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Hawkins Development Group is an Austin-based leadership development firm specializing in speaking, teaching, coaching, and consulting services. We exist to guide others on their path to self-fulfillment through personal, interpersonal, and organizational development. Operating throughout the continental United States, we have served thousands of individuals across academic, government, non-profit, and corporate organizations.

Larry Hawkins II | Co-Founder & CEO

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. Ultimately, his passion for developing people led to the creation of Hawkins Development Group and he has reached thousands of people in the academic, corporate, non-profit, and government industries.

Previous clients include Emerson, National Instruments, University Federal Credit Union, and the Mississippi Department of Transportation. As the author to “5 Principles to a Purposeful Life“, he has been able to pursue his life’s passion and impact people both domestic and international.

Travis Ann Nylin | Co-Founder & CMO

An Austin transplant from McComb, Mississippi, Travis Ann has a lifelong passion for marketing and entrepreneurship. With 8 years of experience in marketing product management, and business development, she brings strategic guidance and an insatiable drive to turn dreams into reality.

Michelle Hunter | Business Operations Consultant

An Austin, Texas, native, Michelle joins the HawkDG team with over 10 years experience in event planning and logistics. She manages operations and execution for new business development.