Advancing Through Life’s Detours (with Larry Bell)
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How can being involved in organizations during your youth prepare you for unexpected events in your business future? Where do you turn for advice when you feel overwhelmed by responsibility, and you are having to learn as you go? And when personal tragedy strikes, how can the planning of one individual transform entire communities? Listen as our guest shares with us how he helped a family empire weather the storms of state and global downturns through the decades, and how a parent’s worst nightmare transformed into a legacy that fulfills the dreams of others in remote areas of the globe.


Bio: Larry Bell started out as a young CPA from New Mexico before he moved to Texas when he married Ellen, who was part of a well-known ranching family. Together, Ellen and Larry own Parks Bell Ranch and Kalpowar Quarter Horses. Larry serves as president and board member of the Amy Bell Charities, as well as the Ellen and Larry Bell Foundation. He also serves or has served on numerous boards, and he has held officer positions for other foundations and organizations, including the Beal Foundation, the National Reined Cow Horse Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Arthritis Foundation, Boys Club, First Presbyterian Church Midland, and the American Quarter Horse Association Foundation Council – just to name a few! Larry was inducted into the NRCHA Hall of Merit in 2017, and he has won several awards. Larry and Ellen just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and split their time between the ranch in Parker County and a home in Fort Worth, Texas. They have three children, Matthew, Brian, and Amy, and four grandchildren.

Bigger Than Business is the show where you’ll discover real-world stories of business owners living their purpose. You’ll encounter men and women all over the world who draw strength from understanding why they do what they do and how they remain true to that purpose through the ups and downs every business owner will face.

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