Aaron Young

Aaron Young

Chairman of Laughlin Associates


Aaron Young, is a lifelong entrepreneur,  trusted advisor to CEOs and business owners and creator of The Unshackled Owner a program for entrepreneurs looking to build a business and not just a glorified job.


Aaron is Chairman/CEO of Laughlin Associates, a 44-year-old company that has helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs start, grow and profit from their business. This has given Aaron an ideal vantage point to observe common mistakes and successes in businesses from Main Street to America’s largest yacht broker from medical professionals to manufacturers to investors. For over 34 years, his experience founding, acquiring and directing multi-million dollar businesses as well as working as an officer for a publicly-traded, multi-national, sets him apart from the crowd as a voice of real-world knowledge and authority.


Aaron has made it his life’s work to arm other business owners with success formulas that immediately provide exponential growth and protection. In addition, Aaron has served as a board or advisory board member for several organizations—including California Women’s Conference, SMART Women International, International Crowd Funding Association, Portland Center Stage, and Integrative Medical Arts Center.

Aaron has been married to his wife, Michelle, since 1987. They live near Portland, Oregon and have five children and two grandchildren.

All sessions