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  Fred Ray Lybrand

Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand is a Communicator… and a father of five who has been married for over 37 years and has the diverse combination of formally studying law, speech communication, systems thinking, linguistics, writing, theology, marketing, structural dynamics, leadership/management, and human personality.  As the author of 9 books and a number of articles, the co-founder of TrimTab Solutions (a Business & Energy Industry consulting firm). Dr. Lybrand is currently focusing on the challenging puzzle of developing a universal problem-solving model to create permanent solutions across all business, governmental, and personal boundaries to help individuals and organizations become more productive through clearer expectations and targeted strategies.  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, Connally Plumbing, Inc., Silver Creek Oil & Gas, Maplewood Investment Partners, Continental Oil, & EOG.


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

Dr. Lybrand is also the author of The Writing Course, a how-it-sounds-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.


Additional Certifications & Distinctions:

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)

LSI Executive Coaching Certification

Wizard’s Academy Writers Workshop

Instructor – Speech Communications – University of Alabama

Management Practice Specialty Honoree – American Society of Safety Engineers


Formal Education

Bachelor of Arts – English Literature/Communication Minor -University of Alabama

School of Law – University of Alabama 

Masters – (Dallas Theological Seminary)

Doctorate – Applied Theology (Phoenix Seminary)


His sites include

GR8 Solutions Group (