Larry Chung (FPPA 2013) is the Senior Vice President of Strategies 360, where he leads Southern California operations for the firm. He oversees large scale public affairs campaigns for clients, manages staff, and leads all business development initiatives for their Southern California office. Larry also serves as an appointee of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon on the California State Bar Lawyer Assistance Oversight Committee, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, APIs Mobilize, Breathe LA, and the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE).
We caught up with Larry to reminisce on his FPPA experience and how he uses Coro tools in his work today.
Tell us one fun fact about yourself.
In my spare time I like to play cards and have found some success in the past playing in the World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker.
How do you bring Coro experiences into your day-to-day work at Strategies 360?
I find that one of the best ways to problem solve is to approach them with a mindset focused on inquiry. If I am focused on the WIGO (“What is Going On” is a Coro tool that provides participants with an accurate understanding of their surroundings based on sensory input) and basing my decisions on facts and realities of circumstance rather than perceptions, problems tend to be solved more efficiently. I also approached Coro with a mindset that everything is an opportunity, and I still do that in my work everyday.
What moment(s) from your time as a Coro Fellow do you think back to most often?
I have very fond memories of my cohort and while we did not always agree on everything, I made some great friends and lasting relationships that I wouldn’t trade.
If you could go back and give yourself some advice during your time in the FPPA, what would you say?
Don’t take yourself so seriously and realize that you really don’t know much. View literally every circumstance as an opportunity to either learn, grow, or build a relationship — you never know when it will come in handy in the future.