Meet Dr. Larry Schanus

Dr. Larry Schanus

Dr. Larry Schanus is one of today's leading speakers on the themes of resilience, self-esteem, and motivation.

During the past 14 years, Dr. Schanus has presented across the state of Minnesota to thousands of business professionals, correctional staff, security officers, probation officers, educators, mental health professionals, and offenders with a message based on encouragement, hope, and resilience.

Dr. Schanus has been teaching resiliency skills for over a decade. He has taught in the correctional system for over 7 years and is available to do presentations in your facility.


Career Path

Dr. Schanus received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas and did additional training at 3M Corporations Employee Assistance Resource Center.

While there he earned the designation of master instructor. He went on to provide in-home therapy working with high risk youth and their families. From there he started working for the Minnesota Department of Corrections Women's Correctional Facility in Shakopee. There he started a Resiliency Assets class that has been one of the most well accepted courses offered in the prison.

Dr. Schanus currently leads numerous resiliency groups serving individuals in his private practice, halfway houses, the community as well as those in the correctional system.