Meet our Team: Larry Dressler

Larry Dressler is a skilled designer and convener of high-stakes conversations, and an advisor to leaders who seek to weave authentic engagement and collaboration into the fabric of their organizations. He has worked with Facebook, NIKE, West Los Angeles Veterans Medical Center, 1% for the Planet, Starbucks, and Pediatric Aids Foundation.


Larry is the author of Consensus Through Conversation: How to Achieve High Commitment Decisions and Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage.


Larry has helped design 3rd Conversation events and served as a facilitator, both in-person and now virtually for patients, clinicians, and health system administrators. We asked him why he chose to be involved with 3rd Conversation:


"I believe we need a more human-centered system for health care. People who do the work of healing others should not have to martyr themselves to a system that does not always take their wellbeing into account.
Likewise, patients have the right to feel fully seen and understood rather than processed. I hope our work helps to nudge the system toward greater empathy."

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