Dr. Fred Lybrand has been called America’s Solutions Evangelist. His skills have been employed by Marathon Oil, Burlington Resources, Protrader, Pioneer Natural Resources, and the United States Air Force. His newest product is Solutions Crafting: The Genius of Going Beyond Problem Solving, which is set to be released in the Fall of 2011
Dr. Lybrand has degrees and certifications including such diverse things as English Literature, Speech Communications, Structural Dynamics, Fiction Writing, numerous personality instruments, Applied Theology, Counseling, and Organizational Re-design. He is a c0-founder of TrimTab Solutions, an Energy Industry leadership coaching firm.
He is the author of six books and is the creator of The Writing Course, a unique curriculum for teaching children to write well without knowing the rules of grammar or punctuation. As an educator and non-profit consultant, Dr. Lybrand has served on the founding boards of a Classical model private school and an International Christian Leadership Alliance.
Lybrand has been married to Jody White Lybrand, his college sweetheart, for 29 years. They have five children: Tripp, Laura, Forrest, Holmes, and Brooks. Jody has a master’s degree in early childhood education and does the larger share of the homeschooling for the Lybrand gang, all of whom have been schooled from birth to college at home. Dr. Lybrand agrees that "if you can’t say it you don’t know it", and with writing as his first love, he created The Writing Course a curriculum to teach kids to overcome every fear of writing on the way to writing well.