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Richard Best, M.Ed., CMC, CFF

Richard serves as an executive coach and consultant with extensive experience coaching senior executives and high-potential leaders. He specializes in developing leadership behaviors and emotional intelligence, exchanging less desirable behaviors for those exemplifying true leadership. Richard helps clients strengthen their interpersonal effectiveness and leadership impact, resulting in increased opportunities for their career and personal success. He has coached executives to identify development areas, create fresh perspectives for growth and overcome obstacles in making measurable and sustained changes. 


Richard has extensive experience working with executives from a variety of industries: professional services, technology, healthcare/physicians, engineering, construction, retail, manufacturing, real estate, transportation, oil/gas, academic, municipalities, state agencies, and hospitals. Work experience includes 30+ years healthcare experience from paramedic to CEO of nonprofit emergency medical services agency to Director of hospital psychiatry department, and Chairman of the Board for a nonprofit psychiatry agency; P & L responsibility up to $25 million.


Educationally, Richard received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education with a Business minor and Master of Education degree in Kinesiology (Health Promotion & Fitness), both from The University of Texas at Austin; Associate in Applied Science degree in Paramedic Technology, Certified Master Coach from the Behavioral Coaching Institute, Certification in the 90-Day Turn System, training in neuroscience coaching from NeuroBusiness Group, certification in EQi 2.0/EQ360 emotional intelligence assessments, certification in Korn/Ferry Lominger Voices (360), Architect, and viaEdge, and serves as a Certified Forum Facilitator for YPO.


Active in numerous community-enrichment initiatives, he is involved in the First Tee of Fort Worth and the Ben Hogan Foundation, and formerly with the Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Awards Committee.  Richard also served four years as Chairman on the Board of Directors for LifeNet Services, Inc. and LifeNet Community Behavioral Healthcare (Dallas).  Other activities include co-facilitating DivorceCare, serving as a Community Group Leader, on the Gatekeepers team, and on the First Impressions Team at Doxology Bible Church (Fort Worth); an executive coach with EMBA students from TCU’s Neeley School of Business and MBA students at SMU’s Cox School of Business; and, volunteer speaker/coach at Career Care, a faith-based job transition program at St. Andrew UMC in Plano.  Best was a member of the 2008 Leadership Dallas class. He has previously served on the board of directors for the Dallas Texas Exes, which raises scholarship funds for area students to attend the University of Texas at Austin, and The Elisa Project, a nonprofit which increases the awareness of those suffering from eating disorders.

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