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Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud

Psychologist, communicator, life coach and author

Dr. Henry Cloud is a psychologist, communicator and leadership coach who brings a unique perspective to his speaking and writing. As the author of many best-selling books, his writing reflects experience not only in the clinical world, but the arenas of business, leadership consulting, and live audience interactions.

For over twenty years, his practice has focused on working with leaders in a wide range of organizations and corporations, from family held firms to Fortune 25 and Fortune 500 companies. He has an extensive executive coaching background and experience as an organizational and leadership consultant, speaking regularly across the U.S. and internationally at corporate and leadership events.

In addition to consulting, he built a health care company which operated treatment centers in forty markets in the Western U.S. and directed it for ten years. This perspective of having created and led a company, as well as consulting with many businesses, gives his message a realistic and practical flavor with which people identify.

He has written or co-written 20 books, including the over two-million seller Boundaries. His books have earned three Gold Medallion awards and also the distinguished Retailers Choice award for God Will Make A Way, a book and television partnership with Time-Life and Integrity Publishers.

Dr. Cloud is the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program New Life Live heard in over 150 markets with a weekly audience estimated at 2,000,000 listeners. He has appeared on numerous television and radio networks, including ABC News, Fox News, Fox Business Network, PBS, and contributed to many magazines and publications bringing his message of equipping people with tools to realize their personal and professional goals. He has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and many others. He has taught leadership at the graduate level, and has been a presenter at the American Psychological Association.

He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, earning a B.S. in psychology with honors. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Biola University, and his clinical internship at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. His philanthropic interests lie in the area of homelessness and the inner city, as well as missions and development in the emerging world. He serves on the board of the Los Angeles Mission, a rescue mission on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Dr. Cloud is an avid golfer, enjoys boating, deep sea fishing and scuba diving. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.