I'm Dr. Larry Cornett, a career advisor and the founder of Brilliant Forge. Over 7 years ago, I was feeling frustrated with my job and uncertain about the path ahead. So, I decided that it was time to reignite my career and find a way to do the work that I love.
Now I help others forge their own invincible careers by sharing the strategies I used to…
- Land great jobs at IBM, Apple Computer, eBay, Yahoo, and other Tech startups during my 23 year career in Silicon Valley.
- Get promoted 6 times in 6 years from an individual contributor to a Vice President at one of the largest internet companies in the world.
- Create my own exit plan, start a business with clients waiting for me, and raise $1.3M in investment for my own startup.
- Regain my freedom, happiness, fitness, health, and family relationships along the way.
Director of Design at Groupon Merchant
“I can't say enough good things about working with Larry, both as a colleague and in a mentoring relationship. Larry has been the person that I've routinely turned to throughout the past decade, for frank, forthright, and illuminating conversations about where to take my career. He's been an insightful resource that's been through it all before me, with no other agenda than to help me get to the best place I can for myself. His compassion and candor help him point out when I'm being less-than-honest with myself - and in a way that makes it palatable to hear. Having Larry available as a trusted resource - and as a friend - has been a crucial part of my continued professional development."
Head of Design at Scribd
“I have known Larry for close to 10 years now starting as a UI Designer on his team at Yahoo! Search. From those early days of my career I have been fortunate to have him as my manager and one who gave being "boss" a fresh perspective! Of the many 1:1s I had with him listening to our woes, expectations, aspirations, he was able to provide feedback that was real, honest and eventually I learnt over time actionable! In all these years he has consistently been bold, yet polite, accessible for advice or even just a conversation on topics of mutual interest. In the competitiveness of the Silicon Valley world, Larry has continued to be his own person while being there for others as a leader, a mentor, a guide. And now after all these years I couldn't be happier to see Larry take on the next adventure as a career and business coach, bringing together the best of all he has to offer and more. I often find myself quoting anecdotes from my 1:1s with him to my design team members for the timeless, valuable sharing they have been."
Director of User Experience at Shutterstock
“Larry is a source of calm when you need it the most. I’ve been lucky to have been managed by Larry at eBay and Yahoo, and he has given me unfiltered career advice, trends to look out for and even easy yet effective professional tips that has helped shape my professional life. I trust his guidance because he understands people's motivations and strengths and will go out of his way to help them achieve success."
Redefine your career and reclaim your life
I provide one-on-one career consulting for a limited number of clients. Let’s talk to see if I can help you with your career growth and transformation. Schedule a complimentary discovery call with me today.