Maybe it’s  ADHD or ADOS (Attention Deficit ‘Oh, Squirrel’), but a diverse background creates the opportunity to communicate and problem-solve effectively with a wide variety of people. Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand Jr. grew up in Alabama as the son of a trial lawyer and state senator. Dr. Lybrand moved away from politics to become a pastor, educator, solutions-alchemist, theologian, systems specialist, public speaker, COO, business consultant, productivity coach, change management specialist, structural consultant, and author. 

Dr. Lybrand’s unique ability is to find understandable answers to complex problems, and communicate complex matters in simpler ways.

This especially means Dr. Lybrand is a Communicator…

Dr. Lybrand says interesting things in memorable ways

Fred Ray Lybrand Jr. is a father of five who has been married to Jody for over 38 years. Together they successfully homeschooled all of their kids from birth-to-college. Dr. Lybrand has the diverse combination of formally studying law, speech communication, systems thinking, linguistics, writing, English Literature, theology, marketing, structural dynamics, leadership/management, human personality, and more.  He is the author of 9 books (Click for full list) and a number of articles, was the Sr. Pastor in two churches over a 24 year career, is the co-founder of TrimTab Solutions / GR8 Solutions Group (an Energy Industry consulting firm), and The Writing Course (a unique curriculum for developing young writers). His client list includes the United States Air Force, State Farm Insurance, Valero, Chick-fil-A, Pioneer Natural Resources, Encana, Marathon Oil, Rose & Associates, Protrader, Burlington Resources, AcuFocus, Silver Creek Oil & Gas, Maplewood Investment Partners, Continental Resources, EOG, and PTX Therapy. Most recently he has added a 12 courses of study for Independent Learners in the homeschool arena, which covers the strategic ‘soft-skill-sets’ which are vital for college and/or life success.


A sample of Fred Ray’s distinctions include his Organizational Consultant Certification with Robert Fritz, Inc. (mentor to Peter Senge, MIT-Sloan School of Management) & his “Best of the Best Honoree Award” from the American Society of Safety Engineers for his article on the Transcendent Leader published in the Management Practice Specialty.

Dr. Lybrand is also the author of The Writing Course, A Language-Instinct Based curriculum for teaching others to write well without knowing the formal rules of grammar or punctuation. As an educator and non-profit adviser, Dr. Lybrand has served on the boards of a Classical model private school and an International Christian Leadership Alliance.



Kolbe Conative Index (Kolbe Wisdom)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Organizational Structural Consultant (

Advanced Structural Consulting Program (

Managerial Moment of Truth Instructor (

Creating the Life You Want Instructor (

Think on Your Feet Certified Instructor (McLuhan / Davis)

Wizard’s Academy Writers Workshop

Instructor – Speech Communications – University of Alabama

Management Practice Specialty Honoree – American Society of Safety Engineers
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Bachelor of Arts – English Literature/Communication Minor -University of Alabama

School of Law – University of Alabama (1  year)

Masters – (Dallas Theological Seminary)

Doctorate – Applied Theology (Phoenix Seminary)


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