Dr. Richard Kidd, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Richard brings a diversity of leadership experience that spans from the business world, across the church community, and into Christian higher education.  For five years Richard served at Regent University, as Director of Campus Ministries (Chaplain) and Adjunct Faculty.  Before that, Richard had been a Vice-President of Operations of a multi-site high-end retail jewelry business.  There he gave leadership in brand management, supply chain and vendor management, and sales training. Together, he and the CEO initiated a values-based corporate culture and business model.  His passion for leadership coaching and development, strategic planning and entrepreneurial ventures involved him in a new church start, as well as pastoral ministry in large, local churches.  He has shared this passion to encourage others to greatness through private consulting, serving clients from small business to large, thriving churches, and regional church networks in organizational best practices. Richard is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  He currently serves as Vice President of The Dingman Company www.Dingman.com, a retained executive search firm serving clients nationwide.  They undertake searches in higher education, non-profit organizations, large churches, and businesses that seek a values-driven executive.  They specialize in making a lasting match between values-based executives and high performing organizations.

Richard has benefitted greatly from the SweetenLife materials and personal coaching from Dr. Sweeten for many years. He has adapted the principles for use in churches, businesses and executive coaching. 

Doctor of Ministry
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA
Master of Divinity
Trinity International University (TEDS) 
Deerfield, IL
Bachelor of Arts
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA 




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