Dr. Dick Tibbits has worked in the field of behavior and spiritual health for over forty years. He is a licensed professional mental health counselor, an ordained minister, a certified clinical pastoral educator, as well as an author and sought after speaker. Currently he is an executive coach for hospital leaders and a performance coach to some of the world’s premier motorsports racers. He holds a doctorate in psychotherapy from Andover-Newton Theological School as well as an M.Div. degree from Andrews University.
Dr. Tibbits has conducted original research on forgiveness and heart disease which he presented at The National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, The Mayo Clinic, Duke University, Loma Linda University, and Stanford University. He has also conducted research on stress management using principles from his work with those who must perform in extreme stress situations.
Over the course of his career he has served as a pastor, pastoral educator and clinical counselor at Kettering Medical Center, Chief People Officer at Florida Hospital Orlando, COO of Loma Linda University Medical Center, and COO/CEO of Florida Hospital Tampa.
He lives in Florida with his wife, Arta.