Larry Sharpe is a native New Yorker born in downtown New York City. He was given up by his birth parents and adopted by a Bronx couple at just a few weeks old. Larry was raised in the South Bronx as a kid and then on Long Island as a teen.
Larry's father died when he was 12 and his mother, a German immigrant with all of her family still in Europe, was left alone and soon collapsed into self-medication and drug abuse.
At 17 he joined the Marines and went to college. While he was overseas, his mother was convicted and imprisoned. Upon his return, he helped get his mother back on her feet and tried to find his own way as a civilian after 7 years in the Marines.
Larry became an English teacher for a few years, but then realized that he wanted more. To learn business and sales he worked in several B-to-C and B-to-B sales positions until he felt he knew enough to start his own business.
In 2001, he started Prime Distribution Inc., but after a mediocre start he sold this business after only two years. After one more job, Larry founded Neo-Sage® in 2004 and has been training top-tier professionals ever since.
He has trained and coached hundreds of executives, entrepreneurs, leaders and employees from dozens of organizations all over the world.
Larry has been an interim senior executive for companies in times of crisis; filling a senior post and helping them find a replacement. He also consults with law firms for jury selection and trial prep. And he consults with political campaigns on strategy and debate prep. He is also a professional speaker and has presented at dozens of venues to a wide range of audiences throughout the US, Europe and Asia.
Politically, Larry never felt at home with the major parties and never joined one. He bounced back and forth between Democrats and Republicans always hoping that this time someone would do the right thing and stop the Prison Industrial Complex, the Military Industrial Complex, never ending debt and the brutal attacks on small business.
In 2012, after hearing Gary Johnson speak, he become a member of the Libertarian Party and in 2016 he ran for the Vice-Presidential Candidacy. He is a current member of the libertarian National Committee (LNC).
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He has a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from the University of Maryland and lives in NYC, with his wonderful wife that he met in high school and their two daughters.