Exploration. Reinvention. Empowerment.
Dr. Dick Haid is a certified AdultMentor The time had come for a change in my life and while change can be frightening, it can also offer discovery. It CAN be an exciting time for you.

About Dr. Dick Haid

Dick Haid is the former CEO of a 115-year old family business who transitioned into a new career as an Adult Mentor. This occurred as he assessed the abundance and possibility of the "third quarter" of his life. Dick's passion is helping others discover the abundance and possibility of their "third quarter".


Dr. Haid appears in an article (1 Megabyte PDF download) by Rossalyn Elliot. A Howells scholar who is working on her Ph.D., she visited and Dr. Haid hosted her for the day. This article was published in the Emory University English Department publication.


Dr. Richard Haid is honored by Ohio's Butler County for his contributions to the community.

Professional Memberships

Dick belongs to a number of professional organizations:

  • Family Firm Institute
  • International Coach Federation
  • Career Planning and Adult Development Network (Southern Ohio contact)
  • World Future Society Professional Member
  • American Society on Aging
  • Rotary International
  • Central Ohio Coaches

Educational Pursuits

A Work in Progress
Dick received his B.A. in industrial personnel from Denison University, an M.B.A. in insurance from Indiana University, and masters degrees in financial services and management from the American College. In 1994 he received his Ph.D. from The Union Institute within two years of receiving his Medicare card. In earning his degree, Dick explored career development, adult learning, family dynamics, and personal transitions. Dick is continuing his learning and teaching through a virtual-university approach. Dick has been a member of teaching teams at the United Theological Seminary for 20 years and is now a mentor/adjuct for Doctoral of Ministry Students. For the Graduate School of the Union Institute, he has served on the Graduate Alumni Board and has led an innovative life-and-career-development seminar for Union graduates. Dick also serves as a member of the faculty quality-assurance committee and has been chosen by 14 doctoral learners as a member or consultant to serve on their academic committees. Dick has served as a judge for the Family Firm Institute on its awards committee for outstanding worldwide family business research.