Gross…biographies are so self-promoting. Unfortunately, I’m stuck because I actually am trying to promote the things I offer. So, forgive me, but here goes: Dr. Fred Lybrand has been called America’s Solutions Evangelist, but he’d call himself a solutions enthusiast. His skills have been employed by Marathon Oil, Burlington Resources, Protrader, Pioneer Natural Resources, and most recently 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 founding partner 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. Fred’s Sample Clients List
- Parents everywhere
- United States Air Force
- Continental Resources
- Silver Creek Oil & Gas
- Pioneer Natural Resources
- Marathon Oil
- Rose & Associates
- The Bosworth Company
- Burlington Resources
Dr. Lybrand has been married to Jody White Lybrand, his college sweetheart, for 31 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. In addition to The One Success Habit (You Can’t Do Without) and The Absolute Quickest Way to Help Your Child Change, Dr. Lybrand has a number of other books available Lybrand Books.
Jody Lybrand I am 54 years old and have been married to Fred for 31 years. We have five wonderful children. I have a bachelors and masters degree in Education from the University of Alabama. Fred and I have home schooled all five children. At church I teach Children’s Sunday School and directed the Cubbie group in AWANA for 20 years. I currently work with Be Broken Ministries in helping families recover from the devastation of sexual addiction. .
My name is Tripp Lybrand. I’ve been married to my wonderful wife Dani for almost a year now. I live in Midland, Texas and work for a non-profit organization as a systems analyst/modeler on public policy issues. My wife teaches math at a private Christian School (Midland Classical Academy) and we are both active in our church body. I received my BA in Studio Art from The University of Texas. I enjoy writing and reading the Bible, southern literature, poetry, and theology. I also enjoy deep friendships and deep conversations, which usually happen while backpacking, sitting around a fire, or even just hanging out. Being homeschooled in the Lybrand Academy taught me how to be a self-learner, a skill which made my transition into college very easy, and my transition into the work world even easier. I am incredibly grateful for that gift. I know very few people who who were taught how to learn by their parents (but it’s never too late!).
My name is Laura Lybrand. I am 24 years old and graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Communication. I now am starting my third year with the St. Louis Cardinals (I’m the Program Coordinator of Community Relations). I am a very outgoing individual who loves to be around people and build relationships. Playing and watching multiple sports with friends is one of my favorite hobbies. I love to serve my community by being involved with the players wives and lots of great causes in the St. Louis area. Church and Bible studies are among the highlights of my week, and I enjoy pouring into (and being poured into by) fellow Christian brothers and sisters. I was home-schooled my entire life and I’m beyond thankful for that. I learned to teach myself and how to be disciplined to study and get my work done— which has shown to be very useful in my college career by allowing me to have time for everything else I am involved with without getting overwhelmed (and still making grades I’m happy with). .
I’m Forrest Lybrand. I enjoy writing fiction, making comedy-sketch videos with friends, reading good books, and camping. I just finished my degree in English/Communications at the University of Texas in Austin. Growing up, people always asked me skeptically whether or not I enjoyed homeschooling, but the truth is I really did. I feel like I learned just as much as my friends at public school did, and yet I had more free time during the day, because we always finished our work by lunchtime. Here’s where you can get my novel: We Kill Death (young adult: moral themes) .
My names Holmes Lybrand, I’m 21 years old and was home-schooled my entire life until college. I enjoy writing songs, playing the guitar for my Church’s Worship Team, debating lame economic theories, and hanging out with friends. I am really involved with my youth group, serving on the student leadership team, worship band, and wherever else they need me. Right now I’m in headed toward my Junior year in Corporate Communications at the University of Texas in Austin. Being homeschooled has been a real blessing to me; teaching me how to learn and how beneficial that skill really can be. .
My name is Brooks Lybrand, and I am 17 years old. I’m Homeschool and starting my Senior year. I have been homeschooled all my life using Dad/Mom’s version of the Robinson Curriculum. I seem to have a knack for math (especially) and made a perfect 800 on the math section of my SAT. I enjoy playing Piano and Guitar. I also play Bass Guitar for our Youth Worship Team at church. I am very involved in my church’s youth group and am an Eagle Scout. I enjoy reading as well as writing Imaginative/Fiction novels. I also worked this year as an intern in an at-risk-kids program (Kids Club) in our community of New Braunfels, TX.
My dad and I are off to Uganda this summer to help with a church-planting effort. I also got accept into a special computer programming camp with Mathematica (you can read about it here: http://mathematica-camp.org/)