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My philosophy is simple

Your business is only as good as the people that work for it.
To get better performance, we need to encourage, motivate and drive employees to achieve their very best.  This doesn't happen by itself - it takes courage, tenacity, and grit to win in today's environment.  This requires a new breed of manager and leader to get us to where we need to go.

His high school football days taught him the value of working as a team to get the ball over the goal line. You can't win the game by playing have to craft a strategy,  use the right player to beat the competition, and win. Different players have different strengths - each person needed to do what it took to get the ball down the field.

You don't have to be the one carrying the ball to be essential to team success...Everyone is essential

After a catastrophic car accident in South America after high school, Wade has sought to make the most out of life. Most importantly, he has sought to help others achieve their very best. His messages of leadership, self-improvement, and optimizing business resonates with listeners as they find new opportunities to improve their personal leadership in both business and life. 
Over his career, Dr. Larson has focused his efforts to bring this emphasis to organizations of all types and sizes. 

Feel free to reach out and find out how Dr. Wade can bring his message of achievement, performance, and success to your organization to bring out the best in your leaders and employees today! 

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Optimal Talent Dynamics is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.



  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

  • President, Optimal Talent Dynamics 

  • International Speaker, Keynote Presenter, Workshop Facilitator

  • 25+ Years in executive leadership and human resources. 


  • Over 300 clients with projects in organizational effectiveness, executive and leadership development, performance, compensation, employee engagement, and more. 


  • Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership 


  • MBA with emphases in HR, OD, and Marketing 


  • Former VP of HR (California Higher Education)


  • Former Chief Human Resources Officer (Idaho Higher Education)


  • Certified Professional Coach


  • Published Author


  • University Adjunct Professor

  • John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker

  • SHRM-SCP Certified


  • Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR)


  • Experience with private-sector, public-sector and non-profit leadership





Check out Dr. Wade's latest book - learn how to navigate our business through the redefined world of HR 3.0!




Check out Dr. Wade's podcast on the Innovation Mind's link...Episode 4 on Feedback. Don't miss this one!




Check out Dr. Wade's discussion on the value of feedback, leadership, using the SBI model to change behavior and performance, and more!

Check out Wade's interview in Forbes

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"How To Solve The Right Problems With Your New HR System"

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