND educated in a 30-60-75-minute presentation (keynote and/or session). Dr. Edmonds brings his broad, well-rounded academic knowledge, his lived experiences, and his sense of humor to every keynote and every session he presents.

He has delighted audiences for two decades, which is why he is often asked to return to present on another topic for the same organization!

Just the Speaker for YOUR Next Event

EXACTLY the Speaker for YOUR Next Event