Erik Larson  

Northern Michigan
Vistage Chair since 2011

"Our individual human journeys are most meaningful when we embrace the power of continued development and change -- this commitment allows for more full expression of our personal potential and positive impact for others. Being a Chair both allows me to walk this journey for myself and to guide others as they create new boundaries for their professional and personal journeys."

Respected management consultant and psychotherapist Erik Larson has dedicated himself to providing the knowledge tools, insight and motivation to individuals and organizations that enable them to increase their productivity and satisfaction derived from life and work.

With the goal of guiding his clients in turning their personal and collective visions and efforts into meaningful and sustainable results, he founded bean fields Professional Services LLC in Petoskey, where he serves as president and owner. Bean fields helps high performing individuals and organizations maximize the results of everything they do so they can increase their mindfulness and positively impact their financial bottom-line.

Larson’s primary fields of expertise include strategic planning, organizational cultures and executive leadership. This has led him to successfully direct strategic planning and leadership performance efforts for corporate and business clients in the banking, healthcare, manufacturing and retail industries, as well as art, community planning and environmental land preservation, and other non-profit entities.

Practicing in the personal development field since in 1989, Larson previously served as a senior examiner for the Michigan Quality Leadership Awards and as Chairperson for the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Little Traverse. The Horton Bay, Michigan resident received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University, and his Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.

In addition to his work, Larson is dedicated to sharing joy and learning with his wife and two children on their small Horton Bay farm, which is a perpetual work in motion and a grateful place of caring and solitude. A published poet and work-life columnist, Larson continues to write both creative and professional related pieces.