About Dr. Sands



Richard is currently a Sr. Consultant for United Health Group along with providing his Academic Consulting services. Richard has also taught at the university level for Business and Healthcare.

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Richard is a California native; he was born, raised, and currently resides in Southern California with his two lovely daughters Brooke and Samantha. Richard met Laura in 2013 and is engaged to be married...

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Richard obtained his BSM and MBA both from Pepperdine University, a Master's in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University and his PhD in Management - Organizational/Leadership Change from Walden University.

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Dr. Sands recently achieved his Ph.D. in Management with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University.  Dr. Sands' 146-page dissertation focused on "When Does Six Sigma Reduce Defects and Increase Efficiencies?"  His work fills a gap in knowledge about "Six Sigma being a management fad" "buzz word."

Before obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Sands earned a Masters in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University, an MBA from Pepperdine University focusing on Strategic Planning and Implementation and his BSM also from Pepperdine University with a concentration in Accounting & Finance.


PhD-Level Critical Review & Consultation

Imagine having an accomplished PhD review your dissertation or guide you step-by-step through the entire development process. This is exactly what I do for my clients.

I specialize in comprehensive dissertation coaching and critical review to make the dissertation-writing process as efficient as possible. Critical review and feedback is included free of charge with most editing orders or can be ordered separately at an hourly fee. I know the dissertation process and I will ensure that your dissertation is well conceived, written effectively, and ultimately approved by your committee.

My dissertation consultation and tutoring services are available in written form or by phone, Skype, or in-person. Please contact me directly for a free consultation and price quote.

Common issues addressed through critical review include:

-Conceptualization and planning
-Reviewing and critiquing sources
-Structure and logical flow
-Thesis development
-Articulation, argumentation, and clarity
-Research analysis
-Validity and applicability
-Statistical analysis
-Plagiarism check

Why Choose Dr. Richard J. Sands, MBA CSSLBB?

1. PhD: I have earned my PhD and know what it takes to get a dissertation approved.

2. Experience: I have years of professional experience tutoring and mentoring doctoral candidates and graduate students just like you.

3. One-on-One Help: I will guide you through each and every step of the research and writing process.

4. Flexible Scheduling Options, including evenings and weekends.

5. High Quality Deliverables.


Richard began working for United Health Group in 2010 and is currently serving as a Sr. Consultant for UnitedHealth Group along with providing his Academic Consulting services. Richard has also taught at the university level for Business and Healthcare since 2007..

Richard has worked for a number of “Fortune” companies in managerial positions.  Previously for Kaiser Permanente as a Manager of Strategic Planning & Implementation where he had oversite of 120 employees (2005-2010). Richard founded and led SANDS Insurance & Financial Services in 2003 until joining Kaiser in 2005.  Richard entered the healthcare industry right after obtaining his MBA in 2001 with PacifiCare Health Systems and served as a Senior Product Manager until leaving in 2003.  Richard worked as an engineer for 18 years leading up to the time he entered into the healthcare industry in 2001.   

Richard began teaching at the university level in 2007 through 2014 for the University of Phoenix where he taught courses in healthcare and management for both the undergraduate and graduate programs online and in a traditional classroom. Richard also taught business and healthcare courses for Capella University from 2009 to 2015.



Referral Program

Referral Rewards: Refer Clients, Get Paid!

My referral-rewards program can put money back into your pocket for each and every paying client that you refer to me. There is no purchase requirement for you to take advantage of this program.

Here’s how it works

  • $25.00 paid to you for referring a new client who purchases any of my editing, formatting, or consultation services. There is no limit to the number of clients you may refer—you’ll receive $25.00 for each and every one of them.
  • $50.00 paid to you for referring any new client who makes a purchase order of $500.00 or more. Again, there is no limit to the number of clients you may refer.
  • $100.00 discount off your next purchase of $750.00 or more for referring any new client who makes a purchase of $500.00 or more. Again, there is no limit to the number of clients you may refer or the number of times you can take advantage of this reward.

So, what’s the catch?

Well, there is no catch, but we do have a few very understandable limitations:

  • You may only be rewarded one time (either $25.00, $50.00, or the $100.00 discount) per referred client.
  • The referred client must be a new client who has not already contacted us previously via phone or email.
  • All reward payments to you will be paid via PayPal. Standard PayPal fees apply—i.e. PayPal typically skims between 2.2% and 2.8% from any transaction. (Please contact PayPal directly if you have any questions about transactions fees.)
  • If, for any reason, the payment made by your referred client is refunded, cancelled, or otherwise voided, all amounts paid to you for referring that client will be reversed.

That’s it! So, please go tell your friends, family, and colleagues about my great dissertation editing, formatting, and consultation service and I will gladly reward you!