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About Larry

Larry Hawkins II

Larry Hawkins II’s life passion is developing other people. He finds true fulfillment in helping people discover things about themselves that allow them to do more than they thought possible. This is the foundation on which Hawkins Development Group was formed.

He was raised in Pascagoula, MS where he was a member of the Jackson County Boys & Girls club. After graduating from the Mississippi School for Math & Science, he attended Mississippi State University and graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree. While at Mississippi State, he held leadership positions in many community-focused organizations, including President of the Kappa Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

After graduation, Larry began working at National Instruments where he quickly ascended to team leader and team manager positions while leading his teams to record-breaking metrics. In addition to team success, he was also awarded individual recognition with leadership, excellence, and employee development awards.

Larry went on to create Hawkins Development Group and has taught thousands of people in the academic, corporate, non-profit, and government industries. Some of his previous clients include Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented, National Instruments, Society for Marketing Professional Services, and Mississippi Department of Transportation. He has been able to pursue his life’s passion and impact people both domestic and international.