“A true hero has some power to make us a gift of a larger life.
Larry gave this gift to thousands, including me.
I can truly say that Larry inspired me more than anyone throughout my career, prompting me to start my own training company founded on many of his principles and values. Whenever we were together, I felt like I was the only person in the room. My heart goes out to Larry's family for losing one of the best teachers of all time..
Larry was easily the most inspirational an dynamic man I have ever met. The years I spent working with him were a turning point in my life.
Larry, you intelligence, humor and brilliance are your legacy. I am honored to have been able to learn from you and work with you.
No one, not even family had more of an impact on the course of my life than Larry did. Because of his teachings, I became a better salesperson, a better friend, a better father and a better husband. I will always remember him.
I had the good fortune to know and work with Larry outside of Santa Fe. What a contribution he made to my life and so many others. I will miss him, but his teachings live in my heart.
Susan Luiz Santa Fe
Larry can only be described as "love on wheels"--he made everyone feel better whenever he entered the room. Our profession will forever be impacted by the standard of caring and professionalism he set.
Larry, thank you for being my profound source of inspiration in life and work. All my accomplishments since 1980, I owe to you. Luis Collazo from Puerto Rico.
My sincere condolences to the entire Wilon Family.
As the John Wiley liason to Wilson Learning I had the privelege to meet and work with Larry on numerous occassions at he ranch. I'll never forget the first walking "exercise" where Larry came looking for me while I was looking for him.
A great relationship ensued and I have always been proud to have had the opportunity to spend time with him.
It is a sad day.
Stop, Challenge, and Choose.
I want to acknowledge the passing of a most amazing man who as a result of an all too brief professional engagement has resulted in a profound influence on my, and I suspect hundreds of other's lives over the past 25+ years.
Larry Wilson and what he created at the Pecos River Learning Center outside of Santa Fe was truly a watershed moment for bringing experiential learning, personal growth, and humanistic insights into the world of business. Nobody did it better and the shadow that Larry cast still has no boundaries. Playing to Win (vs. not to lose) and Choosing Growth over Fear indeed!
Not to mention, the Pecos programs was where i was introduced to "Its In Every One of Us".
Thank you Larry Wilson - with much appreciation, gratitude and love.
Larry Wilson was one of the most influential people and mentors in our lives and our careers. We had so many meaningful learning experiences with Larry at Wilson Learning, Pecos River and with Larry as a speaker and consultant. He was so incredibly generous, a life long learner, a can-do spirit, & so passionate on helping others to succeed. Whenever we were with him we always had generative and meaningful conversations. He loved to laugh and share stories. He loved to learn new things including technology, and was always sharing about the newest gadgets. He fully loved life and loved people. Our lives are truly blessed and enriched having known him. We are saddened by his passing but celebrate his life because of what a difference he made in our lives and so many others.
Friends at Northland College are remembering Larry. His contributions to our outdoor education program and course were and remain very important. Our thoughts and prayers to friends and family.
I had the privilege of getting to know Larry and his family in 2010 when his brother Jim was ADAMANT that I meet his brother Larry Wilson. I am forever grateful for that introduction and the journey that began on that day. Please know all of your friends and family in LifeVantage are so grateful for our time with Larry - and continuing the greatness he set in motion.
To the family of my long time friend, Larry--While our paths didn't cross as often as I wished, everytime we met it was like continuing the last conversation without even taking a deep breath! He was a mentor as well as a friend. I shall miss him!
I met Larry back before Larry Wilson Corp...when he was wowing the insurance world. He hired me and my partner, Kelly to play music at his "last day" of a training session--a little celebration he planned for his trainees.
After years of friendship I attended his seminars and presentations for great inspiration.
The kids might remember the phone booth I gave him for his teenagers.
He was who loved his family, to laugh, learn and teach. I know his spirit is in every one of your days, in many ways.
My sincerest condolences to the family.
It is with sadness that I learned of the death of Larry Wilson, but with a sense of gladness knowing of the influence on the minds and hearts of the many who joined with him at WLC. He was a man not to be humbled by circumstance.
To Larry, wherever you're smiling! Bonnie & Anne might remember me. Larry hired me right out of the Guthrie Theatre in the early 70s to help create his Video Training Model and, without knowing it, was the catalyst fo my filmmaking career. My memories are only wonderful ones of Larry, our trips together and our incredible conversations. It was with great sadness that I learned of his passing. You inspired me those many years ago and I still thank you from the bottom of my heart. My sympathy goes out to the Family.
My buddy and Partner was a big part of my life
What incredible experiences we had together during the Wilson Learning/Pecos years - fun (as Mickey would have wanted), stimulating, creative, energetic and caring. I loved all of our time together in trainings or in creating curriculum. No one could ever take so many ideas from so many different sources and put them together in such a unique and learner-friendly manner. It was a delight, and privilege to share them with so many different audiences around the world. I treasure it all with such fond memories. I miss you being present and send my love to all of your family. Carol (Fletcher) Clark
To Larry's Family: I cannot express my feeling of loss of your father. I loved him dearly, he was a great mentor, friend, and boss. I will always remember sitting with him creating PTW at the ranch. And what a great 4th birthday party we had for him at Pecos. Inhaling helium and talking like the mouse. Racing tricycles. And I will never forget our annual January meeting where he threatened to send us home after our primal screening session yelling into the masa and keeping him up late that evening. But most of all I will miss his smile, and laughter. I have lost a great friend who I loved! Mike
Larry I appreciate all the inspiration you gave to me, your thought leadership, your innovative mind and good heart. Although I worked at Wilson Learning after the WL golden years, I got to experience the legacy of what inside out tranformation could be for people and of course to have fun while you work with that Mickey Mouse watch. My sincere condolences to family. Respectfully, Jack Frangipane
I joined Wilson Learning in 1989 and it was clear from the outset that this community would change my life. Larry's influence reached far and wide. His vision and beliefs in the "world of abundance" affected my life, thoughts and actions. He will be remembered and missed by many people whose lives are more vibrant because of his commitment, inspiration and belief in making a difference.
You completely changed how I think about work (and life). Your inspiration and example pointed the way to being the best that I can be. I'm grateful for the shift you engendered in my life. Thank you and bless you.
Larry and Wilson Learning changed my career and gave selling meaning. this goes back to 1975. Thank you Larry.
Thanks Larry for the light and laughter and inspiration you so easily shared with all of us. Your words and presence invited me to feel more self-empowered and capable to move myself forward in my life.
My love and blessings to all the family.
In 1969, when I joined LWC (Larry Wilson Corporation back then), little did I know what an enjoyable and extraordinary experience it would be.
Larry, you left each of us with wonderful memories and life-changing lessons.
Hersh, Bonnie, Susie, Patty & Peggy,and Joe ... you were blessed with a truly remarkable Dad!
Love, Barbara T.
Larry was a true visionary and wonderful business trainer. I value my time spent in Eden Prairie and Pecos River many years ago. I'm also proud to be related to Larry and the wonderful Wilson family. As you impressed upon me, Larry, "Go with the flow. Do not fight the current." God-speed on your eternal journey.
Joey, Bonnie and the rest of Larry's children. I was lycky to meet all of you in Santa Fe. We could never figure out Larry's prediliction for newer model blondes! Love you all.
A professional mentor and creative thinking role model
Larry Wilson was such a tremendous influence on me and the way I live my life. I will forever be grateful for his knowledge, wisdom and impact.
I will always remember the positive imprints Larry Wilson left in my life. He and I were admirers of Bill Gove, and Bill and I were admirers of Larry. Rest easy my friend, thanks for all you gave us.
In 1987 (could be off a year) I attended a National Society of Sales Execs meeting in Arizona. Larry Wilson was the keynote speaker. I watched as he spoke of change, hope and transformation. Several hundred people were glued to their seats transfixed by this man. I was one one of them. As I watched Larry, I said, "That's what I want to do!" That visioning in 1987 while watching Larry led me to a 22 year career with Wilson Learning. That vision enabled by Larry has put me on stage in front of as many as 600 people delivering transformative messages in the Americas and Europe. I don't pretend to be Larry Wilson, I am a truck driver's son who is living a dream inspired by a great man. With love and great affection for a person who enabled me to go places I could not have imagined as a young man.
Bob Davis, McCourt Associates, A Wilson Learning Business Partner
Larry and Bill Gove spoke at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo,NY...it jumpstarted my speaking career.
I bought Larry's record (yes, record!) "On Target with People" and I have followed him and his creative mind for the next 50 years.
Spending time with Larry and Bill at Bill's speaking workshop for a weekend was a career highlight for me.
It is a large task to send condolences to the family of Larry Wilson. His reach extended so far and changed the lives of so many. No time in my long career was as transformative and important than the time spent at Wilson Learning and with its people. I owe Larry Wilson my thanks and admiration. I wish him a wonderful afterlife. To Herschel and the rest of the Wilsons, my deepest sympathies for your personal loss and my heartfelt thanks for sharing Larry with the rest of us.
I started with Wilson Learning when I was 22 and anxious to learn! Larry and Bill Ramsey were huge mentors in my life. Larry motivated everyone to grow and to help the company grow. I started with 37 employees and left 9 years later to raise my family, there were 250 employees! He touched so many lives and we are all grateful for it. We remember our Cayman vacations, our Mickey Mouse watches that made work fun! We all got to know Larrys wonderful family!
He was one of a kind and I love him for all that he did to encourage us to live outside of our comfort zone! Thank you all (Wilson family) for the fond memories and he will live on in our hearts forever!!
Deepest condolences to all the Wilson family. There are no words to assuage the pain of this loss. However you should know that Larry lived his life helping people in a profound way to live their life "going as far as they could with all that they have". He was a great man, a wonderful counselor and my friend. I will miss him but his message lives with me forever.
Larry opened so many doors for me, the greatest being his own heart. Had it not been for him we would have never discovered the jewel that is Santa Fe, which we explored together, along with all the wonderful people at ITG. Those friendships endure, as does our love for the city. Larry taught me some very deep truths about spirituality. He is a part of us all.
Few people have made such a positive difference in as many lives as Larry has. Those who had the privilege to work with him and those who benefited from his life's work are better and happier because of the lessons he taught us.
He was a positive psychologist long before the term was coined. He saw the best in people, made them feel valued, and leveraged their talents to serve the common good.
He touched us, and we have grown.
With Sympathy and Love to all the Wilson Family and Friends. Larry and Pecos River changed my life and helped me to a Path that is deeply fulfilling. He will always be remembered....
Many of us followed Larry down that Old Santa Fe Trail; what an adventure it was. I loved Larry's generosity and enthusiasm. Our thoughts are with his whole family around the world.
To all the Wilsons -
How I remember the many wonderful times that our families had together. To this day, I remember my costume for the very first Schooner Days parade. Larry lit up a room. May your memories light up your days as you grieve his absence.
With much love,
Larry was a very dear friend and a real talent. I was one of his early investors and truly enjoyed watching him grow his companies. He will be missed. George Fox
One of the happiest times in my life. Learning truly is fun when you work in Camelot!!!!! Thank you Larry - - - RIP Shirley
As a course instructor for many years,Larry and I would talk at length about Wilson Learning and it's possitive affect on sales and business management. We referred to the company center in Eden Prairie, with all it's possitive attitude and energy, our Camelot... and indeed it was... "for there was simply not, a more congenial spot for happily ever-atering than here in Camelot. Thank you King (Larry)Arthur.
With love and affection Allan Lotsberg