The truth is, sometimes I win and sometimes I learn. With all of life’s ups and downs, I’m still a hero to my kids. I’m blessed to be an award-winning entrepreneur & CEO; optimist; best-selling author; keynote speaker; hotelier; and former U.S. Army Green Beret committed to helping visionaries, leaders and high-achievers step into the leadership gap.
Bio for Larry Broughton
Larry is an award-winning entrepreneur & CEO, best-selling author, keynote speaker, mentor, hero to his kids, and Good ‘n Plenty candy lover. After growing up in a small mill town in rural western New York, he spent eight years traveling the world with the US Army’s elite Special Forces, commonly known as the Green Berets, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Larry has successfully parlayed his unique experience of serving on Special Forces A-Teams to the business arena. He is Founder/CEO of broughtonHOTELS, a leader in the boutique hotel industry; and Co-Founder/CEO of BROUGHTONadvisory, a strategic vision, elite team building, and transformational leadership organization with clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to Turner Broadcasting and The Pentagon. He’s received numerous awards for business performance, innovation and leadership; including Ernst & Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year®, NaVOBA’S (National Veteran-Owned Business Association) Vetrepreneur® of the Year, Passkey Foundation’s Business Leader of Integrity, Coastline Foundation’s Visionary of the Year, while Entrepreneur Magazine included broughtonHOTELS in their Hot 500 List.
Larry’s upbeat, creative approach to business has been featured in news articles from the Los Angeles Times to Entrepreneur Magazine, on national radio shows, and on every major television and cable network.
Larry Broughton is the best-selling co-author of The Next Big Thing, as well as VICTORY: 7 Entrepreneurial Success Strategies for Veterans. He is also author of FLASHPOINTS for Achievers, as well as the upcoming Warriors In The Boardroom. Additionally, he’s a featured contributor to U.S. Veterans Magazine and OC Metro.
Larry lives & works in Orange County, CA; and is blessed with a beautiful daughter, Emily; and dashing son, Ben. Dedicated to life-long learning, he has interviewed hundreds of successful entrepreneurs and CEOs on the topics of business, leadership, entrepreneurship and significance. Larry has attended the Executive Program at prestigious Stanford University; studied Russian at the world-renowned Defense Language Institute; and studied Political Science at University of California, Santa Barbara and College of San Mateo.
Larry as Keynote Speaker
Larry is one of the country’s most popular keynote speakers who provides high-octane, informative, inspirational presentations for corporations, non-profits, governmental agencies, military organizations, conferences, seminars, award ceremonies, associations, entrepreneur groups, and fund raising events. He also delivers informative lectures at colleges & universities, and is popular for conference panel discussions and break-out sessions.
His unique and moving stories of triumph and tragedy, business success, leadership principles, and his path towards significance leaves audiences with practical tips, teaching points, and energized to take action.
Larry’s Short Teaser Speaker Reel (2min)
Larry’s Full Length Speaker Reel (7min)
Speaking Topics by Larry Broughton: Inspiration & Motivation, Transformational Leadership, Peak Performance, Entrepreneurship, Military Veteran Causes, Hotel & Restaurant Topics, Personal Growth, Overcoming Obstacles, Elite Team Building.
F* WORDS: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Dreaming and Doing: Larry’s authentic, high-octane keynote features inspiring stories and practical tips to overcome adversity, face challenges, and live a more productive, high-impact and significant life. Based on his studies of business and personal success; and personal interviews with hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, athletes and thought leaders, Larry shares the driving strategies for overcoming any obstacle. This humorous, uplifting and inspiring keynote can be up to 90 minutes, and is perfect for all associations, entrepreneur and corporate functions, college/university events, and medium to large organizations.
LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM A FORMER GREEN BERET: Larry shares the insider secrets and the key success strategies for effective leadership from his service on A-Teams in the US Army’s elite Special Forces (The Green Berets), and how he parlayed them to build world-class businesses and become an award-winning entrepreneur. Larry explains that healthy and effective leadership skills are within everyone’s grasp, not exclusive to those in official command-structure roles in formal organizations. Based on his military and entrepreneurial experience building teams that outmaneuver and outperform larger, better funded organizations, Larry discusses the ideal profile of effective teams and offers tools, techniques and resources to create and motivate teams to greatness. This humorous, uplifting and inspiring keynote can be up to 90 minutes, and is perfect for all associations, entrepreneur and corporate functions, college/university events, and medium to large organizations.
WINNING NOT WHINING: A VICTOR’S STORY OF TRIUMPH: Larry shares motivational & inspirational stories, lessons and anecdotes of victory over the guilt and shame of personal trauma during his teen years, early leadership roles, service as an elite US Army Green Beret, struggles with addiction, life as an accomplished entrepreneur, living with PTSD, and the rewards of faith and family. These presentations can be customized for audiences of all ages and maturity levels. His journey from darkness to light is emotional, funny, and inspiring. Some audience members are stunned, others cry, and many cheer as Larry relates his story of tragedy to triumph. This humorous, uplifting and inspiring keynote can be up to 90 minutes, and is perfect for all associations, entrepreneur and business functions, church groups, events and medium to large organizations.
5 SPECIAL STRATEGIES TO BUILD ELITE TEAMS: Based on his background serving on elite US Army Special Forces A-Teams, and his entrepreneurial experience building teams that outmaneuver and outperform larger, better funded organizations, Larry discusses the ideal profile of effective teams and offers tools, techniques and resources to create and motivate teams to greatness. Larry shares the secrets of: 1) How to attract the top producing people in your field, 2) How to understand your team’s wants and needs, 3) How to eliminate water cooler complaining, and 5) How to foster loyalty to your organization. This humorous and inspiring Keynote can be up to 90 minutes, and is perfect for all associations, entrepreneur and corporate functions, events and medium to large organizations.
Additionally, Larry creates custom keynote presentations and talks on Tenacity, Transformational Leadership, Elite Team Building, Entrepreneurship, Peak Performance, Overcoming Obstacles, Veteran Issues, and Hospitality Industry Related Topics.
For information on pricing and availability please email Melissa at melissa[at]broughtonHOTELS.com. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest.
LARRY HAS DELIVERED TALKS TO (this is a partial list): The Pentagon, Turner Broadcasting, InterWest Insurance Services, Identity Conference, Boston University’s Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Pittsburgh, InnSpire Conference, California Hotel & Lodging Association, JMBM’s Meet the Money Conference, Wounded Warrior Project Leadership Summit, SBA, VBOC-Sacramento, VBOC-Stockton, V-WISE, JFK University, Anaheim University, Irvine Valley College, 9/11 Ceremonies, Passkey Foundation’s Ethical Edge Speaker Series, Elite SDVOB National Convention, Student Veterans of America (CSUF), National Veteran Small Business Conference, Craig Duswalt’s RockStar Marketing Boot Camp, and many more.