Dr. Cloud is a psychologist, communicator and entrepreneur 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 also in the arenas of business, leadership consulting, and live audience interactions. This broad range of expertise and experience gives him appeal to audiences of all types, such as individuals seeking personal growth and change, couples seeking better relationships, parents needing help with their kids, or business people trying to reach goals. His ability to connect with live audiences in all of these topics make him a favorite communicator.
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 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 thirty-five cities 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 other businesses, gives his message a realistic and practical flavor with which people identify.
He has written or co-written 18 books, including the break-out million sellerBoundaries, and most recently 9 Things You Simply Must Do: To Succeed in Love and Life. 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 Liveheard in over 150 markets. He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including Fox News, and has 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 in many newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times.
He is a professor in the Masters of Organizational Leadership program at Biola University, 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 Third World missions and development. 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 and enjoys boating, deep sea fishing and scuba diving. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.