Ford Kyes Business CoachFord Kyes, Business & Executive Coach and Founding Partner, gained valuable coaching experience by mentoring graduate students in hospital management and MBA programs for five different universities. He continues to work through the chambers of commerce to share his knowledge and experience with other business professionals, and lends his expertise to many nonprofit organizations on a volunteer basis.

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Ford Kyes, founding partner, has proven himself to be a dynamic and inspirational business leader by achieving outstanding success for both large and small companies throughout his career. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Master’s program in management, Kyes is passionate about helping individuals and businesses achieve their full potential by passing on his own business knowledge.

Experience in the Healthcare System

Prior to launching ActionCOACH Tampa Bay, Ford served for six years as president and CEO of St. Anthony’s Health Care in St. Petersburg, Fla. and Executive Vice President for the 10 Hospital, BayCare Health System. During his tenure, he made significant improvements in many areas, including a $40 million hospital renovation, the addition of a $37 million outpatient center and the successful development of five new businesses in joint ownership with physicians. Previously, as regional vice president of materials management for the BayCare Health System, he implemented numerous best practices that resulted in more than $30 million in savings per year for the health system.

After just six months as an ActionCOACH franchise firm owner, Ford was a finalist for the 2008 North American Network Coach of the Year award and a finalist for the 2009 North American Coach of the Year award. In 2011, ActionCOACH founder, Brad Sugars, recognized Ford with the “Global Action Man Award”. Ford has also served as a global trainer for new franchise owners from around the world and is certified as a Master Coach to coach other coaches. Among more than 1,000 ActionCOACH coaches worldwide, Ford is consistently ranked in the Top 100 and in the Top 20 in the United States. Just last year, Ford trained alongside the best-selling sales authority of the last decade, Jeffrey Gitomer, to become a Certified Gitomer Advisor which allows him to now deliver the best of the best when it comes to sales training to businesses in our local Tampa Bay area.

Ford Kyes Business CoachFord’s unique skillset of engaging even the most lackluster crowds and converting it into a jovial learning environment makes him a sought after keynote speaker locally for organizations such as the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Florida Institute of CPAs, Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast, the Florida Chamber of Commerce as well as nationally to organizations such as The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and CEO Group in Chicago. Ford’s passion lies in helping businesses develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to implement the changes they need in order to achieve their dreams. He wants his clients to view him as a friend who is completely committed to their success in business and in life, but also as a coach who will hold them accountable to their commitments and goals. Ford finds the process of coaching that results in the learning and discovery to be the best part of his work. For him, watching his clients’ businesses transform and grow is not only tremendously rewarding but also fun.

Certified With the Center for Executive Coaching

Ford continues to expand on the value of ActionCOACH Tampa Bay by continuing education through certification programs. The Center for Executive Coaching Certificate teaches the intellectual knowledge and coaching materials that have been proven with results by thousands of executives around the world and accredited by the International Coach Federation. Being a Certified Executive Coach not only means that Ford and the rest of our certified business coaches are focused on innovation and investment, but also on bringing yet another layer of value to our current and future executive clients.


Let Ford Help Your Business!

The combination of his broad experience, results-focused approach to business and connections in the Pinellas business community make him a valuable coach for today’s business leaders. Contact ActionCOACH Tampa Bay today to get into contact with Ford and let him help you get your business to the next level of success. With his working experience, Ford helps to make up one third of our incredibly talented business coach team.

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